Autumn Chrysanthemums, Ornamental Kale & ornamental Peppers
First Quarter Moon in November
What a beautiful warm day it was, today. Temperatures reached up in the high 60s to low 70s, this afternoon. Our fur babies enjoyed a snooze in the backyard, while I had the patio open to let some fresh air into the house. In the early evening, the First Quarter Moon was shining bright in the November sky. It was time to call the pets in for dinner. Fed and groomed, they all sleep on the couch, armchair and ottoman. They are so spoiled. But we wouldn’t want it any other way.
When Kevin came home, I had a good soup cooking on the stove. The mornings are cool, now. Since my family likes a hot soup, stew or chili at this time of the year, I always cook enough food for next day’s lunch. The thermos keeps the meals hot overnight. So, Kevin and the girls don’t have to worry about heating them up at work and in school anymore. A good plan is work half done.
Sara as Maleficent
Katelynn as Wednesday Addams
This year, the girls and I decided for some “darker character” costumes. A new Maleficent movie and a Addams Family movie have been released in the theaters. Katelynn and I watched the older Addams Family movies from the early 1990s. She got an idea, who is Wednesday Addams. And Sara just loved the idea to be Maleficent. I didn’t like the fact, that the costumes are too expensive and didn’t even look all that great. Kevin and I looked for clothes in the thrift store. It didn’t take long and I found all the material I needed. We paid less than $25 for both costumes. The horns, I had to get separately. The rest, I gathered together in our house. Katelynn and Sara wore their best costumes on a budget. And they both had a blast with them.
Oh Jack! Didi you really had to party so hard? 😄🎃🤮
Katelynn and Sara are gutting their Jacks. So much pumpkin goo.
Jack’s still hurling. 😄🤮
While Katelynn and Sara helped me carving pumpkins, Jack decided to party his big day. Unfortunately, he drank too much wine and too early in the day. Jack did not enjoy Halloween, because he threw up his guts. EEEWW, JACK!
Sara loves blowing off the Dandelion seeds.
Glowing with an inner radiance, you shine bright,
lighting up every life you touch, especially ours.
Happy 10th Birthday, sweet princess.
Beautiful Autumn Pumpkins at Shades of Green, Inc.
This busy bee flies to the next Zinnia.
“French Cheese” Pumpkin and a couple of other varieties
Sara is excited: “YAAAY! It’s October! My Birthday is in October and so is Halloween!”
Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys lutea)
Sara concentrates on her pumpkin very hard … It needs to be decorated juuust right.
Lil’ Pump-Ke-Mon Pumpkins
More pretty pumpkins
“French Cheese” Pumpkins
Triamble Pumpkin – Shamrock Squash
Kevin, Sara and I visited two local nurseries for the Autumn activities, this morning. And both places celebrated the “Harvest Festival”. At the first nursery, we’ve got honey from a local bee keeper and did the hayride. We left early because it was too crowded. I have to go back there, when it is not so busy during the week.
At the second nursery, Sara could get a free pumpkin and decorate it. She loves coloring squashes, puts stickers, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and glues cotton balls, etc. on it to make it look spooky-cute. In the meantime, Kevin and I looked at some pumpkins, Autumn flowers, and discussed about more fruit trees for our backyard. Now, I have my eye on a Texas Persimmon tree. And I still need a Mexican Plum tree as well. Both are drought resistant and native to the State of Texas. i still would like to get a Naval Orange tree. But I haven’t convinced Kevin, quite yet.
This is our second year, participating in the Homecoming Parade. Katelynn marched with her High School Band up front. And we stayed with Sara and her Elementary School more in the middle of the parade. It was much warmer than last year. But we took the 95°F, than a down poor. After the Homecoming Parade, we went to the The Colony High School Football Stadium to watch the Pep Rally and the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. 🤴👸🎉
Sara’s Elementary School participated in the Homecoming Parade.
“Yay! I can cheer for our school and the TCHS.” (same spirit colors)
Sara had so much fun at the Homecoming Parade.
The Elementary School Mascot: Bob, the Bobcat. I felt sorry for Hailey in this warm weather. But she volunteered to be Bob for the parade.
Katelynn keeps herself busy playing the bass clarinet, while she and her band waits for the parade to begin.
The Colony High School Band in their football stadium I
The Colony High School Band in their football stadium II