Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!! Hope your day is full of treats and no tricks;) Unfortunately where we live Mother Nature is playing tricks on us, they are calling for high winds, heavy rains/ storms and chance of tornadoes- boo!!! So we won't be trick or treating tonight. Many of the neighborhoods in our town have changed the day for trick or treating, some did it last night (we couldn't do it last night because M was making her first reconciliation- I'm so very proud of her!!!!!) and others are doing it this weekend. We are planning on taking the kiddos trick or treating tomorrow night. M is going as a lil devil; H is going as a; L is going as; and EK is going as a little kitty cat.
We have been super busy over the last couple of weeks with all kinds of fun fall activities. We've gone to Wo.rl.d for the day enjoying their Halloween fun- we surprised the kiddos with that trip! We've gone to the pumpkin patch and picked pumpkins, ziplinned, played in the hay maze etc... We enjoyed the fall festival at church and we went to a large trunk or treat in our area. Fall cheerleading has ended- yay!!! Just in time for basketball cheer to start. We decorated our pumpkins, usually I'm the one who carves all the pumpkins, unless we paint them etc well a fellow blogger used stickers, and I LOVED the idea. So I went to the store and got the stickers, the kiddos especially L enjoyed decorating their own pumpkins without needing assistance:) The pumpkins turned out perfect just how each kiddo wanted and I love them!!
Hubby's been sick- strep throat YUCK!!! Now when he gets sick it's like dealing with a kiddo except you would've thought he was dying! (In his defense he has never had strep.) So that was no fun for any of us, and thankfully (knock on wood) no one else has gotten it.
I know I thought Oct. was busy but something tells me the next two months with the holidays are going to be even busier!
This weekend we don't have much going on so I've declared Sat. a family day where we are going to clean up/ out the basement, well the kiddos play area. We are going to go through toys and seriously weed out some toys! We are also going to put away summer clothes and get our winter stuff out. Hoping we accomplish a lot!!!
Well gotta run- hope everyone has a Happy and safe Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Not much to report, just life:)

Not much to blog about or much time for that matter, just busy. The kiddos had conferences last week at school and they both got fabulous reports- I'm one proud momma!!! They were also on Fall Break last Thursday and Friday so I planned some fun activities. My niece and nephew were on Fall break as well so I had them too. Thursday we went and picked apples at a local orchard, then went to out to lunch and played. Friday we spent a good part of the day at the zoo, nothing like taking 6 kiddos by yourself to the zoo!! We had a great day complete with 1 train ride, 4 carousel rides, fed the giraffes and had a picnic lunch- good times, great memories!!! We then came home and put the two little ones down for naps and we made apple pie with some of the fresh apples we picked the day before. The weekend was a washout, literally, we got A LOT of rain:( The two older kiddos went with my mom to a local paint pottery place and painted.
Our October is jam packed with lots of fun family activities, just hope the weather cooperates!!! We have a picnic and ball game this weekend and the rest of the month we have pumpkin picking, an amusement park with Halloween fun, homecoming, fall festival, trunk or treat- looking forward to it all!!!
Little Miss EK turned 3 months old yesterday! She is growing and changing so much. She is such a good easy going baby, and I'm LOVING all the great big smiles I'm getting:) She was sleeping through the night however this past week she started waking up not sure if its just a growth spurt or if she's getting a little cold- she has a little runny nose and congestion going on:(
Yesterday my car acted up in carpool line- giving all kinds of warning signals/ messages (it had done this before and when we took it in, it showed nothing after shelling out $100 for diagnostics). Well after getting the kiddos and leaving school my breaks wouldn't work! Talk about scary, thankfully I wasn't going real fast and I was able to use the emergency break to get it stopped. Thankfully we are all safe and it's in the shop- apparently some computer thing and its under warranty:) Also thankful my parents were leaving today for vacation so I was able to use one of there vehicles which is smaller than my big SUV however everyone still fits safely:)
Hope everyone has a fantastic end of the week/ weekend :)