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past weekend update

By Tara Zandra | October 22, 2007

I didn’t get a new picture page up because many of the pics are either slightly fuzzy or crazy red/silver eyes for the kids due to Mickey’s Halloween Treat being at night. But I do want to show the kids in their costumes. Miss Daisy is, of course, Minnie Mouse.

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This is the same costume as last year, but I sewed the white pantaloons and Chris painted her shoes yellow.

Tabitha is a gypsy and I sewed the whole thing myself. She kept turning to the side and posing with a grim look on her face, but next time she wears the costume I’ll be sure to get a pic of the other side so the different layers of the skirt can be seen.

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Saturday Tabitha had her tennis lesson and then the whole family headed to the pumpkin patch! This is supposedly a pick ‘em yourself place, but the pumpkins are always already cut off the vine so really we’re just picking them out of a pumpkin field as opposed to a parking lot. It makes for great photos but this year we didn’t do the poses because they kids were having too much fun running amok to find the perfect pumpkins.

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We ended up with 8 pumpkins and then we went through the small pumpkin and squash bins and chose quite a few more of those to help with our Harvest decorating.

Sunday we went out to the Natural History Museum. They were having a special for “corporate partners” and Chris’s company is one of them. So we got to go to the museum for free, partake of a continental breakfast and also tour the new “Spider Pavillion.” This is the same place they have the Butterfly Pavillion in the summer but this year after the butterflies were moved out, they stocked it with hundreds of spiders. Man were these suckers big! Easily the span of my hand. They weren’t ground walkers and were mainly up high in their webs so it wasn’t too intimidating. If I stopped to really think about it, it felt kind of creepy, but I just focused on getting pictures.

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That one above is my new desktop wallpaper. You can click it to see it much larger and in great detail. It actually was kind of hard to get good photos because the camera wanted to focus on the web or on the mesh of the building. I only ended up with 2 really good shots, 2 okay shots and the rest were kind of so-so. But it was quite the experience, let me tell you.

Topics: Life, Delightful D, Teriffic T, The Kiddies, Sew What's New |

3 Responses to “past weekend update”

  1. Suzanne Says:
    October 24th, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Too cute, Zandra! Great job on the costumes!

  2. Vanessa Says:
    October 25th, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Aww, the kids look so cute. :) I love the colors in Tabitha’s outfit.

    We went to the pumpkin patch on Sunday when the winds were just out of control. OMG, worst idea ever. I thought I’d never get all the straw out of Gillian’s hair! We did get a nice pumpkin though.

  3. Sandy Says:
    October 29th, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Fantastic job on the costumes, the girls looked great. I love the shot of Daisy picking up that pumpkin, so cute! Now the spiders…ICK!

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