Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lucky for you. Treats. Par-tay.

Lucky for you:
So, remember how I was not a happy camper because my camera was having issues and I had to delete pictures? Well, miracles of miracles, they were magically on my card today when I was uploading other pictures! Yay for you!! :-D

First up was BATH TIME!
You can hear how Carson calls her Kaity-bug. LOVE IT!

She's so small but cute.
I love her eyes.
My Happy Helper. (please note hair)
Pile o' Hair

See.. it was a little girly looking.
The other night I went to the store to get milk and saw a package of those little mini cupcakes with frosting.. they called to me.. I purchased them. We ate a few that night and the following morning I let the kids have one each as part of their breakfast (hand over my award now, please). Luckily I had two because apparently Carson is a huge fan of frosting.

Today I told Carson during Kait's nap time (when Hade is at school) that we could make cookies today. His response was "Go Walmart, buy more?" I think that's a sign that I need to start baking more at home. LOL He had fun helping me make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies (one of my favorite things in the word- YUM!). We even used tiny little chocolate chips.. so cute!

Kaitlyn enjoys them too. Being totally on top of things, I completely forgot to make cookies without chocolate for her. And FYI, it's pretty much impossible to pick out tiny little chocolate chips and still have cookie left. Ix-nay on the ute-cay. So, I let her just eat it. No one tell the Nutrition police, please!

Here's her "I'm finished" picture. If you can't tell from her face. :o)

While Kait was eating, Carson was playing golf outside on the deck.

Check out the difference with his hair! Don't you think it's a little better? You better say yes since I cut it myself..

Tonight was my In-Law's annual church Halloween party. My kids really, really look forward to this every year and we've been counting down the days.

Hannah Montana.
Dalmatian Puppy and Soccer Player.
(they both refused to wear the pirate costumes!!)
World's cutest Kitty.

Eating Dinner.
Pumpkin Bowling.
Cookie Making.

Cookie eating.

Aubrey's cookie had about 70,000 sprinkles.
Oh, and someone should tell my new BIL to trim his beard.. he's starting to look like a chia pet! Which I mean in the nicest way possible.
.................. ^
.................. that's him

Drew & Kaitlyn
I vill bite you...

Whew. * <-- That's a shiny sticker for you if you made it all the way through! :o)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Birthday and Craziness.

I haven't done a 'real' post in almost a week now.. I was going to the other day and when I went to upload my pictures/video it didn't work! I had to delete everything off the card! Still bitter and pouting a little bit. Thank goodness it was only a few days of photos and not more.. I had some great stories to go with them though.

Here are a few (ha!) pictures from Drew's birthday. We just had Misty and her crew and Danno come over (Lock was working).. We bought Cafe Rio for dinner and the kids had Little Caesars. The big girls played Rock Band for awhile while the little kids danced around.

Here's the cake! Don't you love the design??? Being a nice dad, he let the kids choose the theme. :-D
Happy 34th B-Day!!

Time to blow out the candles!

Not sure what's happening but it looks like Drew wants something.
Dishin' the cake and scoopin' the ice cream.

This was Drew using his eyes to say Take another picture of me and we're going to have some words..

Carson eating cake.Aubrey and Holly eating cake.
Danno eating cake (and not being happy I was taking his picture).
Please note the bunny ears.
Cute Karly.
Darin had an itch.
(told you I would put it on here.. hehehe)
Us again.
If you don't mind for a moment, please scroll back up to the Carson picture above. Please note his LONG hair. I love his wild hair.. but.. it needed to be cut.

So, I decided Thursday night that I should cut it. Myself.

I first went digging for the perfect bribery tool which was of course to be found in the Halloween candy bag. After analyzing and a little taste testing, I decided Mini M&M's were the winner. Takes time to consume them and there was no stickiness factor to worry about.

I jiggled the tiny candy bags as I became the Pied Piper to get Carson into the kitchen. I then went into stealth mode and stripped my child of his clothes and put him on my kitchen counter (yes, it was immediately sterilized after, lol) all while dumping the coveted treats in a pile. Which were just far enough away that hair would hopefully stay out.

And then the real craziness started. I cut.. I begged for him to let me touch his hair.. I encouraged him to eat more.. continued cutting and decided that if I was on Shear Genius I might just have a chance.. I sang silly songs and performed little jigs to get him to look at me. I also realised my choice to have the candy pile further away might have not as been one of my smartest decisions in life. Having your squirmy and bored 2 1/2 year old leaning forward and sitting back up all while popping sugar, about every 2 seconds, was not good. And then the treats ran out. And I was done.

I DID have a few pictures of the above but unfortunatley it was part of what I had to delete off my camera. SAD.

However, here were the results! Not too shabby.. although it was almost impossible to get a picture of him not moving.

The following morning I decided he looked too girly though so last night I trimmed it even more around the ears. I did that while he sat at the table eating chicken nuggets. I just rock like that. NOW he looks like a little boy. :o) My batteries are up in the charger and I'm too tired to go get them so you'll have to wait to see those tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This makes me happy.

I stumbled across this amazing video.. it's 14 months of work and 42 countries. Who knew something as simple as dancing could have such an impact..

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

I can't wait to to dance with my kids when they are home from school.

Oh, and if you need a laugh, this is of Matt dancing with the Huli Wigmen.

Dancing with the Huli Wigmen from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Roof.

This past weekend we were supposed to go to Midway for a night or two to Celebrate my friend and her husband's birthday. Our babysitting fell through (still bummed) so we weren't be able to go. That left us with not a lot to do on Friday.

So, Drew decided to give me a heart attack.

He decided to close down our swamp cooler.

And when he was finished, THIS HAPPENED:
That's right, my FOUR and EIGHT year old children are on my ROOF!! :-O

My, oh my.

It was nice to be able to breath again once they were back down.

Here's two of Kait.. you should click on them to see how blue her eyes are. I didn't do any editing to these, btw.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Edited: I fixed the font for those who are unable to read in characters. hehehe

Ok, I read on Trish AND Angel's blog that *anyone* that reads theirs is now tagged.. and now you're reading mine, which means YOU have been tagged.

Go to your fourth folder and fourth picture and then post.

I have two different picture areas so you get double the pleasure, double the fun!

Area 1:
This was the end of Sep. (I think?) in 2006 which puts Carson at 7 months old.

Area 2:
This is April 2008. Love the foux-hawk!!

And because I want to, here are a few more pictures.

Back to Area 1..

Back to Area 2..

Those were both great days.

Can't wait to see yours!!