Friday, December 9, 2011

Puppy Love

A couple of days ago, Aleah started acting like a puppy.  Cracked us up.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Blog

For all who have not seen, our Christmas happy wishes to all is now located on this blog:


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mini Me

There is a famous picture of me sitting on a piano bench in a blue dress.  Legend says that I took the picture, then ripped the pigtails out and ran to play.  The said picture is below to the left.  I apologize for the size, its the only copy I have.
                        Here is Aleah, sitting on a bench in not a blue dress, but a brown crushed velvet track suit.  She, like me, posed and then proceeded to rip the pig tails out and went to play.  I still have a little time because technically I was a little older than 2, and Aleah is just under.  I need to make a blue dress....:)

Thankful Tree

Like everyone as of late, I totally stole this idea from Pinterest, and hey- that's what that site is for, right? I deconstructed my haunted tree and made it look less creepy, then I cut out all these cute little papers and we all sat down and wrote what we were thankful for.  It is in our front room on display so we can see it every morning and remember what we are thankful for.
The boys had fun 'decorating' the tree.

Of course, Drago was there,  Something about the way he is posing just makes me think this is the cutest thing ever.  He's so funny.

   Thankful fingers
And NO I am not pregnant, I am just wearing a baby doll shirt and I didn't realize it had poofed out as much as it did.

Had to throw one more in the mix

Our Happy Thanksgiving Tree!  Yes, I see her too... creepy, eh?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


We waited for until the last minute to carve pumpkins this year (like, finished an hour before!) :)
 Rachael was over so she got to help out

 We let them draw whatever and then we cut it out- pretty silly pumpkins this year, and JoJo the blooming artist drew all over the pumpkin- mummies, vampires etc.
 I did some Zombie make up for a couple of girls.  They liked it, but after seeing what Julie did to her kid- seems kinda lame- but she liked it. :)
          Aleah has been obsessed with Pumpkins lately (or should I say Pumpies) ;)  I found this costume from when Joseph was this age.  She was soo excited, she kept saying "Pumpies! Pumpies!!"
Thurston as Drago from Bakugan

JoJo as Dan from Bakugan.  I love the animation.

Drago is Dan's bakugan and the bakugan sits on his shoulder- this was their *attempt* to recreate that. haha.

The Boys and their buddies after Trick or Treating

 My little Pumpies with all the other pumpies

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Adults Turn

We had the pleasure of hosting a Halloween Party for us adults.  If you haven't figured it out by now, I LOVE hosting parties.  Planning the menu, decorations, place settings, etc, I thrive off of it.  Once the party starts I have fun, but then it ends and all my hard work is over, I get a little sad.  That is why I take pictures to remember it. :)  I had a lot of help from my friend Ashley, Preston made the main course and everyone pitched in with the food- so it wasn't nearly as stress full this time around.  Ashley even came by today to help clean up.  Hooray!
Here is the main 'dining room'
Dessert Table
                 " Lounging area"
                 Appetizers.  Ashley made those little puppies- picture an oreo cake ball meets truffle. I'm not sure how many I ate....
                                                     Beverage cart
                                        I loved the lights
          We had our kids and a couple others, so we bribed them with their own party upstairs. :)  I set up the carnival games from the week before, popcorn spiked with candy corn, goodie bags with treats and cheap toys... movies.  They were super good and played really well together.
 So this is Ashley.  Around this time of year I get to use what I went to school for- Theatrical make up.  She went as the Corpse Bride.  The pictures don't do it justice- it totally rocked.  I loved this picture and had to highlight how awesome she looked.
   Here's a better picture of her and her husband Kelly- who I personally believe is the love child of our friend Travis and Dave K.  Seriously.  But you can't tell in this picture too well. :)

   Here is like the only shot of me of the night.  I had so much fun making the finger waves in my hair and
doing the pin curls.  I really wanted a candy cigarette... boo.  If you look to the right you can see Preston.  He was going to be my partner in crime, but couldn't/ didn't want to spend money on the right suit.  So Preston did what he always does and put on his robe, but kept the giant cigar and fedora hat.  He rocked it.  I will give whom ever guesses what the guy to my left went as 500 points. ;)  I think he won the costume contest.  I will give you 2 hints: SNL and Justin Timberlake.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

5th Annual Thomson Halloween Carnival!!

Its that time of year again.... my favorite Holiday (Halloween).  We did our carnival party again and it just keeps getting better each year.  We had a huge turn out, lots of yummy food, amazing chile and the best weather!! 
Here is Aleah awaiting the guests (Pebbles)
 Monster Can Toss
                               Ring Toss
 Spider's Lair (stick hand in spiders mouth to get a prize)
 Plink-o!!  Well- "land your spaceship"... if you got in the middle (Area 51) you got the uber prize
              Face Painting

    Balloon Pop ( pop a balloon to get a treat).  We only had dull darts, so our neighbor let us use an arrow.  It was fun watching the kids try to throw it. :)
 This was later filled with yummy food....
 Cookie Decorating table
   Pretty much the best picture ever ;)
 Pebbles and Bam Bam!! 
 Elloitt sneaking in a kiss..........


 This is one BAD Unicorn.... ;D  Yes, that was what she really was- a bad unicorn.  I love kids!
 Hey you kids!  Get off my lawn! Lame, I know. ;)

 Oh yeah- it's the Flintstones!
 Flintstones and the Rubbles... and Pebbles and Bam Bam - kissing?! Hahaha!! :)

 After shock. I love how all the kids chairs are overturned.
 Crafts are cool
We seriously had so much fun.  We love hosting this every year, and love how our neighbors and friends get involved and help out.  Seriously!  Thanks for stopping by.