Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick-or-treat, smell my feet....

Halloween has finally arrived! After weeks (I'm not kidding) of parties, library events and multiple trick-or-treating the day is finally here! The day started with a party at 10 am hosted by Amy and Lukas. She did such a great job! She has pumpkin painting and a hand/foot print craft. Logan had a great time, but did get into more than one scuffle with Lukas. Since the party was at his house, I think he was feeling territorial. Every time Logan picked up a toy, Lukas wanted it. It was actually pretty typical for those two and they always work it out.

We had a great time trick-or-treating. We went to a neighborhood close by and very kid friendly. Logan continued to be Batman and really got into being a super hero. Almost every driveway was gravel and lined with a piece of timber (like a rail road tie). Logan insisted that he walk the "balance beam" up the driveway and do a "Super" jump down each home's steps

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mister Hanky and Candy, candy, candy

The last few days have been busy around here. Monday was the evening Halloween Story time at the Community Center. It was the usual sit around and listen to the fruity, nasal-voiced guy and the snaggle-toothed, frumpy librarian read the kids stories and sing a few kiddie songs. They promised the kiddo's trick-or-treating, which involved walking down a hallway, in the dark, to one person in an office and another in the library. Good thing 2 year-olds are easily satisfied!

Lily, Hunter and Logan. I mean Belle, Skeleton Baby and Batman.

Tuesday we had a Brokers Open House, so we vacated our pad for a few hours. Our agent had over 15 agents through. Now bring your buyers!!!!

Christmas has come early and Logan was visited by Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo last night. Logan locked me out of the bath room and while I was looking for something to open the door with, Mr. Hanky paid a visit! Gross to the max! Nothing a bath and Simple Green couldn't clean up. I think Logan learned his lesson about locked doors and whatnot.

We had a showing tonight and hopefully more this weekend. I know it only takes one buyer, but I would like to see more come through.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Food waste. I hate that.

So we waste too much food around here! I hate the idea of doing that. Today I am throwing out a whole pan of pot roast with veggies, half a pack ham and probably some pasta. I am most upset about the roast and ham. I left the roast out all night, because I was waiting for the pan to cool off before I put it away and never got to it. I opened the ham last week and totally forgot about it. Not totally, I remembered a few times as I was drying to drift off to sleep, but never thought about it the next day. What a waste! Boo-hoo

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bowles Farm Pumpkin Patch

Since our house is on the market, we have been trying desperately to keep it clean and tidy. Today, being Sunday, seems like a prime day for house hunters, so we cleaned up this morning and headed out to the Pumpkin Patch at Bowles Farm. What a neat place! Logan went on a barrel ride (basically a plastic barrel with a seat cut into it, wheels added and pulled by a clown driving a John Deere Tractor), played in the corn box (like a sand box except filled with feed corn) and explored the giant corn maze. We had a good time! There was even Bluegrass for Momma!

The weather was perfect at almost 70 degrees and we took the back roads home, so I could try and get some old tobacco barn pictures. Not too great, but I'll post them anyway.

We have a pretty small group of friends here in Southern Maryland and I swear I saw half of them at the pumpkin patch! I saw Kim and Jordan, Becky and Peyton and later, Tammy and Ed with Autumn and Savanna. It was fun to randomly run into such good friends.

Hunter is getting closer and closer to crawling everyday! Here he is in action.

Bat Baby, Bat Boy and Bat Man

In the end, no one came to see the house this weekend, but we had some great family time.