Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Spooky Tales.....

I didn't think that I could possibly have a worse day than I did LAST Halloween. And I suppose, in retrospect, today did not quite match up. Mason broke my glasses, I don't have vision coverage and tried to go get new glasses, but my prescription is expired and they wont just make me a new pair based on the old ones. It's nearly impossible to work without them.... so HELLO frustration! It's been a day of forgetfulness, breaking many things, and just crazy and tiredness.... With only a few hours of sleep, my temper has been short and it's just been a crazy day!
The Halloween Parade at Coop's school.... He went as a puppy, since they don't allow masks... and Spiderman isn't really Spiderman without his mask! I developed a new found appreciation for all those times that my mom came to my LAME school things. I debated whether or not to go, then I remembered when I had my Halloween parade at school and my mom was always there.... Thanks mom!!!


Carving Pumpkins.....




The ward Halloween Trunk or Treat.....

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A weekend without kids.... a weekend without mom...

Nick took the kids to the farm for the weekend. The boys had a BLAST at the farm, playing and watching daddy do the "hunting thing."





I stayed home, mainly to work. Also, I have to play the piano in Relief Society and do the Sacrament bulletin. I worked, shopped, cleaned, went to church, took a nap, worked some more and watched the first season of Lost.


My purchases.... (It's so rare that I just get to have fun shopping... with no kids... no pressure to be home by a certain time. Unfortuneately I dont have an endless supply of money rolling in.... that would have made it a lot more fun.... and my friend spent more money than me... so that's always good!)




Saturday, October 27, 2007

Our little party.....

There was a little Halloween Party at the church.... the boys had fun.... Mason LOVED the bounce house!!!! Can you guess what they are! It's really hard, I know, but you should try! ;)
PS I did manage to get my house cleaned up.... the lack of comments of my previous post tells me that people are as ashamed of me as I was of myself!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What I'm doing today.....

I hang my head in shame as I write this post.... I mean how did I let my Laundry room get this bad?!? YIKES!


and my hallway and kitchen floor?! DOUBLE YIKES!!!



and my bedroom/office!?? TRIPLE YIKES!!!



Somewhat in my defense this one is mostly NOT ME! Not to mention that my days are CRAZY with work and being a taxi driver..... Really NO EXCUSES FOR ME!


The kids hang out in the living room and their bedroom because they are halfway decent.....



But my main goal today is to get this place back into shape! I mean, a house of order is a house of God... HELLO??!!! I can't function like this... so instead of blogging about my misery... I'm getting to work! Will it ever get this bad again? Probably.....

Monday, October 22, 2007

Our family


Cooper drew this picture of our family and I just loved how he drew Nick and I in the middle holding hands and the kids all around us... not to mention the "extra kids" that snuck their way into the picture... he "x'd" them out... but maybe they're still there?

School Picture Day





Here they are..... Don't you just want to eat em up???!? Sooooo Cute! Please note that these were taken on the "puke day" incident. You think I could get in trouble for not blurring out the company name?


Not much else to report in our neck of the woods. Nick is busy with school. He went hunting over the weekend and shot 3 deer, so we have a fridge full of venison... if anyone is hungry? (I'm sure he'll do a post about that when he gets some time)


I'm trying my hardest to eat healthy and so far and doing well this week.... HA HA HA it's only Monday isn't it? Oh well, that's actually pretty good for me!


Cooper hit a milestone today.... he read, for the first time EVER, an ENTIRE book, from COVER to COVER, with absolutely NO HELP!!!
3 cheers for Cooper!!! HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY!!! He is also writing in a daily journal.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Sean!!

Build-a-Bear and Ben and Jerrys with mom and dad (Dad made Sean run through the fountain and they DIDN'T beat the water!!!) His little friend's name is "T-rex Hunter." He holds a baby dino in his mouth who Sean loves more than the big dino and has named "Trigger."

Chuck-o-rama with extended family

Birthday cake at home.... with Rainbow Trout for dinner (Sean LOVES fish)

Preparations


We picked up these free barrels today to store water in. I figure we have some food storage... but you can hardly cook anything without water.... then I thought about it even more... and you cant do ANYTHING without water.... so, we picked up four barrels (2 60 gallon, and 2 30 gallon). So we've got 180 gallons of water stored now... No big deal I guess....
Just peace of mind.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Cookies Cookies Cookies

Fall is a great excuse to make sugar cookies! This was our FHE activity and treat.

Lately I've been wondering if I'm feeding my kids too many sweets. It seems like I use sweets as a reward.... as a bribe.... as entertainment. Am I creating little junk food junkies that will grow up to be diabetics?

I think I'm going to start limiting sweets intake to once a week, monday nights of course....


Can you find the fly that got stuck in one of the cookies!??! YUCK!!! Don't worry, I didn't feed him to the kids ;)

My Find!!!

I found this CUTE quilt at Shopko for 10 BUCKS!!!! I was so excited and so was Mason, my little Dino-lover. So I'm putting away the way the one I made and using this one instead. That way, when he PUKES all over it, I wont freak out! Puke away little buddy.