Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Time

I am so excited that Halloween is finally here. Well not here completely but Halloween Parties at Lacey's school, making fun treats, making her costume, and carving pumpkins!!! I love carving pumpkins.

Today Lacey had a school party at the preschool at high school. We didn't make anything fun, but she got to wear her costume and they had a parade around the high school.

Here is Lacey in Scarecrow Costume

Our monster fingers!! They are pretty tasty!!!

My mom gave us the recipe for Monster Fingers so we decided to make them. They are super easy to make and Lacey enjoyed helping us make fingers. Lacey and I are going to try to make them again tomorrow.

Lacey making Lollipop Ghosts

Growing up every Halloween we made Lollipop ghosts. So we decided to make them with Lacey. She got to pick out the flavor of lollipop, and make the eyes and the mouth.
K for either my 1st name or our last name

I stole this idea from my friend Liz!! She posted a picture in her blog of her pumpkin that she carved. So I had Brandon draw a K on my pumpkin and I carved it!! Thanks Liz for the great idea!!! All of our pumpkins

Brandon's is on the left, Lacey's on the right and mine in front. I helped Lacey carve her pumpkin. She just told me what to do!!!

And finally me with the kiddos!!!

We had a great evening!! I love being able to do fun projects with them. I wish I had more time to be artsy and crafty. I think I am going to start a craft night once a month!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Catch up

I am only a week behind!!

I was so tired last week that I never got around to posting pictures or a new blog!!

We had a great week last week, seeing my grandma, the kids seeing their cousins and their Grandma. It was a full week. We went to Great Bend to see my grandma so she could go to the Notre Dame Game. My mom came up later and we took the kids to the zoo. Saturday we had my sister and her boyfriend babysit so we could go on a date!!
The kids playing on Great Grandma's front door Lacey looking for animals The kids and me on the Gorilla at the Zoo in Great Bend
Brandon and I leaving for Junction Function

Lacey's scarecrow costume for Halloween that I made

This past week was pretty relaxing! Enjoyed 2 days off with Brandon. We had the pumpkin patch on Wednesday which was a blast!! The kids loved it.
A family picture at the pumpkin patch
Miles with his pumpkin
Lacey and daddy
Mommy and Miles

On Thursday 2 friends announced their pregnancies on Facebook!! I am so excited for Molly and Julie!! Molly is 13 weeks and Julie is 4 weeks!! I get to live vicariously through them! I wish them both easy and healthy pregnancies!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Busy week

This week is super busy!!

Monday was a boring day because it rained all day. The kids and I lounged around all day and did nothing. I did do some laundry and balance the check book.

Tuesday was Brandon's day off and my day to work a few hours. Brandon took Lacey to school while I got ready for work. While I was at work Brandon took the kids shopping. I had laid out all the coupons and wrote a list of everything we had coupons for and what stores had the best price. A little advice from a good friend!!! Brandon decided that he didn't want me to have to do it so he did it. We saved more than we spent!! He spent $20 and saved $22!! Got to love Dillons for doing double coupons!! After I got off work I came home and took a nap with the kids. Then packed for a trip to KC to see the dentist.

Today (Wednesday) I had a dentist appt with Brandon's Uncle at 10. My mother in law got to keep the kids. Brandon had a meeting in McPherson that he had to attend. After my dentist appt I hung out with my mother in law and our nephews. We headed home around 3. Once we got home Brandon followed shortly behind, we decided to head to Manhattan for a quick trip to Hobby Lobby, dinner out, and Target!! I got all the stuff to make the kids costumes, so hopefully this weekend I can get them made! At Target we spent way to much money, but with our coupons I didn't feel so guilty. There was only 1 thing in our cart that we didn't have a coupon for and that was for Lacey's Halloween shirt she begged us for. We saved $40 alone with coupons!!

Thursday Lacey has school, and right after school we are heading to Great Bend to see my Grandma and spend time with my aunt while my grandma goes to the Notre Dame Western Michigan game! It is on her bucket list and my Uncle's are taking her! My mom will come up Thursday evening.

Friday my mom and I will be taking the kids to the zoo that is in Great Bend, and probably just do some hanging out. The kids and I will return to JC.

Saturday Brandon and I were invited on a date, to a convention that they have here in JC, called Junction Function. Brandon's boss let him have the evening off, so we will be going!! I am so stoked!! My little sister and her Boyfriend will be watching the kids for us. I am so excited for a night away with my hubby, and being able to go out and have a great night!!

Sunday RELAX!!! Hopefully I will be able to update with pictures!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Busy weekend

So this weekend was a nice relaxing weekend. We were busy but we didn't have a schedule. Friday night we rented Marmaduke and Letters to Juliette. Lacey loved Marmaduke and watched it twice that night. Letters to Juliette was cute.

Saturday I went to work for a couple of hours. We weren't too busy so I got a lot of folding done. After work we went to the Harley shop. They had a bounce house, and hamburgers and hot dogs. Lacey loved the jump house and spent probably 45 mins in it. After that we came home and had a nice nap. After our nap we went over to The Quelch's. We went out with them to Monster Myths by Moonlight. It is out at the lake and they have a hayride, and a trail that you walk along. Stopping to hear about different animals. The kids loved it.

Sunday we all got to sleep in. We went to lunch with my best friend and her little boy. Lacey and Brayden are 7 months apart. They love each other. They kept themselves occupied during lunch. Luckily we had the entire banquet room to ourselves. They got to run around and play. They didn't eat very much, but they had a good time. After lunch we came home and took a nice long nap. After the naps we went over to Dani's for a BBQ. Lacey and Brayden got to play some more. It was a very nice evening. The kids kept each other busy!!

At lunch at Kites

Watching a movie at Dani's

Today we are relaxing and just doing some light cleaning and laundry. Hopefully we will be able to make it over to the grocery store, and Hobby Lobby!!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Lacey is talking A LOT, my friend says she speaks Russian/Spanish at the same time. It does sound like gibberish at times. She says the funniest things.

On Sunday we had gone out to my parents for breakfast. My aunt and uncle were in town from Florida for my aunts high school reunion. We had gone into the guest room and were talking to my aunt while she got dressed. My uncle comes into the room after his shower wearing a towel and he says "Get out, unless you wanna see something awesome." My older sister says "I'm sure it's not as awesome as you think." Lacey turns around and says "Is it a tree frog?" I about died laughing!! The things she comes up.

I had gone out to my parents today to help my mom get ready for a get together at her house. Lacey asked my mom if she could stay the night and my mom said not tonight, we are having an adult only party. Lacey thinks for a little bit comes back into the kitchen and says "Grammy I can sleep during the adult party." My mom just laughed and promised that tomorrow night Lacey could spend the night with Grammy and papa.

Tonight we watched Marmaduke and I had made some popcorn Lacey brings me her bowl and says "It's not right you didn't put M&M's in it. I don't want it." Turns around walks back to the floor, looks at me and says "Are you going to put some in there?" I told her we didn't have M&M's and she said "We can go to the store and buy some."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Halloween Costumes

Lacey told me the other day she wants to be a Scarecrow for Halloween. For the longest time she wanted to be Jesse from Toy Story and now a scarecrow. So a few days ago I decided that she could be the scarecrow and Miles will be a crow!! The costumes will not be too hard to make and the kids will be adorable!! Hopefully this week Brandon and I can go to Hobby Lobby and get the stuff. Pictures will come shortly!!