Sunday, December 4, 2011

'Tis the season to be Jolly!

Not sure if I have said this before but my favorite time of year is September through December. From the crisp autumn air to the yellowing leaves on the trees. There is something about it that just makes me giddy! As soon as September hits I bust out all the apple, pumpkin, and cinnamon scents. As well as what few harvesty decorations I have gathered and usually leave them up till mid December. Except last year. This time last year we were just barely moved into our house, and was so tired of unpacking that we didn't bother getting out a single decoration. It was the most depressing Christmas ever, I vowed we would always decorate regardless of what was going!! So this year decorating was in full swing the day after Thanksgiving! WOO!  

 After getting all the decorations out A begged us to put Christmas lights up in her room. Which reminded me of her nursery in Texas, we had the walls lined with pretty white twinkling lights. This time we decided it would be cooler looking to have it on the ceiling.
 A's face after eating a Hot Tamale candy! Ha!

The girls bedroom has the most amazing ambience to it now. We haven't had to use their ceiling fan lights since we hung them. 

On to the fun Christmas decorating. Thanks to Pinterest and Jenni at Craft-O-Maniac we were able to make our own Christmas ornaments. I highly recommend it! 
Just finished kneading the dough, on to the boring part, flattening it. I ended up doing it twice. Thankfully A is a patient kid.
 While waiting, A made herself useful and played the piano for me <3

 My cookie cutters and I are ready!!

 A few hours later we took our baked ornaments to Grams house for the fun part.. 

 Need directions on how to makes these easy ornaments, go to Or go to

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
Time to talk about you and your tiny partially decorated self. Unfortunately Dad is allergic to the real deal, so we are stuck with a fake tree. No biggie.. Pun intended ha. Our 6 ft fake tree has seen 5 years worth of Christmas's (actually 4 since it didn't see the light of day last year). Our once perfect for our tiny apartment of a tree is now well.. A bit small for our house. I'm thinkin next year we'll step it up a little. 
The almost finished product. Note the mass of ornaments at the bottom of the tree. The kids sure know how to decorate ;) Lucky for them i'm not one of those crazed moms who needs the tree to look amazing and the ornaments distributed evenly. I think it gives the tree character, or makes it want to tip to one side. Haha! 
 My first attempt at painting a snowman. Not bad eh?

Hmm.. I wonder who was using the camera even though she knows better :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Halloween Morning:

A bit late on the posting but.. Better late then never. So the day started off with a little bit of fishing with the Bepa aka grandpa to you people who don't speak my kid's baby language. It was pretty fun! E cant sit still for the life of her, so she pretty much ran her dad around the dock and camping grounds of the lake we were at. A on the other hand had a blast! She even caught her first fish!! 

 Bepa and E. She couldn't help but get into everything in his tackle box!! At one point I found myself scooping up night crawlers bc she dumped them everywhere.
 A and her daddy.
 Bepa showing A how to hook a worm.
 Me and A being bored.. hamming it up for the camera. 
 Kinda hard to see but A and Bepa reeling in her first fish. Which is the small thing to left of the pic against the blue boat.
 A very proud Miss A holding up her first fish!
As for Halloween night:

So i'm sure your going to look at these pictures and be like wow they suck. And I don't blame you.. they do suck. My kids are the most impossible kids to get pictures of! Especially E. Let me just begin by saying she was in the worst mood, as usual. I had to wake her up from her late nap to get her dressed in her Bumble Bee costume, which she decided she would NOT be wearing her wings. As for A.. She was a pretty pretty princess. She was decked out in her light up dress with her tiara and wand and what seemed to be ballet slippers haha! I let her choose her entire costume. On with the terrible pictures.... 
 E emptying Grams candy bowl.
 2nd house on the block (grams house) and she already attacked her candy.

 Like my get up? Haha! The only day its acceptable to go out in public in my crocs!
 Miss Pissy Pants. 
 The only thing keeping this girl happy... Chips and candy. Figures. 
A enjoying the fruits or should I say candy of her labor! 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Random Cute Pictures!

 Hmm, maybe if I fill it up with water i'll get it to spray..
Nope, back to washing my feet.
 You know those moments where you find yourself wondering why the kids are so quiet... And missing from the breakfast table. Well this is where you find them. Outside. In underwear. On the picnic table. Attempting to share their cereal. While the dog patiently waits bc she knows food is near.  I LOVE these girls!!!

The Pumpkin Patches...

Yup I said patches. We went to 2 different places on 2 different days for pumpkins bc i'm a freak. E didn't really enjoy herself the day we went to the pumpkin farm. No shocker there. She had about a 10 mile nap from the house to the farm which ruined her day. We kinda ended up dragging her around.. or carrying her. 
E and her daddy!
A on the other hand had quite the hay day! 
A and E in the giant pumpkin.
Dad and the girls they found the "daddy" of all pumpkins!
 Note to self do not wear sandals to any farm function.

Woo! Hip pop! 

As for the other pumpkin patch... Not as cool as the farm but it has a giant slide!!!

 Thanks to Auntie Helcia for the pics, you are officially the family photographer ;)
Let me tell you, it is soooo hard to get yourself and a 18m old up a rope latter. But we did!! And it was soooo worth it!! 
You know when I said I was a freak? Yeah, I wasn't kidding. I love decorating with this stuff!! We went for eccentric pumpkins this year. Like the black ones? They have glow in the dark paint on them.. One with spider webs and the other clearly stating Happy Halloween :P