Monday, October 29, 2007

A fantasy comes to life

Need I say more?

The Cat Princess

The Loafmeister couldn't decide between cat and princess so I suggested that she could dress as both. I am usually insanely motivated to make her Halloween costumes, but this year I just didn't have it in me. She is pretty proud of that dress however, especailly the hoop skirt underneath. She got to try her outfit out a bit early for a Halloween party this weekend.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Break In The Pea Soup Skies

We had beautiful weather on Ben's day off, and headed out to the pumpkin patch. The bumpy hay ride out to the patch was not so fun for a big pregnant mama, but I think Sophie liked it, maybe Ben too...just a little bit.
Sophie picked out a tiny green pumpkin for the baby, so sweet. I searched all over for one as weird as the one we found last year, but they were all pretty perfect .
Ben is growing a beard for our little Wombfruit to pull on like Sophie did as a wee lass. It should be a nice handful for a baby fist in 9 weeks.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Naked Elderly Women and Cher

I try to make it to the community center at least a few times a week to swim laps in the morning while Sophie is at school. I also am there twice a week for Sophie's swimming lessons. It is always quite the scene, and I can't help leaving with a smile. Not because of all the naked elderly women who like to chat with me in the locker room (hey I should be used to seeing strangers naked after four years of art school) but because there is always a water aerobics class going on. In the beginning of the week a elderly women teaches the class and humps the air while yelling "Pulse,pulse,pulse,pulse" and blasts a funk compilation CD with such treasures as "She's a Brick House" and some Jackson Five.
Then today a tall gangley older man taught the Senior Water aerobics class while blasting Cher(techno style) all morning. I have swallowed quite a bit of pool water laughing while I swim.
Ahh, good times.
It is probably a good thing I have no photo for this post...

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Joining the club

Sophie is happy to have finally lost a few teeth. She was anxious about the whole process, and a little weary of the tooth fairy. She left the tooth fairy a note asking for "Ten Bucks" when she lost her first. She awoke in the morning to find five. I explained that the tooth fairy pays a lot more for the first. She was more than content with the buck she got for the second one. God, I love her.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Since we have a new baby on the way I thought this would be a fun way to keep all our beloved family and friends posted on how things are going. Since we are so far away from many of you this will make it a little easier to let you know how we are doing. Now lets see if I can keep this updated.