Friday, October 31, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2008

Happy Halloween to everyone, and I hope yours was as fun as ours was! :)

Of course we missed the hang out of Brad this year, and it was quite a challenge with the 2 of them, especially with Drama Mama at almost 3...but we managed it just fine and I think I grinned the first 45 minutes anyway....I just LOVE seeing the excitment through their eyes!!

Anywhoo, here are a few pics and video's from this year!!

Arhhh...it's pirate Sam!


Everyone say cheeeeese...o.k! :)


My mommy took my pom poms away! (you will see the reason why in the video below! LOL).....MEAN mommy!


Here we are right before we headed to the party at the fire station...
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Game Time at the Fire Station....
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And they even had a HAUNTED house!!! Bug's VERY FIRST ONE!...he did awesome...though I was kinda surprised it was so...*cough cough*...graphic...kayla just walked through and "pretend screamed" cause the ones that werent crying were having a blast and mock screaming!.... a little warning would have been nice (as to the graphic nature)...but lesson learned.
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Here's the proof!...

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And then after that we went trick or treating ...in which I think Drama Mama was in awe that she could randomly go up to a door, ring the bell, smile sweetly and say "trick or treat", and lo and behold they presented you with candy!!! oh, but wait...it gets better... if you threw in an extra cute smile and thank you...they threw in a few more pieces! (:P) Let's just say she is realizing her charm VERY early on!!

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All in all we had a great time, and I can't wait to see everyone else's pics! Ya'all post them soon now ya hear!?!?! (sorry...couldn't resist! :P)

TTFN!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!



I am on my way now to go and vote!!!! You CAN vote early! To find a location near you...click here.

I think this election is vital! So, no matter WHO you choose, at least get out there and have a voice.

Make a choice and make a difference.

VOTE.... :) :)

I'm off to cast mine!

****I'm baaaaack!!!! woot woot!! It went much quicker than I thought, and Drama Mama was an angel and sucked on a sucker the entire time!!!! Oh, and look what I got! :)****
TTFN!~

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bug's Surprise....

This Saturday Brad and I made plans to meet halfway near the VA/NC border to spend some family time together. Well, to be honest there was an ulterior motive to it as well...Brad's truck needed inspection and since he is working in VA, and the truck is still registered in NC (since we have no idea how long it will be, and if we will ultimately be moving there as well, or him moving back here) we thought we could "kill" 2 birds with 1 stone, and get the inspection done, AND surprise the kids with an overnight stay in an hotel with an indoor pool....with DADDY!!!!

Needless to say we left around 10am on Sat, met up with Daddy, had an interesting time finding the place Brad called to ensure they were open and DID inspections on a Sat (*shakes her head* long story..my dear dear husband.....lol) ..and went swimming.

In the end, everything worked out.....we had a GREAT time, and got some MUCH needed family snuggles in. Though it ended far too soon, and the kids DID NOT want to leave..... Neither did I or Brad.

Here are the pics and video...plus a bonus one for Nana at the bottom! :)

The kids and Daddy at the pool......


The kids and daddy AFTER the pool....LOL....


Swimming Video Fun...
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This child loves her Daddy SOOO much!!...


Video of Daddy reading to his princess....(love it around the 1:29 mark when all 3 of them are there)...
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BONUS VIDEO FOR NANA....(recognize the wings?...(though she has them on upside down and looks more like those flying monkeys in Wizard of Oz)...and the tutu?) She LOVES anything dress up!
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Looking forward to seeing everyone in Nov!

P.S MY NEW FAVORITE WEBSITE!! (Thanks Rach)........OMG.....Freaking HILARIOUS!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Bug's 1st grade Halloween Parade!

He was SOOOO excited about this. Almost like last year...in kindergarten, and he was Spider-man...this year...he went back and forth between buzz lightyear and a pirate. In the end the pirate won out. And I have to admit....he is the cutest pirate I have ever seen! :)

Here he is right before the bus came to get him this morning....
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And at the parade....(note queen kaykay waving to her subjects! LOL)...
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SHE was as excited about going to the parade as Bug was......
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In some other news.....
Drama Mama has found a new love.
(Lord help me)
Her boots! She found these things and hasn't taken them off since (and it's been 3 days)...she wears them to outside, inside, right after her bath, to bed even. *sigh*

Her headed into Bug's school....


P.S. Miss you daddy...can't wait to surprise the kids tomorrow, when we get to see you!!! BIG HUGS and sloppy kisses! :) :P

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Just 2 reasons....

These are just 2 of MANY reasons, WHY I love this child so much!!! She is such a treat, and I feel SO blessed to be able to watch her grow and be a part of her life.

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2 pictures of her right before church this past Sun.....




Kaykay- I love you SO much, and I am so proud to be your mommy. Thank you for the laughs, the tears and everything in between. I cherish every moment, and pray that you know how much you mean to me. Keep growing baby girl, princess......and delighting in the world around you! and.... I love YOU more more more more french toast sticks! HUGS!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bug's 1st sleepover!!!


