Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your day! I spent the holiday with family enjoying the foods everyone brought. We had turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, squash, mashed sweet potato, cranberry sauce, stuffing, peas, squash pie, chocolate pie, apple pie, and mini pumpkin cheesecakes! Wow, what a lot of food! I didn't eat too much, though. ;)
Before we eat, we take photos for Christmas cards, which is why I'm all dressed up in this picture!

I love spending time with family around the holidays. My mom even came today! That was a great surprise. Even though I thought she might come, I didn't know for sure if she would. I'm thankful for a family that loves me, and that I live in a safe, warm house. I know there are many out there that aren't as lucky as I am. How was your Thanksgiving? How did you celebrate, if you celebrated at all? What are you thankful for?
This has been Dani, dabbling in Thanksgiving thankfulnesses and feastings. Over and out! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy (Late) Halloween!

Happy belated Halloween, everyone! I don't know about you, but it's tradition for us, like so many others, to go out trick-or-treating! But of course, to go trick-or-treating, you have to dress up. I mean, it's not a law, but just one of those unspoken rules that must not be broken.
 For weeks I had been trying to figure out what to dress up as. I didn't want to be a ghost, because even though it's an easy costume, everyone dresses up as a ghost. I thought of being a witch, but I wanted to be more original than that. I was running out of time, so I had to choose something that I already had the materials to make. Finally, I came up with the idea of being a duck. Lilly had a yellow dress, and we had tons of yellow feather boas. Don't ask--we seem to accumulate the oddest things. So, I put on the yellow dress and wrapped myself with feathers. But that just wasn't enough. I decided a beak and feet was what I needed. I took some light-weight orange craft foam and rolled it into a cone shape. I glued the corners down, tied a rubber band around it, and voilĂ , I had a beak! I cut out some duck feet shapes from the foam, too, and taped them to a pair of shoes.

 Here's a picture taken a couple days before Halloween--I wasn't quite sure what to do about the shoes yet, so the feet look a little funny.

Wings down:

A close-up:

And the beak:

Here are the pictures from Halloween night! I went trick-or-treating with my friend Stephanie, who was extremely last minute with her costume; she decided a half hour before we left! If you can't tell, she's a mummy. 
Please excuse the flash! (Also, notice my feet! The shoes are finished! Score!)

It rained right before we left, so it was damp outside, but not cold at all. And, it didn't rain at all while we were trick-or-treating! Bonus!

Aaaaand a close-up:

Before long, Stephanie and I started our ultimate quest for maximum candy!
I like the pictures Skye takes, and I like that she takes them, but sometimes, she just gets too carried away! Stephanie and I just couldn't wait to get going! Skye took this one of us as we were walking down the driveway.

Halloween just might be my favorite holiday. I love dressing up, and seeing other people's costumes! (Not to mention all that CANDY!) How was your Halloween? What did you do to celebrate, if you celebrated at all? What did you dress up as? I'd love to know!
This has been Dani the duckling, dabbling in Halloween goings-on and candy relations. Over and out!