Saturday, October 31, 2009


Wow - you couldn't ask for a more perfect Halloween night in New England. It was 70 degrees here today and the wind is blowing all the swirling leaves around. Lovely!

We live in a development of about 40 houses, so it's a great place to trick-or-treat, but to walk the whole loop is about a mile. So, Sophie gets to ride in style:

EJ's friend V came over to go trick-or-treating with us. I called EJ the Halloweena Ballerina!

My little Curious George:

The older girls being silly:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall Photo Shoot

This area is what used to be the woodpile at the end of my driveway. Now that we have a pellet stove, we cleared it out and made a little garden area.

It was the perfect New England fall day today (well, other than the Red Sox knocking themselves out of the playoffs...), and the girls wore their new pumpkin sweaters to church this morning, so we went outside for a photo session. Sophie took the stickers off the pumpkins and stuck them on her face.

This is her grumpy look, which she announces before she displays:

EJ striking a pose:

Okay, got the fall photo shoot out of the way. Would you believe they're have Christmas portraits taken tomorrow? I hate the crowds at the mall in November, so we always do it in October!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Deerfield Fair

Today we went to the Deerfield Fair in Deerfield, NH. We were hoping to go yesterday, but the rain kept us away. Luckily, it stayed dry enough to go today for a few hours.

EJ did some spin art:

The girls with the prize-winning pumpkin, which weighed in at over 1000 pounds!

Sophie enjoyed her first corndog, and we had lots of other yummy food - funnel cake, chowder in a bread bowl, pierogies, maple cotton candy, and ice cream.

Sophie really liked the horses. And she moo'ed at all the cows. Quite loudly.

EJ's not really a fan. She likes looking at all of them, but is very cautious about where she steps after a near accident a few years ago!

These twin calves were born just an hour before we saw them. We were walking through one of the cattle barns and saw a huge crowd around this stall. They were so cute!