around here

There are pumpkins EVERYWHERE. I don’t know how we got so may pumpkins this year. A real Halloween mystery. And these pumpkins are the most loved pumpkins ever. The boys gather them and sort them by size. Isaac walks around with them telling me if they are “heavy!” or “light!” or “tiny!” or my favorite…”Medium! This one is medium, Mommy!” :)

Isaac loves these pumpkins so thoroughly that when Andrew recorded our home rules for his recent Social Studies assignment “no throwing pumpkins” was number two on his list of four. Do I really bring up that rule that much? Guess so.

I bought these kooky Halloween guys the first year we were married. It’s important to add these kinds of things to marriage, I find. They are a little beat up, but I still love them.

My rotting kitchen windowsill, oh so shabby-chic,  has some seasonal flare.  See the feather?  Can’t decide if that’s whimsical or gross.

Low on storage? Use your butternut squash as sculpture.

Just updated these frames with recent shots of the boys. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but I didn’t realize how much these boys have changed until I took down the frames to take out the old photos. Photographic proof: they are DEFINITELY growing and changing. I love photography. :)

This weekend is looking good with church Halloween parties and visiting friends and Halloween movies. We’re definitely watching the Corpse Bride this weekend…though I’m wondering if Andrew and I can sneak away for Frankenweenie. It’s definitely the month to take in as much Tim Burton as possible. ;)

Have a good one!


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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8 Responses to around here

  1. Mama V says:

    our pumpkins have all rotted. for some reason, it’s hard to explain “rot” to a 4 year-old. such frustration for him!

    feather: it depends on whether or not it was washed, imo. ;)

    i see that your furniture had to be bolted to the wall. smart move, mama.

    are you guys getting ready for the frankenstorm on its way, too?!

    • Robyn says:

      Ha! Then the feather is *definitely* gross! :)

      Poor Jesse! Here’s hoping for some fresh pumpkins!

      Learned the hard way about the furniture. kids these days…

  2. Plume says:

    Oy, we have tons of pumpkins too! But the small ones, mainly. I had gotten some for my daughter’s first birthday this past weekend, then got some at Pier 6’s fall harvest, and then the husband thought it would be a good idea to bring in 15 more. I sent my parents back home with a few just so I could get rid of them.

    And I like your little set-up over by your kitchen window sill. What are those canisters of? Mine is in terrible condition, so I just keep the curtains shut–out of sight, out of mind. ;) I’ll need to come up with something for there. Too bad I’m terrible with plants. :(

    • Robyn says:

      I got the canisters from a friend. They are metal “flour” “Sugar” “coffee” “tea” ones that I don’t think are food safe at this point. But they are plant safe!

      and Plume, you definitely win with the most pumpkins! We have like 8. No where near what you’ve got! But we usually have like 2…so it seems like a lot fo us!

  3. kate o. says:

    best use of a butternut squash ever! i want to love the guys but it just isn’t happening. and we seem to get lots of them in our csa.

    i often pull feathers from the kids pockets and it always gives me kind of a shiver. the little girl seems to be a magnet for only the mangy ones, too. shudder.

  4. Terri Deal says:

    LOVE the butternut squash, you are soooo clever, I just marvel at your creativity!

  5. What a fun little tour of your place, Robyn. I love seeing all of your wonderful photos in frames around your home.

    Have a great weekend! xo

  6. Miss Vicki says:

    My pumpkin count is 46-but we grow our own, and I know I missed some. :) They are lurking everywhere.

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