Thursday, October 30, 2008

More Halloween Fun!

Caleb wrote his name all on his own.
He usually has a hard time with the E… putting 5 to 7 lines but here he has only 3.
So proud!!!

We were officially BOO-D!!!
We awoke to find a bag full of goodies at our door. The kids had a great time opening it and finding treasures in it: play dough, yoyo, candy, a ghost and a card. It was a lot of fun and made us feel special. We then turned around and BOO-D 2 other families.



Caleb really got into pumpkin carving this year. We began by drawing out faces that we thought the pumpkin should resemble. Caleb is really enjoying drawling lately and if he wants something done I usually do it in a form of different shapes. The kids were so happy with how it turned out and loved to see it lit up at night. Maddie favorite part was playing in all the pumpkin seeds.

These are some of my girl friends around our neighborhood. We get together officially once a month to have girls night out. No kids and No hubbies. This month we decided to do a progressive dinner and we had a blast. I’m so lucky to have all these ladies in my life.

Caleb's class, The Blue Birds
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Black Cat which is Calebs favorite!
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Today Caleb celebrated Halloween at school. His school had a Halloween parade and then ended up on stage to sing a dozen songs. They also had a party. I was so proud of Caleb. He was having so much fun on stage. It was really cute because when the song was done he looked for me and I gave him a huge smile and thumbs up. He was just beaming.
I wish everyone could have seen him!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In honor of Natalie…

A blog posting like her’s because I always enjoy them!

It’s a good feeling when your favorite TV show is back on air.
It’s a good feeling when your day excels all your expiations.
It’s a good feeling when you snuggle up to the ones you love.
It’s a good feeling when the air is crisp and the flannel sheets are warm.
It’s a good life when you live in the moment and make the best out of everything.
It’s a good life when laughter is continuously flowing.
It’s a complete blessing to be loved and to love.
May the blessing flow… Amen!

At this very moment I’m…

  • Sitting in my comfy chair with my feet up… with the best slippers man has ever made (from Grandmama).
  • Wearing warm, mismatch clothing with a blanket draped over me.
  • Happy the house is picked up.
  • Regretting that I didn’t buy an extra carton of milk.
  • Relieved that I’m eating cookies and drinking milk.
  • And am in a peaceful, natural, loving state knowing that my hubby is home.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Little Gym's Halloween Party








We had some friends over for dinner and then went to the Little Gym for their Halloween Party. I was not sure what to expect but was presently surprised to find numerous of games for the kids to partake in, a room full of gym equipment for the kids to play on, and a break room with drinks and cookies. All the kids were dressed in their costume and running around having the time of their life. Caleb found a way to hit all the equipment as he ran through out the room in a circle. Maddie had her set likings: a slide and a spring board. We were there until the doors were closed and were presented with balloons to take home. The kids had a wonderful night and got to stay up passed their bedtime. What a treat!



I went to a Gourmet Caramel Apple decorating night with a group of girl friends. We had a wonderful time, chatting the night away. I surprised Eric with this caramel apple which we split. I have to say that it was the best caramel apple that we have ever eaten. I stopped by the store before hand and picked up a Apple Crisp which I believe added a special touch of honey that blended all the flavors together.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Steven & Elizabeth's Wedding






Steven’s wedding was absolutely beautiful. It was at breath taking winery. They are so much in love and I am so happy that they have found a love that will last a life time. It was so nice to see all my family. I miss them so much.

Seventh picture (left to right)… brother Brian, mom Janice, step-dad Jim, brother Steven, Caleb, sister in law Liz, me, Maddie, brother Paul.

Eighth picture… sister Mariah, step mom Mary, Caleb, brother Steven, sister in law Liz, Me, Maddie and father Johh

Ninth picture… brother Brian, cousin Brian, brother Steven, Me, cousin Chris, brother Paul, sister Mariah, cousin Eric. This is the bunch that I grew up with. I love being with them all, they all have a piece of my heart.

Below is a video of Caleb taking over the dance floor. I'll fix the video later but I wanted Eric to be able to see our son and I want to spend my time with the family.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Rehearsal Dinner






The cute couple after Stevn gave Liz pearls.




The dinner was amazing. One of the best dinners I've had. Eric you would have love the blue chesse on my salad. I even liked it.
















Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pumpkin Patch















Hey babe, we are missing you out here. I know I’ve been keeping you up to date on what’s happening here but here are some pictures from the Pumpkin Patch. As you know I say that if you’re dirty in the end it’s a signature of a fun event. Well... all of us were covered in dirt. Caleb’s favorite part was the train and Maddie the slides. We played on a few playgrounds, went on a hay ride, train ride, feed the goats and went through a corn maze. We miss you and wish you could join us but you are truly an amazing father and husband. Looking forward to seeing you again. XOXO’s














Monday, October 13, 2008

Surprise Mom I’m ready…


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A picture tells all. Maddie came up to me and started baby talking, pointing to her diaper. I thought that she had gone and wanted me to change her but I discovered that she had not. She then proceeded to walk into the bathroom, pointing to her parts and then to the toilet. I asked her if she had to go and she continued to point so I put her on the toilet but it freaked her out. So I pulled out her new toilet which she was a little nervous about at first. She kept telling me that she had to go and I was trying to warm her up to the idea of sitting on the toilet. She ended up have a movement on the floor but I’m so proud of her that she came and told me about it. She started to warm up to the toilet and I’m pretty excited to see what happens in the course of the day.

Friday, October 10, 2008

If Your Happy and You Know It...

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The kids were having so much fun tonight reading that we thought we should share.

Aren’t they great dancers?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Costume Party

My two little Dino’s.
These are not their original costumes and had I known that they would have wanted to be the Dino’s I would have not gone out and got them new costumes but maybe they will wear them on Halloween. They are too darn cute!!!



We hosted a costume party for all the med moms and the kids. It was so cute to see them all dressed up and see some of them act out their parts. Notice Maddie in her boots. I think she is taking after Caleb.


Bunches of love!
Maddie has been living with these bandages on for 3 days now. She is a trouper and loves stickers on her nose so she also doesn’t mind the bandages either.



Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Creativity


Whoever said you needed paints to paint was wrong. The kids had a blast painting the concrete with water. Now I just need to get a new basting brush before Thanksgiving. :)

Two dates in one week!


First Eric took me to Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. It was an awesome concert. We heard Guide to Strange Places by John Adams, Rach the 3 by Rachmaninoff, and Concerto for Orchestra by Bartok. You should have seen the crowd and heard some of the remarks after Rach the 3 was complete. It was so awesome!!! People were boasting that they were shaking in their seats and that the piano was going to catch flame because the pianist was so fr... Read Moreeaking fast. He was beyond awesome. We sat where we could see the keys and I absolutely loved watching him play. He was amazing!

We also went to the movie theater and saw Iron Man. We really enjoyed the movie and loved getting out! We exchanged nights of babysitting with a friend. It was really nice to have someone that we knew here with the kids. Thanks a bunch, girly!