I do not know what a Dead Princess Bride is, but I am quite sure it is not someone you want to mess with. While escorting this zombie on her door to door quest for chocolate and sugar I was wise to stay back at least one house length as instructed. In years past I was able to extract a small tax for my troubles. This year I received no tip for services rendered. Fortunately I can stay awake longer than she and will have my treat in the end.

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I could not resist one last image of fall. Actually, there is one more I am waiting on. A lone tree in a field is just starting to turn and I have been leaving for work earlier than normal in hopes of catching it in the fog. Stay tuned. This evening I enjoyed a great game of indoor soccer. I played without my knee brace and scored two goals in a 9-3 winning effort. Even the toughest day at work is no match for a good run on the pitch.

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Maya and I worked on her pumpkin this evening. She starts with her own design.

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This afternoon Kyle had soccer practice with his travel team. The field was rather far from the house so I decided to do a little nature photography. I came across a pair of beavers working on a dam. I think this was the male (the larger of the two) who was ferrying a branch over to his construction project.

 

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Nicolai entertains several friends from his church youth group. They had mac and cheese for lunch and enjoyed a movie in the home theater. I had a glorious morning. Conditions were perfect for soccer, cool and crisp, the field still soft from yesterday’s rain. We were facing arch rivals Acton/Boxborough and my knee was feeling pretty strong. At the half we were down 2-0 and things were looking grim. During the second half we earned a penalty kick to bring us within a goal of a tie. In the last 3 minutes we scored 2 beautiful goals to steal the game. It was the sweetest victory imaginable and we celebrated with Hungarian Goulash at Jeno’s house.

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This afternoon Maya performed in her Halloween Piano recital. Click below to see a video of her performance. She played the theme for the Pink Panther and dressed the part.

I got a big response to my guess what this is photo last week so I decided to make another entry.

 

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Nala, having now chewed through almost everything we own, was treated to a home made toy fabricated by Maya and Jeanine. A slight application of peanut butter has rendered the toy irresistible to the temporary salvation of our furniture. 

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Kyle’s soccer team has gone undefeated this season with one game remaining to play. Kyle had a nice assist today and I snapped a team photo for submission to the Concord Journal should the team achieve the perfect season. 

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Peak color has passed, but I could not resist stopping for this photo of the Sudbury River on the way into work. I promise this will be the last of the fall foliage pictures for this season. Color was unusually brilliant this year and I had several great opportunities to capture the beauty. 

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Ran across this wild turkey on the way into the office this morning. As Thanksgiving approaches, I may just trade in my camera for Nico’s bow and arrow.

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Today was a 14 hour work day and I could not find the time for a single photo. This one of my bride was taken on Sunday. 

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Occassionally, I take a photo for which I have no comment. We were having lunch alfresco when I noticed the flashing lights of a state police cruiser. The trooper asked Batman to tuck in his cape before returning to the Batcycle (seriously) 

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