Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

I was tired of carving before it even began, so a few of us opted to do our pumpkins a little different way...
My pumpkin (Connor said he gave me and A for effort), Ashlyn's painted pumpkin and Corbin's potato head.
Little Bo Peep and three of her sheep...
I kept wondering what would happen if I really did "get lost" - I know Corbin wanted to.

Bumble Bee...

I think next year I will have to plan three month in advance, 2 am nights making costumes only made me like Halloween a little less.
The kids, especially Corbin, loved trick-or-treating. It didn't last long, thankfully. Just enough candy to meet my "parenting tax." It was also a nice 75 degrees while we were out!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Last week my friend Ali and I took the kids to Hill Ridge Farm. We went last year for one of Dylan's preschool field trips and we all loved it enough to go back.

The hayride to the pumpkin patch. Corbin was in awe...
Dylan with his pumpkin...
Ashlyn with hers...
And Corbin trying so hard to just sit on any pumpkin he can...
All the kids at one of the mazes...
The corn pit that keeps everyone happy, I wish I had one at home!!!
Levi and Corbin chill'in...

Ashlyn in Heaven (she loves sandboxes, you can only imagine)...

Dylan got really creative with the slide this year, he went down every way possible, I was just surprised they let him.
Ashlyn and Corbin in the bouncy (literally) haystack...

Ashlyn and Corbin on the School bus...

We sure had a great time, decorated pumpkins coming soon!

Monday, October 26, 2009


My Husband was giving me some weird looks tonight at dinner, not that this is very rare! However, usually it has meaning, so I shrugged it off the first time. But after the second time I gave it right back! Then there was the "aha" moment! He said, " You painted your nails." He had been watching me all during dinner- this was even one of those very long and entertaining meals that we have every once-in-a-while where everyone is laughing. Corbin was sticking both fingers up his nose on his own accord, Ashlyn was laughing uncontrollably and then there began the mouth popping (is that what you call it- where you put your finger in your mouth and as you slide it out you can pop it?) Corbin tried, and well, failed. Dylan figured it out. Anyway, I have NEVER in our married lives painted my nails. And I DIDN'T put on a nice, pretty, subtle color either- a dark purple, almost black, perfect for Halloween. I was doing my toes (a deep and ingrained fetish that I have that all started with dancing- a new thing you know about me now- they have to been nicely groomed and always painted to help other's overlook the once blistered beaten feet I used to sport) and decided to try my fingers too, why not! (Was that grammatically correct in anyway- I hope you get the point?) So this whole time he was trying to figure out what was different about me. As much as I use my hands to just talk, I was surprised it took that long!

What is your fetish?

Friday, October 23, 2009

DWTS Michael Jackson Tribute Dance

I saw this and it almost made me cry. It really was Amazing!!!! Take a look if you already haven't seen it.

See it Here.

I know this isn't the best quality video, I was trying to spare you from watching the whole episode, which you can do in great quality if you go to

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Transform Your Shirt

My friend Anna invited me over for a fun girls night. Really I was there for the food since, to me, she is a gourmet cook.

We also did a craft to keep our hands busy while we talked. This one was fun and EASY!!! I am all about easy!
All you need is an old, boring t-shirt (or anything else- bag, pillowcase etc.), fabric paint and some freezer paper! Tutorial at:
So here is what I came home with. Ashlyn was super pleased and I was glad to make a once, unworn t-shirt seem brand new and fun!
I also put a giraffe on Corbin's shirt pocket, picture didn't turn out well, so just imagine.

The possibilities are endless with this one!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Finally- Some Sleep

This is what we had delivered yesterday...
So far, I am in heaven. I know I am bragging about a one night stand with my new mattress, but I really love it. We have talked for three years now about how badly we need a new mattress- and an actual bed would be cool too. Our saggy bed was giving us lots of pain and not enough sleep. So we broke down and searched, and by far I loved the Tempur-Pedics!!!

We all had a great time going to the store to pick it out- the salesman did not mind that Dylan jumped on every bed in the store. They were arranged so that he could jump in a continuous circle. He was sweaty when we left and was excited to come back the next day for the final decision.

We put our old mattress in the kids room, it fits perfectly between their twins with a foot to spare. It is now the official indoor gymnasium. I will have to post some videos of Dylan's acrobatics! I wonder how long it will take me to regret not having the delivery guys take it with them.

I will give you a more accurate review of the bed in a month! Are you enjoying your sleep?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


What is it about a few sheets...

That can keep little people occupied for so many hours! I have so many wonderful fort making memories from my own childhood (watching conference in them, having sleep overs in them.) I would like to think I am an expert at it. The kids would have liked it to be permanent. I don't think Connor could have handled another week with it up. But it has been a good distraction with ALL of us being sick and therefore stuck at home.
I think Dylan is about to burst, he is on his second week of being at home, this kid is not ment for the indoors! I am also worried about all the bad habits we have formed due to my desire to baby my sick kiddos.