Thursday, October 25, 2007

Youd Family Halloween Party

Derek, Ryan, Matt, Jonathan, and Kyle

From left to right: Indiana Jones, a fearsome dragon, Minnie Mouse, and an incredibly handsome pirate.

Above: Lucas discovered the joys of a light saber.

My sister Lorilee and her family hosted an amazing Halloween party complete with a haunted house scary enough to get a few screams out of my mother.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

First haircut



The secret? Raisins.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

We had forgotten how beautiful autumn can be. The mountains are ablaze in color. Lucas is especially enjoying the grapevines in our backyard. We have canned peaches, tomatoes, and applesauce thanks to our industrious mothers and their gardens.

Jonathan and Lucas are taking a music class. Jonathan is thrilled with the ukelele he got to take home this week.

Jonathan's preschool went on a fabulous field trip to South Ridge Farms. Lucas and cousins Brooklyn and Liam and Aunt Ashlie joined us. We went on a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Lucas thought the pumpkins were the perfect seat. Lucas and Jonathan loved roaming the field of pumpkins. It made me want to be a pumpkin farmer. Then we went back for cider donuts, which made me want to be a baker. Most of all, I was glad to be Jonathan's and Lucas' mom so I could have such a perfectly mellow fall day.