We have been busy around here. A local film maker John Nilles (hope I spelled that correctly) shot some footage here on the Homestead. They built an amazing castle that of course turned into an amazing play area for Asa and Axel, and well me too. Asa was so enchanted by the knights he saw that he decided to make his own knight costume DIY style. That's my boy.
We have also been trying to institute a family journaling time every evening with new pencils, from Walking Stick Toys, and some creative juices- wine for me, tea for the boys. It was wildly popular for the first two nights, but the enthusiasm has dwindled a bit. I'm confident that it will return. It is getting chilly around here, so we are now beginning some wintery projects. I started knitting, well last year, but have yet to complete anything. I keep starting a project, but can't seem to finish. Mainly because when I make a mistake, I don't know how to fix it. I was invited to join a knitting group, and I do think I should do it so that I can finish some of these stinkin' projects... Anyway, hope to get some amazing pics this weekend. Happy Samhain.

Fiercest Knight of all...

Knights on the Homestead
Castle on the Homestead
Root Cellar awesomeness...
Axel journaling...
Sculpture by Asa

unnamed work...

Halloween, All Souls Day, Samhain 2008

Asa has finally decided he would like to be a Viking for Halloween. He was vacillating between Norse God, Devil Skeleton, or just Devil for awhile. But then we passed by the window at Betty's Divine, where he saw many Viking Helmets and it was decided! So, we asked Aimee if we could borrow one of those oh-so-awesome helmets, and she said yes! I think we may be able to use some of that fur from his eagle costume that we made last year, which you can view down below, for his Viking threads this year. And, we already have a foam sword. I'm sure we can fashion a sheild, and maybe make a fake beard (oh my, I can hardly wait!) and we should be good to go! I decided to post some pics from last Halloween. Oh, and by the way, Asa thinks Axel should be a Viking too. teehee. And, I'm quite sure Axel would absolutely LOVE being anything that Asa was being, so that should work out just fine. We'll get creative. I'll be sure to post this years Halloween/Samhain pics for comparison! OH, and I posted a more recent pic of Axel because it was cute.

Last Halloween....10/31/08 Asa and AnnabellaAxel E, being a leaf!! soooo cute.

my little pacifist. present day. 10/2/09