Friday, November 26, 2010

Turkey Bowl 2010

Every year Big A gets some of his buddies together for Turkey Bowl at the park down our street. Here are some of the pics from that day.

Monday, November 15, 2010


D turned 2 yesterday.

I cringe thinking about it.

I don't know if his crazyness will get any better.

We decided to keep his birthday party small. I mean REAL small.

When Little A was this age, I invited all of his playmates that he had at the time and it was chaotic. Cupcakes in my carpet, frosting on his new toys, screaming, running....the whole bit.

But this party was nice and calm. We had one of his friends over, and the rest were family.

We went with a Monster theme. I call D my little monster anyway so I only deemed it appropriate to have a party named after him.

I went online to my favorite online store Etsy. I found this shirt design

and had it personalized with the D man's name on it. (Ignore "Evan" on there).

I received my shirt within a week, and took it over to Sugarlips Cakery. I gave them the t-shirt and they were able to come up with this:

It was a rainbow cake inside and it was delicious. That place never ceases to amaze me. I hosted a baby shower earlier this summer for a friend of mine and they converted a jungle bedsheet (theme of the nursery) into this:

It was oh-so-yummy!

At any rate, enjoy the pics of the D man's bday.

Playing with his friend Elliot

My sweet little troublemaker.

Digging into his cake. With Little A and his cousin Kaitlyn.

Opening up his gifts with some help from Elliot.
Taking a ride in the wagon.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

I need to give myself a couple slaps across the wrist. I have been terrible about keeping this blog up-to-date lately. I have another blog I am working on so it's kind of been eating away at the time I would normally spend on here. I am not certain how others are able to manage so many other blogs on a daily basis, so kudos to them.

Little A had his annual Halloween carnival at his school. I always enjoy seeing what the other kids are dressing up like. There weren't as many princesses this year, and I can tell its a sign that these kids are growing up. Little A was Buzz Lightyear and the D man was Woody. I would have sent D to school with his costume, EXCEPT for the fact that D is probably the messiest kid I know and there would have been absolutely no costume for him to wear by the time I picked him up.

Little A with his buddy Zane

With some of the other girls from his class.

And some more girls.

The class was gearing up for the carnival outside.

With his friend, Taegan.

The Kindergarten campus always makes a visit to the Elementary school campus for the Halloween carnival. Little A was so excited to see some of his old buddies.
With Trey and Xavier.
I wasn't able to spend a whole ton of time at the carnival because I had a photoshoot I was doing that day. Yeah you heard right, a "photoshoot." I have started the beginning process of having my own photography business and it is going AMAZINGLY well. I am currently working on my blog for the site and I have a very dear friend of mine whose husband is a site developer, working on my photo site. I have been busy every single week on photoshoots and it's been very overwhelming. Which is probably why I am having such a difficult time blogging on here. I'll explain more about this in a separate blog. For now, let's talk about the weekend.....

I purchased a pumpkin during the week with hopes of being able to carve it for Little A's carnival at school. They were having a pumpkin contest, but I just couldn't squeeze in the time to do it. On Saturday, I finally cut into it and created this masterpiece:
OK, well it's not quite the masterpiece and certainly not as elaborate as the other pumpkins I have done in the past, but just when I thought my 6 year old was going to help me with this, he booked it outside just as soon as he caught a whiff of the inside of the pumpkin. Yeah I don't find it to be a pleasant odor either kid, but unfortunately I got stuck making my own design this year for his pumpkin.

The boys got dressed pretty early, which was great for me because I was able to take some decent pics of them outside.

This year I decided to go as Snooki from Jersey did every other girl in the world did. If you've been living in a cave and have no idea who she is, here is a pic of her:

Here is a pic of me, dressed as her:

Snooki and Buzz

Big A decided to be a hot dog again and made a promise to himself that he's going to be a hot dog every year from here on out.

We went trick-or-treating with my neighbor and her two kids. They had such a great time and we didn't return home until our bags were full of candy.

The D man received some super points from me because of how amazingly well he behaved when we were going door to door. He never ran away, threw a tantrum--nothing. He was perfect.

The kids were tired but excited to dig into their candy.

We had a great weekend, and the kids slept so well. I am thinking it was in part to their sugar-induced comas. :)

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