I did my November saint/special day calendar (you can find the post about last months calendar here). It turned out ok. There were lots of great Saints to choose from for this month, but I tried to stick to one or two per week. Because tonight was a soccer practice night...and the fact that Dan has class....we didn't do much for St. Martin de Porres. This month, we will focus on praying for all of our deceased relatives and for all of the souls in Purgatory.
One other great part of this Thanksgiving Tree kit is that it came with pre-made leaves! Boy am I lazy this year!
This was my first try at carving a pumpkin with a stencil. This was great fun, but I ended up with a blister on my finger!
This one was a lot easier....and a lot more traditional!
Here was our crew of pumpkins (and kids)!
Amelia was Belle!
Olivia was a fairy princess......of some kind!
And Nathan was dear old Harry Potter!
Here is the newest member of our family (no, not Olivia). Our Dodge Caravan is pretty much at the end of the road. It has become unreliable...especially driving the kids around. Dan has been looking around for a truck for awhile now and although it doesn't do really great on gas....it will be a big help when Dan does the roof this winter (once the weather actually cools down).
Olivia seemed particularly fond of the new truck. By the way, it has a back seat that fits the three kids (and car seats) really well!
We also celebrated Olivia's 4th birthday! I can't believe she is 4 years old! I've said this before, but I think God should fashion children with "Pause" buttons....so you could slow them down just a bit every now and then to enjoy a particular stage a little longer!
Coming home from running errands one day, Dan and I found this little guy trying to cross the street. We stopped and helped him along....although I can tell you that this Snapping Turtle did NOT want any help!
Doesn't he look prehistoric?
This little critter also decided to pay us a visit recently! What you can't see is the HUGE lizard that was waiting for him. I don't really know who won this battle....but about an hour later, there was no sign of the praying mantis.....but the lizard was licking his lips!
And lastly...Nathan has really been into creating Star Wars vehicles with his Legos. The other night....he fell asleep (in his clothes) with his latest creation in his hand. Isn't he cute?
So, that's what has been going on at my house...what about yours?