Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Falling

We stretched out our hands and snatched up so many gorgeous October days that they spilled through our fingers a little.

Leaf throwing in short sleeves. You cannot top it.

At least not in October.

In keeping with Fallishness, we've hauled out the flannel shirts and the water resistant eyeliner.

I asked my girl if she wanted to be a Princess for her Fall party. Or maybe a bride!

I asked late in the day, the party just 15 hours away. I was confident that one of these girly options would strike her fancy. I was hoping one would stick, because those were the only girlish dress up options to be found in this here house.

She shot 'em both down.

Homegirl had her sights set on working the land.

She rocked those overalls. Cutest farmer I ever did see, no offense to the locals.

Then there's this guy.

The scarecrow.

God bless Scarecrow Day for kindergartners. These dress-up days can cause much consternation for us mean no-Halloweeners.

But give us a specific dress-up project, and we'll work it out. It will probably be last minute and the patches on the jeans will be taped on, not sewn. We will ultimately decide that tennis shoes vs. hiking boots is not a battle worth waging.

We will kill that scarecrow costume.

Well you know, we won't literally kill it.

I don't know what's gotten into me with such gruesome language!

Must be the whole Halloween thing.

But I'm no hater.

No way, Jose.

{dramatic pause}

I may even prove it come Sunday.

{dramatic and abrupt exit}


  1. So very, very cute! So glad to see an American that doesn't do Halloween. It's creeping into Australia and as a true blue Aussie I stand outraged! As a christian I stand even taller, outraged!
    Anyway, off my soap box I get.
    That scarecrow costume is cool as! And those freckles are so very sweet!

  2. They are precious. Great costumes indeed.

  3. Ha! Unless my friend Alice's house is full of sickies come Saturday, I will be attending her "Wonderland" party as the "Queen of Hearts."

    Mhmm....take that, Halloween!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps Gotta dig the stick-on patches!

  4. Great freckles and adore the stick on patches

  5. She is the cutest farmer ... I say that as a very cute farmer lays sleeping in my bed upstairs :) Love the scarecrow. Cutest one I have seen! I don't do scary Halloween - bring on the fairies, princesses, and we always did little church ladies here too.
    Is there something up your sleeve for Sunday??? Spill it!!

  6. Scarecrow day in kindergarten? That's brilliant! Your children look adorable - Lori

  7. So what IS your policy on Halloween?

    I'm thinking of letting my kids trick-or-treat for the first time ever (my oldest is 11).

    The scarecrow costume is pure awesomeness!

  8. Aww, those pics made my morning! Love you and your family to pieces!

  9. Ok. So I've realized that the only way your kids can be cuter is dressed in Halloween costumes! Love these shots - especially the close-up of Ruby with those adorable freckles. Classic! :o)

  10. The kiddies are so cute! I'm with you on the whole halloween thing.

  11. Oh my gosh I'm so excited! Dramatic pause!

    Those are adorable costumes. Where did you get that hat for Calvin?

  12. We could have loaned out just about any superhero costume! Love the freckles ;)

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