Friday, October 31, 2008

School Costume Parade 2008

Liam didn't want to wear his new costume to school because you can't tell who he is without the mask. So he wore last years costume. He wanted to pose with the potato bug he found before school.

Gavin and I caught him just outside his classroom during the school costume parade.

After going to each classroom they headed outside for all the parents to see.

video
I was able to get a little video of his class going by.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Carving Pumpkins

We carved our pumpkins on Monday. Gavin really wanted to help. Actually he wasn't trying to help as much as trying to eat the pumpkin.

I forget how much I hate actually carving the pumpkins until I'm doing it. I think I'm allergic to it or something. My hands are always stinging when I'm scooping out the goo. The pumpkin seeds are worth it though.

Here are the finished produces. I hope they last until Halloween without getting too gross.

And Jim decided that he was going to combine Halloween and election season into one. I hope we don't get egged or toilet papered. In case you can't read it, it says "No Bama". I'm sure he would have a lot more to say about that issue if he could fit it on the pumpkin!! He's very proud to have his No Bama pumpkin lit on our porch.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trevan's Pumpkin Patch Birthday Party


Trevan had another great birthday party this year. After a friend party at his house and then chili with the family, we went to the pumpkin patch/haunted house. We all got pumpkins and then the owner took us on a tour of the haunted house before it opened and while it was still light. Liam did OK (especially his he found $5 on the ground and the owner told him he could keep it), but poor Trevan hated it. Gavin thought it was funny.

Apparently Gavin has gotten old enough to be a bully. He pushed Asher twice at the party and unfortunately the first time was off of the coffee table and onto the floor. Naughty Gavin. He wasn't mad at Asher or anything, he just thought it was a good idea I guess.

Thanks again for the fun party Trevan.

Band of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You


Original Song



Live Song


Every once in a while there is a song that I love and listen to over and over again. This is it right now. I love it!! Band of Horses is a great band.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I know, I'm a Twilight Nerd

I'm a Esme! I found out through TwilightersAnonymous.com. Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!

You are thoughtful and care very deeply for your family. A loving home is of great
importance to you and you always try to make people feel welcome. Although you have a great capacity to love, you also have a great capacity to hurt, so at times you can be
sensitive. You're firm when you need to be, but people trust your judgment and
appreciate the kind way you always handle things.

We all knew I was Esme, right??
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bottling Grape Juice is UNSAFE - at least when I'm involved.

Last year when Melissa and I bottled grape juice I broke the glass part on the tubing and sliced my finger very badly. So, I went ahead and tried it again this year.

This time, instead of a seriously cut finger, I almost burned down my kitchen. The juice was taking a long time so we took the boys downstairs to wait. When we came up, the kitchen was filled with smoke. I forgot to check the lids!! The water had boiled out and this is what was left of them. My poor pan too.


We washed and picked a bushel of grapes and this is my cut of the juice. I never know if it's really worth 4 hours of work to get 10 pints and 1 quart of homemade juice. I bottled tomatoes this year too and they ARE worth it - much better than canned. I did them with my grandma so things went smoothly.


And then there's always the clean up work. I better get to washing the stained towels....

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I was Tagged

4 Things I adore about my Husband?
1. He treats me very well
2. He works very hard
3. He is a great dad - nothing is just the "mom's job"
4. He is trustworthy and dependable

4 Movies I would watch more than once?
1. Empire Records
2. Sweet Home Alabama
3. Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore/Tommy Boy (they are a group, right?)
4. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

4 T.V. show I watch more than once!
1. House
2. The Office
3. What Not to Wear
4. Friends

4 Places I have been?
1. Washington D.C.
2. Hawaii
3. Canada
4. California

4 people I text regularly! (I NEVER text, but if I did this is who I would text)
1. Melissa
2. Andrea
3. Jackie
4. My dad

4 Favorite Foods
1. Bombay House – Chicken Tikka Masala & the sampler!!
2. Los Hermanos – Chips and salsa
3. Carrabba's – House salad (I know, weird – but the dressing is SO good)
4. Tucanos - EVERYTHING

4 places I would like to visit?
1. Europe – all of it
2. Caribbean – as part of a nice cruise
3. Mexico (the nice part, not Tijuana)
4. New York (City and where Jim’s mission was)

I tag my sister Melissa (oh ya – no blog)! How about I tag anyone that wants to do it.