Can you believe it?!?!

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eeeeeeeeeek....he is getting SO big....

now let's see if he actually stays the night.

Last night he came into my room about 25 minutes after we said goodnight, and started crying saying he was going to miss me too much, and that I would miss him as well! LOL
So I explained that even though we would miss each other, I would see him in church the next morning, and that part of being a big boy was being able to spend the night at his friends house without his mommy there. I also told him that if he needed me to, I would go and get him. I think he should feel safe and comfortable regardless of if I have to get him at 10'oclock tonight. He needs to know I will be there no matter what. I am hoping that will help build his confidence and independence.....though it is also hard on me WATCHING him grow up!

Anyway...I'll let you know how it went tomorrow!

BBFN....bye bye for now (Bugs new favorite saying)

edited to add: UPDATE: Bug spent the ENTIRE night there, and only called me 3 times to tell me he missed me...I am SO proud of him! Though at church the next day, he refused to go to sunday school, choosing instead to sit through the service attached to me! (i think he may have missed me..huh grandpa!?) LOL.....He had a great time, and though it was a little too quiet for me...I am so proud of this step that he has taken, and look forward to "2 nights when I'm 7..right mom?"....
we'll see Bug...we'll see! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bug's 6th Bday Party

What a day, what a day, what a day!!!!!!!!

The "Protect the Planet" annual picnic's I planned in Hawaii were easier than planning THIS! :P

But it really WAS a GREAT day!!!!

We, of course, missed Nana, and Popo and Papa's presence....but they were thought of the entire time!

And the presents they sent were WAYyyyyyyyyyyy to much! He LOVED the D.S. ( I had no control over the camera that day as I was in the middle of the party...so we missed getting him opening it on video....I am SOOOOO sorry Popo and Papa)....

Thank you to ALL of you for making his day SO special!

Here are all the wonderful pictures and video's we took...well, Brad took since I was in the middle of it all!

Here we are getting ready.....


Balloon blowup.......



Happy birthday BUG!!!!!!!!....


1st Party game.....LOTS of fun! The kids really enjoyed this one!
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2nd game....They also LOVEd this one...there were plastic gold coins in the eggs for them to collect.....10 coins=1 star..........1 star=prize from gift box
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Cake Time!! LOVE it!.....


This cake could have fed an army!!!


Singing to the Bday boy.....
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Yum...Yum!!!!! And I seriously CAN'T thank Joy enough for making this for him.....it was soooooooooo wonderful!
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Time for presents.....
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This boy was SPOILED.........
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A HUGE thank you to the families that brought donations to the "Interact" womens and childrens shelter....there was SO much stuff...thank you ...thank you...thank you!!!~


After gifts it was PINATA time~~~!!!.....


Daddy spins Bug....round and round and round....


Go Bug Go!!!!


Gettin' the goodies....


All tuckered out....(we set the tent up in the living room for the cousins to sleep in) :)


Bug's new FAVORITE jammers....thanks Grandma and Grandpa!...


Mom and brother.....nice face Josh!....


Auntie Tee and cousin Mason.....so sweet!...


All in all it was a blast and I KNOW that Bug had a great time with his friends and cousins. I look forward (am I crazy?) to it next year! :)

TTFN!~

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cake Fiasco!!

I can NOT believe how hard it is/was to try and find someone/somewhere to do a Super Mario Cake! I had no idea that it was so involved as far as copyrights go and such!

Well, Pooh to them!

A friend of mine (THANK YOU JOY!!!!) from church (she is also the one that has a daughter "Angelina Ballerina" that I watch during the week) is a CRAZY TALENTED cake person and I had totally forgotten about checking with.!

Well when she came to pick up Angelina the other day she asked about Bug's party this Sat. And I poured out my frustration with not being able to have a cake to match the theme (not that its the end of the world or anything...but come on!) so.....




She offered to make his this fabulous ICE CREAM Mario Cake!!!!!!!
From SCRATCH!!
She uses a "Wilton's" frosting and Sam got to pick out the cake mix (o.k so its not COMPLETELY from scratch)....and guess what the goober chooses....check out THIS combo!

a "Funfetti" cake


and

a Fudge Swirl ice cream for the middle (two layers of cake sandwhich it)


Sounds ummmmm......

interesting Bug!

You KNOW I will have pictures of that! I can't wait to see it myself. :)

So a word to the wise out there.....if your child is a little "out of the norm" with the theme they choose for their party...my advice is start looking for a cake at least 2 weeks in advance...and GOOD LUCK! :)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thursday Thought and a few Tummy Tickler's...

