From the monthly archives:

October 2008

Pumpkin Carving

by This is Carrie on October 31, 2008

Our tradition for carving has become this: everyone helps clean out the pumpkins, kids draw their pumpkin faces on paper, then mom makes the face a reality.And we always have to do a pre-Halloween trial run.

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One Last Ride

by This is Carrie on October 30, 2008

With the time change looming, this week marked my last “girl’s evening ride”. The glowing orange sunset viewed from the top of the hill was a nice way to say goodbye.

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Halloween Party #4

by This is Carrie on October 30, 2008

For this cute little party, we did the Disney thing. Minnie Mouse was a neighbor girl hand-me-down and the fabulous Snow White was made by Grandma for Princess’ fourth birthday and it’s still going strong.

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Making Stuff: Pin the Smile on Jack

by This is Carrie on October 29, 2008

Originally made for Pumpkin’s Preschool Harvest Festival, this game has gotten a lot more use than just that one night.Note to self: Next year, back the face parts in cardstock to make them more sturdy.

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Spider Hat

by This is Carrie on October 27, 2008

I almost forgot about this great hand knit spider hat Baby Brother received as a baby gift. Perfect for the Harvest Festival.

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Halloween Party #3

by This is Carrie on October 26, 2008

“Jolly Holiday” Mary Poppins from two Halloweens ago and a Hula Girl courtesy of Mom’s Hawaiian souvenirs.

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Making Stuff: Spooky Popcorn Hands

by This is Carrie on October 26, 2008

A fun and yummy activity for the church Halloween Party

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Halloween Party #2

by This is Carrie on October 25, 2008

A long ago-thrifted Dorthy costume(didn’t have the red ruby shoes, but we thought the rainbow shoes were the next best thing) and a Madeline costume from three Halloweens ago. This time, we didn’t need the red bob wig.

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Mom-Prenuers Shop-a-thon

by This is Carrie on October 24, 2008

If you can’t buy handmade this holiday season, might I suggest buying mom-owned? Laurie over at Tip Junkie has a comprehensive list of mom-preneurs in almost every gifting category (including books!)

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A Family Ride

by This is Carrie on October 23, 2008

The hilly bike paths in the park reminded us that Princess could use a little more brake practice.

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