Friday, October 30, 2009

happy halloween weekend . . .

i am exhausted . . .
i stayed up entirely too late working on their outfits . . .
but those happy faces give me the energy i need to make it thru the day!

hope you have a safe and
happy halloween weekend!

dear super yummy ice coffee . . .

thank you!
without you . . . i don't know how i would have stayed up until 2:00 am tonight making 2 sweet girls their fun and funky halloween outfits! they have a party at school tomorrow . . . and if you know anything about them you know they have to look sassy if they are going to a party! i'm hoping for big smiles . . . hugs . . . and kisses when they wake up and see their halloween surprises.

until we meet again mr. ice coffee . . . which is only 4 hours away!


what was i thinking??!!



Thursday, October 29, 2009

i'm in good company . . .

but i'm not getting nearly as much as i had planned on done today!

my little shrimp was coughing a bit this morning and said her head hurt . . . so i decided to keep her home so she could rest up for the big weekend. only problem . . . she isn't too interested in resting! tuesdays and thursdays are my long days. the days that i actually am home longer than i'm in the car. i planned on starting and finishing shrimp's halloween dress today . . . and finishing brown eyes' halloween skirt . . . and cleaning. so far . . . i have only started shrimps dress. but that's ok. i got to color hello kitty with shrimp! i'm hoping for early bedtime tonight . . . so i can get back to work on the to-do list! we had a later-than-usual night last night at little miss' school with math and science night . . . so the chances of 4 sleepy heads tonight is pretty good! at least i'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

we're getting ready . . .

this . . .
this . . .
and this . . .
could only mean 1 thing . . .
we finally got around to carving a pumpkin!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

totally melts my heart . . .

i've said it once . . .
video
i will say it a million times . . .
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everyone needs a little buddy man!
this little guy has me wrapped really tight around his little fingers!

Monday, October 26, 2009

this is calling my name . . .

and i hope i get a chance to plug in my machine this week . . .
it's been way too long!

on the to-do list:
a pump rocker costume (aka punk rocker)
halloween outfits for the girls
a warm and cozy cord jon-jon for little man
and some flannel jammies for the little people

i'm glad people think i have it all together . . .

having 4 little people . . . with the oldest being 6 and the youngest 1 . . . i get asked a lot how do i do it all. i hear multiple times daily . . . you have your hands full. i also hear . . . you really have it all together. and i hear many, many rude and unneccessary comments from people that have no idea how blessed we really are to have 4 children. that could be a whole blog post in its own!

but here is proof that i don't have it all together . . .
i do try to keep it together . . . or at least pretend i have it all together.
but i don't stress myself out over a spotless house.
and the proof is in the pictures.
i long for the day that my house stays clean after i pick it up. but for now i am comfortable with knowing that when i clean one room . . . another is being destroyed! and that there will always be dishes in the sink . . . and most probably on the counter too. and that the laundry is never done. and breakfast dishes might not get cleared from the table until lunch . . . or maybe even dinner.

so if you plan to stop by . . . please call first so i can at least keep up the image that i do have it all together!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

a super suite saturday . . .

weekends are usually more busy than laid back for us . . .
saturday was no different . . .
we started the day with a birthday party . . .
at storyland . . .
one of our very favorite places . . .
my girl who doesn't like pictures wanted to pose for not 1 . . .
but 2 pictures . . .
then we went to another birthday . . .

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but i forgot to bring my camera in . . .

then we went home to get cleaned up . . .
for a very special surprise . . .
so special . . .
that i took pics of the girls in the bathroom . . .
then it was time for the show to begin . . .
so we sat in our super suite seats . . .
until the intermission . . .
and then i spent a lot of money on 3 t-shirts and a program book . . .
(i completely and totally love this pic of little miss! she never wants her picture taken. she isn't into fashion unless it involves cotton cheer shorts and t-shirts. she put her new abby cadabby shirt on and her face lit up. she said, "it looks so cute and it matches my outfit so good mama!" i'm not trying to raise vain and self absorbed girls but it sure is nice to see her smile like that and feel good about how she looks!)
but that's okay . . .
because it was a very special girls night out . . .
and the tickets were free!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

i want to blog and need to sew . . .

but i have a lot of laundry . . .
a messy house . . .
dinner that needs to be planned . . .and sweet little ones that need to be loved!

i have a plan to be back to a normal blogging routine by next week!
and i hope to rekindle my relationship with my sewing room too!

anyone want to come clean my house?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

walk-in showers are awesome . . .

and i'm not sure who likes it more . . . the kids or the parents!
(but i will spare you a picture of sean or me in the shower!)

(did i even mention on this blog that we were moving . . . or had already moved for that matter? hmmm . . . maybe a post about that will be in the near future.)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

little man says . . .

since his sisters have this:
he needs this:
and his mama agrees!

field trips are fun . . .

you get to ride on a school bus for the first time ever!
and you get to go the children's musuem!
(shhh . . . don't tell the principal! but you get to come home early with mom too! and stop by your old nursery school and see your favorite teachers!)