Thursday, October 30, 2014

Carving The Pumpkin

We are feeling very smug and proud of ourselves because this year - LISTEN UP EVERYONE- this year we remembered to carve our pumpkin!  

It's all about the little victories, right?

Gordy and Josie (Chairgirl of the House Decorations Committee) carved the pumpkin last Sunday after Georgia's soccer game in Rhode Island.  I (the resident photographer) took photo for the company newsletter.

(and when things got a little dull, I took photos of our flowers.  Isn't this a pretty photograph?)

Gordy and Josie decided to copy our friends the Woods and carve a vomiting pumpkin.

They started by sketching out the design...

and cutting off the top.  

Getting the top off this pumpkin wasn't easy:

But Gordy won in the end:

Gordy and Josie went old-school with the design.

They did triangle eyes, a square nose and an oval mouth (perfect for the vomit).

Josie kept the innards in a bowl, ready to put back into the pumpkin's mouth.  She demonstrated what the finished product would look like for the photographer:

At last it was time to set the pumpkin up on the front stoop:

and to place the barf where appropriate.

We're not quite sure if all the vomit will last until Friday - our yard is home to what seems like hundreds of chipmunks.  

But if the wildlife has a feast, the pumpkin will still look cool on Halloween.

We hope.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Soccer Season Continues

Georgia's soccer season is in full-swing and I've been able to go to two games in a row.  On Sunday, I got to watch Georgia's team (NEFC United) beat the Rhode Island Bolts 1-0.  The game was in Rhode Island on the campus of a private school that overlooked the ocean.  You couldn't have found a more gorgeous setting.  

Georgia's team is U12 but they are playing up in the U13 division.  The matches are now 11v11 which makes things more complex and fun to watch.

Georgia almost always plays defense at this point - a position that she loves.

At this particular game, everyone but Henry came along to cheer the United.

The game was tied until the last five minutes of the game when one of Georgia's teammates scored.

And then there were five tense minutes where we all held our breath, hoping that the other team wouldn't tie it up.

... but they didn't.


There's one more month of fall soccer for Georgia and she's making the most of it!

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