OK, so I know I will not be winning the Mother of the year award because YES that is a butcher knife in my 8 year olds hand! I'm thinking I'm probably the only Mother left in the world that does not have the super safe and easy pumpkin carving tools. Maybe I'll pick up a few packages of them this year when they have the after Halloween clearance sales. Of course...that's what I said last year and the year before that! Don't worry people. There was very close adult supervision here and I even made some of the more difficult cuts. She drew the face herself.
I think he turned out pretty cute!
One down and five more to go!!
The swine flu has hit our area pretty hard!! It's spreading like wild fire and there have been many school closings. My three have avoided it until tonight when It hit the boy like a ton a bricks!! He was playing football in the yard and came in to tell me that his eyes felt funny. I felt his forehead and he was on fire. I took his temp and it was 103 degrees. So, I'm praying that we don't all start dropping like flies!!
Fall is beginning to fill all the corners of our Candlelit Cottage!! The above photo is of my new favorite scented candle. Trick or treat is the flavor and it's by Yankee. It smells yummo and I'll have it burning until the Christmas scents roll in!!
My candy jars don't stay full for long around here. Candy corn disappears just like magic!!
I found my mums at Walmart. They were only $1 piece. Rather than buy a large one to fill my urn, I just bought four of the small ones for $1. It ended up looking like one large one and it cost me much less.
Pumpkins are all home grown this year.
Fresh picked apples!! They smell so good!
And what would fall be without one of these to keep you toasty warm on these cool and crisp nights!
I'm a wife and the mother of three very energetic children. Just one year ago we decided to sell our comfortable ranch home to embark upon our new journey. We bought a 150 year old run down farmhouse. A dream come true for me, but by no means has this been easy!!!