Hi everyone & Happy Monday (& happy Columbus Day for those in the US)! Yep that means my kiddos are home with me today—oh joy LOL! Actually I’m taking Riley to get his hair cut and Alexa to get shoes for her homecoming dance this weekend and then I have work to get done. WOW—what a fabulous weekend of weather we had here in Virginia, absolutely perfect. Sunny, blue skies and in the mid to high 70’s each day---I loved it.
I saw this sign and it made me chuckle—thought you might enjoy it too LOL!
We spent most of the day at the Pumpkin Patch out in Bluemont, VA in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains goofing off and having lots of fun (see slideshow below). There is a picture of Riley next to a “height chart” and he’s hitting the 6 foot mark now but when we started going there 5 years ago he was barely reaching the top of the pumpkin—my how kids grow huh? Well we did our maze, drank cider and ate Kettle corn, raced on the tube slides and then took a hay ride to the pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins. Alexa of course picked one wayyyyy too big for her to carry, LOL, even though our rule has always been---“you pick it, you carry it” LMBO So it was a bit comical to watch her try to carry it thru the patch and yes I laughed the whole time! Then we rode up to one of the mountains where a winery is and took pics—they have huge boulders there that make great posing platforms for some fall pics. We finished off the day at my fave restaurant in Leesburg called “Lightfoot” and ate outside on their patio enjoying the beautiful weather! I had my fave Oysters Rockefeller (yummers---if it comes from the sea then I luv it)!
Then Alexa went to a nighttime corn maze with her friends and had a sleepover with the girls at her friend’s house. That left hubby and me to hit the movies at 10:30 pm to see 50/50 which was really good, I highly recommend it—I laughed a lot and cried a bit. A very REAL look at friends and how we deal with cancer or crisis in our lives—I loved it! We also chaperoned our son & eight 14-year old boys to the movies so they could see “Real Steel” and then got most of them back home---we are the neighborhood hang-out and chaperone/chauffeur service dontcha’ know. Its because we are the vampire parents---we are always up till 2 am so we get relegated to taking care of all the teens LOL.
Yesterday hubby and I cleaned up the yard, trimmed bushes, planted some new shrubs and decorated the front porch for fall. I gotta get some cornstalks for my columns but other than that its all good. We had dinner outside in front of the fireplace and roasted Smores with some of Alexa’s “guy friends” who came over. There is NEVER a moment when there is NOT a gang of teens in my house I tell ya—its like a freaking teen magnet LOL! I don’t mind most of the time and at least I know what they’re up to KWIM!
our front porch
New Copic Videos--
I’ve got 3 NEW YouTube videos up featuring how to color the Forest Fairy Card I did with the Wee Stamps “Silver Fairy” by Sylvia Zet if you are interested in seeing those. You can see the card and all the card details at this post here!
Video #1 – Coloring the Fairy Dress & Folds
Video #2 – Coloring the Fairy Wings
Video #3 – Coloring the Fairy’s Hair
Slideshow of pics (if you get my blog by email you must come to the blog website to view them):
I don’t have a project to share yet but I will have one for ya tomorrow! Stay tuned and have a fabulous day!