Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving with the cousins!!

Well I think we all ate enough food to get us through all the shopping we will do over the next few days!! Thanks to Aunt Joanne and Uncle Andy, who hosted Thanksgiving this year, we all came together and had the yummiest food EVER!!! Everyone had so much fun, especially since it was 55 degrees outside. And for the end of November, that was a treat.
The kids got to play outside and enjoy swinging on the swings, playing tag, and ring around the ROSIE!!! It is always great to see how much fun the kids have when they get together.
Next weekend will be alot of fun for all the cousins because they are all spending the night at Uncle ANDY and Aunt JOANNE's house. I wish I could spend the night. I heard from a little birdie, that Uncle Andy rented a limo to take the kiddos to McDonalds and then to tour the Christmas lights at the Lady of the Snows Shrine. Boy talk about a FIRST CLASS SLEEP OVER!!!. The kids will definitely get spoiled by all of Aunt Joanne's sweet treats!! This could be an event the kids could really get use to.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008


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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Daddy and Daugther Dance

Alyssa and Daddy went to the Daddy and Daughter Dance last night and boy did they BOOGIE the night away.
The sweetest part of the whole night was when Daddy gave Alyssa her wrist corsage, Alyssa said she felt so special and could not wait to get her date night started with her daddy. They dined at Steak n' Shake before the dance, shared a chocolate milkshake and burger and of course french fries.

There was a dance instructor who taught them how to dance the waltz. Everyone dined on brownies, cookies and lots of lemonade.
When they got home, they both were so tired from dancing all night.
This truly was a very special and meaningful night for them both. A night they will never forget.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Housewifes Shopping site!!

This is a great site for all you mommy's out there that may need a little help with shopping for that special someone. I know I found a few items on my list at this site. ENJOY!!! Just click the logo--Happy Shopping!!

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Alyssa Lost her First TOOTH

Alyssa lost her first tooth today!! Finally!! This little tooth took forever to come out. Alyssa was sooo brave, she asked me to pull it out for her. So I got a kleenex and pulled it out. She did not even feel it. When I was finished pulling it out she said " Mommy why don't you try again". But it was inside the kleenex.
She was so excited to put the tooth inside her little stuffed animal that has a little pocket for the tooth to set in, GRAMDMA gave it to her.
So tonight it lays under her pillow for the "CUTE" tooth fairy to stop by and take it. Alyssa has 4 other teeth that are soon to follow.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Brooke!! We all love you

Brooke--- you have watch over our children over the past 5 years and we look at you as a special part of our family. From all of us, we wish you the happiest BIRTHDAY ever!!!!
We love you!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


As you know my daughter's nickname is cupcake, and I found this darling "I Spy" bag with cupcake fabric. It is such a great stocking stuffer for Christmas. The lady who makes them can make it in a bunch of different fabrics and the neatest thing about it is that there are 40 hidden items inside for the kids to find. My daughter and all her friends LOVE the " I SPY" books and this is a perfect little gift for her to use when we travel or during quiet time. They carry it around their wrist.

These bags are also great for children with sensory disorders such as Autism and Asperger's. They can also be useful in a vocational rehabilitation setting. Click "Cute Stocking Stuffers" to get you to the site...


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I found the coolest gift idea for your little ones that love to draw and do ART work. The coolest thing about this item is you can travel with it. And it has a place to store everything. I don't know about you, but I find myself in my car ALOT. This is the perfect santa gift for your little ones when you are on the go so much. Keep it in your car and you can take it to resturants, vacations or even over to grandma's house. You can also find on the website, Custom Silhouette Plates and pllows which make great Grandparent gifts. I love this site.

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Confession: I wish I still believed in SANTA

Confession: I wish I still believed in Santa.
The facts don't lie. Every year I have to do Santa's job for him. I buy the gifts. I wrap them up. I put them under the tree. And he takes all the credit. If there really is a Santa, he owes me $2,354.78, and I want it. I am pretty sure there is no Easter Bunny either. Who goes out and buys bags of yummy little chocolate eggs? Me. Who gets up at the crack of dawn and packs jelly beans and little bunny candies into plastic eggs for the egg hunt? Yep, me. And who puts up with the wads of Easter grass that continue to surface around the house until Thanksgiving? Me, that's who. So, Easter Bunny, if you too are out there, you better run, because I'm coming for you and I've got Elmer Fudd with me. Oh, and run the vacuum next time you swing by.I am just down right positive there's no tooth fairy. Who's kidding who here? If this chick is for real I definitely will want a refund for all the singles I will have to slipped under the pillow. But kids, ahhh kids, they believe. Do they believe because we tell them to? Or is it inherently within them to believe? How nice it must be to be pure enough in mind to believe that anything is possible. Can you even remember when you could believe the existence of a big old fatty cramming gifts into a flaming chimney in the middle of the night? Can you recapture a time when you actually believed that a winged tooth swiper would fly into your room and trade parts extracted from the human mouth for cold hard cash? Ahh the beauty and innocence of youth. So my question is this: At what point do we pull the rug out from under our kids? When exactly are we supposed to burst their bubble of innocence? You know, when do we tell them that Santa or the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy are not real? Now I know a few of you may be scratching your heads, squirming in your chairs, saying "what do you mean the Easter Bunny is not real?", but I am here to tell you if you don't already know, that these things are all just a part of the magic of childhood. And someday, probably through no fault of our own, but rather from some whiny, snot nosed, little spoil sport at school, your kids too will find out that you've been conning them since birth.So is it best to tell them before that little Johnny does? My question remains, when are we "too old" to believe in things like this? At what age is our youthful innocence mistaken for being a "baby"? I wish that the innocence never had to fade. I wish that I could hold my kids in that moment forever.
I wish that I could count on her not to rat me out to her younger sibling when she finds out the truth. So, how about you? Do you believe?

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

52 Days Til Christmas and a New Look!

My blog got a Christmas facial at!

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Happy Halloween 2008

Well another Halloween has past and boy did we have so much fun. Aunt Patti and Uncle Rick hosted Halloween at thier house. Aunts, uncles, and even friends came over to celebrate this fun and festive day!! We all ate enough chili, hotdogs, cookies and tons of candy to last the rest of the year!! Well now that Halloween is over, we can all get ready for the holiday season--yes I said the holiday season.
Christmas is 52 days away!!!

Katy, Niki and Tina

Alyssa, mommy and Zac

Aunt Joanne and Zac

Zac and Aunt Rose

Alyssa and Daddy

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