Monday, November 29, 2010


We are so excited! We won the Cake Pop book giveaway from The Giant Blog of Cooking, Crafting and Other Fun Activities. We can't wait for it to arrive in the mail! Stay tuned for some yummy pop treats.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Giveaway from "The Giant Blog of Cooking, Crafting and Other Fun Activities"

My cousin Kathy told me about this awesome giveaway,
This book from Bakerella
All you have to do is become a follower of
The Giant Blog of Cooking, Crafting and Other Fun Activities
Make sure you leave a comment at the end of the post
and share their blog on your blog, Facebook or Twitter.
If you mention that you heard about this from me we both get an extra entry into the drawing.
These sisters are celebrating their 100th post on their blog
and giving away the cute and fun book.
I would love to win it myself but if I were to I will definately share it with my cousin Kathy!
I have gotton quite a few awesome ideas from this blog for yummy treats to make. I can't wait to try a Taco Soup recipe that I just found on their blog.
So Check It Out!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Who's that Girl?!

The Braces are off! Whoo Hoo! No more rubberbands! Hello Popcorn!
With a new smile, a million dollar smile (by my calculation if you add in broken brackets, an expander and gasoline) came a new look. She's not just a pretty girl. She is usual.
Look at those layers in her hair. Can you believe it?
This is a bag of loot that the orthodontist gave her with helium balloons attached to it.
All the yummy candy that has been on the "no-no" list for these
past 5 years.
No more cut up apples and
where's the corn on the cob?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cute Book

This is a very cute book that we borrowed from the Library. It is about a cow named Emmadine who felt like she hadn't done anything spectacular with her life that she could share with her Grandcows. So she signed up for an expedition to Antarctica with Admiral Byrd so she would have something to tell her Grandcows.
The funny part is her pig friend Georgetta knitted her an "uttermuff" to keep warm.
An "uttermuff".
I didn't know such a thing could exist until today.
It is definitely what every cow needs when they journey to Antarctica. Wouldn't want to freeze that milk now.


We had a treat after church on Sunday. Rain! In a matter of minutes Victoria planned out her next activity.
This is what happens when you live where the sun is perpetual. There are few opportunities to use
Hello Kitty rubber boots, a princess umbrella and a winter coat.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stuffed Pumpkin

Well, it isn't quite the pumpkin soup that we were going to make. We decided to make a sweet treat instead. We added pineapple, apple, cinnamon and walnuts and ate it right out of the pumpkin. It was fun and tasted pretty good.

Victoria's Pillow

Victoria was trying her hand at some embroidery skills. I am so excited that she really wants to do sewing. She sewed the button on all by herself. She did an awesome job for being as young as she is. She even guided the strips in the sewing machine. I ran the pedal.

Crazy Hair

Victoria built this make shift tent in the living room and decided to sleep in for 3 nights in a row. She was very pleased with herself. I kept expecting for it to flatten out and be laying on top of her in the morning but it never did. It always amazes me how when you are little how easy it is to sleep right on the floor without a pad on the floor. I definately would not make it lying on the floor like that. Aahh the joys of childhood.


Kaleb brought this truck in from the backyard.
Why is it that grass always grows where you don't necessarily want it to.

Trunk or Treat

Well, we didn't transform the van into anything. Not enough time. But Daphne and Kirk did come up with this little haunted house. Daphne sat there playing her violin entertaining all the little kids. The house became a photo spot for toddlers. They were the perfect size.Kirk and Kaleb hungry for a giant chocolate chip cookie.Jared was not identified until Pastor Shari recognized his watch. He and his church friends are quite a crew. They had alot of fun just being goofy. Hoola-hooping It always amazes me how good at hoola-hooping Kirk is. I can't do it that good.
Show off!

Happy Halloween

This year we made some guidelines when it came to designing costumes.
Actually there was only one.
The rule had to create your costume without spending any money.
Well, I think we ended up spending maybe $5. Not bad for 4 costumes! Days before Halloween, Daphne signed our family up for Trunk or Treat at church. So while I was waiting to get Sam his rabies shot, Kirk and Victoria were dumpster diving for cardboard at 8 a.m. two days before Halloween. Her intent was to transform our van into something and she would play her violin dressed as a cute witch. I think she was very successful.
She looks pretty cute.

Victoria is a "cookie warrior". Kirk in all of his spare time cut this cookie shield out of styrofoam and painted it. It looks pretty yummy to me. Kaleb has once again made his costume out of cardboard box.
He makes a great bag of groceries! Kirk helped him airbrush the bag.
He could see pretty good until we padded his shoulders so that the box didn't get too heavy.
He had to have someone with him pretty much everywhere he went.
He couldn't see his feet. Oops.
Jared wasn't going to dress up this year but at the last minute decided to be a "one-eyed teenager". Once again Dad painted the eye. I thought this was a great costume for Jared.

Halloween Fun

We actually found time to carve pumpkins this year which is a rarity in previous years. I am so pleased that Kirk doesn't mind carving pumpkins. After so many years helping the kids gut their pumpkin...I am happy to not have to be doing it this time.

Kaleb had a little help from his friend Zack.These turned out so cute and remind me of each of the kids. Victoria's is the far left which she named princess pumpkin. Daphne carved the cat. Jared's is the one eyed pumpkin and Kaleb's is the far right. I think the eyes resemble his own. Cute.
It looks like Jared's and Kaleb's pumpkin is having a discussion.
They could be discussing the painful procedure that they just endured or maybe that Kaleb's needs to go wash his face.