Dana, Richard and their kids were here recently. Dana and I always have a million things we want to do when she comes down from Virginia for a visit. This time was no exception. One of our first stops was "Once Upon a Child" to look for Halloween costumes for the kids. Emma has a Tinkerbell costume. Emma is a fairy all the time now. She even talks in her "fairy voice" Sooo cute. Hunter wants to be a pirate. So I suggested that he could be Captain Hook. We just have to find him a hook. If I can find a pattern for a toddler Peter Pan costume, Fisher will be Peter Pan. I think Dana should be Wendy and Richard could be the crocodile that is always after Captain Hook.
It was County Fair week while they were here. We couldn't miss hot dogs, cotton candy, and my personal all time favorite "FUNNEL CAKE" What is it about the fair that makes me crave a huge piece of fried dough covered in powdered suger. And yes I can eat the whole thing all by myself. Of course my stomach doesn't feel to good afterward, but I still have to do it every year.
One of my favorite things that we did this visit was take Emma and Hunter to The Pottery Play House. They picked out a piece of pottery to paint any way they wanted. Hunter created a lovely multi- colored frog. Emma painted a rainbow hued pony. Dana and I painted gingerbreadman Christmas ornaments. It was very messy and lots of fun. I'm going back this week to pick up our projects and make something else.
Maybe a "Purple Cow"
I never saw a purple cow,
I hope I never see one,
But I can tell you any how.
I'd rather see than be one!
Dana and the kids also brought me a very sweet prsent. When all my kids were little I would recite a poem about a purple puffin. Dana found a book with illustrations along with the peom. It is so cute, She has been reading it to her kids and they almost have it memorized. Emma says the words along with me when we read to book.
I read the fourth book in Stephanie Myers' Twilight series. I think it is my favorite. I can't wait until November when the first movie comes out.
OK everyone, what should I read next?
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