Friday, November 5, 2010

A week of Halloween Fun!

I guess it all started with making Halloween necklaces with cousin Natalie.

And then we picked out pumpkins.

My Dad has always really enjoyed carving pumpkins and I guess it has rubbed off on all of us. It is now tradition to have a big pumpkin carving family night. It is a part of Halloween I really look forward to.

Vaughn had a pumpkin carving contest at work so he went all out this year insisting on this idea he had to carve Phineas and Ferb (Disney cartoon characters from Macie and Rens favorite show) and then Macie couldn't imagine leaving out Agent P.

Macie wanted to be a witch. And when I saw this hat I just knew that this was the costume for her.
(This is her "Scary" face)

Then we were off to a cousin party hosted by the Grover kids.

Eliza and her kids planned so many fun activities! We had a great time!

The cutest by far was the donut eating contest!

I just laughed and laughed! Macie and Rex were so cute. They just kept at it for like two whole minutes until they got it in their mouths. (Noah shoved it in with his hand right after this shot.)

If you ask Renzo what he was for Halloween he says "bones"

More scary faces from the kids as we got ready for trunker-treating. We were so excited that Renzo let us paint his face. Macie got a little scared of him right at first and he was walking around saying " no spooky" " I no spooky" .

Renzo was shy at first but he got the hang of it . And then he thought it was pretty awesome that people would just put candy in his bucket. He kept saying "oh, mine" and shaking his head up and down.

My sisters both went all out in the costume department this year. Vaughn and I felt a little

un-fun. I guess next year we will try to get in the spirit a bit more.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tour of our new place

Ya well I know we have been here for three months and I should have done this long ago but i figure some of you will appreciate it and the rest of you have been here so you can skip it :)
I tried to take a picture of each room from two angles that almost all of it can be see. This is the front room. The one room where there are no toys and it is always ready for visitors. (well most of the time.)

Here is where we spend all of our time. The living/dining room and the kitchen.

We have three bedrooms downstairs. We painted these rooms before we moved in and I really love them. Macie's room is a little bright for some people but I love it. I just have to throw in that I made both of their quilts (with help from my mom and her sewing machine) and I am really kind of proud of myself cuz I really don't care for sewing but this was a lot of fun.

The kids both have these really cute window seats in their rooms which have quickly become favorite play spots.

Macie saw me taking pictures of her room and she asked if she could be in one and do a "pose". This is what she came up with and I thought it was pretty funny. So enjoy :)

Here is the downstairs master bedroom.
And the master bath. I guess I forgot to take a picture of the other hall bath but it is done in the same style just smaller.

So this is the stairwell back by the kitchen that leads to the back yard and upstairs to my classroom and the "master suite".The top of the stairs opens up right into the classroom. The door straight ahead is a powder bathroom and the door to the right is the "master". This balcony is over the backyard off of the classroom. Its big enough for a couple of chairs if we ever want to sit up there and watch all of our neighbors swim in their pools. :) So the "master suite" has turned into our "everything else room". I have my scrapbook corner and Vaughn has an office corner. The treadmill, beanbag chair and a whole bunch of other crap is up there too. I finally got rid of the last boxes but that does not mean ever thing has a home yet. I think I just sort of got burnt out after getting the downstairs together and the school that I just kind of try not to think about what a wreck this last room is.
The bathroom off of the master up here is huge! There is a walk in shower, a spot for a huge tub and two huge walk in closets set up his-n-hers style on either side of the room. It is a bit dated but with time and some work it will be pretty awesome one day. For now I just throw stuff in there.

So that's it. We really really love this house. It has had just enough done to it that we aren't overwhelmed but there is still stuff to do and both Vaughn and I enjoy a good house project. And the neighborhood is GREAT. Lots of kids and young families. I think it was for sure the right fit for us.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

All About October

Geeze October just flew by! And I am pretty sure I will be saying the same thing about November soon. Here is a little bit of what we have been up to:

We visited the happiest place on earth!

And hung out with lots of friends....

 rained on....

and went to the beach.

We dressed up...

And trick -or-treated

We made messes (which we are getting really good at)....

And learned to climb....(boy are we proud of ourselves)

I guess you could say we wore ourselves out!!!

I swear this picture is not staged. She truly fell asleep at the table doing a puzzle. Whats funnier is that I was sitting at the table with her. I just realized that she was quiet and I looked up from what I was doing and ran for the camera.