Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hello November!!

I am sure there are a million mom blogs today that have post very similar to this one.

Lots of fun family photos of a fun packed weekend.
 These pictures don't show the behind the scenes work that goes into pulling off so much fun.
 Each picture could be watermarked with the phrase.."This great weekend brought to you by a really tired mama and daddy!"
A mama and daddy who happen to love the fun of Halloween.  And can you believe I got my picture taken?   
 And with this cute little boy ??  That's because my mama is here.  So we get to have double the fun.  And my mom...
 She is the cutest thing EVER!!  She got a costume to trick 0' treat in.  My mama is a Halloween lovin' gal she was thrilled when she got to do the whole Halloween weekend with us.
 I would like to tell you that I cooked a spooky themed meal...with fun names. Or that I hand made anything for this fun day...but that would be totally false.
 We crammed in hot dogs and applesauce and hit the high road in search for the heaviest bag of candy.
 And when you have 5 kids get a REALLY heavy bag!!

And this is one of those times in life that I love being a Catholic..

Because tomorrow we get to celebrate the feast of All Saints....

 And my homeschool group really throws down for this feast...
 So tomorrow we pack in more candy, games and fun.
And usually I am not a "This is what I did yesterday" type blogger.  But I wanted to get a post up tonight and I really wanted to see all these pictures.  So I just did the 2 things at the same time.

 But I really have to go to bed because I have been up late 2 night in a row trying to figure out my 2nd hat that I am trying to knit.  I am 3/4 way done with the first one , but  I have to wait for my lesson on Tuesday before I can decrease the stitches at the top.  So, me not wanting to go the whole week with NO NEW KNITTING project, I decided to start a new hat for Jack and then I could just finish both hats Tuesday night. Well..let's just say I had a really hard time getting hat #2 started and I was up way to late trying to work it out. 
I am happy to report that I think all is well with hat #2 ..I think.  But since I know NOTHING about knitting I am not totally sure I did everything right. 
I am looking for a really easy hat pattern for a new knitter.  I am doing the hat in the round and using double point needles to close the hat.  I am trying to figure out how to play around on Ravelry.  But I am so new to all of this that I am not always sure what my ability level is and what patterns I should try..

I correct myself..I do know my ability level..
Not High Hoping To Learn More Quickly...
But what does this have to do with a Halloween picture post?  Nothing, except all I could think about all weekend was trying to steal away a few moments to watch tutorials on you-tube on how to join knitting in the round.
Anyway..goodbye October.  I will miss you.  I love you and I can't wait until next year because we always have so much fun when you come around!!
Hello November!!


  1. Great post! Looks like you guys had a fun weekend. I'm excited for November, reading all these blogs kind of made me feel burnt out on pumpkins. :)

  2. All of the costumes turned out great!!

  3. Looks like you had such a great weekend with your Mom.

    I googled "how to knitt a hat in the round" and found a real easy pattern. I think I did it right, but not sure :)

  4. Love all of the fun pictures! Looks like everyone had a great time!

  5. Good morning sweet girl! :) Love the photos, and the fact that you're a peanut buttercupaholic like me! :)

    Happy November to you too!

  6. I want to learn how to knit a hat.....if you get a good, easy pattern, please share. I am only to the scarf level too. And your photos ~ wonderful! I am working on that too!

  7. First time commenter here!

    LOVE your blog... your beautiful pictures... and the praise you have for your mom. [My mom rocks, too. She is everything I am not]

    You have a beautiful family!

  8. So nice to see your comments on my blog....yes I am using my D-90 and love it...such a great camera ~ now I have to learn to do my part! I still haven't had time to figure out the manuel part but it is on the list. Also, I highly suggest hosting dinners for your children when they start their "highschool" functions...we have as much fun as they do and they don't seem to mind having us around! I was dreading the high school stage when mine were young, but it has been a blast. Don't want to make it seem like it is too easy, as like everything, there are rough spots, but mostly it is smooth sailing and lots of fun to be around. Again, thanks for the sweet comments!