Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Community helper

Roe sported her Strawberry Shortcake, or "baker" costume for preschool today. I was happy with my first ebay purchase.

Not so scary

Mason & Makenzie as Jack sparrow and a glam pirate

Bob & Susie aka Tarzan & Jane

Xander went with the pirate as well

Halloween at Disney is amazing, the characters dress up for the parade along with all the park goers. We joined in as you can see.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Under the sea

I was cracking up b/c I was busy videotaping, how could I not tape that voice? Anyhow, Roe almost fell off the rock and made the silliest face crossing her eyes.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A disney recap

Day One

Lined up to take the boat from the Boardwalk to MGM, yes that is just one family 16 + Mason taking the pic

Grandma bought Roe princess Mickey ears and herself some Micky Braids

Thanks Grampy and Grandma for treating us to a Magical time at Disney's Boardwalk, I am completely exhausted so I think I will post more pics later, I only took 675. Im thinking I will make it an early nite of watching this boring World Series in bed. That sounds wonderfully boring and fabulous actually.

Farkel & Yoga Toes

A day was not complete without a little game of Farkel, of course I never won out of the 25 x we played. Tia bust out her "Yoga toes" what in the world are these? And no it isn't to paint your toenails. I must admit I tried them out and they did feel pretty good.

A sick ranger

Xander started off the trip with strep throat, operation overdrive and a little antibiotics kicked in and he was better in no time.

Jude enjoys the Boardwalk

Watchin the ducks with Grampy

Jude & Henry

Gettin a first taste of whip cream from Aunt Tia

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Milkin Madeline

Grandpa Say invited the kids out to feed "Madeline", he bottlefeeds (A GALLON OF MILK) this sweet little calf whose mom died of mastitis, how traumatic.

Xander and Madeline bonding

I think we need to take her home, we got plenty of milk here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sippy or Tippy?

I have always called them sippy cups. Jude was introduced to his new toy this evening, I love watching him explore, I can definitely see where the tippy comes from.

Long Overdue

Goodbye 1970's? floral wallpaper...

Introducing, applesauce cake. Love it and love the light, now I don't have to search for shoes and clothes in the dark. Thank you Uncle Randy and Grandpa Say.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Baseball Babe

She may have forgotten her clothes, but at least she remembered the helmet.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Roe perfects chopsticks while Jude perfects sitting in a highchair.

To Grandmothers house we go

We went to visit my parents in Chicago this past weekend, we meaning my 3 kiddos, my niece and I. I refuse to be the one that stays home b/c kids are too difficult to travel with, so instead I was got a few stares and one lady in the airport asked me if I was insane. It was chaotic at times, but the kids loved every second, it was totally worth it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Evening Entertainment

Makenzie is great at entertaining the kids. They play "school" and make up some pretty impressive dance routines.

Canning queen Granny

My Granny is amazing, I need to adopt her! She is 81 and has more energy than me. She lives with my parents and tends an awesome garden and seriously irons (presses) the sheets. WOW, mine are lucky to be washed. Best of all, she is a great game player, Xander loves to play slap jack with her.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Didier Farm

Roe peeking out of the haunted house

Xander poses with the biggest pumpkins ever

Box car children

One of the highlights for the kids was riding in Grandma's Element or "Box Car". Im not sure what all went on during our car rides, I think Grandma Susie has gotten a few tickets lately. The kids told me she was going to jail and would only be able to eat bread & water for a few weeks, (she really is going to court). How am I supposed to teach my kiddos about being honest when Grandma Susie loves to stretch the truth?

You gotta love a free ride sleddin on the back of Grampy's mower.

Jude goes bananas

Grandma Susie informed me after watching Jude for a few minutes, "He likes bananas". The boy has not yet had any solids, I think it is supposed to go cereal, veggies, then fruits. Not for Jude, Grandma gave him a taste of bananas and he loved them, he was definitely regular after his few bites, I guess at 6mos I need to give him some food.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Preschool pumpkins

3 yr olds are more interested in the airplane than posing for a photo on the Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch.

Bike to school day @ Marlatt

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Crazy Color

So I decided to get my hair colored even tho its only been 4mos b/c my stylist is having a baby. Anyhow, after the first color she says WOW, (this is not a good sign). Lets just say I wouldn't need a wig for my Pumpkin Spice Halloween costume. 3 hours later she attempted to fix the red by putting dark over it. I was really sad I didn't have my camera so I could display a before picture. Truthfully, I enjoyed 3 hours in the salon, a great place to people watch, and got my hair washed twice, my favorite part!