Archive for October, 2009

Halloween 2009

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

We started Halloween with a Fun Run:
Dennis, Emma, Clare Halloween Fun Run
Emma did a 5k and Dennis & I did a 10k. Beauty of a day for running!

Then, later…
Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, AliceThis year, we had 237 trick or treaters from the hours of 5:30-8pm. A new record, we doled out nearly 12 pounds of sweets. (more…)

Snow Day

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Meg & Emma Snow Pixies
When I was in grade school, I remember having a half day candy exchange and a costume party at school for Halloween. It was a day I looked forward to with great excitement. My parents did not believe in artificial sugar or color in a humans diet. The school holiday was my one exemption from a year long suppression of sugary sweets.

At Emma’s school, they have something called “Fall Break”. I’m not sure if it just happens to coincide with Halloween, or if it is on purpose. In any event, she had 28-30th of October OFF! Thus, the school entirely avoided Halloween. No dealings with costumes or candy. What clever administrators. (more…)

Rock Climbing – Third Flatiron, Boulder, CO

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Clare Summit of Third Flatiron
I had to make a second trip to the Third Flatiron, so I could lead the odd pitches of the East Face route. Earlier this summer, I did the even ones and was robbed of the true summit by an afternoon summer storm.
Kris on Summit of Third Flatiron
When Kris suggested an outing up the famed slab, I was all too excited. Woo-hoo! (more…)

Pumpkin Carving

Friday, October 16th, 2009

The Adults Carved This OneThe Tweenie Carved This One
Dennis & I have never carved pumpkins together, in nearly 7 years of being married! We came to this realization as we were carving them on Friday night. Thanks to Halloween Radio for providing free spooky tunes!!! (more…)

Rock Climbing – Clear Creek Canyon, CO

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Emma, Juin, and Clare Happy at High Wire

It was very cold Sunday morning, but that didn’t stop Emma & I from meeting Steve, Juin, and Kris in Golden, CO for some sport climbing!
Kris Throwing a Leg Over Pony Up (5.8)