Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Party

We went to my sister's Halloween Party. It was an Adult costume party. It was a lot of fun. She had fun games and we got to meet some really nice people.

Well, here's the moment of truth...here are our costumes!! I think that they turned out really good. What do you think?? I have also included a picture of my sister and her husband. Her real hair...yes. His real hair...no. They were dressed as EMO people. I don't even know how to say that. I am so not hip!! hahah!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Our Spoooooky Dinner

Tonight we had the Armstrong family over for dinner. But, it wasn't just any kind of dinner...it was a spooky dinner! We started this tradition last year and the kids really enjoyed it. For dinner, we had Bloody Worms and Eyeballs (spaghetti and meatballs) with moldy cheese on top, worm juice (lemonade) with spider ice cubes, and batty bread. It sure was yummy. We had all the lights off and just lit a ton of candles. Of course we had spooky Halloween music playing.

Everyone had name cards. There was Dangerous Daddy, Monster Mommy, Evil Evan, Terrifying Tyler, Haunted Heidi and Lifeless Lindsey. Then for our guests, we had Cruel Kevin, Menacing Marianne and Creepy Kyle. It was fun trying to come up with these names.

Then for family night we made up a Halloween story and then played "telephone" with Halloween sayings...with only the light of a flashlight. Heidi said that she was "afraid of the darkness". It was a lot of fun. Then for dessert, we hard orange sherbet ice cream with chocolate chips (good use of the Halloween colors). I found this idea of doing a spooky dinner online last year and it was neat. The kids have been asking all month when our spooky dinner was going to be. It was fun again! Thanks for a fun night!!

Those crazy boys really enjoyed eating those spiders!! YUCK!! By the way, all these pictures were taken in the dark. You can't really get the full effect. The first picture is without the flash. Can you see the boys??
(S&T, you missed out...but, we missed you!! Next year...??)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Strawberry Lover!

I found strawberries!! Cool, huh? So, I had to change the colors of my blog to match. If you know me, then you know that my kitchen is strawberries. I love this blogging thing!

By the way, if you are checking out my blog, I would love to hear from you. Don't be a "blogger stalker", as my friend put it. Let me know what you think, how you are doing, comment on a post, etc. I like to know who my readers are!! :-)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Go Faith!

I'm a big fan of Faith Hill...what can I say??

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Halloween Costumes

So, I decided to make our Halloween costumes this year. Nothing too creative...pretty traditional. Here are pictures of the pattern and when I get a picture of us actually wearing the costumes, I will post them and you will have to let me know how you think they turned out!

Here's Ryan's costume...a pirate.

This one is for me...the gypsy. Crazy pattern, but I am practically done! YEAH!! So, what kinds of accessories does a gypsy wear? Help...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Heidi Learns the Letter "E"

Heidi learned about the letter "Ee" for Preschool this week. They dressed up like elephants. Here is a picture of Heidi with her slinky nose and her can feet. Very cute! The kids loved it! I wish I could take the credit for something this cute and creative, but it wasn't my week to teach. Way to go Kelly!
(Uncle Scotty...this post is for you...you missed seeing Heidi, so here you go!!)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Good-bye Coronet!!

I know, you don't believe it. Well, here's the picture to prove it!! We have stored our friend's car for the last year or so while they were working on projects of their own at home and in the garage. Well, it's finally out of our garage! I can't believe it! It really was a long time, but I am sure happy to have my parking spot back! Thank you and we love you Geoff and Amy! We know you would do the same for us....

What kind of candy are you?

I took this quiz and I am a Snickers. So, what kind of candy are you? Take the quiz and post what you are on my blog!!


Nutty and gooey - you always satisfy.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Yeah for Liesl!

My dear friend just recently got married. She looked so beautiful that day. It took her a long time, but she finally found Mr. Right. They are really cute and I am so happy for her. She kept a straight face during the sealing. Later I asked her what was up and her reply was that her cousin took a long time to do her make-up and she didn't want to mess it up!!!! hahaha!! She's so cute! We have been good friends for a long time. When I was Young Women's President in Anaheim, she was the Laurel advisor. That was back before Tyler was born. We have been friends ever since. She got me started on scrapbooking...thanks Liesl!! I miss scrapping with her!! :-(

Monday, October 8, 2007

Good Grief!!

So, I totally had one of those days the other day. And...it was all about Lindsey! First, she decided to walk past me as I walked into the garage to put something away and she managed to make it out into the street. A car honked and luckily enough I was able to get her. Good grief!! Then she figured out how to climb onto our kitchen chairs.

Then, while I was cooking dinner, she decided to pull the bag down of spaghetti noodles all over the floor. It looked like a huge game of Pick-up-Sticks!! So, she was making me crazy so I put her in her chair. She kept shoving her fingers down her throat and, sure enough, she gagged herself (sorry...no picture of that!). And, to make it even worse, the last thing in her body was milk. YUMMY! That was fun to clean up. So, I took off her shirt and let her eat spaghetti and she sure made a mess! Good grief!!

She sure was crazy that day, but how can you not love a face like this?!?!?

The Tooth Fairy Visits Tonight!

Tyler did it!! He lost his first tooth!! And...he pulled it out, all by himself at school! I picked him up from school today and asked him if he still had his tooth! Nope! He was so excited! Way to go Tyler!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I'm a Faithful Fan!

My favorite singer...Faith Hill just came out with her new album, "Faith Hill: The Hits". A couple new songs on it ("Red Umbrella"...love it!) and lots of her best songs. Gotta love her!!!

Like Mother, Like Son

So, my son decided that he wanted to be just like me. I can't believe that my 8-year-old needs glasses!! But, he looks so darn cute in them, don't 'cha think? He complained about seeing the board towards the end of last year and I just put off the eye exam. So when he started complaining about it again this year, I thought I'd better take him in. Sure enough, he needed glasses. He is supposed to wear them in the classroom...so he needs them for distance. I just hope that he takes good care of them! I got mine in 10th grade, and I think I was a little more responsible at that age then Evan is right now. :-)

Tyler's Award

Tyler received an award today at school for being Awesome at Timed Tests. How exciting! It's cute that the school makes up these awards for the kids. He was the first child to receive an award from his teacher for this new school year. Pretty exciting!!