The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"
'A thing of Beauty is a joy forever.'
Happy Birthday Baby Girl!
The costume store was completely out of werewolves last night.
I really can’t imagine why they would be out of werewolves
(the night before Halloween…)
So anyway, I am forcing him to be a pirate.
He is NOT happy at all.
Pictures coming soon…
What are your people going to be?
What do monsters call human beings?
Breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop
is all about Halloween today.
Shoshi is going to be a transformer.
I forget the exact name.
(I do know that it is ‘the coolest one!’
if that helps you figure it out…)
although Halloween is just
2 days away
Kaish has no idea what he is going to be.
He has given me approximately
eleventy eleventy million ideas-
but when we go to the store,
nothing is up to his standard.
I won’t tell you about how crazy
I am going though.
I will just tell you to scoot over
to Mama Kat’s
and enter to win
the coolest camera/video recorder
ever in the history of the world.
No, I am NOT being overly dramatic.
I am nothing if not
the epitome of calm at all times.
Go on. Scoot. Skeedaddle.
Do you want to see a picture of the
Don’t I know the cutest children in the whole wide world?
Here are some Halloween Jokes to make your day brighter!
What kind of girl does a mummy take on a date?
Any old girl he can dig up!
How do you make a witch itch?
Take away her w!
Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?
Because he had no guts!
Was it hard for your kids
to make a costume pick?
A baby is born with a need to be loved -
and never outgrows it.
-- Frank A. Clark
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
-- Carl Sandburg
A baby is sunshine and moonbeams and more brightening your world as never before.
-- Author Unknown
A baby will make love stronger,
days shorter, nights longer,
home happier, clothes shabbier,
the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
A sweet new blossom of humanity.
-- Author Unknown
Babies are always more trouble than you thought -
and more wonderful.
-- Charles Osgood
Do you have a favorite age of babies?
Kaish was spectacularly fun at 9 months.
But honestly, he just keeps getting better and better
with each month and year that passes!
Have I ever told you that I love him?
He will always be my baby boy!
He graciously allowed me to take this picture
in his Jack Sparrow hat!
He is the coolest!
The autumn wind's a pirate,
Blustering in from sea;
With a rollicking song, he sweeps along,
His skin is weather-beaten;
He wears a yellow sash,
With a handkerchief red about his head.
And a bristling black mustache.
He laughs as he storms the country,
A loud laugh and a bold;
And the trees all quake and shiver and shake,
As he robs them of their gold.
The autumn wind's a pirate,
Pillaging just for fun;
He'll snatch your hat as quick as that,
And laugh to see you run!
Mary Jane Carr
Our Sundays are spent
admiring God’s beautiful creation
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird
I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns."
- George Eliot
And the Birches nod,
Please meet a friend of mine named God.”
Boy Scout Verse found on this delightful blog.
"Winter is an etching,
spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."
- Stanley Horowitz
"Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
"There is no season such delight can bring,
As summer, autumn, winter and the spring."
- William Browne
"Autumn is a second spring
when every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus
His smile, as he got off the school bus on Friday,
was the most wonderful sight.
Are you seeing pretty leaves fall
where you live?
What color leaves are your favorite?
Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.
Charles M. Schwab
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.
One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
I hope your week has been filled with happiness!
I am going thru blogger withdrawl…
It is NOT enjoyable in the slightest!
I found out a little more about Kaishon’s run for Student Council!
Hold Onto Your Seats!
There are 20 children in his class.
17 are running for the office.
Yes, you read that right.
17 children running for the one spot.
He remains hopeful!
I love that kid…
Any exciting weekend plans?
Gary is working.
Kaish is planning adventures with the neighbor kids.
And I am planning on catching up on blogs!
Save the Tata’s!
Latin for ‘I struggle and emerge.’
Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
that one day,
Kaishon, Shoshi and Jonathon
will show this picture to their children
‘there used to be a cancer called
but a cure has been found
and no one gets that anymore!’
Do you know someone who is fighting
this terrible disease?
If you leave their name in the comments,
I will pray for them this week.
The human spirit is stronger
than anything that can happen to it.
My internet connection has been very poor lately.
It has taken me over 1 hour to post this.
I went to several blogs today and could not comment.
Comcast will be coming out on Wednesday,
so please forgive my absence until then!
“From little spark
may burst a mighty flame.”
- Dante Alighieri
city Town, has a fabulous fire station.
so he could escort us to the Open House.
Kaish LOVED extinguishing the fire from the dryer!
The firetruck squirted a mixture of soap suds and water
for the kids to play in!
Kaish loved it : )
I am so lucky they let me take their pictures all the time.
I think they are the cutest boys in the whole wide world…
5:00 am comes so quickly for Gary!
Does your town have a celebration for
Fire Prevention Month?
Did you go?
Light your world on fire today…