Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Birthdays and Back Tracking

Playing catch up yet again.  Our little peanut Saylor turned 4 at the end of summer and her heart was set on a "tangled" party.  We were flying out to Utah the next day, so it was a quick, quaint little get together with some close friends and family, but she had the BEST.DAY.EVER!!!  a day doesn't go by that I thank my lucky stars for having this little girl in our lives! simply two words  love.her

It started off with decorating her door
 the tradition sprinkle donut on the birthday plate

 sprinkles donuts for her class
 saying the "Pledge of Allegiance"
 saying "grace" for snack time.  love this picture

 she requested a pink cake with purple and yellow sprinkles so I improvised with skittles.

 loving her jasmine costume.  i stocked up on halloween sales from last year:)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Much Gratitude

 I'm beyond grateful to have these three people in my life.  Without them life isn't worth much.    

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Forgetting the "Thanks"

I feel like after Halloween comes and goes, everyone is so focused on Christmas, ok maybe not everyone but I know I tend to overlook the one isle of decor at Joanns usually consisting of a festive cornucopia and a few pilgrims and head straight to the Christmas isle. It seems as much as we all love Christmas, Thanksgiving kind of gets overlooked in some ways.  Shouldn't Thanksgiving be one of the most important holidays? I mean it is the holiday we share our gratitude for all we have which is ALOT!  Can you imagine life without all the blessings we have tangible or not?!

  I've always had intention of posting once a day until Thanksgiving of what I'm "thank"ful for and thought I had until I checked back in my history blog and of course yet another thought that never was fulfilled.  Ok so I'm a little behind (story of my life) and it is already November 14th, but it's never to late to get started right? I've got a lot of ground to make up but here's a few things I'm greatful for big or small, practical or impractical, silly or serious.

I discovered this miracle in a tube back in high school and have never looked back!  I have one in every bathroom, at least 2 in my purse and can't go to bed without it slathered on my lips! I also used it on my kids when they were little tots and Sawyer asks for it every morning on the way to school for his "whips":)

Without these I wouldn't be able to visit family and friends we love and miss.

Last night we lost power for about an hour and your forget how many things utilize energy in the house.  Thank goodness that it wasn't cold outside and the kids thought it was pretty cool with all the candles lit and playing with flashlights.  not to self remember to turn all power switches off before the power goes back on at 11:30 pm and all lights are beeming full force!  

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Spooktacular Night

Halloween started off with the kids school parade.  It was pouring rain outside so they had it in the gym.  Yes I was the only mom dressed up! yes a little awkward:), but Saylor was having a meltdown because I wasn't going to dress up, and it's hard to tell what the kids are actually dressed up as until you see Mary Poppins and then it all comes together.  So Mary Poppins made an appearance. 

Later that day after naps, we decorated pumpkins with stickers.  Traditionally we carve but in the Florida humidity they don't last long and our paints were all dried out so stickers it was, and stickers it might be every year.. they loved it and easy clean up. 

showing off there creation

The only decent family pic we could get that night.  Who wants to take pictures when there's some serious Trick or Treating to be done. 

And there off.......

the kids and there cousins 

Trick or Treating is a tough job but somebodies gotta do it! 
After we got home I threw out the bad, kept some good for me (my favs: tootsie rolls, twix, twizzlers) and then hid a small stash for the kids as bribery:)) And I still can't believe there wasn't even one box of Dots this year! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Jolly Holiday

there are a few more fun pictures from our supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Halloween, but I'll post when my kids aren't climbing on me like monkeys while I'm sitting here!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Costumes

Been working on our Halloween costumes (last minute as usual) and they still need a few finishing touches here and there, but here's a sneak peak of what's to come this weekend: 

it will be a Jolly Holiday!