Wanted to get Thursday started off right since I have SO much to do for the party this weekend and needed a few giggles....hope you enjoy them as much as I did! :)
1). Your houseplants are all alive,and you can't smoke any of them. (who me?)
2.) Having sex in a twin bed is OUT of the question.
3.) You keep more food than beer in the fridge. :)
4.) 6:00 a.m is when you get up, not go to bed.
5.) You hear your favorite song in an elevator.
6.) You watch the weather channel
7.) Your friends marry and divorce instead of "hook up" and "break up"
8.)You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
9.) Jeans and sweater no longer qualify as "dressing up"
10.) You're the one calling the police cause those %&^$ kids next door won't turn down the stereo.
11.) You dont know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
12.) Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
13.) Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
14.) You feed you dog Science Diet instead of leftover McDonalds.
15.) Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt
16.) You take naps
17.) Dinner and a movie is the whole date, instead of the beginning of one.
18.) Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 a.m would severly upset, rather than settle your stomach.
19.) You go to the drug store for Ibuprofen and Antacids rather than condoms and pregnancy tests.
20.) A $4.00 bottle of wine is longer some "pretty good shit"
21.) You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
22.) " I just cant drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm never going to dink that much again"
23.) 90% of the time you spend in front of the computer is for real work.
24.) You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
25.) When you find out your friend is pregnant and you congratulate her instead of saying "oh shit, what happened?"
And a bonus: You read the entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you, and can't find one to save your sorry ol' ass. (:P)
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WHY PARENTS DRINK!

The boss wondered why one of his most valued employees had not phoned in
sick one day. Having an urgent problem with one of the main computers,
he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a
child's whisper. " Hello ? "

"Is your daddy home?" he asked.

" Yes ," whispered the small voice.

"May I talk with him?"

The child whispered, " No ."

Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your Mommy there?"
" Yes ."

"May I talk with her?"
Again the small voice whispered, " No ."

Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss
asked, "Is anybody else there?"

" Yes ," whispered the child,..... " a policeman "..

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked,
"May I speak with the policeman?"

" No, he's busy ", whispered the child.

"Busy doing what?"

" Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman ," came the whispered answer.

Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background through
the earpiece on the phone, the boss asked, "What is that noise?"

" A helicopter " answered the whispering voice.

"What is going on there?" demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive.

Again, whispering, the child answered, " The search team just landed a helicopter ."

Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the boss asked, "What are they searching for?"

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle...

" ME ."
***** I can SO see Drama Mama pulling one of these in the future. Lord help me!****
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PARKING

A man is driving down the street looking for a parking spot. He looks up and says,
"Lord, if you give me a spot , I'll swear off booze for life."
Just then a space appears.
The man looks up again and says
"Never mind! found one!"
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NO SEX TONIGHT!

I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ so much.
And I never have figured out the whole Venus and Mars thing. I have never figured out why men think with their head
And women with their heart.

FOR EXAMPLE: One evening last week, my wife and I were getting into bed. Well, the passion
starts to heat up, and she eventually says "I don't feel like it, I just want you to hold me."

I said "WHAT??!! What was that?!"

So she says the words that every man on the planet dreads to hear..
.
"You're just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for me to satisfy your
physical needs as a man."
She responded to my puzzled look by saying, "Can't you just love me for who I am and not what I do for you in the bedroom?"

Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to sleep.

The very next day I opted to take the day off of work to spend time with her. We went out to a nice lunch and then went shopping at a big, big unnamed department store. I walked around with her while she tried on several different very expensive outfits. She couldn't decide which one to take so I told her we'd just buy them all. She wanted new shoes to compliment her new clothes, so I said lets get a pair for each outfit. We went onto the jewelry department where she picked out a pair of diamond earrings. Let me tell you...she was so excited. She must have thought I was one wave short of a shipwreck. I started to think she was testing me because she asked for a tennis bracelet when she doesn't even know how to play tennis. I think I threw her for a loop when I said, "That's fine, honey."

She was almost nearing sexual satisfaction from all of the excitement. Smiling with excited
anticipation she finally said, "I think this is all dear, let's go to the cashier." I could hardly contain myself when I blurted out, "No honey, I don't feel like it."

Her face just went completely blank as her jaw dropped with a baffled WHAT?!

I then said "honey, I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while. You're just not in touch with
my financial needs as a man enough for me to satisfy your shopping needs as a woman." And just when she had this look like she was going to kill me, I added, "Why can't you just love me for who I am and not for the things I buy you?"

Apparently I'm not having sex tonight either.
LOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOL (:D)


A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY...

GROCERY LIST

Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries.

She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.

John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once.

Visualizing the family needs, she said: 'Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can.'

John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store.

Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family.

The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, 'Do you have a grocery list?'

Louise replied, 'Yes sir.' 'O.K' he said, 'put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries.'

Louise, hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.

The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down.

The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, 'I can't believe it.'

The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more.

The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement.

It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:

'Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.'

The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence.

Louise thanked him and left the store.
The other customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said;

'It was worth every penny of it . Only God Knows how much a prayer weighs.'
Love to all!~

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Happy 6th Birthday Bug!!!!








The last 6 years have been SUCH a blessing, and I am truly grateful for every single second I get to spend with you!!!


Thank you for just being the kind, caring soul that you are.


Happy Birthday Son.


I love you.


Love,
Mom

Thursday, October 02, 2008

A tribute to Popo...

no words necessary! (:})

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Love to all!~ xooxxooxxooxxoxoxo