Friday, November 20, 2009

Caroline's Talent Show

Everyone had to share a talent at preschool. One boy dribbled a ball, another sang, one girl played the piano for the first time, artists, lego builders and Caroline. I barely had enough time to start my camera, she was up and going before I knew it. Some girls from Eli's 2nd grade class were there and asked Caroline how she did that - quite the star. Sorry for the shaky camera work, my friend was laughing so hard I could not keep still.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Brought to you by the letter B

B is for baby. The baby that is currently cookin' in me right now. The baby that will be chillin' with its brothers and sister hopefully by the third week of May.

letter b found here

Monday, November 2, 2009


I made the mistake of taking Caroline with me to JoAnn's while getting tulle and such for her costume that I was making from my own little head. She never imagined all the things like patterns that she could choose from. So $40 later and a pattern I never wanted to do, we left. I knew I couldn't manage the pattern so luckily my mom graciously accepted the challenge. I did do the hat - a small contribution.

Eli's was fun. Last year we went store bought so I had had a year off. A few years ago he was Sonic the Hedgehog, which was fun to make. This time he chose a bunch of different Pokemon characters that I couldn't even hope to eek out but then he settled of Silver, Sonic's friend.

After 3 cans of silver spray paint for the clothing and hair, lots of felt to concoct the gloves and boots, and some messy fur, we had a great costume. Eli was so excited to wear it he couldn't sleep the night before his school parade. It was fun to have him that excited.
It really was fun to make. I love Caroline's hat. Her whole costume was a hit with all ages. Thanks Mom.

Joey was a bat. Yes, the same bat as last year. He refused to be the lion costume we had. That is just fine. He was a great trick or treater. So fun to watch and I laughed when he would accept 2 treats when offered. Like he needs more candy. He was especially pleased when they had hisfavorite - M & M's. Why do I forget that carving pumpkins consists of me gutting and cleaning pumpkins, having the kids draw their pics, then me carving the pics, then me lighting and placing? Joey's was Rolie Polie Olie - our favorite round friend. Caroline's was a nice witch, Eli's was a scary Jack-O-Lantern. I carved Dave a longhorn. But my favorite is the toasted seeds.