Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween... Their First!!




Have a "FANG"tastic Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Our "New" Anniversary Tradition

The best memories I have of my parents are of them celebrating their anniversary. They have been married for 43 years.

When we were little, my mom would put on her wedding dress every year on their anniversary day, October 7th. Throughout the years, sometimes it would zip and other years it wouldn't.  But so much excitement was built up in mind that someday I would wear my mom's wedding dress on my wedding day! (Unfortunately, my mom's dress was not preserved and turned yellowish.)

I remember her standing at the top of the stairs making her decent into the living room and into the kitchen to show everyone... her groom, her sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and two little girls watching their mother transform into a beautiful princess!! It was magical!

This year Cookie Man And I celebrated our 5 year anniversary and it was the first time I put on my wedding dress since my groom took it off :) my wedding day!

Bridal Portrait

The best part was walking into the living room and DOS, who is 2 years old, looked at me with such joy in her eyes and announce that I was a "Beautiful Princess"!!  I am excited to share this anniversary tradition with my kids! I am even going to let the girls put it on each year!

 My wedding dress, shoes and veil!

 Me in my wedding dress at 17 weeks pregnant!
 DOS wearing the Princess Dress!

 TRES in the Princess Dress!
YES! These are my shoes!!
They are "Something 'Dodger' Blue"! 
The Los Angeles Dodgers are Cookie Man's Baseball Team

Here's hoping it will always lace!

Muffin Tin Monday- Halloween

I saved my MTM meal for the littles for today to get into the spooky spirit!
We put our food in our "Spiders and Webs" Wilton pans 
I bought last year at goodwill for $3.99!!
For both...yeah me!!

 Pumpkin fingers (carrots)
Frankenstein fingers (taquitos)
Mummy wraps (string cheese)
Fruit Cocktail
Frankenstein's Q-tips- (marshmellows dipped in butterscotch)

The Q-tips were a huge hit!!
DOS: "mommy, I don't like these"
UNO: "Mommy, can I eat DOS' earwax?"


Creep on over to Muffin Tin Mom blog to see other "FANG"tastic ideas!!

Join us for
Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

Friday, October 29, 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.  

Monday, October 25, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness – Pink Photo Contest

My First Day of Ballet
Dancing with the feet is one thing,
but dancing with the heart is another.
DOS on her First Day of Ballet

Head on over to I Heart Faces to see other Pink Inspired Photos!

For the Bialba Sisters!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Weekends are for do overs

Inspired by

holy experience

Going to the Moon

DOS came into the playroom and announced, 
"Mommy, I want to go to the moon like Little Bear!"
Picture by Maurice Sendak

And so began the afternoon fun...

Friday, October 22, 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.  

Inspired by SouleMama

Celebrating 5 years...

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 
and they will become one flesh. 
-Genesis 2:24

Happy Anniversary to the love of my life!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A pear by any other name would taste as sweet...

Ok, so I'm not sure if I'm even using the title phrase right but it sounded cute! 
Once you see what this post is about...hopefully you will understand it!

Yesterday we had a pear tasting party! with Chocolate!

Pears were on sale and I bought 4 different kinds:
Bosc, Bartlett, Red Bartlett and D'Anjou.

Now I am no pear expert (don't tell the kids, they think I'm pretty smart), so we just observed the shape, size, inside, color and taste. (Think "compare-contrast" with a 4, 2, and 1 year old.) 

 They all have seeds, stem and "a line in the middle".
 You can't smell them from here!
 Different colors
 UNO got bored waiting to eat and a math lesson was borne!
 UNO and his pear
He liked the Bosc best.
 DOS said her favorite pear was "chocolate"!
Whoops...did I say that out loud? 
YES... we did end up eating our pears with some Dark Chocolate!
TRES and her pear

My favorite was the Red Bartlett!

What is your favorite pear?

Taste no evil!

This picture reminds me of the "Speak no Evil, See No Evil, Hear no Evil" quote.
 ...there is no evil in these yummy apples and pear!
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Testing, testing, 123

OMG...this might work! Now I am not a computer techie person...Cookie Man has me spoiled! This is my first attempt to blog a post from my iPad!

I usually have quick moments in my day where I can post but going to the office to get on the computer away from my littles creates chaos!

At least now I can type throughout our day then add pictures later!


Now if anyone out there can tell me how to "scroll" without the whole page moving that would be great. Now, I can't read from my dashboard. I have to open each link...kinda frustrating...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Homemade Playdough

I follow a blog that has lots of great learning ideas for kids! 
Last week she made some Homemade Halloween Playdough!

Today, I made some for my littles!  
The first batch I just made orange.
The second batch was orange and I added Poppy Seeds! 
(FYI, less is more!)

Homemade Playdough
1 c. flour
1/2 cup salt
1 T. cooking oil
1 T. cream of tartar
1 c. water
Food coloring of your choice
Add-ins of your choice (i.e. spices, extracts, glitter, etc.)
Stir ingredients together well.  Just measure them into the saucepan you will be using to cook the dough, but mix them well before heating up the pan.  Over medium heat cook the dough, stirring constantly until it forms a ball.  (NOTE:  When it starts to pull away from the sides somewhat and clump together and most of the "wet-looking" parts look dry, it's ready to remove from the pan.)  Turn dough onto a board (or the countertop) and knead until very smooth.

Here is the recipe blog post!
There are also great ideas for making a 
"Playdough of the month"!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just add Superheros!!

UNO had a Superhero birthday party!

I ordered these cute invitations from ForeverYourPrints on etsy! 
Here is the Cupcake tower!
Cookie Favors
Here is the recipe! They are delish!

The day is saved!!

Here is a video Cookie Man edited! Super Hilarious!!