Wednesday, October 31, 2007

happy halloween!

Happy Halloween to you and yours!

a fun link to play for you or your kids..click me.

love, homer, marge, stinky skunk, peacock, pirate, snow white pirate, superman 1,superman 2, bat 1, and bat 2

a few of our favorite shots from the season!

















Happy trick or treating tonight!:0)

Monday, October 29, 2007

a boy party.

Booker has been talking about having a "scary party" for a few months now. We talked about it at least 10 times every week and today was the lucky day!
We decorated the house...

The chandelier..

the cupcakes..and then got ready for the party

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Booker pre-party on his red carpet!:)

Quick pic of Lincoln so you could see him in his cute costume.

The gang minus one

the whole gang.

Boys are just so fun to have around. They are just awesome little balls of energy that I love to just watch. As I watched all of these little boys play together, I just couldn't be more greatful to have 2 little boys! They sure keep me busy and on my toes..but there is no where else I'd rather be! Here's to our little balls of energy!:)



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a little post party wind down!

yeah, right!:)

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Play along with me!

I saw this on another blog and had to try it out! It was so fun!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)-Rags Galant (What a fun dog name, huh!)
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)-Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake (Must be a gang from the refrigerated aisle!)
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)-K-Com
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)-Brown Dog (or Dawg)
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)-Aileen Port Angeles (Watch out One Life to Live!)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)-Comki ( I sound like some sort of a hairy animal!):)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)-The Pink Smoothie (I can see her outfit already!)
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)-Jack Roald
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)-So Pink Hot Tamales (Interesting!) ;)
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )-Anne Andrews (weird how that worked out!)
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)-Ormond Orlando
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)-Winter Daisy
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)-Mango Hoodie (I would watch this!)
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)-Toast Oak
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)- The Papercrafting Rain Tour (Come watch me, ya'll):)

Now you play along too...I would love to see what everyone else comes up with!:)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

superman overload.

Do you ever wake up at night and think about something for so long that it's all you think about the next day as well? Here is what I thought about from3-4:30 am one morning, and so I had to make them. Jansen, Jessica's little boy would not wear his costume and for some reason, I woke up with this idea.."What costume could I make out of a t-shirt so he doesn't really think he is wearing a costume?" And this is what I came up with...All it took was a 3 hour nap time and VIOLA..we had ourselves 3 supermen and 1 superwoman! Sweet!:)



The superman result
the superwoman result
Lincoln looks like a tubby superman!

Booker acting like superman.."Daddy I will fly after you and fight you", he told Beej.

Jansen at the trunk or treat

Cute little Natalie!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

for my friends.music non-video saturday night!

disclaimer: the following post is all related to the song I just added to my music player..over in the pink box..check it out and listen!:) (there is no video for this version!)
I heard the song "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" awhile ago, but just recently heard this version and couldn't get it out of my head!..so I thought I'd make it more accesible!:)
No, really this song just reminds me what great friends I have been blessed with in my life! I have friends that I talk to everyday, some once a week, and others every 6 months or so, but everytime we talk we pick up like we had just seen each other! I have friends that I can also call my husband, my sister,my brother, my mother, my father, my grandma..you get the picture.. who have been the best things that have happened in my life, who have shown me what faithful, supportive, loving friends are.
I just couldn't imagine making it through life without my friends. So thank you friends who call me at just the right moment so my day doesn't seem as long..thank you friends who help me to look at my life and laugh and remember that I really am blessed..thank you friends who have helped me love my life here in Ohio more than I could ever imagine..and to each of you who have helped me love different points in my life even better! I feel like the luckiest person alive to have so many fun, supportive, loyal..and did I say fun friends! I love you all!:)

backtrack

A few weeks ago, BJ's mom and dad came to visit and we had so much fun together! BJ and Tod put in new lights in both Booker and Lincolns rooms (the house didn't come with lights in their rooms! weird, i know!) and...i think they would pretty much call themselves professionals now!..JOKING..considering at one point they flipped the switch in bookers room and the bathroom light went on instead..interesting!:)thank goodness it isn't their day job..but we were impressed by their problem solving skills...and booker couldn't be happier to have a light in his room..many nights we wake up to see his light on (since he is afraid of the dark)..he has prayed many of times since grandma and papa left how greatful he is for his new light! We also had a lot of time to just play..it was so nice!


We took lots of pictures...



Played some great "boy" games..


scooped out pumpkin seeds and carved our pumpkins..



showed off our halloween costumes and had some great laughs!





but mostly had a great week with our grandma and papa...

Thanks for coming grandma and papa...we can't wait to see you again!

Monday, October 22, 2007

the halloween party.









The Halloween Party was so fun! It took quite a lot of planning, but I always love the feeling when the party is underway and you look around and see people enjoying themselves! So fun! We played some fun games.."How's yours" was really fun! I think one of my favorite parts was listening to the introductions..each couple was asked to introduce themselves "in character"..some really funny moments! Anyways..a huge thanks to the Nye's for all your help..and to everyone else for coming! This party is one tradition that I just love and can't wait to carry on and on and on!
P.S. the song has nothing to do with any of this..just like it!:)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

santa presents!

Beej came home from a quick trip to Utah the other day and when he was talking to Booker on the phone, mentioned that Uncle Drew, Uncle Kevin and Aunt Emily sent presents for him, Booker was beside himself with excitement. As soon as Beej got in the car at the airport, Booker was hounding him about his presents, but waited PATIENTLY :) until we got home. When BJ opened his suitcase, Booker said, "Hey guys, It's Santa presents time!" And did Santa bring a lot of gifts!:)

Licoln with his glow sticks..loved them!
Booker and his glow sticks..we weren't allowed to turn the light back on after we turned it off...and he took them to his room to sleep with them..threw a tantrum when we took them away, and wouldn't go to sleep until we put them up on his door so he could see them!:)



ARRRRRGH! Booker's "monster scary" rings!

Thanks Emi and Kevin!

Booker and one of his new books...HE LOVES THEM!

Lincoln claimed the sidewalk chalk as his own..he carried this large box of them around the rest of the night!
Booker getting scared from the eagle....
and the snake!
Thanks Drew for those sweet gifts..we had the best time videoing Lincoln seeing this book for the first time..and was so scared by the animals popping out at him! It was so cute and amusing! We always love when Santa visits in October!