Monday, November 24, 2008

Hidden Talent

Some of you may not have known but this is Evie's hidden talent.  She has been able to do this as long as I can remember.  She may not be proud of it when she gets older... But you have to admit, that's talent! :)

I had an ENT appointment recently and the doctor came in the room and said hi and sat down next to Evie and asked "How are you".  Evie's response was "I have a booger".  He told her that she came to the right place for that and gave her a tissue.  Not at all what either of us expected!  Kids are so honest!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Turkey Hunt

Our city has an annual turkey hunt.  This year we decided to go for our first time.  The picture directly above is the family listening to the rules of the hunt.  Reuben ended up finding a magnet!!!  Yea Reuben!!Reuben with the magnet he found.  Below- Reuben with his prized turkey.

Science Center

We were able to go to the Great Lakes Science Center on Friday to celebrate our friend's birthday.  It was such a fun place!  Here the kids are enjoying the ball pit.  We are going to definitely going to go back with Kaitlyn and Reuben.  We love our zoo pass it has royalties to lots of fun places like this!


My quilt guild started a challenge for the year.  We had to come up with a block that was 12-14 inches square and bring it to our next meeting in a paper bag.  This is the block which I did.  Every month the bags with blocks will be passed around to a new person to put on another border around this main block.  This month our task is to put on a four inch border with some kind of corner squares.  We won't be able to see our quilt until June.  I can't wait to see how they turn out!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Oh, the weather outside is frightful!

Cleveland weather has arrived in full style.  It is a beautiful  27 degrees outside with lots of wind and snow.  This weather always makes me want a cup of hot chocolate!  

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Turkeys everyone loves to gobble

Reuben walked into the room today reading from a blank paper.  He was reading a poem he "wrote".  This is his attempt to sweet talk his way into getting another turkey (while very cute, it didn't work). 
Yum Yum
Dear Mommy, Dear Mommy
I love the turkeys turkeys
Dipped in chocolate, chocolate
They are so yummy, yummy
can I have another turkey, turkey.
- Reuben

Mom had a counter poem for him:
Nice Try
Dear Reuben, Dear Reuben
You already ate two turkeys, turkey
The rest are for others, others.
- Mom

Kristen saw these on a website and decided to make them.  She has been dreaming of ways to make them for the past 4 days and finally sat down with a friend to make them.  After working late into the night/early morning, she finished and we all enjoyed chowing down on them the following day.  I speak for all of us when I say that Kristen is the best.  We are so lucky she loves to do such fun things that we all can enjoy.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Crazy 8's

So I got tagged twice and both were a little different, so I mixed them together for one, great big Crazy 8 list!

8 Favorite Restaurants...
2. Cheesecake Factory
3. Macaroni Grill
4. Red Robin
5. Five Guys
6. Zupas
7. Smart Cookie
8. Milwaukee Frozen Custard

8 things that happened yesterday...
1. Took the kids to get their flu shots
2. Went to a friend's house
3. Got Ryan some much needed clothes.  For a great deal I must say!  I love clearance!
4. Played Go Fish with my kids
5. Made dinner
6. Read books to my kids
7. Cleaned up the house
8. Ate way too much ice cream!

8 things to look forward to...
1. Thanksgiving!!!
2. Eve potty trained
3. When Ryan comes home!
4. Christmas for the first time at our house
5. Sleep overs with the kids
6. Time to sew
7. Warm weather
8. Quiet time after the kids go to bed

8 Favorite TV Shows...
1. Amazing Race
2. The Office
3. ER
4. Ace of Cakes
5. Food Network Challenge
6. Martha Stewart
7. Divine Design
8. A movie night at home

8 things I love about Fall...
1. Crisp but warm days
2. Crunchy leaves
3. Apple Picking
4. Thanksgiving/Halloween
5. Perfect weather- which never lasts long enough!
6. The smell
7. Hot Chocolate
8. Cuddleing up in big warm blankets with my kids or husband

8 things on my wishlist...
1. My own house
2. My pre-baby tummy!!!
3. To be settled, and know we are staying in one place
4. A getaway with the love of my life
5. For my "To Do List" to not have anything on it
6. To take a cake decorating class
7. Time to sew
8. That my kids would stop growing up!  I just love the way they are now!

8th picture on my computer...
8 people I tag...

1. Jackie
2. Tanya
3. Katie
4. Annie
5. Jean
6. Becky
7. Mandi
8. Emily

He Sleeps!

A week ago we bit the bullet and let Lincoln cry it out.  I am happy to say he sleeps through the night now.  It actually has helped him take better naps (lasting more than five minutes) and he has started a schedule of going to bed around the same time every night.  It is amazing how much a little more sleep changes everything!  I must admit though it breaks my heart that he is growing up! :(

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Evie is the master artist behind this turkey.  She is really getting into drawing.  I love it!


We had some fun with bubbles the other day.  If you've never tried Gymboree's bubbles, they are awesome!  They don't pop as easily.  The bubbles were sticking all over Lincoln which made Evie laugh uncontrollably.  It was so funny!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

If I could wish upon a star

I would wish for one of these!  We borrowed our neighbors steam vac and I am in love!  This thing got out stains and lots of dirt in our carpet!  It looks so much nicer!  I think if I owned one though I would end up using it once a month just because it is so fun and satisfying!  


Here's the crew right before going Trick-or-Treating.  We were lucky to have our friends with us to help us celebrate.  Can't you tell that Eve and Madelynne get along (two princesses).  

This year we barely fit it in... we were able to carve our pumpkins before dinner.  I am usually more on the ball.  Maybe next year will be better.

Reuben didn't wear this costume trick-or-treating but loved the wig.  A little to itchy for his liking.  I guess there won't be any toupee's in the future.

During the day I was lucky enough to be able to go to the kid's school to help out with their parties.  I made cupcakes for Reuben's class which looked like spiders, but I forgot to take pictures.  

While You Were Out

Two weekends ago this wonderful man sent me out to go shopping and...
Built the kids bunk bed, while taking care of this cutie and three other cuties.

The photography in this post is brought to you by Kaitlyn. (Dad is so proud)