Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

This year  
Halloween arrived quickly for me.
I barely had time to prepare.  

I wanted to go as Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney...

I was totally rocking the Michigan/Massachusetts accent (and I bought a big, thick binder).

But Carlee was like "dawg yew look nuts".

and Connor was NOT pulling off Bobby Dall hair anyway....

so my friend and I decided to dress up and go to a Halloween Party.  I decided I would be 
a New Jersey Housewife with cool Jersey hair and orange paint tan!

I may have went a bit overboard with my character...

I was like hey Vinny.....What-sup-witch-yew? Where-jew-go last night? Jew hang in Jerzee? 

Lemme-tell-ya... ima-go-in da sitty...I love NY Sitty.

"We're goin' down to Trent' commin'?"


and my devil friend was like "SHUT THE CRAP UP or I'm kicking your butt out of this car".
And my days of being a Jersey Girl were over.

The devil is so mean.

Carlee went for a more reserved look
...a classically trained ballerina.

She was showing off big time with her ballet moves.
A la Crawle

Booty Barre'

Carpet Cote de'

Big Eyed Plie

In all the excitement, 
we bought our pumpkin approximately thirty minutes before we went trick or treating.

I gave up carving and 
just let Connor color all over it.

Time for dad to give our soldier his finishing touches.

He said he was like Rambo, but instead of starving in the woods he was getting candy..right dad, right dad?
right Connor

Our little ballerina all warmed up and ready to go.

I tried to take my ballerina and my soldier's picture, 
but they would not quit looking at each other!!!

They must have thought the other looked really cool.

Connor couldn't help himself and gave his sister a big KISS.  
(she was cool about it, a ballerina can never have too much eyeliner).

My heart is full. 

My friend, Mrs. K., gave Connor some Turnip Greens for Halloween. 
Just look at that fake smile. 
 (she finally gave him a candy bar after pulling his leg for a few minutes.)

Trunk and Treat at church.  
Lots of neat themes.

I'm already writing his teacher an apology note in ADVANCE.  Why can't Halloween fall on Friday every year!?!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Week in Review

Sick and Boring Weekend
(missed the chicken stew :( ) 


Medicine Basket and Dr. Daddy

Sickness isn't slowing one person down....

Lights Out Awana Night

Tiger Cub Scout

I was soooo excited to get this in the mail (for Carlee of course), 
such beautiful dolls, 
such high prices.

New Bag-
I finally got everything replaced after my old one was stolen two weeks ago.

Watching binders full of political arguments.

Next nightly chapter books- 
Magic Tree House.  

Darren asked me about Connor's "good conduct" award:  
really, are you kidding?
oh come on he isn't that bad...
ok well...
sort of...
its part of a new behavior incentive.... 
never mind.

We will work on that conduct, meanwhile a clip from the "handsome dancesome" show.


Pumpkins Heads

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day at the Ranch

Today I had a special treat.  I went on a field trip with my son! :)  I had never been to Lazy 5 Ranch before and didn't really know what to expect.  Boy do I recommend it if your child is an animal lover.  The sun, the animals, the children, the laughter..... a formula for a sweet day for sure!  
I loved being able to watch my son with his class.  

Baby Giraffes

Got Milk???


YIKES....Ostrich ATTACK!

...there is enough food for all.

Feed Me

Beautiful and Proud 

Your ear tastes like chicken.


Eat more chicken.

This was taken with my camera,
 but I think it looks like a postcard. :)

I'll have some of that.

Connor (and the children) went crazy being able to touch, feed, and view the animals this close!

Even I got to feed.

Zippy Zebras

Up Close and Personal

This haystack was quite the adventure.

Kernel Mosh Pitt

Even I got in on the action (again).  
I'm a total sensory kid.

This mama had two teeny, tinny babies attached to her.  

Billy Goat Gruff

Eventually I was dumped for a "girlfriend".  
Whats up with that!?!

It was a fun day!