Saturday, October 30, 2010

Maskless Vader and Halloween Treats

Coop had his Halloween Party at school yesterday and got to wear his costume! He is Darth Vader this year! A rule that the school has is no masks allowed at school! I totally understand the rule, but super hard for a 4 year old to understand when he is SO excited about Halloween!
This was Coop's face when I walked into his class! I got so choked up, because we all thought I would have to miss. The party was the same time as Tuck's therapy! Thankfully a great friend of mine sat at therapy for an hour while I had some TREATS with Coop!

We have had a great time making some Halloween crafts/goodies! I will say that I don't have any original creativity! I am really good at attempting to copy other people's craftiness!
These are homemade pumkin playdoh that we made for the kid's TREATS for their friends at school! I got this idea and the kitchen print out idea from my friend Ashley! She is one of the most creative people...I have NEVER met! Ha! Just a friend I know through blogging that was introduced to me thru my dear friend Kim. You should check out her blog! She has
creativity billowing out of her ears!

Another one of my favorite places to get my creativity is from This site is AMAZING and bursting with ideas about crafts, love, cleaning, etc! These ladies are awesome! The kind you want to be friends with! HA! They made these cute little mummy cookies, so we thought they looked yummy and fun to make! I think they turned out great!

Last but not least, I am all about a cheap way to decorate for the holidays! I got a dinged up frame from Hobby Lobby at 66% off (I try to find one with a little hiccup to get the extra discount...he he he). I think I payed a total of $2.80 for the frame. Then I got this FREE downloadable from and VOILA! An inexpensive Halloween decoration! Super cute!
What fun crafts/goodies did you make this Halloween?

Family Fun

Chris' parents recently came into town and we had such a great time! The boys get SO excited to stay in a hotel with their grandparents.....they think it is living the HIGH LIFE! Here are a few pics from their visit.

While Grammy and Pops were here, they bought Tuck this school bus on steroids! Monster Truck style. It didn't take Tuck very long to figure out that the back door actually opened. Take a close look at the pic.....what do you see?

Did you have a guess? FRENCH FRIES!!!! He thought it was the funniest thing and so did we! Always a fun time!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Fun and Super Heros!

We had the privilege to watch some of our friend's kids the other day! The kids of course had a fabulous time!

Fall has become my most FAVORITE season since we moved to TN! I love the colors, smells and sounds! Here are some of my favs (I wished I could say that I took these...but I actually got them off the internet..LOL):

Cooper loves to play dress up about 100 times a day! His most favorite is any kind of superhero! Here are Coop and his buddy Zach saving the day!

Oh to be a Superhero! I often wonder if I did have a Superhero's powers, what would I want for power? I think I would pick 2.....if possible. I would want to be able to fly, so that I could easily see all of my amazing family and friends that live far away! slow time down! I especially want this power many times during the day with my kids (some days I would like to speed up time when they are having a rough day, and want daddy to hurry home from work...LOL). But in all honesty, they are doing such fun things, have such an innocence, enjoy the littelest things in life, and are just SO darn cute! To capture that moment for just a LITTLE bit longer would be an awesome power as a parent!

What would you pick for your Superhero power?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Welcome to the zoo....Tuck is turning 2!

This past weekend we had Tuck's 2nd birthday party! It was such a beautiful day and fantastic. We decided to have a Diego (Di Di) and animal party! I think it was a hit! Here are some pics of our great day!

We decided to keep the food kid friendly and along with the animal theme.

Tuck had a REALLY hard time he had a few handfuls of icing beforehand....yum!

I couldn't get Cooper to stand still long enough to get a good pic of him! Just a blur in most! Here was our little favor bag we gave to all our friends! Thanks to everyone for making it such a special event!