Thursday, October 11, 2012

Practicing Our Scary For Halloween

It's time. October we need to get our scary on. Every day the conversations with the girls swirl around the ususals: monstres, sorcières, squelettes, araignées, citrouilles ... (monster, witches, skeletons, spiders, pumpkins...) and all the books borrowed from the library have these characters, and the only game they want to play is "Mommy's the Monster, RUN!"

It's exhausting. But I got with it, because they sleep better these days after so much chasing and getting eating by me.

As you all may know, Eden's a pro potty pooper, but sometimes she takes FOREVER to get the job done as she patiently waits for the rest of her crap to decent, all this time I'm obligated to sit on a stool and talk or read books to her. (If I don't, it's screaming and panic and near accidents on the floor. She doesn't like solitary pooping. Sigh)

So this last time, an especially long one, we had some fun practicing our scary monster faces.

Enjoy the photo-log:
Or not... you might not enjoy it, but we got a kick out of it :)
 There was a lot of laughter
Eden thinks her mom is crazy now 
 Nothing is funnier than a baby making a scary face!
She's got the perfect cheeks for this... 
 She's really improving her technique
"Here Teya, take this camera, let a pro show you how it's done...." 
This is a ghouls face...
 How 'bout this....
... the Asian monster... 
 ... smooooosh....
 ....now I'm in the groove...
...how about this action?... 
 ... getting intense! Super creepy!
 K,ouch, now my face hurts, lips are a little swollen...
Eden's taking the pointers well, she's trying that last creepy one out... 
Now to attack my prey... 
 I'm going in for the kill...
 ...I'd be screaming for my life... Eden WAS...
 Checking in the mirror to make sure it's sufficiently terrifying
 Yep. More gross than terrifying, but monsters are gross too. 
 I think I'm done. My face needs to recover. 
 Giving it a try, put more gusto into it babe

Teya has the right idea. NICE my minion, my protege :)


HAPPY HALLOWEEN. No need for costumes this year I'd say.



Friday, October 5, 2012

We Went Fairy Hunting

For reals.

I'm still convinced that fairies exist (in one form or another) and now Teya is fully on board. I'm talking FULLY! She has fairy "sightings" every now and then, and we're always looking for clues as to where they'd live and what they'd use certain nature things for. You know what I'm talking about, take an acorn for example, I can think of 20 uses instantly that a fairy could do with one of those gems.

The afternoon I took these pics (phone pics thus poor quality) was particularly magical as the sun was at just the right position in the sky that it shown upon the secret realm for long enough to let us explore it. We waded up and down our favorite little creek I like to call Rivendale.

 Enter the land of Rivendale
 It starts with some water skeeter catching
 She's good, very quick hands! 

 Down this stream is where the fairies live...
 The proper attire
 Teya's such a stellar big sister, even though she's barefoot and there are pointy rocks, she's carrying Eden because Eden was a little nervous about trekking through this part
I love sister love. Eden's face makes me laugh. 
 Good-Bye my children
 I took a picture of myself basking, because I bask well, and I bask often. So this is an image of what it is that I do. Vanessa, the longing gaze into the distance is me sending a love message to you through the cosmos. 
This was the sweet spot, we saw much fairy action here... 




 See the surface of the water, you can make out the tiny shiny spots from where their feet are dancing across... do you see them? Do you see them?
 Of course, blackberries. It's not a park visit without them. 





So, Oregon holds true to it's reputation. Beautiful. This is just another park we frequent. 

 The same time I took this pic, I was calling 911 to come and fetch a couple of young kids that were hollering from an island in the middle of the river, saying they were stuck and cold... bizarre but they were also okay. All ended well. 
 This is the "more adventurous path" we take to Teya's favorite park (yes many many parks, so many) we wouldn't waste our time taking the boring paved path.
 It's not easy, that's what we like about it. Jungle adventures baby!!!