Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Going to Disney World in 3 weeks!!!!!!
Due to unforseen circumstances we had to move our vacation up a few weeks. And get this. We are going to stay an extra day, and we were able to upgrade to a better resort, and we are getting a better meal plan for only a few bucks more. This could not have worked out better for us!
In the meantime, things are super busy around here. Actually, now that I think about it, I have at least one significant event on the schedule every week until my birthday, January 8.
This week I'm finishing up the kids' costumes for trick-or-treating. They are going to be so cute! I can't wait to share pictures with ya'll.
Our church's Fall Festival is this weekend too. The Tool Man and I head it up each year. If you are not familiar with our festival, it is a HUGE event for our church. We have 30+ carnival games, a fantastic cake walk, hayrides, chili dogs, popcorn, inflatable jumpers, face painting, an extensive petting zoo, and candy candy candy! I'm always amazed at how it all comes together so easily every year. Our people really work hard to make it all happen. And what's even more amazing is how quickly it is all cleaned up! In less than an hour everything is put away, ready to be used again next year.
Next week I have two cakes to make. I hate to tell ya'll this, but the first one is an Alabama football cake! Yuck! Ew! It's for a 9 year-old girl who is a big Bama fan. She wants half the cake to be Bama and half to be LSU. The LSU half I can handle, but the Bama half? Well, that remains to be seen!
I am also helping with a wedding shower next weekend, and I'll have to make a cake for that too. I wonder what flavor I'll make this time. I'm thinking another coconut lemon curd cake. It was a huge hit at the last shower. So yummy! I got the idea from Mrs. Paula Deen so you know it has to be good!
The next week is our annual Thanksgiving lunch at church, and I'm in charge of setting up and decorating for this meal. Of course I'll also be busy planning and packing for Disney World. That will be fun, of course, but it's a little challenging trying to guess how many outfits and diapers a toddler is going to go through in 7 days. Wouldn't want to run out of diapers, now would we? No, that would not be a good thing.
I guess I'll stop boring you with my schedule . But I do want to tell you that at least two of our hens are laying now. Yeah, I found two eggs yesterday! One was a pale sage green color and the other was little lighter and slightly more blue. I love those colors. It just occurred to me that those eggs are almost the exact same color of most of the walls in my house. Maybe that's why I like them so much :)
I'm making a few special treats for the kiddos at Awana tonight - mummy dogs and a giant s'more cake. I'll post a few picture for you when I get the cake finished, but trust me, it is soooooo cute!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I have moved our classroom location 3 times this year trying to find a spot that will offer the least amount of distractions from Lucy. First we had school at the roll-top desk. You would think that this would have been OK, but she continuously opened every drawer and emptied each one every day. Then we moved to the kitchen island, but with 3 barstools it was like a trip to the monkey bars for her. Third, we tried the utility room. Sounds odd doesn't it? But I have a huge island in there that has plenty of space for all Ty's school work. There's only one stool in there, and Ty would be sitting on it, so there would be nothing for Lucy to climb. Ha! She just shimmied up the stool with Ty, and if we tried to keep her off she screamed bloody murder.
So we are currently schooling at the breakfast room table. I've removed all but one chair from the table, the one Ty sits in, but as you've probably already guessed, Lucy just climbs up in the chair with him. Only she doesn't stop there. Now her goal is to be on top of the table...playing with markers. Oh brother!
I've considered getting the
When I was pregnant with Lucy I thought there was no way this child could be any more active than Ty, but I'm beginning to reconsider. This climbing business scares me. She has no fear.
P.S. I've had a little trouble with Blogger this week. All of a sudden, it will not let me upload any photos. The only way I could circumvent this problem was by switching back to the old version of Blogger. I don't know what kind of effects this may have had on my blog, so please be patient as I try to get this all figured out. :)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
"I'm going to Disney World!!!!!!!!!"
I'm a little nervous about going to Disney World with an 18 month old. Ty was 4 years old when we went last. He mostly rode in the stroller, but he was big enough to walk some. He was definitely old enough to enjoy the rides, and he was pretty good about waiting in line. That's where I'm nervous about Lucy. I wonder how much she will get out of the attractions, and I worry about entertaining her while we're waiting in lines. It's going to be tough trying to corral her. She's so active. More than Ty even!!! Lucy's not going to be one to sit patiently in her stroller. Oh well, I'll let the Tool Man deal with her! ; )
I've put together a mini album of photos from our last visit to Disney World. Hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We got our first chicken egg Monday!!! Woo hoo!
I have to admit that I really doubted if we would ever get any eggs from our girls. I dunno, I guess I had this fear that our chickens just wouldn't "work."
I was outside Monday afternoon when I heard the chickens cutting up. I went over to make sure they were alright, and imagine my surprise when I found this pretty little egg.
There was one little problem with the egg, however.
The shell was cracked. Fortunately, the membrane was not broken.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I'm a little worried that Lucy's recent progress in the sleeping department may be impaired by this whole ordeal. It seems that every time she tries to start sleeping longer (past 5:00 am) an illness messes up her schedule. She's been sleeping very well the past week, so I hope that she will continue to do so. Keep your fingers crossed!
Time for another pop quiz!
Q: How can you tell when a monkey has been in the cookie jar?
A: When you find a monkey who looks like this!
I hope I'm not misleading you. She didn't actually swipe the cookie. I gave it too her, fair and square.
Ty cracked up when he saw her. He couldn't imagine how she got it on her nose. What a mess!
Lucy also just had a dose of "magic juice." It's supposed to calm her down, but sometimes it can hype kids up.
Yeah, it hyped her up. She was sitting in the middle of the floor playing with rubber bands. Now she is pulling stuff off the wall and trying to escape from our room.
I'll let you know how everything goes...
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Here's a close up of the flowers.
I made these book jack-o-lanters several years ago, and I still love them. They're just my style - a little bit vintage. They're the perfect accent on the mantle.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
So, in an effort to supply y'all with some new reading material, and to let you know that I'm still kicking, I decided to go through my file of inspiration photos and share a couple of them with you.
These are just a few of the photos that have inspired my decorating decisions for our new upstairs. Maybe this will help you see my vision for the new rooms.
CAUTION! The following photos are very white. I know. I know. It's a risky decision for kid territory, but it's a risk I'm willing to take.
First, the bathroom.
Just kiddin' Mom!
What about Ty's room? Well, I've got a picture for that too. It's just in a book. It's white too, much to Ty's chagrin, but I think he'll be OK with it once all of his stuff is up there to add color and personality.
As for the progress upstairs, we're still waiting for the cabinetry to be made. And I haven't forgotten that I promised you some pictures from up there. But I can't think about that today. "I'll think about that tomorrow."