Thursday, October 30, 2008


It's Halloween week! It is the beginning of the busiest time of year, with school parties, goodie bags, costumes, etc. Mia and the girls in her dance class had to come dressed in costume this week. It was her debute as Belle! Oooooo did I have fun putting together her costume and accessories ~ it was a dream come true to have my little girl dress as a princess (again!). Belle is the only princess Mia seems to recognize; she is on her sippy cup, her princess couch and whenever she points to Belle, she gives me Belle's cheesy smile :) Too cute! So, Belle it was (don't have to twist this mommy's arm!) As I was dressing my little princess, I noticed her with THE bunny bag - it's been missing for a while and I sort of forgot about it. Mia acted like it was a long lost friend! Uh, oh I had gotten her a Belle pocketbook, wand and gloves ~ I've got to make that bunny disappear!
"I think I'll take both bags mommy!"
Once in the car, she was distracted watching the big purple guy and the bunny dropped to the floor (bye-bye bunny). When we arrived at dance we jumped out of the car and forgot all about bunny-bag :)

Belle & "Woof" (you have to read
Meaghan's blog to hear about her
"woof" story)
pretty princess

"T" as Ariel - beautiful

Cutie Pie

Mia checks a few times during class to make sure
mommy is still out there :)

"me again mommy!"

"There you are mommy!"

Dance class - Halloween '08

I made this ponytail streamer for
Mia's hair - none of the tiara's
could stay in place on her thin
strands of hair :)
It's exhausting being a princess :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Every year we get together with our good friends and kids and we make a party out of carving pumpkins! It's messy, it's yucky and it's FUN!
The perfect place to carve pumpkins ~ the garage!

"Where's my carving knife?"

Busy at work

"Yeah, we're done!"

Monday, October 27, 2008


"We're ready to make cookies"
What a smile!

My little artisit ~ makes it just right

Mmmmm Good!
Mia could have 'iced' this little cookie all night long.
She sat here long after her brothers were done. . .
just spreading teeny tiny bits of icing on with a pink spoon :)
It was so sweet!
The finished product(s)
Do you see the 'shark' eyeing our cookies?!

Friday, October 17, 2008


I've been a busy beaver lately ~ having fun making hair accessories for my little princess. I'm getting better, burning my fingers less (glue gun) and coming up with some fun ideas. I took apart a stem of silk flowers, applied a rhinestone and ta da. . . a cute flower clippie!

When I was finished with the clippie I put it in Mia's

hair to see the size ~ the kids were playing right

under my feet (is there ever anywhere else?) and

I look down to find this mess, they were "cooking"!

Ahhh, can't you smell them?! I was real happy with the turnout!

Later on in the day we stopped by Meaghan Grace's house.

They were making Halloween sugar cookies ~

it was FUN! (Thanks Michelle for letting Mia throw

around the flou/r ~ now that's a good Auntie!)

This is our Fall "display" ~ we have so much fun

every year arranging the flowers, hay, etc.

We also love to walk/drive around the

neighborhood to have a looksie at everyone

else's displays ~ love this time of year!

I video taped some of missy ~ what a character!! Enjoy:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


We had a beautiful day to go pick our pumpkins! Fall has always been my favorite time of year and this year the weather has been just perfect! We went to a new pumpkin patch this year and I was surprised that they were still on the vines! We had to pull and twist to free our pumpkins ~ yes, we had to work for our pumpkins this year.
*Not every pumpkin was on the vine ~ "A" was reading my post and didn't want me to mislead everyone ~ my apologies :)
Let's hope the Christmas card photo
is an improvement on this!
Gotta love them though :)

The two who started it all :)

Big brother watches out for his sister

(Notice Mia carrying a goodie bag filled
with plastic soldiers and 2 pocketbooks!)

Happy to have found THE one!

Awww, now this is better
My kids :)

So proud of his pumpkin!

My big boy and his big pumpkin

Mia seemed so tired this day, but she found
a real nice pumpkin!

Pull honey!

Little, big brother helps her out
Can you see his expression?
He's working so hard!

Mommy loves you guys!
Isn't that cool the way the vines
are wrapped around it?!
This would be a photo of my bag
amongst the pumpkins. . .
it almost stayed behind!
Oh, I almost left my bag in the middle of a pumpkin patch! I realized after we walked all the way back to the stand ~ we were pretty far into the patch ~ that I was missing my bag! My little Eddie ran back with me through the vines and pumpkins . I was out of breathe when we finally reached it, whew what a relief! Of course, I had to take a picture (it is a sickness, I believe!)