Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pothole Commercial By: Daniel

This is Daniel's rendition of the "pothole" commercial.  He's my little comedian, that one.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fall Fun

October was a phenomenal month!  Beautiful weather, and I'm pretty sure the leaves all changed into the most beautiful colors overnight!  The weather cooled off so much that I'm looking forward to the electric bill...  Well, "looking forward to" may be a stretch, but I'm certainly not dreading it. 

Last Friday, we carved our pumpkin and roasted the seeds. And by we, I mean Deron. He carved it. I tried and failed miserably. He scored a bunch of daddy points with that. However, I roasted the seeds, and I felt like a pretty accomplished mama while the kiddos munched on the fruit of our labor.  Ethan and Daniel were pretty grossed out trying to help clean it all out, though. The seeds were really good, and roasting them was much easier than I thought it'd be. They tasted kinda like homemade chex mix.
That afternoon, we did fall coloring pages and word searches, and then, the little rascals spent the afternoon making leaf piles and playing "leaf fireworks." It was the best!

We headed out to the pumpkin patch with our church family Sunday afternoon and got lost in the corn maze! (Not really.  We didn't brave the adult maze.  We walked around the kiddie maze.) I have been The kids have been eating waaay too much of all the candy I've managed to buy on the cheap. Rationing the goodies is difficult especially since I buy the good stuff. No boring candy in this house. It's hard enough for me to restrain myself. I don't expect miracles from the kids. Note to self: Hide the candy. Maybe if I move it, it'll be less of a temptation. Seriously.

Since the weather has cooled off, mornings on the front porch with Deron have become crisp and perfect for our pipin' hot cups of coffee and a cozy blanket! Honestly, it's perfect. Just perfect.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Update: The Princess Haircut

These photos are pre haircut fix. Well, I tried to fix it, but this was Friday. We went Saturday to get them to even her out from my efforts.

Sooo, Hannah loved getting her hair cut so much that she finished it off herself the other day.

And for those who want to know: No, we don't actually leave the scissors out for the kids to play with! She used a kitchen stool to climb to the top of the bookshelf while I was sick with a stomach virus and Deron had left to go to the bank. I was too sick and too slow, I suppose. And she was much too quiet during all of her fun.

She immediately wanted her princess hair back. I'm ashamed to say this, but I freaked out! Completely. It was a short lived freak out, but she cried...I cried...we both cried and cried. In my feeble defense, I was sick. Seriously. I'm no good to anyone or anything without sleep or food, and I was suffering from the lack of both. Deron called me from the bank to get the account number, and we were crying and crying. So now, all the strangers at the bank know what a crazy lady I am. {sigh}

There was no way we could get it fixed for another week. We had a church meeting to go to, and Deron wasn't able to help with the other children durning the week. So I had to fix it the best I could, and I have to pat myself on the back. It wasn't too terrible this week.

We went this morning, and the stylist fixed her right up. She blended it and fixed it up in the front to disguise the front of her hair where she cut it down to about 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Also, I thought she had bedhead before... Short hair creates worse bedhead. Fact.

It looks really good on her, but it's such a dramatic change. It's taken a while to get used to.