Sunday, October 30, 2011


A wise old owl sat in an oak
 the more he saw, the less he spoke
the less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why aren't we all like that wise old bird?

Pip's owl costume.
Remember our birthday tree?

Well, it turns out birthday buntings 
double as owl suits. 


Whether she's recognizable as an owl, whoooo knows, 
but she's happy.  

After twenty costume scenarios, 
and dozen more cooking
in her imaginative mind,
Winnie was finally lassoed into being a cowgirl.

Cookie monster:
Sisters' fuzzy hat and sweater,
Ping pong ball eyes. 

Baby giraffe.   

"These notices had been written by Christopher Robin, who was the only one in the forest who could spell; for Owl, wise though he was in many ways, able to read and write and spell his own name WOL, yet somehow went all to pieces over delicate words like MEASLES and BUTTEREDTOAST."

- Winnie the Pooh, A.A.Milne

Some Owlish Book Love:

Owl Babies - Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson

Owl at Home, by Arnold Lobel

Owl Moon - Jane Yolen, ill. by John Schoenherr

Whoo-oo Is It - Megan McDonald, ill. by S.D. Schindler

Peek a Who? - by Nina Laden


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

You have the 'funnest' house anywhere. Those costumes are so creative, and the kids look great. Bunting for feathers! Ping pong balls for monster eyes! I wish they were coming to trick-or-treat at my door so I could gush. Happy Halloween!

Jan Morrison said...

oh I love your family! owls and cowgirls and oh oh oh.

MollyMom103 said...

Owl Books : The Guardians of Ga'Hoole.

Love the costumes, So much fun.

Faith Pray said...

Tricia, I wish we could have come for gushing. Thanks!

Jan, we would have knocked at your door and asked you to wear the knitted wig!

Molly, thanks for the owl ref. I'll look them up!


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