Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So sorry for my attempt at being witty.
I got these pictures as an e-mail and just could not pass up the fun and a friendly reminder to be careful and safe this Halloween.
Happy Sugar Coma Day!!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I always consider it a great accomplishment to get to the sleeves. If I could just do a big square with no sleeves I would be in sewing heaven. Curse you sleeves and zippers.
Now that Drama Queen was all set it was time for Sweet-boy to get his costume. His was one that I thought would be easy to do with some card-board and lots and lots of colored Duct-tape. So I pulled out the measuring tape and began carving out the pieces. Turning 2-dimensional pictures into functional costumes is something I hope not to do again soon. Sweet-boy was really a good sports with all the measuring and testing of this and that to make it all come together. His costume was not as time consuming but still hard to make work. In the end this is what we got.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tonite for dinner he cut up the potatoes, placed them in the pot and chopped them some more.
Then he worked on making those wonderful buttery crescent rolls.
It looks difficult but I think he was ready for the camera to go away.
I love having a little chef in the kitchen. I remember my brother always cooking up a storm and to this day he is a really good cook. Maybe Sweet-boy will take over and I can just show up at the table for a wonderful meal.....that would really be something for a mom to enjoy.
Monday, October 20, 2008
4. I cannot go to sleep without doing the following routine. The kitchen must be clean, no dirty dishes waiting, or glasses laying about. I am happiest hearing the dishwasher running. The table cloth must be replaced on the table with chairs tucked in place. I turn off all the lights, check the doors to make sure that they are locked and make sure that the garage door is down and the outside lights are on. Then I proceed to the kids room, each one is re-tucked into bed, kissed on the forehead and stroked across the head to move hair away from sweet faces. Then I proceed to my room; fold down my bed, get a glass of water, check my alarm, climb into bed and read for a half hour, turn off the light, roll onto my tummy and go to sleep.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This one had a bump in it. Some poor bug got GOT. I hope it was the Grasshopper that lived in our yard and loved to jump at me. Sweet-boy holding the "fat" one. Look at that happy face.
Walking the snakes over to the river.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Meet Scarecrow Soldier, complete with cape, pin sword and yellow reflective thread for safety. Next is one for Sweet-boy. She is doing all this with a wrapped paw, what a trooper!!! This is Ghost Soldier - pompom ruffle and pin sword complete the outfit. Now that all the Lego People are properly dressed they must have a proper place to hold a Halloween Party. The building of the great house......
A place to crash when the sugar coma sets in.
All ready for the Halloween Party.
Today at 4pm, it is going to be a rocking place in Lego Land.
And something a little fun to watch.......I am just as excited about Twilight as you, but this is too funny!!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Take one bag and cut all sides down to the bottom of bag.
The more strips cut the better it looks.
Take the remaining bag and just cut the top 2 inches to help it match the outer bag.
Place your goodies in the second bag.
Place the goodie bag on top of the frayed bag, like so.
Then gather up the outer bag around the stick.
Hold in the center and tie on raffia.
There you have a great, CHEAP, Halloween goodie bag, or even just a cute decoration for the kids to make.
Tye-Died Halloween Shirts from the October edition of FamilyFun Magazine. Click here for all the directions.
Here are my hints:
Make sure that you use large rubber-bands for the outline of the pumpkin. We did not! I had to take a paint brush and Clorox to make the pumpkin outline more noticeable. Also we let them soak for at least 3 minutes in the dye and it was dark. So I would let them sit for double the time it says. It was dark tangerine and came out really light orange. Other than that it was a really easy and fun activity.
Drama Queen did the smaller ones, I would recommend lots on the smaller ones, both front and back.
Both were adorable and so fun for a family project!!!