Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

I am the worst when it comes to Halloween costumes! Really, I'm just cheap! After going to the Halloween store, the girls couldn't decide on what to be. So what does cheap mom do, that's right. . . go to the clearance section. This is what we found. . . angels costumes for $5 each. I say that's a bargain! They were so excited when we found two. They insisted on being the same!

Here is our rocker girl, or should I say 80's girl. This so reminds me of being in elementary school! She even has a little sass to match the look! :) After going Trunk or Treating on Wednesday, the girls decided they were done. How lucky am I? I say very lucky and that's why I shop the clearance section!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I Love This Picture Tag. . .

This is so much fun! I love having a reason to look at some of my old photos. Here is another tag, this one is from Emily White. Pick your 4th picture from your 6th folder.

This picture is from our special family trip. We took the girls on a Disney Cruise! Yes, I must say it was magical! We loved everything about it, especially the food! :) This was by far the best money ever spent. Here is Morgan and I on the airplane flying to Florida! Boy, I wish I could do that all over again! Come on, join the fun so I can see what's in your folders!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tag, I'm It?

I've never done this tag thing, but Wendy's being persistent in tagging me, so I'll give it a try. I'm supposed to post a picture (#6) from my desktop and explain the story behind it.

Here's picture number 6. Madison and Makelle's 7th birthday party, or should I say Fourth of July birthday party. They love having their party on the 4th of July because they get fireworks. My family just calls me cheap! :)

The girls were constantly wanting to play with Morgan's DS, so we broke down and bought them. Best investment ever!
I tag. . . . everyone!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

If You Have Tweens. . .

you might consider getting these books! I love these little American Girl books. I started with The Care and Keeping of You when Morgan was around 8 or 9. This book talks about how to take care of your hair, face, nails, and more. It's a great little book that helps girls understand what to expect in the upcoming years. Then, I saw The Feelings Book today while working at the school book fair. I think this book is great too! It talks about different emotions such as anger, stresses, moods and thinking smart. It gives positive advice on how to handle these feelings with friends and different situations. I think these are great easy to read books that give me a little extra help in the girl department! :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Classroom Party Idea

I don't know about you, but ever year I get suckered into being a room mom. Now that the holidays are coming, I am trying to be a little more prepared for the classroom parties. I found this darling idea and wanted to share it with you. Our class will be watching the "Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown". I thought it would be fun to put the kids popcorn in these cute little bags. I'll go a little crazy and in a little chocolate. Gotta have chocolate with your popcorn, right?

Pumpkin Treat Bags -Fill orange mini craft bags with candy. Twist the top of the bag up into a stem. Pull floral tape off roll and stretch it so it becomes sticky. Wrap floral tape around stem, starting at the top and moving downward. Rip off take, leaving 3 to 4 extra inches hanging on the bottom. Twist extra tape into tendril, wrapping it around finger until it curls.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gettin Down and Dirty

Didn't know helping Toys for Tots would be so much fun! The annual Mud Run was this past Saturday and it was a blast! The McCaa's and I did the mixed team 10k run. A total of 8 people and we all stayed together to help each other over the obstacles. Here's Jamie, John and I running after doing a few water obstacles.

I couldn't understand why my girls wouldn't give me a kiss, I thought they loved me!

Here's Jake and I going over a big plastic tube.
Here's Tawine and I coming off a hill that drops into muddy water.

Jordan was on the Musick team but hubby got a picture of him!

This was a killer! I was proud of myself for going all the way across but I have paid a big price, bruised legs! My hubby took pictures but my camera gave out, so I don't have a group picture. If I get one soon I'll post it. It was so much fun gettin down and dirty. I'm definitely doing this again next year!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Camp Keeper Comes Home!

Here's Morgan with her friend McKenzie as they prepare for the trip to Camp Keep. They enjoyed great food, lots of hikes and fun campfires.

We all missed Morgan while she was gone, especially her two little sisters! We're glad she had such a great time and she's home where she belongs!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Don't Forget To. . .

check your credit card statements each month! Jake and I were wondering why our credit card had jumped so high in the matter of a few weeks. After checking our statements online we found over $500 worth of charges to our account. Luckily, we were able to close our account and have the fees waived. I really don't know how they got our account but the purchases were all online at some store. Kinda crazy so I thought I would give you all a heads up!