Does anyone have some aluminum foil and wire and also maybe some detailed directions

Sorry to make this a cliffhanger suspension, but this weekend I was stupid productive and managed to get all the supplies for both Rosie’s birthday party next Saturday and for Halloween, AND do a jillion loads of laundry and get my maternity clothes out of the attic (yeah, I’m gonna have something to say about that later) and so now I am fresh out of doing stuff mojo. Which should be great for starting off the work week, no?

The one thing I/we did not get to this weekend was shopping for groceries for the week, which would be really bad except that I bought all our Halloween candy, so at least we will be happily malnourished instead of hungry. Right? Oh man, I need to stop typing words. Here are some pictures.

Punkins, selected by my punkins. (The baby one! Can you stand it!)

Wall of Life is limping along in its progress. Still too many fabrics and not enough photos—plus that star I thought would look so cool has looked decidedly un- ever since I slapped it up there with painters tape. Maybe I’ll start a trend?

Rosie, captain of the pregnancy team spirit squad.

The weather’s getting cooler, and you know what that means:

More tomorrow Wednesday soon right after I finish designing and constructing a robot costume out of a cardboard box. No, it’s totally going to work, just wait and see. I know exactly what I’m doing.


1 Andrew { 10.24.11 at 6:20 pm }

NOTE ON ROBOT COSTUMES: When I was four I was a robot for Halloween, and my dad made it out of a cardboard box (he even put a pizza box on the front full of Christmas lights that plugged into a battery pack so I lit up!). The box, however, went down past my knees when the costume was on, making it impossible to step up onto people’s porch. My mom and aunt had to grab me under the armpits and lift me onto each porch. It was painful and very embarrassing, so pleased be forewarned as you go into your robot-from-a-box making time.

2 racher { 10.24.11 at 8:01 pm }

Andrew, this is EXCELLENT advice. You win comment of the day! Yes, cardboard box is cut out, but we need to test the stair steppage ability. Also, I was already on the lights with a light up necklace. Booyah!

3 Candace { 10.24.11 at 9:27 pm }

Also, Ace Hardware carries some very handy silver spray paint. I used the gold version to make an Ark of the Covenant once and it was pretty awesome. I have no doubt that you’ll create something amazing and I will sit in awe of the costume when I see photos…

4 Rachel D { 10.24.11 at 9:36 pm }

Rosie’s pregnancy simulation belly is my fave!

5 Anjie { 10.25.11 at 9:50 pm }

Dude. Bring me the star on the 3rd.

6 racher { 10.26.11 at 12:18 pm }


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