Monday, November 12, 2012

October in a nutshell (and 27 pics)

Guess what we got back??????? A million or so pics of my precious cargo!

On a side note, yet related subject, I'd like to get into the business of saving people's pictures from crashed hard drives (or hardrives that belong to parents that don't back up their pics before their 2 year olds spill water on said hard drive). MONEY MAKER!!!!

Back to October and Pumpkins and costumes...

First there was the fourth anniversary of my 29th birthday. I chose the Pumpkin Patch for my birthday. I don't know what's wrong with me. Its not like we hadn't been to one. Or didn't have plans to go back to this one.

Tammy came!!!!

And Max found a pumpkin as big as him

And there was a horse swing

Two horse swings, actually

And they rode the cow train alone. They are so big! Two years ago I rode with Rylan. Then last year I rode with Max. This year, they said "peace out, ma!"

What I would do for someone to bring a hay maze into my home. Max would be busy for days.

A stab at a family photo. I've mentioned before that some of the best advice I got from another mom was that sometimes you have to sacrifice your kids in pics if you look okay. 

Oh, sure, he'll smile for this pic

And then......the next weekend, we went back to the same Pumpkin Patch for Lily! She's awesomely born on Halloween.


At least the birthday girl is looking


And then, it was Halloween. I'm smart so I scheduled Max's 2 year appointment for directly after speech therapy, but before a playgroup party. Jeez, I'm real awesome.

So my kids went to therapy and a two year checkup dressed like the Hulk and Mickey Mouse. And they were a hit. Because I'm really stupid and like to just wear us all out, we added trick or treating at Daddy's work and a church carnival into the day!!!! 

The playdate was at Michelle's house

Starbucks coffee and a red solo cup

Let's talk about the food, look how handy and awesome my mommy friends were when they got ready for the party......

And then look how awesome and fancy I got in my preparation........
Chips, salsa, and oreos (and that's store bought salsa that I put in a bowl at Michelle's house. A bowl that I took out of her clean dish rack!!! I rock!)

I think their outfits turned out awesome, love those cuties

We went to a carnival at the church we go to MOPS at. We aren't Missionary Baptist, but we can pretend to be if it means we get awesome  Halloween  Fall Carnivals out of it!!!!


Another train!!!

And then, all of Max's wildest dreams came true. "Horse. Neigh. Horse. Neigh. Horse. Neigh"  That's what Rob said Max chanted the entire ride.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Pre-Halloween post confession

Raise your hand if you were a bad kid and ate a dynamite amount of candy on Halloween and kinda skipped a few days of exercising when you are trying to lose weight!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the words of Miley:

"So I put my hands up they're playing my song
The butterflies fly away
Nodding my head like yeah
Moving my hips like yeah"

I didn't just fall off the wagon. I did a round up/triple sow cow/step ball change off the wagon. But I NAILED the landing!!!!

Eye of the tiger is back. I'm getting yelled at by Jillian again. I actually forgot to eat lunch yesterday, that's never ever happened in my entire life. Not that I endorse skipping meals, but its a sign that my brain is finally not centering around my next meal. 

Actual pictures of my adorable children on Halloween coming soon!!!!! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Here's some advice. Its also an explanation of my blog hiatus.

Back up your hard drive. Especially you pictures. If you have a to-do list that is daunting and ugly and backing up the hard drive seems like the least of your worries, put it at the top of the list. Today. NOW!!!! GO!!!!!

While I'm waiting for 2008-2012 to be returned to me from the specialist that was able to save them for the itty bitty teeny tiny price of $950, I shall leave you with a sign that describes me in a nutshell: