Normally, I insist that Miss Onderful eat primarily healthy things. This week, however, there has been quite a bit of candy corn in our diet.
I finished her Candy Corn dress just in time. I bought thrift store corduroy pants and sewed on extra ruffles. Yes, she's eating candy corn AGAIN. She pronounces it, "Eee Koh". Yesterday, I made her scrambled eggs, strawberries, and a pumpkin waffle. She pushed the plate away, pointed to the candy corn jar, and said, "No, Mama----Eee Koh."
I went exploring in downtown Greenville with a friend and we found "Petticoat Junction". Well, it was there anyway, it's not like we discovered it, but it was new to me. It's in Greenville's old train depot. Aren't these autumn bicycles cute? The store has jewelry and clothes, but my favorite part was the 'paint your own ceramics' part. That would be a fun Little Girl party.....everyone paints an ornament or something. The prices were reasonable, and they had a big selection of bisque pieces.
Miss Onederful's school also had a pumpkin patch....she picked out this one.
We've been trying out lots of her thrift store costumes. She liked the wand, but not the scratchy witch dress. The sleeves were itchy.
I'm jumping around here, but on my outing with a friend, we saw a new winery! Look----it's practically related to my blog.
We were irritated by this sheer laziness. What a beautiful base for a lamp post. What utter sloppiness in painting the concrete. Can't we have anything nice?
There were little pony rides. Poor pony.
We stopped for a very rare Happy Meal. We're washing our hands. Washing your hands is a very Big Deal when you're almost two. It's even better than french fries.
I'm trying to make a big effort to take more photos of me and my daughter. As moms, I think WE are usually the one with the camera. A mommy blogger (what is her name??? argh) recently started a project called 'Get Behind the Camera', or something like that. It's to encourage us to get in some photos with our kids. There are so many days when I think, "Oh, no----I don't have on any makeup, I've got oatmeal on my shirt, my hair's a mess." I'm trying to get over that.
As a child, most of my photos are of just me, or me and my dad. I wish I had more images of me and my mother. I LOVED seeing what she was wearing, her hairstyles and clothes, what kind of food she was eating, what book she was reading, what her apron looked like....things like that. I want to remember what it was like on the other side of the camera, too. So, even though I don't always like having my photo taken, I'm trying to remember that my little girl might really enjoy seeing these images later. Also, I don't want her thinking she only had one parent! So-----get in those photos, moms! Your kids will love it later.
Miss Onderful contemplating her new costume. Isn't her shadow funny? I bought a thrift store cheapo Red Riding Hood costume and have been heavily embellishing it with lace, german-ish belt, cameo, and gingham basket. Photos later. I hope.
Turnips and greens
Homemade french bread
I tried a new pumpkin fritter recipe. I liked that they were baked, not fried. They were tasty, but pretty time consuming. My husband just drowned them in ketchup, anyway. Sigh.
Our local Post Mistress, Linda, always puts out great decorations. This guy is about Miss Onderful's height. She wanted his candy, but his moving eyes and spooky voice made her stand behind me most of the time I was buying stamps.
Creepy, isn't he? I tried some super easy Pumpkin Mousse. (Like my moose? Dorky, I know. I couldn't help myself.) I like how light it is....made with skim milk and fat free jello.
I like almost any Country Living recipe, but these Pumpkin Waffles are great to have on hand. I make a bunch of them, then freeze them in ziplock bags. It's nice to be able to toss one in the toaster or microwave for a quick healthy breakfast. I like little breakfast 'sandwiches' made with them, too.....throw a scramled egg, cheese, ham, whatever you have on hand.....between two waffles, and you're out the door.