Thursday, October 30, 2008
You should have seen their faces when the swings first started. They were so fast they even made Mama and Papa nervous!
Our pumpkin "carving" wasn't exactly traditional. My mom had given us some lightbright type pegs that were perfect for Allison to hammer in, so that is what we did instead. Neither girl really liked touching the guts of the pumpkin.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
...Then I told Allison to try some...
Then it was all over... literally!
From that moment on, I couldn't get Allison to take her hand out of her mouth. It got so bad that we ended up throwing them both in the bath with their clothes on!!
I both date and make comments on each page as we try new experiments. For this one... "Kids love it. very simple, but very messy. Do outside without shirts on!"
Here is the simple recipe:
- 1 box instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups cold water
- food coloring
Mix the pudding and water, then refrigerate for 5 minutes. Pour mixture into muffin tins and add food coloring.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
As I was reading the most spiritually inspirational blog I follow, (Maralyn's blog), I came across a comment from someone who had the cutest little tag, so I decided to check out her blog. Her blog is definitely the most creatively inspirational I have ever seen! I think I read every entry, and then realized this could become crazy... from her blog, I linked onto several other cool blogs, and found all sorts of fun gadgets, and started to realize just what's out there! Yikes! Now I really have to put limits on myself!
Let me summarize quickly some of the things I liked, and then you have to check her out!
- Her blog is full of beautiful pictures of things you can do in your home.
- She is an artist, and sells some cool prints on ETSY that I will be getting soon.
- She is very simple, and her ideas are practical as well as inspirational.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I must admit, this one scares me a bit... After all, Allison gave-up napping on her 2nd birthday and Natalie's 2nd birthday is only 2 months away! YIKES!!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
- Interrupted sleep at night due to loud gusts
- Kids stuck inside
- A big mess in the yard; (notice our downed rose tree)
For us Yeh's, it also means potential wildfires for Daniel. Last year about this time, Daniel was gone for 8 or 9 days; 2 of which were spent fighting his first wildfire. It was difficult to get a hold of him because his cell phone was dead, and his working hours were all crazy.
This year we're prepared! After hearing the winds were coming, Daniel went to work yesterday with his cell phone charger... and it's a good thing! Today he got held over, and was assigned to a strike team. For now, they're just on standby... We'll see what happens! Keep him in your prayers, as well as all the other firefighters! Thanks!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
www.411god.net By signing up with this link, they call you each day with one minute of Bible reading. I just listened to a sample, and it seems kind of cool... I just haven't decided if it's for me.
hiskids.net This one I will definitely be taking advantage of. It's a free Christian radio station online just for kids. The only program I recognized was Focus on the Family's "Adventures in Odyssey." But, I look forward to learning more!
Hope these were helpful! I'll hopefully share more as I get a chance to look through more of the "junk" -er- stuff I got!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
All that to say, today we went to Michael's for the 2nd year in a row to decorate pumpkins. It's a fun event, and the pumpkins are only $5 including all the art supplies. What made it extra special is the fact that it's the first tradition that Allison has actually comprehended as a tradition.Natalie had a lot of fun, as well. Here are the results of their creative outting:
Friday, October 10, 2008
- chocolate chips
- cinnamon/ brown sugar
- cinnamon/ brown sugar and chocolate chips
- ham and cheese
- little smokies
- peanut butter and jelly
- peanut butter and chocolate chips
- pumpkin pie filling, cinnamon/ brown sugar
Since this morning was another true "fall morning," I decided to do the pumpkin pie-filled crescents and I even added mini chocolate chips. Now, I suppose, we have another one to add to the list! Anyway, I hope you are enjoying this fall day as much as we are, and let me know if you have other filling ideas!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
We had one of those episodes this morning, and my girls already lovingly requested to see the "fussy video" as soon as I was done taking it. It was as if they were only doing this as a show; it was very strange. Anyway, here is one of our not-so-proud moments! We call it "The fussy video."
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
All went well, and the kids had a blast. We even played freeze tag and Mr. Fox in front of City Hall in between the bakery and the music store. As for me, it was even educational... I learned of several new instruments while there, as well. (Just don't ask me to remember the names of them; for that, ask Allison!)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
- the sweetest husband in the world who had a muffin and sparkling water for me in the car in case I was hungry
- two sweet girls with huge smiles and crafts that they had made for me
- a house all cleaned with the shower scrubbed, and our bed made with the pillows all fluffed
Am I the luckiest girl ever???
As for the conference, I have 1 word... INCREDIBLE! As predicted, I was refreshed and renewed by the speakers and the worship. What I didn't expect was all the laugh-til-you-cry moments with the awesome gals in my MOPS group. That was priceless!
For each day that I was gone, I put together a Halloween craft for the girls to make. So, each day they got to choose a special bag and discover what the craft would be. Therefore, I purposely didn't bring a camera to my convention in hopes that I would see pictures and videos of the girls while I was gone. And, they didn't disappoint; here are some of my favorites!
Now, Stay Tuned as I will try to post all the awesome mommy resources I collected while there... you won't want to miss them!