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!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

End of Summer

Always sad to see summer come to an end, but when you live in Florida 100 degree temperatures and 100 percent humidity can last 6 months, so it feels like summer will NEVER end:))  but here are a few more adventures had over the last few weeks before school started.  

rolling down the hill over and over again, luckily no one got sick

my minnie Rachel Zoe

made these scrumptious evil goodies for a good friend, let's just say she wasn't disappointed. 

 my beautiful sister came to visit for her birthday. I surprised her with tickets to see our ultimate favorite singer, Sade!!  I had waited 16 years for this and oh baby was it worth it!! one word...A-MA--ZING!! ....ok two words.... LIFE CHANGING!!! Hopefully Sade doesn't wait 10 years for her next concert tour! I cried, laughed, danced, sang my heart out. 
  knowing every word to every song I'm sure the lady next to me wanted to tell me to shut up. she didn't pay to hear me belt out tunes:)) and let's just say Simon Cowell would not put me through to Vegas! 

my car hit the big 100K and still going strong...i hope! (fingers crossed, just knocked on wood)

in the summer you can only swim so much so we found other ways to beat the heat

we tried skipping naps. which usually led to this 

made a trip to TX and like they say "everything is BIGGER in Texas"

bought a sprinkler to put under the tramp....just wondering why I didn't think about that at the beginning of summer! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Home Improving

when it comes to DIY home improvements I have a habit of starting and not finishing.  It seems one source of motivation is when family or friends come in town to visit.  Few months back my parents came in town, so I put on my painters pants and hammer and finally finished the hallway (it only took a year and a half !) The left side is a little lonely and needs some TLC. I guess that can wait until the next visit:)

the beginning way back when. 
 (my little sweetness, about to electrocute herself;)

the middle

and the end

This is what I'm thinking for the left side wall..

Tantrum 3's

Saylor took ballet at school last year and is doing it again this year which she LOVES and can't wait each week to pack her bag and see Mrs. Gina. Over the summer there was a three week program through the city that I put her in 'thinking' she would enjoy it, but oh boy was I wrong!  hence the last picture.  She was doing ok at the start and then it took a major 90 degree turn on a cliff and then crash and burn:) The last day of class they performed a little program which she was throwing one of the biggest tantrum. I ended up picking her up off the floor and taking her home kicking and screaming. It was one of the most embarrassing moments ever, yet the most heartbreaking to have to do and I felt such guilt about it later. I only knew one other mom that goes to church with me and that Sunday she came up to me and said "You did the right thing, I would have done the same". A: That just tells you what a little stinker she was being! and B: didn't feel that guilty anymore:)

remember what they say:
Terrible 2's
 TANTRUM 3's!!

Love her still:)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Summer Part Deux

Yes I'm as shocked as you that I've blogged two days in a row!!  I'll forgo sleep for you entertainment:)
This year was the first that we didn't make it on our annual Bahamas trip :(  Bobby ended up having back surgery the beginning of June so pounding the waves on a boat wasn't exactly what the doctor ordered. Didn't stop us from having fun. If you live on the East Coast your summers consist of sun, sand and surf which we did a lot of.

we love when cousin Isaac comes to visit! 

no your eyes are lying, that is me actually in the lake

at disappearing island, one of our favorite beach spots. 

highlight at the beach was playing with dead jellyfish