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  1. Little bits of Halloween on vacation.

    General Halloween
    We always seem to manage to find some little bits of halloween on our vacation. This year, vacation was much later than normal, and wanting to get out of the heat, we headed for Tahoe. Looking at various activities around the area, you knew my family was going to hit Donner lake and the...
  2. Vampire Fairy....?

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    So... Talia decided her costume in December when she wrote a story.
  3. Static: Kevin's Last Ride: Talia's scarecrow entry.

    Halloween Props
    Talia wanted to enter this year's contest on her own, alongside Cropper. It originally started with the bike. Start of the year, Talia had been fighting me for years, not wanting to learn to ride her bike. I finally put my foot down that she had to practice every night before she played...
  4. Talia's Tomb.

    General Halloween
    So, it's Talia's turn for "mini society". The kids make a liitle thing to sell for monopoly money, and then buy prizes with their earnings at an auction. Since Kyle had this project, we've been making Skulls. Both the boys cleaned up with a small skull and a "premium" one. Kyle made...
  5. Need some road trip entertainment.

    General Halloween
    Road trip coming up next week as we vacation down to the the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and potentially through Zion's national park. And I like to listen to audiobooks for these kinds of trips. This means an 8 hour drive followed by a couple 2 hour drives and a 4 - 6 hour back home...
  6. Boudicca, Warrior Queen.

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Following in her brother's footsteps, Talia come home with homework that requires a costume. Kids get to research and "become" someone from history. Write a 2 minute speech, and stand as statues, then act out their speech when parents come put a 'coin' in their bucket. The school sent...
  7. Halloween in Summer Festival

    General Halloween
    Halloween street festival today, about an hour's drive south of us, so we just had to go. The kids' costumes, a range of needs. Kyle needed a costume, but look good for his date. Alec wanted a zombie, but I was out of most my makeup supplies. Talia's was my first time trying to do beauty...
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