One of Eva's current favorite books is "Pumpkin Moonshine" by Tasha Tudor (Tudor! Ha! Cracks Eva up every time.), which has been playing nicely into the current season. If you've not read the book, you should--it's a sweet little Halloween story about a girl searching for the perfect pumpkin to carve into a pumpkin moonshine (jack-o-lantern)...and Eva can't get enough.
In fact, she's been talking about Halloween for weeks. Every day she's got new ideas for costumes--I don't know how she'll ever decide (although she keeps coming back to "ghost.") Yesterday she told me that Sully should be a hot dog, but I think that was heavily influenced by some doggie costumes she saw at Target.
Anyway. The girl is very, very into Halloween these days, so this book came home from the library at just the perfect time. We've been reading it AT LEAST once every day, usually more. And yesterday this book, combined with a back-to-school clearance (Again: Target.) resulted in a pumpkin moonshine of her very own.
I cut out some simple shapes from construction paper, introduced her to the Elmer's glue (WAY better than the glue stick), and away she went! (The bats were all her idea. And the moon is on the pumpkin because "It's a low moon, Mama.")
Today, we're breaking out the glitter (and her new favorite Elmer's glue) and making ourselves some spider webs.
So I fixed the internet. Mike's been working for days (along with some help from my computer-programmer brother--nerd alert!), trying to get us back on-line... all to no avail. As of yesterday, I could get to my gmail account (and the library's website, of all things), but that was about it. Until I finally stepped in last night and totally fixed things.
I won't go into details, and I'm sure it was mostly a big coincidence, but it definitely got fixed as a result of buttons I pushed. So therefore, I fixed the internet!
So I'm back! And to celebrate, I brought along a video today. A video of Eva's Meerkat Run!Whee!
Entertaining, no? You're welcome.
Also, because I know you've missed him, a picture of the other one:
Mike, here. So far, this internet outage is still kicking my butt. But I'm close to fixing it!Shannon's been very patient waiting for it to be fixed. In case you were wondering, the kids are doing great, and Shannon is still a creative, wonderful, beautiful, dedicated mother and wife and sparkly awesome human being woman.
And now, a textual picture: Eva is on a big meerkat kick and and we really enjoy asking her to "run" like a meerkat. When she does this, her bottom half looks like the spastic "toddler run" many of you know and love. But her top half can only be described as a bad impression of one of those boxing nun puppets. That's kind of broken. And being operated by a total spaz. It's hilarious, and she usually gets her arms going for a few seconds before the feet kick in. Maybe we'll get a video up.
Hi! Mike again. Well, I still a haven't fixed our internets for Shannon, so here is another post from me. Besides the picture of the charming, dynamic little girl shown above, you also get a hot little weblink to a column I wrote for Volume One. It's kind of about college and homecoming parties, but as usual, it's mostly about Eva. This time I talk about our girl's many many many many many many many cute but mostly numerous questions.