Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I thought they were cute and girly at the same time. While shopping at Wal-Mart I found the ghost onesie for $3.00 and decided then, that I would attempt to make a tutu for the first time. I found directions on the Internet and purchased my elastic and toile.
While Michael and Ryan were enjoying the haunted sights at the camping trip last Saturday, I made the tutu while watching football.
I am excited to say that it is finished and it looks like a tutu! I even made a toile poof bow for her to wear on her headband. I can't wait to try the whole costume on Eden. And she will get lots of wear out of it...We are having a Halloween party for neighborhood kids and parents on Friday, and Saturday we are attending a wedding reception where costumes are encouraged and of course, she can show it off to trick-or-treaters as she helps Mommy hand out candy.
I'll share pictures once I try it on her. Right now Avery is napping in Eden's room, so I do not dare try to pull it out of her closet. The best thing is...I only spent $7.00 on the entire thing, including the onesie!
The camping trip that he has been wanting to do the most was the Haunted Trail trip at Camp Barstow. So Michael registered them for the trip and set aside the fact that he was going to miss watching the Clemson versus Miami game since it was held that same Saturday.
They didn't arrive until early afternoon due to Emma's Nutcracker dance practice and pictures afterward but they missed the rain that fell all morning and got there in time to enjoy the activities.
Later that evening they got to participate in the Haunted Trail. Let's just say that the trail was much more haunted than Ryan had anticipated and the poor kid attempted to ward off scary mad men trying to attack him in the forest with his flashlight! The creators of the Haunted Trail accomplished their goal and obviously, the trail was truly scary. Ryan was reduced to tears and now refuses to participate in anything "haunted."
You can also get her laughing at times and it is hysterical sounding. Avery has a knack at it and for the last two weeks at church has had her laughing for awhile. It is so funny that I can't help but laugh at her...in the middle of church. Very cute!
Eden is sleeping through the night (most nights anyway.) A normal bedtime for her could be as early as 8:00 p.m. and she usually wakes up around 7:00 a.m.
She is starting to notice her hands now and spends large chunks of time moving them around above her and inspecting them. She still loves her mobile in her crib and if you need to take care of a couple of things and need a place to entertain her, you can always lie her underneath a ceiling fan. She finds them fascinating! Lucky for us, we have one in almost every room!
Finally, please excuse the fact that she is in the same outfit as she was in the previous post. I promise she does have more than one outfit - it just worked out that way!
Monday, October 19, 2009
These are the lyrics that have been playing in my head all day since I washed Eden's hair earlier today.
Or I keep picturing her on a shampoo commercial with a voice over saying, "Don't you wish your hair had this much volume?"
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
At least they have their moments.
They were rather picked over already, so most of the apples were at the very top of the trees. Not the most practical of things for a bunch of small children (and small mom).
Emma picking an apple by herself...
Friday, October 9, 2009
Earlier today I was reapplying make-up since we were all going over to Ryan's elementary school tonight for Family Reading Night. Ryan comes walking into the room with a cowboy vest, gun holster, water gun, part of an iron man toy on his arm and rubber bands around his arms and feet. He starts taking the fancy ensemble off piece by piece explaining that he is dressed up like Star Wars: The Clone Wars character Cad Bain.
I have no idea who Bain is - I have never seen "The Clone Wars" shows or movie.
So I ask Ryan, "Does Bain wear rubber bands around his arms and legs?"
He looks at me like that is the strangest question he has ever heard and replies, "Of course not, Mom, they don't have rubber bands in the galaxy, far, far away!"
So we make it to the Family Reading Night at Ryan's school, have dinner and hit the book fair. Ryan decides to select a book by the local visiting author, Anthony D. Fredericks, called Under One Rock : Bugs, Slugs and Other Ughs, that he wants to have autographed.
We go into the room where the author is signing books and magically, don't have to wait. Ryan thanks Mr. Fredericks for signing his new book and the author reminds us to catch his presentation at 7:30 in the cafeteria.
Ryan responds, "Yes, I've heard that you are full of all sorts of entertainment!"
Of course, the author and everyone else in the room starts laughing and Ryan gets embarrassed. He didn't mean to be funny.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I just started laughing when I read that because we hardly ever go to Kmart. It's not like I have anything against the store, but I just generally can find what I am looking for more efficiently at Target or Wal-Mart. Kmart, huh?
Very cute project! It was one of those that I saved in a drawer to share with her when she gets older.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
And she is smiling! (She has been for awhile but it has always been so difficult to capture on camera.)
On a completely different note, we have been busy, busy, busy. Ryan is participating in Boy Scouts and spent Saturday morning selling popcorn as a fundraiser outside of Lowes. Michael was with him and said he has excellent salesmanship qualities. I guess he asked every person as they left the store if they would be willing to help a Boy Scout out. He even brought home popcorn that random strangers bought for him!
Emma is still doing her Nutcracker practice each Saturday - what a cute dance - and she had a birthday party right after dance practice last Saturday.
Michael, Eden and I went to our local town park where the Rotary Club was doing an oyster roast fundraiser. We ate our share of steamed oysters and walked around with Eden.
Sunday we met up with a real estate agent to look at a few homes in our area. There is one we have found that we really love and it is in a great neighborhood at a killer price, but I'm not sure if all things will come together to make it work. It is so hard finding a home big enough for all of us!
However, our house does have a FSBO sign out front now. I also listed it on Craigslist and did a blog page to use to advertise and promote the house: http://buy409faskin.blogspot.com/. We'll see if we get any interest. If not, I assume things were not meant to be right now.
So that is what we have been up to - like I said, busy. I have many more pictures that I will try and post soon. I'm just having a difficult time finding time to work on it lately.