Monday, November 29, 2010

More Journaling

Ok I am TOTALLY Lame! But we went to Prineville for Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time visiting with family and stuffing our faces with lots of yummy food! But I didn't take any pictures. I did how ever take some video of my boys shooting big guns while at grandma's house... But alas I do not know how to down load the video from my video camera to my blog... So just trust my my little boys shot shot guns over the weekend and LOVED it! The elders quarum put on the activity and they also had a great time frying stuff. They had fried chicken, onions, mushrooms, shrimp... then it was time for dessert. There were fried twinkies, Snickers, Resses peanut butter cups, M&M's, Cola flavored noodels, Gummy Worms, and much much more. I tasted the Snickers, and the gummy worms. Lets just say I won't ever need to eat them again but fun none the less. It was wonderful to have lots of time with family and we all had a great time. While the boys were shooting the girls went to the movies with Grandma. They got to go see Tangled. They all loved it! I look forward to seeing in on Netflix! Grandma also did lots of crafts with the kids. Which my kids LOVE! Anyway it was a great weekend and now we are in the full swing of the holidays!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holiday Bazaar/ Journaling

So I don't have any pictures and I will mention this in the next entry or two down but I thought I would do a little journal for myself. This year I have been buying out the past owners of the Gentle House Holiday Bazaar. So I spent my summer getting vendors signed up and getting all the publicity together.... all that entails running an even. Plus doing as many crafts of my own as I could come up with. I had a lot of fun with the whole thing. Then last week November 9-13th we set up and ran the show. Things went smoothly (other then when I ran out of checks while writing checks to vendors on closing night and had to run home for more). I had a lot of fun but am still happy to be a stay at home mom. It was a fun little outlet to earn a little extra money for our family and be creative, and not have to work outside the home full time. I think my kids enjoyed it too, even if it was a little crazy for a few days. I am even looking forward to doing it next year and for many more to come!




THis was the last day of Soccer games. It is always bitter sweet. We love it when it starts but are always happy when we are done. Ethan played Goalie his last 2 games and did a great job. Brock really worked hard this year as well and I saw big improvements in both of them! Way to go!!!
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School Play

Last Tuesday the boys had a school play/music program. Ethan got one of the lead speaking parts and was "White beard" Brock got to sing with all the kids and if I do say they both looked sooo sooo sooo cute as pirates. Thanks to some other mom's of course!

Hayden's Birthday

Hayden has been asking for this Dora microphone for several weeks. She Loves it and carries it all over in her new Talking Backpack which she also loves!!! I love this girl and am so blessed to have her in our home. She had a great birthday and spent the day with daddy. He took the day off of work (because I was at the Bazaar working) and he took her to lunch at Red Robin then he made her her Birthday dinner she requested Cheese stuffed Shells. He did a great job and she had a very happy birthday!

This one is her ACTUAL Birthday cake. All the party stuff happened the Saturday before the real date which was Wed the 10th. She rarely actually eats cake when we have cake and ice cream she always just eats ice cream. So I talked her into just an ice cream cake for her actual birthday (mostly because I knew she would love and and because it takes NO work on my part and her birthday was opening night at the bazaar selfish I know but she LOVED it!)

Can you tell she loves Dora?

The Dora Birthday cake. Yeah I know it is totally lame compared to some I have made but She loved it and that is all that matters. It just so happens that the week before and the week of her birthday are Bazaar week so it was crazy busy! Hence the LATENESS of me blogging it all!

Ethan was so sweet to play Swiper the Fox for Hayden's Dora Adventure. He did a good job of making the cute sound affect and trying to swipe things. But if they called out Swiper NO Swipping! He always stopped and said "OH MAN!" Brock was the Grumpy Old Troll and made all the kids make silly faces to get passed him.

Here is a picture of them on their Dora Adventure! It was so much fun! I had drawn "Map" and gave them 3 places to go. (Just like the show) At each place there were things to do, Color, puzzles, then finally their goodie bags. Which they got to color.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Amelia as Skittles, Hayden as M&Ms, Brock is Red Vines, Ruth Baby Ruth, Ethan was a gum ball machine. I was Milk Duds and Larry was a Sugar Daddy! Sorry this is late but... I am busy getting ready for the Holiday Bazaar. I will post more on that later. But now I need to get back to preparing for it....My kids are really kind of lucky they got costumes at all because I have been crafting so many other things. But I took a break long enough to take care of them. (barely as you can see some of it is some pretty shoddy work!) Oh well they loved it and that is what matters! Happy Halloween all!

Ruth as Baby Ruth!