Oct 31, 2014

Halloween Shoot 2014: The Werewolf and The Aviator

Picking out costumes for two boys is a pain sometimes.  Too cold, too warm, too big, too small, etc.  But it's actually one of my favorite things to do.  I chat with the kids about what kinds of costumes they like.  Landon wanted scary and Liam still wasn't too adamant on a particular, well, anything.  I just knew that I love anything and everything vintage and thought this was a good start.  I had to piece his together from the hat all the way down to the shoes.  The ones that come as an outfit are cheaply made and look just that...cheap.  I can't wait for Halloween!  I love seeing their faces light up when they get candy.

First, I took Liam's.  Then when I found some free time and a day that the weather was just right, I took Landon to a local park for a more creepy werewolf feel (Landon's idea).  Liam loved playing with Landon in his costume, too!

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Oct 30, 2014


Landon turns eleven and it's only going to get worse from here, I'm afraid.  The years will fly even faster into the teen years and then he will be leaving us to start his own life.  It's sad and scary to think about, really.  Every birthday I think about these things.  But, on a more positive note.  We couldn't ask for a better kid.  When I gave birth to him eleven years ago, I never in a million years thought we would be so lucky to have such an amazing person to call our very own.  I adore who he has become.  He's creative, smart, funny, loving, thoughtful, helpful, athletic, friendly, sensitive, outgoing, sweet, talkative, imaginative, witty, and the list goes on and on.  I am so proud to be his mother.  He may not see that all the time, but I most definitely am.  His dad and I are beyond blessed.  Kid brother, too.  Happy Birthday, sunshine.  We love you so much!

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Liam had to join in, too.

Oct 28, 2014

Jack-O-Lanterns Galore!

The fam and I went to this local event they have for about a month during the month of October.  Apparently this event originated in Rhode Island by a small family and then they decided to expand to the Louisville area.  I'm so glad they did!  There are hundreds and hundreds of hand-painted, drawn, and carved pumpkins.  Rumor has it that there are 1,001 jack-o-lanterns.  It's absolutely amazing to see.   Walking through the woods made it that much better for me.  As we were walking we heard music that went with the themes.  Old West was old time western music, 20's, 30's, 40's, etc. was that era in music, the Titanic was an instrumental of the theme song in the movie, and so on.  Pretty neat.  Oh, and I forgot to mention that it was mid 70's!!  Yes, you read that correctly.  It was warm with a slight breeze.  H-E-A-V-E-N!  I took so many pictures and didn't even realize it.  Landon was so excited and in awe of their creativity that he put quite a few on my phone.  It really was an incredible sight and I am so happy we made a visit before they pack up and leave.  The best part, besides the weather and the view?  Liam was stimulated enough by all the lights and music that we didn't have too much of a problem with him.  He has to have a lot of the right kind of stimulation to keep him occupied and fairly calm.  That made our trip so much more enjoyable.  Yippie skippie!!

I won't post all of them, but here are some of my favorites.

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In the Christmas theme, they had snow falling from above.  How cool is that?!

There was a mirror behind the pumpkin that reflected the back, which was when Michael Jackson turned into a zombie in Thriller.

The "In Memory" theme.  

Robin Williams.  :(

Paul Walker.  :(

Kentucky Derby.  :)

Oh, the talent of these people.  Wow!!  We had a blast!