Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Trick-or-Treat Day!

Kendra and I trick-or-treating. Kendra will never live down this picture or this costume. We still laugh today about how much she hated that pumpkin costume :)

Charity - didn't she make the cutest Raggedy Ann?

Chandler - not so happy about being a cowboy. I love this picture. I'm cheesing big time and he is completely annoyed

My JC in her kitty costume. She was so excited to start the trunk-or-treat at church.

Silas the pirate. Taking a few steps. I'm happy I got this on camera. If you know Silas then you know he can be a tad lazy and would much rather crawl than walk anywhere.
Have fun today. Eat lots of candy. And no matter what - don't let your Dad go through your bag first. That's just his way of eyeing your candy and picking out the best pieces for himself. I fell for it every year :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

This year I've decided to roast my pumpkin seeds after we carve the pumpkin. I hate tossing them in the trash every year but I've never had the time to sit down with a recipe, clean the 'guts' off and bake them. I found a few recipes on that I want to try. I don't know which one I'm going to pick. I'm debating on the spiced pumpkin seeds or the pumpkin seeds with cinnamon and salt. Has anyone ever tried roasting their seeds? Are they any good? Here are some recipes you may want to try with yours.

I'll keep you posted on how they turn out :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween Shirts

Ok, I'll admit it - I was not blessed in the crafty, talented department. I don't know how to sew, I don't scrapbook, I can't draw or paint, I'm just now getting comfortable in the kitchen, I don't can or have a garden,

BUT I'm pretty happy about this!

I made these shirts for the kids using their foot prints. Aren't they precious? I got the idea from my cousin Amy. She made her kids trick-or-treat bags like this. I laughed when I saw Silas' print. I can already see the Pseudo wideness in his foot. Just like his mommy :) It was super easy and cheap. The shirts cost me $3 each, the paint was $4 and the ribbon I used for JC's bow was on the dollar isle at Target.

Maybe I have a crafty bone in me after all!

Friday, October 9, 2009

5 Wonderful Years

Today Andrew and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary. He woke me up this morning asking if I was ready to start having We had "planned" on a 5 year baby plan. You can see that didn't work out and that's ok with us. Today's weather reminds me a lot of our wedding day. We had planned for an outside wedding and I woke up that morning to a cloudy overcast sky. The water poured as soon as we got to the house (we were getting married on the porch of an antebellum home) so we had to move the wedding inside the church. Thank goodness for a backup! As soon as the wedding was over, the sun came out and it was a beautiful day. We had planned for a carriage to pick us up after the wedding and ride us around downtown. That was the only thing "planned" that worked out that day :) Funny how plans change through life.
Andrew and I don't usually buy each other gifts on special occasion....Valentines, Anniversary, Christmas...etc. I wasn't expecting anything this year. I woke up and walked into the living room and there on my coffee table was a purse I've been wanting for a long time! What a surprise! I totally was not expecting it. He was proud of himself...and he should be. I got a new bag that I can't wait to fill. He also gave me a toothpick. I didn't understand it until he told me that on your 5 year wedding anniversary you are suppose to give/get something wooden. He's so I am keeping it because it makes sense and it makes me laugh. :)
We are going to the Melting Pot tonight for some chocolate fondue, my favorite, and going to see a movie. Date nights are always needed!
On a serious note, I couldn't be more blessed than I am today. I have a wonderful Christian husband who has given me two beautiful babies. I thank God for everyday that I have with Andrew. He completes me and the life I've prayed for.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sibling Love :)

Today while we were out running errands I glanced in the back seat to catch this:

JaneClaire and Silas were holding hands. Isn't that the sweetest sibling love? I've seen them do this a few times, but this time I was ready with my camera phone (why so grainy). Gosh I love those two!!

Here are some other acts of sibling love.

Sisters and Brothers are the best! Go hug yours today :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

Now this is the best pumpkin I've ever decorated.
On our first trip to Tates Farm Pumpkin Patch 3 years ago, I ran into my cousin Jana who told me about carving out a pumpkin and sticking your newborn in it. What a cruel thing to do - I had to try it! We hallowed it out, wrapped JC in a plastic bag and down she went. It turned out to be the cutest pumpkin ever! She wasn't thrilled about the situation. While Andrew snapped the picture I stayed on the sidelines with a pacifier to calm her down. Most of the time she cried, but this one came out perfect.
If you have a new baby I suggest you make a cute pumpkin picture like this. They will only fit for a short time :) If you want to skip the whole baby thing and do the alternative, here are some websites with free carving stencils. Enjoy!


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I'm a stay-at-home Mom. My husband Andrew and I have been married 6 years and have 3 beautiful children, JaneClaire, Silas and Rossin.