Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
we had a great time. i forgot how exhausting it is to chase after a four year old.
i admit it. i am getting older. don't think i could do it full time. it was good for me to have her five days and get a fix and then send her home. don't get me wrong, she was an angel....but, i am tuckered out!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
came home and decided to finish decorating the house for christmas.
zac is having about 8 of his friends over in about an hour to watch the duck game, so that was my goal....to get it finished before they walked in the door.
the little black dresser is in my downstairs bathroom. my camera is crap, so most of my pictures turned out horrible, it's much cuter in person when all the lights are off and everything is all twinkily and cute. did the whole bathroom in green and white this year. those are ice skates hanging from the knob.
here is my silly little branch tree i tried to recreate from the post the other day.
the cost of mine was only $10.....my mom cut down the branches for me and i spray painted them white. i had the container and i bought a box of ornaments at target.
i originally tried to put it on my dining room table, but the twigs were too high, so there they sit in my window. i love it!
the quilt and pillows were made by my mom a couple of years ago.
here is our fakey tree that makes my life much easier.
we get a real one a little closer to christmas because it wouldn't feel like christmas without that yummy smell. the basket with all of the little presents is for calvin and his sisters. there is a present for them to open every day up until christmas. bought everything for $1 or less...total cost....$24. love how it turned out. i will send it home with him after thanksgiving so they can start opening on december first.
the "real" tree we get has all of the ornaments that the kids have picked out over the years. my fakey tree has pictures of the kids from over the years framed in frames from the dollar tree, ornaments from target (snowflakes and red balls), and some word ornaments. i can't find a whole box of ornaments, so as soon as we put up the other tree i will be able to finish this one. still need to lug down the rest of the presents for people outside of my family. it makes a tree look so much prettier when there are presents underneath.
just threw my old bird house on the dining room table and propped it up on a little side table. put my topiaries on either side, the shawl my great grandma knit down the center of the table as a runner, two red chargers, and added a little bow and wreath to the front of the bird house.
wah - la!! instant centerpiece....cost $0
Friday, November 20, 2009
we put labels on water bottles. obviously red jones soda would have been even better,
but we were on a budget and the water was free!
the wearwolf kibble was a hit and was gone right off the bat.
i suppose i will need to make some sort of "snow" something or other
for everyone at christmas.
we held a twilight confessional drawing.
the winner will receive an "i love vampires"
wallet. we have yet to draw the winner.
i will post their confessions tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
i don't know why in the heck he has his helmet on. the only one.
he kept saying he was freezing and didn't want to take it off. like his little hat.
he did finally take it off after awhile.
the guys lost to corvallis and didn't make the playoffs.
it was a hard loss, but life goes on.
he and neusch went down to the batting cages at 8:30 tonight.
it is like a monsoon outside. sideways rain.
they are in the batting cages with the heaters blazing and the music blaring.
thank goodness for amazing friends and a spring sports on the horizon.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
then we headed out to get lunch and to finish up their halloween outfits at goodwill. omg! madison's christmas turtle neck and vest were amazing! she makes a very cute nerd. she could pass for sure.
then we headed out to see paranormal activity. not scary at all. what was all the hype about? seriously dumb. i don't even know why it was rated "r".....waste of time, but kind of fun to do on halloween with the kids. on the way home we ran to papa murphy's to buy pumpkin shaped pizza for dinner and breadsticks for later that night.