Friday, November 6, 2009

The Little Bad Wolf

The costume this year...was back and forth.
This year he wanted to make the decision.
It was very hard for Maxx to decide...too many beasts and things he wanted to be.

I wanna be a squirrel with a biiiig nut.
I wanna be a fire truck, a police man, a bull dozer, a race car...
No, No, No the whale with the minnow Moma I wanna be the whale.
I was geared up to create an Orca Whale costume with a large minnow for him to carry.
...and then he changed his mind.

In circle at school they have been acting out The Three Little Pigs.
Maxx was inspired, and he finally decided to be...

The wolf.

"Little pig little pig let me come in!"
Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!"
"Then I'll HUFFF and I'll PUFFF and I'll blow your house innn!"
" So he HUFFED and he PUFFED..."

...and went Trick or Treating with friends.

Like always Mom and Dad joined in and were 2 of the 3 pigs (Maxx carried #3)

It was so much fun and Maxx worked hard to gather as much as possible for the baby pumpkins.
Maxx picked out a few favorite pieces and left the rest for the Pumpkin Fairy.
In the middle of the night, while we were all sleeping, her fairy magic came for all the candy treats that he had gathered. She left a reward for the job well done.
...and a glittery fairy note saying:


The baby pumpkins will be so thrilled to receive all of these sweet candy treats. You worked really hard and now they have everything to grow bigger and rounder for next year.

They will be the most spectacular pumpkins EVER, thanks to you.

See you next year!
The Pumpkin Fairy

Our magical autumn tradition.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Autumn Harvest Festival

Our harvest festival this year was at a beautiful persimmon orchard on some beautiful land. 10/16/2009

Fresh air, open space, play, itchy hay, buzzing bees, crazy red ants, dirt roads, hay ride, story and a little history, picnic, harvesting our own persimmons, swirly tire swings, dressing scare crows, yummy picnic with schoolmates and new friends, father sun's beaming rays, sun burn, beautiful trees, wonder, games, local pumpkins, natural fun!

A perfect autumn celebration!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. -Katharine Hepburn

We are taking the leap...and moving to Portland, OR. I got the to prepare for the move.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Meeting Family

Marcus, Faith, & Maxx, meet for the first time. It was so good to see a cousin I haven't seen in years! What joy to watch the fun. Crazy how the orange shirts were not planned.

Like we have know each other...we play.

We splash in the heat.

Needless to say it was a fun filled day with school and a play hard time at the park with new family.

Maxx was out like a light after bath.
Here's to Davie and the make it all happen.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Celebrating Autumn's Arrival

It is so hard to believe that Autumn is here...everywhere we go we are greeted by beautiful pumpkins and apples. Oh my goodness another magical costume is in the brainstorming stage...

Here are a few photos from this past weekend heading to deep east TX to visit my parents and Maxx to stay the night while Mommy does inventory at work. This has become apart of our monthly rhythm and is so special to the both of us. A chance to have clean air, relax even for just one day, and enjoy the outdoors. Inhale....Ahhhhh...

Friday, September 11, 2009

First day of school!!! 9/09/09

Kindergarten has begun.
New discoveries in the moment...go Maxxie go!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pirate Pool Party

Our summer has been full and fun...
So much that I totally did not get to post in July.
Maxx turned 5. Kurt turned 41. We have hit alot of the "cool" spots here in our new city.
This past weekend we had off the pier races at Grommy and Pa Pa's lake, then ventured home to a pirate pool party.

Here are some great shots from our Pirate Pool Party.

The adult relay race on the pirate ships was hilarious!!!

What a great weekend.
Have a great week, matey!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Black Berry Pickers

Today Maxx, Kurt and I ventured to a little bit of the country to pick black berries. Oh what a treat it was.
Maxx took this picture...
There was a magical house elf or fairy? They were not home while we were in the patch.
Look at this lushness!!! Deep breath. Fresh. Clean. Beauty. A dream.

Oh and when we got out of our car we heard a rooster...Maxx, "They have CHICKENS!?! Was that a rooster?" Feeding the chickens was a winner. Now we want some chickens.

Some of our loot.
Texas heat...whew! Maxx found a fan. "I really need to cool down!"

A scorcher. A great day.
Thanks for joining us Dad!