Sunday, November 27, 2016

What-What?! Week of November 27th

Happy after Thanksgiving!

We have really had the gamut this weekend -- we ate delicious food, played around a lot, stuff has been on fire, and now a kid has thrown up.  So that really covers all the possibilities.

The dinner!  Just us this year.  Lotsa food at the table, though. :)

Our pies.  The peach on the right has rabbits on it, because all I could find were Easter cookie cutters.  Still, the kids were excited about having a rabbit on top of their pie:


Other things I did this weekend was work on the car; I tightened all the fuel line hose clamps, because those tend to leak a bit when it's super cold.  Osric and I also cleaned the car's headlights, which were getting cloudy.  They are way prettier now:


That's it for this week.



Sunday, November 20, 2016

What-What?! Week of November 20th

I really don't have much at all to post about this week.  We haven't done much other than survive the week.

Yesterday, the husband and I did drop of the children at the local YMCA, and headed out for a date.  We hit up a Greek restaurant in Edmonds, which was delicious -- we had a pretty big variety of foods, like spanakopita (spinach mixture wrapped in filo), tiropita (creamy cheese stuff wrapped in filo), souvlaki (kabobs), and for dessert, orange galaktoboureko, which is a Greek custard dish.  It was delicious, and so nice to have dinner with just the two of us.  It's been about 2.5 years since the last time we were able to do this.

Afterwards, we hit up a local arcade.  It was alright -- they had tons and tons of pinball machines, but not too terribly much of anything else.  We'll probably go back again, but mostly because there aren't a lot of other options for arcades around here.

This coming week is Thanksgiving, so we're starting to get ready for that -- planning on turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and some type of vegetable.  For pies, we're looking at pumpkin, peach, and Pegasus pie (chocolate and walnut or pecan).  So we'll probably have pictures of those next week. :B

Sunday, November 13, 2016

What-What?! Week of November 13th

Not much going on this week -- mostly just working, though yesterday I did do some crafts with the children.  Saffron very nicely shared her big craft bin with her brothers, and they had a good time making stick puppets and wands:


Making her wand -- pink hearts and sequins.

Little birdy puppet -- the base is a GIANT pom-pom.


Corwin gave his bird the biggest tail.  This is also the only non-blurry picture I could get of him with his bird.

"I cast a spell on you!"

All three reading together. <3

Sunday, November 6, 2016

What-What?! Week of November 6th

More Halloween stuff!

We did pumpkins this year:
Drawing designs on the pumpkins... Corwin did an angry face.

Saffron did the happiest pumpkin.

And Ozzy drew a crazy face on his... then insisted that daddy not cut it out at all.  He only wanted the top cut off his pumpkin.  So that's what we did.

Cutting.

Ta-DA!  We left the top off Ozzy's so you could see some light coming out of it.

Halloween night -- this is after we finally got home from work.  I took the husband and kids with me, because there was a Halloween party that day at work, and families were invited.  So the husband hung out with the kids and took them to the movies, then came back to work for the party.  Ozzy won the kid's costume contest with his Blue Ninja outfit, but all the kids had a good time playing and hanging out.

Saffron went as a dryad -- she sewed all the leaves onto her shirt herself!

Corwin was a bat, with a bat mask.

And Ozzy was a blue ninja -- he did have a mask, but chose not to wear it.  It took a lot of tries to get a good picture of him, since he insisted that he stand on one leg and pose.

Kids got a lot of good candy -- we didn't get too many trick or treaters this year, but that's okay.  We bought full-size candy bars from Costco, so it's not like we don't want to eat them. :P


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Art Thursday -- November 2nd

"Me on Halloween"
Ozzy made this picture, with his potato people.  I am the banana-shaped person standing next to him -- he is in the middle, wearing his blue ninja costume.  On the right is a monster.  Everyone is wearing polkadots, because that was fun to do with the marker.