Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prize Winning Duck

When Kaleb was 2 I decided to make his Halloween costume and it was a hit. He was a duck complete with feathers. I paraded his cuteness around town and to this day I wish I had that evening on video. I will hunt our picture collection and scan the pictures I know I have buried in a photo album of his "winning" costume and post them here next week. You will have to stop by for a look--I'll try to post instructions too.

I say winning because we randomly went to Wal-Mart that night and they just so happened to be having a costume contest, which we were persuaded into entering. We won 1st place!! I think we were given a gift card and some other goodies.

We had such a fun time and Kaleb really played the part of the quacking duck.

This post was inspired by prompt #5 at Mama's Losin It.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Help Kaden Choose His Costume

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We have added a poll to help us choose Kaden's costume this year.

Between scooping up clearance costumes after Halloween and sorting through his big brothers hand me downs, Kaden has quite the assortment to choose from. A few that he will only be able to wear this year before he completely outgrows them.

Kaleb had his costume picked out about a month ago, he wants to be on the Cardinals baseball team. It's a shame they didn't make it to the world series. Go Red Birds!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Under the Big Top

Fun was had by all at the circus this past week. We "upgraded" to ring side seats and at first I thought it was a waste of money but then I realized by sitting ring side we didn't have to see the twenty or so workers peddling food and $12 swords and stale get the picture. So the extra $$ we spent to sit ring side actually saved us money--we watched the show without the disruption.
The boys loved the clowns. Kaden laughed and laughed all night at those silly clowns.
I remember the elephants being my favorite part when I was a kid. They boys enjoyed taking a ride around on one under the big top.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dumpster Diving

This is how I spent my Sunday morning. This really isn't me and I didn't actually get in the dumpster but I would have if it weren't surrounded by bees! Why you ask, well because Saturday morning I lost my phone during our morning at the soccer fields. Today I still have not found my phone and I am pretty sure I threw it out with the half eaten apple and juice box that the little Mr. Kaden couldn't possibly hold because his hands were freezing!

I have searched everywhere with no luck--I am going to have to break down and buy a new phone. On the bright side I will get the phone that I really want. Hey, if you have to spend that much money on something might as well get the one you want, right!?!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Writer's Workshop

This week's theme over at Mama's Losin' It was all about moms and what it was like growing up.

I really wish I could have had the chance to interview my grandmother before she passed away--she was the woman who raised me. I remember every year at school for Mother's Day we would celebrate by making cards and homemade bouquets. I always made them for my Grandma who proudly displayed them all over her home. Although we moved around A LOT all over Las Vegas during my childhood, my Grandmother's was the one constant place we had to go to.

I have become friends with my birth mother and have developed a strong friendship with her and now I am looking forward to building a strong relationship with my mother-in-law. So I decided to interview her on motherhood.

"Motherhood changed me by having a child to focus on and they do become your life. You would do anything for them.

Can't say I have a favorite age, every stage of Levi's life was special and I wouldn't have missed any of it.

I do miss having him in the house. It was hard when he went to college, but I love it when I have my grandkids come visit and fill the void.

The most difficult time was when he got hurt in any way. I would have traded places with him in a heartbeat.

The most rewarding part was just having Levi, he continues to bring so much joy to our lives along with his new family."

She is a fabulous lady and my father-in-law is pretty awesome too!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Nephew is on His Way

My sister might be going into labor right now!!! I am supposed to be with her except she is 3 hours away in Kansas City.

I was there for the birth of my niece three years ago and I want to be there again for my nephew's birth. I was honored that my sister wanted me in the delivery room with her. I raced to KC to be with her knowing that a crazy snow storm was brewing. Not only was it a crazy snow storm, it was one of the worst. I stayed a day later than planned to wait it out but ended up sitting on I-70 for 7 hours anyway. What normally would have been a 3 hour trip ended being 12 hours!! My phone battery had died. It was cold and dark and Levi was driving up and down the Hwy looking for me and we had only been dating 6 months. Who does that? My amazing boyfriend now husband! I was not about to let this one get away!

This is the first picture of my niece--November 30, 2006.

This is a video I found on Kelly's Korner and had to share it.

Edited to Add: False alarm. Is it selfish to say I'm glad because now I have a better chance of being there.?.

Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm The Day 30 Winner!!

Happy Friday to me!

I won my first giveaway--on the last day of this awesome 30 day giveaway at Lauren Nicole Gifts.

I am so excited to have won this typewriter charm from her site--I feel a little guilty having just received the wax seal necklace as a gift from my mother-in-law for my birthday. I will have to think of who would love to have this and give it as a gift to someone else. Is that OK?