It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Monday, October 31, 2011
**scroll down to see our decorations and Sugars' preschool costume parade!!**
The skeletons, along with everything else, came from my dear blog buddy Stephanie of Scraps.
In addition to those skeletons she sent us this:
And made these fabulous placemats for us! She even quilted them with glow-in-the-dark thread!!
She sent me some candy corn bubble bath and a Halloween scented black votive candle. The scent is "Jack-o-latte" and is very lovely!! There were a couple other things in that box from Stephanie that I'll save for next year's festivities!
right after I finish posting pictures of the kids in their costumes!
Confessions of a Paparazzi Parent.....
but they don't read my blog!
I always think it's funny when you get your own reflection or shadow in the picture!!
You should hear her Heffalump call!!
Tonight, I shall post pics of the other two so hang tight.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
I'm such a sucker for a good light show!!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
It's Pumpkin Time!!!
Daddy did the carving, Momma did the scooping/cleaning....
Saturday, October 22, 2011
It's Party Time!
Sonshine INSISTED that we needed to make Daddy a birthday cake. Now, we have enough desserts in this house to start a war right now....but the boy was DETERMINED to bake a cake. As Subvet had a meeting last night, and I started work later than normal, I'd told the kids we could bake the cake while Daddy was off to his meeting.
As soon as I mentioned "cake" last night Sonshine goes through the house proclaiming, "All aboard! All aboard! For the Making Daddy's Birthday Cake Express!"
Next thing I hear is him opening the refrigerator saying "First we'll need TWENTY eggs!"
WHOOOOAAAA!! Slow that train down there buddy.
So I grabbed the box o mix and started walking the kids through the steps to bake the cake. Never to early to learn to read a recipie! (and learn that cakes do NOT need 20 eggs!)
Then it was decided Daddy must have candles on his cake. So I grabbed every candle we had.....
We'll just have to make sure Daddy blows them out FIVE times.....
The Making Daddy's Birthday Cake Express must have been one wild ride!
all 3 kids were SOUND ASLEEP by 9:30pm!
**Since Daddy didn't get home till 11pm we're gonna have Birthday Cake for Breakfast!!**
Thursday, October 20, 2011
We're In We're In!!!!
Sugars has an appointment at Scottish Rite Hospital for January 11, 2012!!!
Thanks for all your prayers.
Hilarious but True Politics.
I keep having images of Herman Cain barefoot, covered in sweat and mud, wearing an old patchwork shirt and handmade burlap pants held up by a rope rather than a belt, out of breath and frantically running for his life; to freedom. Menacing sounds of barking dogs in the distance focused on Cain's scent. Not far behind, hot on Cain's trail, are black overseers determined to keep their fellow black slaves in check for their white liberal Democrat massas.
Cain's crime? He achieved success via traditional routes; education, hard work and character. Cain did not use or need affirmative action or lowered standards; a clear violation of the left's law for acceptable minority success........
This article is written by Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American, Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama. Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michelle Malkin.
Click on the excerpt to read the rest!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
First our Motivational Video!
If this doesn't get you moving nothing will!
So last week I didn't exercise at all, and my weight is up to
Too Damn Much -0.6lbs.
But on to this week!
my goal is to exercise three times this week.
How about you?? How'd ya do last week? Goals for this week?
Friday, October 14, 2011
One thing finished, another moving along...
I shall cut the bottom off when he's awake to try it on as I'm afraid he's gonna trip on his cape.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Momma, it's getting to be Halloween!!
So I guess it's about time to get those costumes made!!
Here is Miss Purple Heffalump
Sonshine wanted to be a Vampire!
The glue and paint haven't dried yet.
The only thing I have left to do is to attach Sonshine's vampire cape to the back of his black sweatshirt once it's all dry. I don't like things tied around their necks!! He'll wear a pair of black sweat pants and I'll paint his face to his specifications....
Who knew you could buy both black and silver lame' ???
Gator wanted to be "A Big Piece of Cheese"...there's a story behind that! He kept saying he wanted to be a cat. Well he was a cat last year so I told him to pick something different. When he insisted on being a cat I told him if he didn't pick something I was just going to make him a big piece of cheese for Halloween, thinking he'd hate that idea!
Goofball, he LOVED it!! And has wanted nothing else ever since!
He has black long sleeve shirt and black sweat pants to wear under this shirt, it'll come down to his knees, I think.
Some of you may remember me saying that I couldn't believe I'd bought something to support the Green Bay Packers.....
Well?? how else was I going to make him a Big Piece of Cheese???
and how about you? what are you/your kids going to be for Halloween this year? Do you make or buy your costumes???
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
A long night and a deep thought.
I do, however, work 6 nights a week.
I'm grateful that my daughter's diarrhea hit her on my (one) night off this week. So that I was able to concentrate on taking care of MY kid without having to stop and tell others how to take care of thier kids!
But what do you do with a 4 yr old who had a long nap during the day and is now up ALLLLLL night?
Why, you get to work on that Halloween Costume! That's what!
anyone know what she's gonna be??
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I love reading articles that celebrate marriage!
Secrets of Longest Celeb Marriages.
by ThirdAge.com, on Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:50am
Martin Sheen and Janet Templeton (Getty Images)
Staying married is tough enough for ordinary people. But in the midst of all the temptations of Hollywood, it’s sometimes impossible. That’s why we’re all the more impressed with these couples who have made a life together. Here's how they did it:
Martin Sheen and Janet Templeton: Weather the Tough Times Together
Sheen, 71, and his wife are approaching their 50th anniversary this year. Although Sheen’s struggled with alcoholism, and the couple’s son Charlie has had a few notorious blowups, they’ve remained together through the hard times. And he values her as much as life itself. Though he’s famously liberal, Sheen is pro-life because Templeton was conceived as the result of a rape, and he once told an interviewer that if abortion had been available at the time, she would never have been born.
Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens: Choose Carefully
Douglas, 94, and his wife have the longest-lasting marriage in Hollywood – 57 years. Douglas credits that to his steadfast, supportive wife – “You can tell a lot about a guy by the woman he marries.”
Alan Alda and Arlene Weiss (Getty Images)
Alan Alda and Arlene Weiss: Keep a Sense of Humor
read the rest here.