Monday, October 26, 2009

Three Wishes

Last week I was sick and my sweet sisters made me this card;




They paraded it up the stairs to where I lay. They came with hats on their heads, masks on their faces, and kazoos in their mouths. Maybe not the noise I would have asked for, but it's the thought that counts :)

The other day Youngest Sister told my Mom what she would wish for if she had three wishes. This is her list (in the same order);

1. To be a princess

2. To have unlimited money

3. To have wisdom

When I was sick, I only wanted one wish. . . to get better!

~Megan

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Half Marathon

My Dad ran a half marathon with his friend this morning. We went with one of his friend's daughters and his friend's wife to see them finish!



Here my Dad and his friend are about to cross the line. They don't look too sad. . . just a little tired :)


~Megan

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Apple Butter Time


I know it's autumn when we get together to make apple butter with our friends the G family. We got the recipe from other friends of ours. They showed us how to make apple butter when I was in kindergarten and we have made it with the G family ever since.


We take turns with the G family on hosting the apple butter making. This year it was our turn.


With the apples bought, apple cake made, and our house in order, we eagerly await the arrival of the G family.

Before to long they are at our house, laden down with more apples, a crock pot, pizza, and cinnamon sticks. We all eat before the G boys, Middle Sister, Youngest Sister, and I head down to our basement to play a few games of Roman Soldiers (it has become a tradition- partially because all of us like it :). After a while we come back upstairs and the apple butter making begins! There are three main stations. . .


 Station 1# has people using the (creatively named :) Apple cutter corer peeler slicers. Usually our dads are over here.

These apples are then given to the people on. . .


Station 2# who chop them up. This is where us kids are normally.

The chopped up apples are then given to. . .


Station 3# where our Moms are. We typically put the apples into the crock pots but they are the ones who add in the other ingredients. All in all, it takes us about a half hour to make two crock pots full of apple butter. We are told that when we first started it took us 2 hours to make it. That was when our age range was 1-6 years old. We must have kept all of their hands full! Making apple butter with the G family is a fun fall thing and I am glad it's become a tradition.

Happy autumn! ~Megan

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Friday with Aunt Judy


We recently went to the Toy and Miniature Museum with my Aunt Judy. They would only let us take pictures in the entry way of the museum. Consequently, we are posing by a bear that is by no means miniature!


After looking at doll houses and tiny pieces of furniture all morning, we ate lunch at Andre's, a Swiss restaurant. Upon walking in you are greeted by a mouth-watering array of sweets! Some are little. . .


And some big. . .


All gorgeous!


I ordered Quiche Lorraine and minestrone soup.


We were all excited about dessert! Which one to choose?


Youngest Sister, Middle Sister, and Aunt Judy decided on the Dubish.


My Mom decided on a Rum Cake.


And I decided on the Stolen, a holiday dessert.


We left full and happy! ~Megan

Friday, October 9, 2009

Opening the Present . . .



. . . you will find that I am
sewing a stack and slash quilt with my aunt,
knitting a scarf,

. . . as well as working on
school :),
copying all my poems into one notebook,

. . . and you will find on my night stand
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

. . . and, lately, I have been listening to
The Lost Get Found by Britt Nicole

. . . and the picture is of
our piano getting tuned

Have a good weekend! ~Megan

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Plaza Art Fair


A walk. . .


an abundance of art. . .


and a whole lot of people!


~Megan

Saturday, October 3, 2009

An Announcement



This past week we found out what our ballet performance is going to be for next July. It is going to be based on the Feature Films for Family movie Rigoletto. As our ballet teachers put it;

"Rigoletto is a magical story that takes a fairy tale's plot and drops it into the lap of a small town in America. It is the story of Rigoletto, an elf engaged to the beautiful princess Gorfindle in the land of make-believe. On the night before Rigoletto is to wed his princess, he is struck in the face by a magical sword and cursed to live among the mortals. The spell can only be broken by someone with a pure heart who will love him in spite of his disfigured face."

We are excited to watch the movie and even more excited to watch the ballet take shape! The anticipation!

~Megan