Monday, October 31, 2011


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Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkins, and costumes, and messes, oh my!

We have been having some major fun!
Today was super busy.
It started at 6am with getting Master A up for school.
Then it was sew, sew, sew to finish Little Miss A's costume.
My sweet Sister in Law called at asked if I wanted to go to
the quilt shop to see Nancy Halvorsen, who was doing a demo.
It was such a needed break!

With Sir Spoil-Her-Highness gone, I needed to get out. He has gone on a business trip. Now I know that some other ladies have their Sweet Heart gone all the time. But when it isn't normal, it seems so hard. I rely on him so much. He does so much around here. He takes kids to bed. Cooks dinner. Does laundry. Cleans house. And now it's just me and the little helpers.

After lunch, we were off with the preschoolers
to the Pumpkin Walk.

Such a fun time!

Then it was come home and clean the kitchen,
Make cookies for after school snack.
After the kids got home and had snack, we went to get pumpkins.

We then came home and made dinner.

For Family Home Evening, we carved them.
(AKA, got pumpkin guts everywhere.)

I'm sure it is obvious what I'll be doing tomorrow.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Warm Day Out

Today was quite warm. We went to the park with the cousins. I took WAY more pictures than was needed, but the kids had such a blast, so I wanted to document it.
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Trip to the Firehouse

For preschool this week we went to the fire station.
We watched a very old Donald Duck film about fire safety.
We watched Fire Fighter B get his turn out gear on.
We even climbed all over the fire trucks.
It was a blast!!

Little Miss D didn't want to get in the trucks.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Swan Diving Practice

The little girls were "practicing" the other night.
(September 26th)
Leaping from the piano bench to the couch.
I know that I should have told them to stop,
but it was just so fun to watch them.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Red Ribbon

Red Ribbon Week is so much fun!
They dress up, learn lots, and have a blast.

Wednesday they had a magician who came in whose theme was
Magic with a Message.
One thing he discussed was how important reading is.
If you can't read, you can't find out how to stay safe.
For example, if you are put in a box, then have swords put in the box.
You will need to be able to read the instructions
so you can stay safe in the box full of swords.

The dress up day they like the most is Crazy Hair Day!!
The little girls even had to participate that day.
We spray painted everyone's hair.

It took a few washings to get it out.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Preschool: Bikes and Trikes

For preschool the week of the 12th, the theme was bikes.
So easy.
At first I thought I would have a hard time coming up with ideas.
And it was quite hard to find good books to read to the kids.
I really like to read a book that goes with the theme.
But I found this one:

Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

After talking about safety and why riding bikes is good for us,
We (meaning they) just rode around.
I used sidewalk chalk and made a trail for them to follow.
They had a fun time.
And luckily the weather was pretty good.
It also helps that we are having preschool in the afternoons.
Mainly because the kindergarteners in our area
(which we and another family have)
go in the afternoon.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Where I'm coming from:

This week is Drug Free Week at the kids' school.
I am a strong supporter of the DARE program and have been for several years.
But I would like to share some background so you can better understand where I'm coming from.

I was born into a family that was less active in the church.
(see for any questions)

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

What do you think?

Anytime Little Miss D plays dress up,
She comes up to me and asks,
"What do you think?"

The girls found Glamorous Graduate's "HIGH-high-heeled" shoes.
And surprisingly, no one broke an ankle!!

Miss K is trying on her costume mid-sew to see how it fits.

Here are the little girls with more than enough hair bows in.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

So Exciting!!

I am so excited for our Cheerful Cheerleader.
Some of you know that DD #2 went to live with her dad.
I haven't talked about it much
because it was a very hard decision to make.
I can see that this was for the best.
She has had some amazing experiences.
She has seen what we have been telling her for years.
That she is a great friend.
How smart she is.
How beautiful she is.
So when she was voted onto the Homecoming Royalty,
I was so happy for her.

The only down side, was the fact that I was 12 hours away and couldn't be there to share it with her. I did talk to her several times that week. I chatted with her on facebook. I also made sure that there were a lot of pictures taken so that I could see her and be there in spirit.
I sure do miss her. I know that I made the right decision, but I sure do wish she was at least closer.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday Conference

Conference was amazing today. But the thing that touched my heart the most was listening to the children sing.

I love music. It is how I feel the spirit the most.
I even have a spiritual playlist on

What are some traditions you have for Conference.
I have heard some amazing ones.

My former VT would take her family and they would stay in a hotel.
They would each get a notebook and would take notes of the talks.

We have Conference Candy that we keep in metal pails.
I used my Silhouette and made word to put on the sides.
Then when we listen to the talks, if we hear that word,
we get the candy inside.
I put out just two pails at a time so it is easier for the little ones.

Here is where I got the idea:
Brown Paper Packages

And hers are much cuter than mine.

I'm sure that is the only reason the kids listen,
but hey, I'll take it.
This means I get to listen.

And boy is it great to listen!

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