Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Fun

We didn't put up many Halloween decorations this year, but here is a  picture of  one of my Halloween themed Re-ment items.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Build-O-Bama Paper Toy

I made one and you can, too!

See the Build-O-Bama blog a for details.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Harvest Festival

This Saturday we went to the Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival in Moorpark. The festival is held on weekends from the end of September through the end of October. Pumpkins were available in a variety of sizes and colors in the pumpkin patches as well as beautiful sunflowers in an array of colors. They had a variety of animals, including goats, cattle and miniature horses. There were pony rides for the children as well as a horse drawn wagon and tractor pulled wagons. Of course, there were games, crafts, delicious food and produce.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Christopher Columbus!

We got this blind box toy from Little Tokyo back in 2005. He was figure #3 from a series of historical figures made by a company called Furta. The figure came with a stand and an information sheet in Japanese. Other figures in the series included:

#1 Natsume Soseki (Japanese novelist)
#2 Archimedes (Greek mathematician)
#3 Galileo Galilei (Italian astronomer)
#5 Ludwig Van Beethoven (German composer)
#6 Bust of Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch artist)
#7 mystery figure in silhouette (he might be holding a test tube)

The box states in English "There is no royal road to learning" and "The fist term". Perhaps this was the first series of these figures. It would be interesting to see what other historical figures were chosen to be commemorated in vinyl.