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Brownsville Halloween

My sister invited us to celebrate Halloween at her kids school. The kids got to dress up and play carnival games and go trick or treating. It sounded fun so away we went. We arrived some time before my Sister and her entourage, but we had fun watching Lizzy play the games. She was a great shot! Most of the games you had to throw something. When Jessica showed up we all went down the trick of treat lane. Some of the teachers were hiding an used scary gloves to pass out the candy.

Steaming: It all started with a skirt

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Daniel and I have been interested in the Steam punk genre for a while now. While we were still in St. Louis it came to our attention that Seattle hosts the worlds biggest Steam punk Convention SteamconIII! And it was in October just after we moved back to Bremerton! Kismet! So when Amanda Myler gave me a bag of random sewing things along with a green skirt originally given to her from Sue Hodgeston I took one look and knew I had the makings of a great steam punk outfit.
 Daniel's outfit was fairly easy, He wanted to wear Knickers so I found a great video on how to modify pants. Sew easy! Here's how they turned out:
Then Daniel got to work making goggles out of leather. They were so cool. Here is the pair he made for Lizzy:
Ours were similar. I stamped flowers onto mine and had Daniel add ribbon and a different nose piece. Daniel made a leather octopus to put on his. The theme this year was 20,000 leagues under the sea.
  Then I got to work on my outfit. I found a pattern at Jo…

I have strange kids

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Here is Charles, he just picked up the hammer and I thought, "Thor!"
From 2011-10-08 Dancing ThorIsn't he cute? Then Lizzy had to get in on the action:
From 2011-10-08 Dancing ThorShe just loves getting her picture taken. Also a cute moment as the two of them were dancing together:
From 2011-10-08 Dancing ThorLater Lizzy showed off her amazing skills as she fearlessly rowed one handed down the hall:
From 2011-10-14 row row rowI love how creative my children are. Every day is an adventure!
From 2011-10-14 row row row

War!

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For my niece's eighth birthday we had a World of Warcraft theme. I had the distinct privilege of being a Mage:
From 2011-10-03 Taylor's birthdayI got to inform the magi how their powers work. The guests got to choose between Mage, Warrior, Hunter and Priest. Each had a special ability. Magi throw fireballs, we used soaker balls sans water. Later I became one of the beasts they had to slay. I was a two headed ogre. Here's Lizzy my little helper:
From 2011-10-03 Taylor's bWe hid behind the ogre and shot Nerf guns at the kids.Then after the second wave of intrepid warriors came through Lizzy and I followed them down the water soaked terrain. I was not prepared for exactly how water soaked the terrain was. I lost both shoes to the muddy recesses. I recovered them with out too much difficulty and just went barefoot the rest of the time.
 Once they crossed the bridge they had to face a demonic robot intent on taking over the world! My sister threw projectiles at the assailants…