Monday, October 29, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I called from school to ask if he could finish up a salad I had started earlier that day. I was on my way home from tutoring and only had a few minutes to whip out my costume before we had to go. I came home walked in the kitchen and saw no salad. What the... ? He had plenty of time - what did he think he was doing? I walked into my bathroom and saw my husband standing in scrub bottoms with a green t-shirt, a bald plastic cap glued to his head, smothered in my cover-up makeup, trying to glue a ginormous ear to his head. I thought "this is an interesting costume... he's one-elephantitus-ear-doctor-man" then it dawned on me what he was doing... He was Dopey. He is Dopey. I had to hold it in to keep from laughing my head off. He looked hilarious! But his costume wasn't completed. He put on slippers, belt, and had a really nice plushy coat with huge buttons & patches. I thought - 'That must have cost a pretty penny from the Disney Store- this is not the cheap crap you buy from Party City' - so we went and had a great time. Everyone loved our costumes. We almost won the costume contest (and I DID vote for us - hang the lame rule of not voting for yourself, duh.) Then we picked up the kids & came home. I asked Jason where he bought his costume and he told me he had got the robe from Marshalls... wait a minute - the robe? (Now is a good time to grab your hankies, ladies) Yes. My husband had bought a robe, bought buttons from Joann's & sewed them on with patches on the elbows using brown yarn. He did such a great job - he totally had me fooled. I am an apronista. I am not easily fooled. Before, I was so gratified that he had come up with a costume & dressed up for me, now I was beyond words that he went to such lengths for me. I cried. It was overwhelming. How glad am I that I didn't settle for Prince Charming (some witty fellow in tights) but waited for my Dopey. My true blue forever and ever Dopey! I love you Jason. You rock my world.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Target trip... okay so most would consider a "road trip" a good time, but my kids love Target (I started brainwashing them while they were young)... I get to do a little shopping, they get to eat popcorn & drink slushees - it's really a win/win situation.
So Target has this brand new section of their store called, Dress-up Aisle. It's so fun. You can try everything on and goof off to your hearts content! My kids & their cousins had a blast! Let's hear it for Target looking out for us mothers, they know that if the kids are happy - chances are the moms are too.
Jordyn & James BFF's (They are both little devils - only Jordyn chose to disclose her true self for all to see)...
Look how white James teen are. I couldn't be more proud about his dedication to oral hygiene. Maybe I should be concerned that his lower jaw is completely missing, but I knew all those visits to Dr. Adams would pay off. Just flashing those pearly whites!
Some might think Paige's BFF (Sadie) true hair color is blond. Actually I'd like to point out it is orange. She's a true orange at heart. Acts like an orange every chance she can get. That crazy little orange head.
Jordyn going goth. I think she might be a little "Young" for the goth scene, but she knows her own self. Go Goth Girl, you wear that black and pierce things.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
What is it about fall that turns my head towards sweet oh so fattening foods. Is it that hibernation mode we switch into to get through the winter months... I mean heaven forbid I actually loose weight this time of year. It's practically unheard of (trust me when I tell you that weight watchers meetings get a might sparse this time of year).
So last Sunday, my trusty partner in crime and I decided to make carmel corn, not the ooey-gooey carmel balls, but the crunchy stick to your teeth kind. The pictures above are when we first decided to venture this yumalicious dessert. See our fresh faces and cleanish kitchen? It did not last my fellow friends (and stalkers)... We popped the popcarn (not a misspelling - I am from Utar) the old fashioned way with a real lidless pan, hot oil, and plastic plate. If you do not know the method, ask my dad. He is the king of mismatch kitchenware.
Paige after tasting our first batch of popcorn... just kidding - she is just overly dramatic. I wonder where the h... she gets that from?
Friday, October 5, 2007
Okay so to get to my point, at Halloween they have "Woody's Halloween Roundup" where you can hang out with Jesse & Woody, you can decorate Halloween cookies & listen to ghost stories. I am so excited. This is what makes Disney so magic - there are these little nuggets of fun. No one is in a rush - your excited to stand in line (to meet Santa etc.) and it's just a time to take things slow and be together. Okay that's my two cents. If you want suggestions on what to do on your next trip -Beware, my friend Amber ended up with 6 pages of shtuff... I am pretty full of it after all.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
So the Buchanan's have been slackers for the last 5 or so years - but we did our first FHE Monday night. It turned out pretty fun. Jason was working at the hospital late so we met him at the Toys R'Us in Awutukee. We hung out and let the kids figure out what to put on their Christmas lists this year (hoping to give Santa a heads up so he can start buying early and when things go on sale - rather then the week before). We went out to Mimi's Cafe after for dinner (Paige's favorite restaurant) - and the kids didn't get to bed til after 8pm. That's a pretty wild night out for us.
(daughters) (shoe/skates) (really cool digital camers)