Friday, October 28, 2011

Insta Friday

Friday already!  Normally that would be great, except it's my weekend to work. Boo. 

Breakfast on Monday was a pumpkin cupcake...yummy!  My mom made them for dessert on Sunday and was nice enough to send the extras to our house.  She made the recipe Caitlin shared, except these aren't vegan. 

Dessert on Tuesday!
What a perfect combination...Hawkeyes and chocolate!

The kids found him crawling down the window.  They were amazed by how big it was.

A gift from Meghan and Carrie...perfect on a whole wheat english muffin.

Halloween cards from Grammy. ♥

We took Booth to the pond on Tuesday and I found this little yellow flower just starting to bloom.  Stay away cold weather!

The owlery at Hogwarts. :)

Mommy and Daddy are very proud of all three of them!
Fun with Picnik.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Target had women's knee highs socks on sale this week, so I picked up a few pairs...but not for me, for Rowyn.

I cut the feet off, sewed a hem, and...

now they're baby leggings.  I saw the idea here last year and have been meaning to try it.  She needed something to go with her aqua leotard, so I gave it a whirl.  So easy.  I'm a beginner sewer and if I can do it anyone can.  I promise.

This little girl was not very nice after her last ballet class.
She wanted me to stop at the gas station to get her something to drink after class, but I explained we'd get something as soon as we got home.
She wasn't pleased.
Apparently, she devised a plan to show her displeasure.
Once we were home, I opened the door to let her out and it was then I realized her tights looked like swiss cheese.
The little snot face used God knows what to strategically poke holes all over her tights.

She threw a tantrum when I took this picture and told her I was putting it on the computer so all her boyfriends could see.
I should make her wear them as her Halloween costume.
What would you call it?
Naughty Toddler?
Precocious Preschooler...she took the fashion world by storm?

Monday, October 24, 2011


Yesterday was Cooper's last football game, I'd be lying if I didn't say I was a little happy about the season being over.  I'm looking forward to things calming down a little with our schedule...and I'm more than happy to stop finding pads, jerseys, and cleats lying around the house.  Not to mention the cup Booth almost ate the other day...and I don't mean the drinking kind. ;)

Clyde pointed out this picture busted Cooper for carrying the ball incorrectly...he's supposed to have his hand over the end of the ball.  I also love how the little guy is out front blocking for him.  There were a lot of little guys playing yesterday, but what they lacked for in size, they made up for in intensity and drive.  So fun to watch!


On Friday, Rowyn and I made our version of the Three Little Pigs.

We ran out of pigs, so we substituted Hamm the Cars version.

The kids have had more fun with this...and I love hearing the stories they come up with while playing.

Can you believe Halloween is only a week away?!  We're still getting costumes together.  Riley and Cooper are still going back and forth on what they want to be.  I'm just really hoping the weather is nice enough we don't have to bundle up in coats.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Insta Friday


My birdcage has a new occupant.

The kids school pictures came home.
Someone always has to have a goofy smile.

This is going to hang in the laundry room to organize all those papers that come home from school.

I bought these at Hob Lobs for them to hang their backpacks on.
Finally some organization!

Camdyn has decided she wants to be a witch for Halloween, so I'm making a shirt to go along with her hot pink tutu and striped tights.

Rowyn found an old wall plaque in my closet and used it to tell me the story of the 3 little pigs...Rowyn style.

"I'll blow your house you won't, I have brick-es!"

Also, the scabs on her forehead and under her nose were from her biffing it down the driveway. :/

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sleep and Ballet

I'm watching Regis and Kelly while I blog this morning.  I try and watch them a few days a week, especially on days like last week when they had my other husband, David Boreanaz on.  Anyway, they make me laugh and that's a good way to start the day.

Rowyn is still sleeping, so I'm enjoying the me time.  Rowyn is our crazy sleeper.  By crazy, I mean we always find her in the most awkward positions, in the most uncomfortable places...sleeping like a baby.  Last week, she fell asleep on a pile of books she had pulled out of her book case. 

Or half on, half off our bed.

Yesterday, I found her resting on the couch.

She was resting up for her first class of ballet and tap!

Before leaving, I wanted to get a few pictures of her...she even wore her baby legs as little leg warmers.  I'm glad I didn't get rid of them yet, we certainly have gotten our use out of them.

At first, she was less than cooperative.

Warming up a little...

There, finally a big smile! :)

So, off we headed to class...

She got right to work hanging her coat up, getting her shoes ready, and then off they went...a whole group of 3-year-olds tapping all over the wood floors...and one instructor, she must be a brave, brave woman.  They don't allow parents in the dance room, so as we left (my mom came with us)...all we could hear was tap, tap, tapping and lots of little voices.  My mom and I walked down to Cafe Manna Java for a light lunch and some coffee.

Afterwards, we headed back to pick up Rowyn from class.  She told me she had fun and made fee (three) friends.  When I asked if she could show me her dance moves, she told me she couldn't, it was "too much work dancing".  Drama much? 

Monday, October 17, 2011

PB and a Book

What a great weekend...but man does it seem like a blur.  They always go so quickly, don't they?

My sister Caitlin, brought me the peanut butter I asked begged her for.  She was in town for her 10-year high school reunion, which happened to fall on the same night as my 20-year high school reunion.  Yes, I'm that old.

It was great to spend time with her, but I really wish we had more time.  What I wouldn't give for a shopping trip with my mom and sisters!

Breakfast was so delicious.  No lie.


I worked on Sunday and since Cooper and Clyde had football, my mom watched the girls for us.

Can I just say they have the best Grammy ever?!
She's always playing with them, crafting with them, reading to them...and yesterday, she took them for a walk and they each collected leaves and nuts, which they then made into a leaf book for me.

They recycled cardboard for the top and bottom, the stick and twine held it together, and then Grammy helped them iron the leaves onto waxed paper.
Can you tell she used to be a Kindergarten teacher?

What a cute craft project!
Thanks, Mom!

Friday, October 14, 2011


My week by instagram

It's my birthday today!
We actually celebrated last weekend.
While at my parents house, the kids found a mature giant puffball mushroom.
They kicked it and were amazed by the greenish/yellow noxious cloud that followed.
Ok, really it's spores, but it looks like an airboure toxin being released. 

The kids played for quite some time in the leaves.
We live in a newer subdivision, which means small trees, which means barely any leaves, which makes for a boring fall.

Booth drove.

Birthday soup!  A family recipe my dad makes me every year on my birthday.  This year he made a beef version and a veggie version.  Served with Panera bread...delicious!

My mom made me a card, complete with a zipper flower.
Love it!

Cooper reading Shel Silverstein to Camdyn.
She loves the poems and laughs and laughs!
And they're not fighting for once, a rarity.

Proud of Riley for being selected...she said they spent the day doing all kinds of science experiments.

I love my UPS man.

Very little blogging this week, we've been painting!

I woke up to find a pink bag on my dresser. ♥

Have a great weekend!  My sister Caitlin will be in town, can't wait!