Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Seattle Sunset

When the skies are clear, the sunsets here are so colourful and brilliant.  We had a late-in-the-day walk with the dog.  He is very accommodating, stopping and “posing” in just the right spot!

We are really enjoying having an area to walk in so close to home.  In the late afternoons, you have the lights of the neighbouring houses peeking through the trunks of the trees.

My youngest was really excited to discover holly.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Halloween in Seattle

The kids were really excited to experience Halloween here.  The costumes were in planning for quite a while.  My youngest’s costume was the trickiest, since she wanted to be Elsa from the moment she saw the movie.  She had a Halloween parade at school the morning, then dress up for dancing before the evening’s trick-or-treating.  We improvised, by making the white top a leotard she could wear to dancing.

The top I adapted from a pattern with lace-up at the back.  She picked the glittered tulle that went over the top of the satin.

It gave the “Elsa”-look while she was dancing.


My sons both wanted to be Link from the game Zelda.  One was blue and the other green.  They were so chuffed about the swords we got them.

The parade at school was really cute, with the moms throwing the kids a party afterwards.


It got dark very quick, with a moon glowing through the misty evening.  The mount of loot the kids brought home was huge!

The kids are already planning for next year.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

First signs of Fall

Well, the frost has already hit and I haven’t had a chance to post the start of autumn / fall photos yet!  Things are a little crazy with repairs finally starting on the house after the fire.  When they are working, I turn the pc off since they sometimes trip the power and I don’t want to risk damaging any electronics.

We have been seeing tons of squirrels and rabbits.  Toadstools and mushrooms have popped up everywhere.



Our puppy is growing at a tremendous rate.  He still isn’t always big enough for the sticks he tries to run with though!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Silly Dog

Sometimes the kids walk with me when puppy goes for a walk.  He so loves the kids!  They have a ball playing together.




Friday, November 14, 2014

Bellevue Art Fair

One afternoon some months ago, we went for a walk through the art fair that was happening in Bellevue.  The works were amazing!



Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn Fairy

One of our neighbours recommended Stevens Pass as one of the best places to see the fall colours, so I was really excited when we had the opportunity to visit up there.  We did not get much notice, so I had to put together a costume real quick.  I was glad I had been planning for a while.

We put together a headdress from autumn leaves and cream flowers.  (ps glue gun + haste = burnt fingers) I had wanted to experiment with a black swan dress I had had for a while.   I roped in my husband to play assistant.  It rained intermittently, so we made use of the first break of the clouds.  The clouds created awesome soft light.