Saturday, October 30, 2010

Michael's Class Halloween Party

Michael had his first school party this week. Paul couldn't be there but our friend Martha came along to cheer Michael on. I got the costume he wore at a yard sale years ago and have never known who it was. The teacher had the kids come up one at a time and asked them who they were pretending to be. Michael said, "STAR WARS!" Well, I knew it wasn't that. Mrs. Conner later said he was a Power Ranger. Who knew?

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Paintin'

I got the kids these nice big pumpkins at Lowe's on clearance for a dollar. They had fun painting them after Mallory got home from school today.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pennies in the Fountain

I took Michael to throw pennies in the fountain at the Old State Capitol the other day. I got a quarter changed to pennies at our favorite bakery downtown so he would have 25 chances to throw in the fountain. Look what he did...

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

I took the kids to the pumpkin patch last weekend. It was a gorgeous day for it. Here are the pictures.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Yard Sale Score

My neighbor across the street was having a yard sale Saturday. She's a principal and about two years older than me. I went over to look but didn't have much time. She had a lot of cute clothes and I picked up a few tops and a couple of jackets but had to go get the kids and do some other errands that morning. I told Melissa how cute everything was and couldn't believe how much stuff she was getting rid of. Later that morning we came home to find 4 or 5 big bags of clothes on our porch. She brought everything over to me that didn't sell. Talk about fun. Here's the rundown:
5 polo shirts
12 skirts
2 suits
10 jackets
4 two piece outfits
6 pair of shorts
7 long sleeved t-shirts
41 tops
16 pairs of shoes
12 capris
1 sweatshirt
23 pairs of pants
4 dresses
23 sweaters
and 3 purses
I wore this to church Sunday-skirt, top and shoes all from the haul. The stuff is still piled up in our dining room. I have to go buy some hangers!
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Monday, October 18, 2010


Our friend Bobby Hill went to be with Jesus on Friday night. Bobby and Yvonne have been good friends to us ever since we moved to Frankfort. Bobby came over many times to help Paul (really Bobby did it all) with electrical issues, he kept Michael in the nursery many times, he hosted egg hunts and flew kites with Mallory and Michael on Easter and he and I were greeters together every month at the church. He was a great man. We will miss him dearly.

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A little break

The kids and I were walking around downtown during Fall Break and stopped by the Farmer's Market. They picked up a cheese sample and some crackers. A nice lady gave them each a little pumpkin. Here they took a break to eat their cheese on one of the many benches around town painted in preparation for the World Equestrian Games which were recently held here in KY.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

In the great green room...

In Frankfort we hear a lot about John Brown, KY's first US senator who built Liberty Hall and the house next door, the Orlando Brown House, which was built for one of his sons. I was surprised to hear that Margaret Wise Brown, the author of the famous children's book, Goodnight Moon, was a descendant. Because she wrote so many children's books there is a story time once a month at Liberty Hall featuring her works. I took the kids last week during Fall Break. Margaret actually grew up in New York but one of the books that was read mentioned her family in Kentucky and visits from her great aunts. She never married or had her own children and sadly died at the young age 42.

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