Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkins finally got carved! Yeah for us!

Jamal's carving was awesome, as always.

I like how mine turned out too.

There was a daycare Halloween party. Those crazy kids.

A cheerleader, Elmo, Dracula, a witch, a "gator", a fairy, a shark and a pumpkin bear.

There were dinosaurs,

chili peppers,


it made for quite a party.

A cute party.

11 trick or treaters so far! That's more than usual. Happiness.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pirate Costume Complete!

I made it myself (circular arm motions). I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Woodpecker Trail Makes Iowa Look Awfully Good

There was a walk last weekend. It was full of autumn.

And waterfalls.

And fungi.

And yes, even spiders and leaves.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Mudkin Patch

Today at daycare I escorted 10 toddlers to the amazingly muddy pumpkin patch.

I'm a big fan of this one:

We were unsure about some cows,

the pony tried to take one of my kids' jackets. He's a wily one.

We got hopelessly lost in the corn maze but we met a lot of nice monsters.

We were not scared of the chickens,

Then the van got stuck in the mud for 10 minutes. I didn't get a picture of that. Sorry.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Just like in the long, long weekend

Saturday: Photograph wedding in Des Moines

Sunday: Drive back to Iowa City, drive to Cedar Rapids for an Adoption Shower for this cute child, take pictures, make monster cookies, decorate

Later: Go see the School of Music Composers' Workshop, featuring Brian's very good marimba/clarinet musical piece. I didn't take pictures.

Laterer: Be too tired to do laundry and fall asleep? Let's hope.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

It's Wedding Season...

...I've been busy. Last weekend I shot a wedding. I liked it but it does drain the energy. Another wedding awaits this Saturday in Des Moines.

This weekend marks the last of my 5 weddings for this year. It used to be too stressful for me but I'm actually getting to like it. Yes, I kind of like it.

The power of SpongeBob

That tasty looking ice cream treat made me feel about like that. The tutti frutti gum eyeballs were what pushed it over the gross edge for me.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Take it random

The spooks are coming out!

The cutest cat in my world, Dreidel. Yeah, she's Jewish, but she doesn't feel weird about it.

My right eye. Thanks Jake!

Some random spring stuff that I forgot about

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Een. Oh, Ian. No, Een.

A friend that I have has a brother, who has a girlfriend. These later two stopped in Iowa City on their way to Portland, Oregon tonight.

There was an intense fountain inspection.

We had fun,

my favorite Jake came along,

as did my favorite lighted tree.

Look what came in the mail...

Oh man.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Leaves, leaves, leaves

This tiny, perfect leaf appeared on my car.

This red and yellow tree appeared in my front yard.

And these strange paintings appeared on my wall.