Halloween 2015!


Another Halloween success! I managed to pick the perfect sized pumpkin for Rosebud this year, and he looked so cute sitting in it!


Front of the house, with Bandit the neighbor cat, who always stops by for a picture, and a bowl of food._MG_7709

Bandit made sure to show up at night too, for more photos and food._MG_7256

We should just call Bandit our porch cat, since we’re always feeding him, he’s always on the porch. We even ended up buying him a flea collar since his owners failed to do so. (Who’s in the window?!)_MG_7357

My daughter thought she was going to dress up as a rotten clown this year. I may or may not have gone over the fact that she hadn’t yet acknowledged her Icelandic/Norwegian heritage, and that maybe she should pick a goddess to dress up as. We went with Hel. =)_MG_7360

I hadn’t fully planned out the outfit. She told me a day before this photo was taken, that there was a trick-or-treating event in the mall, and her friend invited her to go. Thankfully I have a thing about saving fabrics, and we just so happened to have some faux fur laying around. Was it an outfit the goddess of the underworld would wear? Who knows, but it worked!_MG_7365 _MG_7409

Anna and friends._MG_7658

Taking Anna trick-or-treating. Also doing our part by cleaning the sidewalks with the train of the dress. _MG_7668

My Mother had waited on the corner, as we went to the last house of the night. Walking towards my Mother, she looked pretty creepy. The picture ended up out of focus due to how dark it was, but I like it!)_MG_7682

Our Jack-o-lanterns.22632546906_f09c172530_o

Instagram pictures-doing my makeup. Just eyeshadows and powder!12122434_10207079185473745_6946767352102455540_n

Me and my Mother. We decided that the three of us (my Mom, son, and I) would just be simple skeletons this year.

Family of skeletons and Hel. =P I hope you all (who celebrate) had a Happy Halloween!

National Cat Day!

Hooray! It’s kind of a big deal in our house! Ok, not really, since every day is “cat day” in our house. Still, in honor of today, I figured I’d stalk my children (who always have cats nearby) while they’re in cyber school, and take some pictures. (Really any excuse to take photos…)





*Edit, I realized I should probably toss in a watercolor I did this morning, in honor of today. =P