Halloween is one of the favorite holidays at our house. Lori loves to get the kids in their costumes; we all love her homemade chili and breadsticks, a family tradition passed down from her Mom. Here we are with our very artistic Jack 'O Lanterns. My doctor's hands had some blisters after we made these ones!
Here is a picture os Ashlynn getting ready to be the Narrator in her school Halloween Play, entitled The Best Halloween Ever. She did a great job; she had the most parts of anyone!
Here's little Ayla. She loves dinosaurs lately, so she and her dinosaur buddies are totally engrossed in her dinosaur movie. I had a hard time getting her attention away from the tube to even take her picture!
Here's a nice picture of the sunrise as seen from our back porch this morning. One interesting aspect of living halfway to Alaska is that you get an exaggerated change in the length of day between summer and winter. Watching the sun come up at 8:00 am (7:00 after this weekend: don't forget to change your clocks!) and set at 5:30 in the afternoon is a sure sign that winter is coming to the frozen North! In midwinter, I hardly ever get to see the sun because I get to the hospital well before first light and leave my office after sunset.
The weather this week has been fantastic, though! Highs in the 60's, no wind; should be perfect for the trick or treaters tonight, so we'll be able to see the kids' costumes for a change. The weatherman says it won't last, however; we're supposed to pay the piper next week.
Lori and I don't mind, though. We're off to Orlando on Sunday for a work conference most of the week. Hello balmy Florida, here we come! We'll take some pictures to make you all jealous.