Monday, November 14, 2011

Costume Pics

 I'd forgotten I took these pics when we first bought the kids costumes. James loved being a Ninja and put on his costume everyday after school.

 His mask is a black t-shirt. You can learn many things on the internet.

 SHe has that glazed over stare down pat. Now we just need some glitter and sunshine.

 She was pretty bummed her prop teeth didn't work out.

She's been watching 101 Dalmatians for a few weeks now and calls her costume "Pongo" 

This is way too true to life. She really thinks she's a dog some days. 

Handsome Ninja. ka pow, ka chow!... I mean Kadush!

Halloween Party & Trick o' Treating

This year I thought it would be fun to have a Halloween party with costumes and games. L to R: Tessa, Myla, Crystal, Avery, Anderson, James, Seth, Paige, Cade, Karlee, Lucas (in front) Kaylee and Abbey

I let them all invite a few friends but since it was just days before Halloween a lot of kids had a lot going on and came and went. 

 I loved the costumes. We had the princesses. Tessa, Karlee & Crystal

 We had animals: Lucas (turtle), Abbey (dog), and Karsyn (Hello kitty)

We had Ninja's: James, Avery, and Seth 

We had defenders of freedom: Cade (Bumblebee) & Andesron (soldier) 

and a Miscellaneous group: Paige (vampire), Myla Cyrus (Hannah Montana), and Kaylee (Asoka - Star Wars Clone Wars) 

and a big witch and a baby witch 

This was a cool games. We divided up in small groups and wrapped a mummy. First group to use all their toilet paper won - only thing - they had to work as a group. 

Paige & Karlee 

Logan, James & Karsyn 

Avery, Crystal and Karlee having a hard time getting it started. 

 Lucas, Cade and Tessa worked together really well.

 They totally had a system down.

Anderson, Myla & Seth deciding on a plan of action. 

James getting mummified. 

Paige is crusing. 

They had so much fun, lots of giggles going on. 

Cade mummified. 

 Karlee & Myla looking a little tied up.

The winner is - Paige & Karlee  

Karlee breaks free from her bands. 

 James a little concerned about breathing. Toughin up! Your a mummy for heck sakes!

Here they are making bones. We took stick pretzels and put a mini marshmallow on each end and rolled them in white chocolate. Karsyn, Avery & James loved this part. 

Our goodie bags were mini brooms. What a fun party. I didn't get pics of the other games. I was out numbered but thanks everyone for coming it was a BLAST!

 Here the kids are all dressed up for Saturday Night block party. James and Nick are on the left. Abbey, Paige, and Elle are in the middle with Josh & Zack on the right.

 They had such a blast. I didn't take any pics but it was a great night.

 Here we are Monday on our way to Grandma's house to Trick or Treat. Paige is trying to keep Abbey awake in the car.

Our little pirate was exhausted. 

Here were are sitting out to hand out candy. The candy basket was enormous. We had left overs for weeks that I ate. Annette wouldn't let Jason bring out the couch so we settled for camping chairs.

 Abbey & Paige

 Paige, Elle & Abbey

 No pic is complete without a James

Those are my crazy hyped up on sugar kids

Friday, November 4, 2011

School Pictures 2011

Here are the 1st professional pics of my baby. I know... I know... Bad Moms of America Club (I am a member in good standing) 

I love that you can see her two tiny teeth. 

and there is the 'James smile' (where her eyes turn into half moons) that she's famous for.
Here's my Abbey.

so cute - and such a little stinker all in one.

 I hear 'momma, you make me laugh' almost as much as I hear 'mom, your makin' me crazy'

 Handsome boy! Can you believe he is already in 2nd grade?

I love this one because it shows his cracked front tooth. You know how they say imperfections shows character. This boy oozes character. 

He went to the dr.'s today for his infected toe and I took him out to lunch after. He got a Jamba Juice and we were sitting on a nice covered patio eating lunch and he said, 'This is the life. We should do this more often." 

Here's the best of both of us. She is smart, cute, and fun to hang out with. 

 I just dread when she gets old enough to babysit. All my dreams of free babysitting will probably be shoved aside for paid babysitting. She loves kids - some of her best friends are half her age.

Thank goodness she is as good as she is cute and not really into boys yet (knock on wood)!