Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

I pulled it off. Luke had a great time, Zoe loved wearing her bones costume, the house looked fun enough. We have more than enough candy to last through Christmas. Now I can crash. Happy Halloween!

halloween 2008

halloween 2008

Happy Halloween!

zoe

kesia

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Too Busy for Words

boats

Life has been too crazy busy these past few weeks... serious to-do lists including flying across the country for a weekend to help get my grandmother moved in with my mother. Tomorrow is my favorite day of the year and I am not even close to being ready to enjoy it. I rushed the pumpkin carving, my window bats are not up to par, the yard is not decorated... and I never made something goulish to wear out of glass. Oh well, maybe next year. Tonight, it was dinner out with Luke's grandfather who is in town... and while it was just the second to the last thing on my list for the day, it was nice to get out to the water. Things slow down there. It was much needed.

pier

ferry

The Mountain

That's what we call her around here "The Mountain". Of course, in my family, she is known as "My Mountain" if I'm talking about her, or, if Luke is, it's "Mom's Mountain". He gets Mt. Baker. Frank gets Mt. St. Helens. My Mountain is Mt. Rainier.

the mountain

Here she is with "The Lake", Lake Washington.

the lake

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall is Fun by Luke

Fall is fun
It tastes like pumpkin pie
It smells like wet dogs
It sounds like crunchy leaves
It looks like jack o lanterns
It feels wet

By Luke

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"Goodbye Summer!" By Luke

Goodbye Summer!
Goodbye T-shirt
Hello Vest
Goodbye Ice Cream
Hello Soup
Goodbye Lemonade
Hello Hot Chocolate
Goodbye Hot Weather
Hello Cold Weather
Goodbye Baseball
Hello T.V.
Hello Fall

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pumkins and Politics

We went to the pumpkin patch today. Luke chose to wear his new Obama for President shirt.

us

On the way home we stopped for pizza at our favorite spot in Everett, Brooklyn Bros Pizza. We parked right in front of the county's Obama Headquarters and decided to run in and get a yard sign!

Obama Yard Sign

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Today's Walk

I'm avoiding the news. Trying anyway. You know I can't stay out of politics, I go back and forth between enjoying it all and wishing it was over... but the news these days is dismal. Today I peeked at the headlines and just about choked. So Zoe and went for a walk instead of checking CNN on the Blackberry during Luke's soccer practice. I'm glad we did. I found our "Edmonds Marsh" - a nice little bird sanctuary near the beach with wooden boardwalk and interpretive signs with information about the birds who live there. Will have to go back with my zoom lens one of these days.

Edmonds Marsh

Then we went on to my lovely fishing pier. No seals or sea lions today, but that's ok. It was a nice walk, Zoe enjoyed herself too.

At the beach

And now we are watching the news. Or not really, it's Michelle Obama on Larry King Live. She is one impressive person. I really like her. And that's not news so much. Just politics.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Luke's School Fundraiser

My school's annual fundraiser with Innisbrook has begun. Innisbrook Wraps has beautifully designed gift wrap printed on quality recycled paper, coordinating gift wrap accessories, gourmet foods and fine Helen Grace Chocolates that make great gifts, Time Inc. magazine subscriptions, and more.

For every item that is purchased, Innisbrook donates up to 50% of the purchase price to my school. I also earn a prize credit for every item purchased except school supplies. The more prize credits I earn, the more prizes I win!

Please consider visiting the Innisbrook website and making a purchase on my behalf. A link is included below. Our sale will be over soon, so don't wait. Place your order today.

Thanks for your help!

Seller: LUKE Seller ID# R157167D
School: BRIGHTON SCHOOL
School Number: 105733

Click the link below to visit Innisbrook.com and they will recognize me and my school automatically.

http://www.innisbrook.com/index_students.cfm?id1=R157167D&id2=&id3=

If the above link does not work:
1. Click below
2. Enter the Seller ID# R157167D
www.innisbrook.com/id.cfm