Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

SITS wants crafty today as part of Day 2 of their Canon giveaway. Sadly, I have no crafty to give them. This is the best I could come up with.

But I think if I mention how pretty Tiffany and Mama Kat are...this will be good enough.

Just click here for blogging tips, Halloween crafts, and more with those lovely ladies of SITS.

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Of Halloween Past

It's hard to believe this is the 7th Halloween since I've been a mom. And as we gear up for a night of trick-or-treating tomorrow night, I thought I'd take a trip down Halloween memory lane. (By the way, as a mom and a teacher, Halloween on a Sunday night blows. Just sayin'.)

Apparently I didn't take the camera along in 2004 and 2006 because try as I might I couldn't find any pictures. I know Claire was a lamb one year, but for the life of me I can't remember any of the other costumes. Oh well...I wasn't going to win MOTY anyway!

Halloween, 2003. Cole was 9 days old. An angel seemed most fitting.

Halloween, 2005. Cole was a chicken. This was one of my favorite costumes ever. His dad wasn't nearly as impressed. Little Miss was a giraffe. Can you spot her? She's the one that looks really pissed off...

Halloween, 2007. Cole was a dragon and Claire was a puppy dog. This was the first year they both really "got" Halloween and we had a great time taking them around trick-or-treating.

Halloween, 2008. Grandma went all out on Cole's costume. I had 2 other costumes for him to choose from, but when I asked he said he had already told all his friends he was going to be a tractor. Grandma outdid herself. It even had working headlights!

Claire decided she wanted to be a cheerleader when she discovered 2 pom-poms in her closet. We even teased and sprayed her hair. She especially loved the tights.

Halloween 2009 proved to be a tough decision on the part of the Little Miss. She had decided upon a dinosaur, which was a pretty awesome costume. And as we took the obligatory pictures 20 minutes before leaving to go trick-or-treat, she burst into tears and said she wanted to be a princess. Had she said anything else, it wouldn't have been possible to make something so fast. But because she really IS a princess, with a closet full of princess dresses, a quick change was made. And everyone was happy.

Cole wanted to be a race car driver, which ended up being very easy. We stuck him in a snow suit and snow boots and borrowed a cousin's racing helmet. Done.

This year? The Little Miss wants to be Dorothy. Does she know who Dorothy is? Um, no. No she does not. All she knows is she has a pretty blue and white dress with matching hair bows. And she is happy.

The boy wants to be a cowboy. But I am sure that will change about 10 times before tomorrow night. Wish me luck!

If you want to see even more Halloween pictures, get some great blogging tips, enter for a chance to win a Canon camera, or just tell Tiffany and Kat how pretty they are...just click here to visit the girls of SITS. And then tell John Deere Mom sent you. Because I really want to win that camera.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Seven Years

It has been seven years since...

*I have slept in past 7 a.m.

*I've been able to sneeze without crossing my legs

*I've thought about only myself

*My stomach was smooth skin

*I've gone anywhere without an extra bag of clothes and wipes

*My boobs were in their original position

*I fell head over heels in love with all 7 pounds and 2 ounces of this beautiful boy

Happy Birthday, my little man.

I love you more than you know.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Is that a corncob in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

It's no secret that I do a lot of laundry around here. And in that time, I have washed and/or dried some unusual items, including:

*pocket knife
*business card holder

Okay, I should explain the cat. Once, several years ago, I was moving clothes from the washer to the dryer. Apparently, Tiger (a very curious kitty-cat) hopped into the dryer when I wasn't looking. I turned on the dryer and started to walk away. I immediately heard, "Thump-thud. Thump-thud."

I knew that couldn't be good. But when I opened the dryer, I certainly didn't expect to see a cat hop out. But besides being a bit dizzy and disoriented, he was fine.

Well, he only has 3 legs. But I swear I had nothing to do with that!


The latest item to show up in my laundry?

A corn cob.

Somehow the Boy managed to leave a corn cob in his pocket all day long. It went through the washer, but when I was putting the clothes into the dryer, I noticed something sticking out of the pocket.

Luckily he had already taken most of the corn off of the damage was minimal. But still. A corn cob? In the laundry? Who does that?

Little boys, that's who.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

iHeart Faces Photo Challenge-Beef!


It must be the strangest iHeart Faces photo challenge ever.

But I feel I have a clear advantage. I have beef AND a face.

Let's just hope this week's judges are carnivores...

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