Monday, November 7, 2011

All they want for Christmas....

Is Christmas almost here? Holy COW -- less than 2 months of shopping left so I asked the kids what they want this year.
Hunter wanted Harry Potter wands, a mini ninja game and "your love" -- Way to go my boy, always wanting peace and happiness.
Kadan wants his own Santa AND Santa's helper so he can get gifts all year long. He also wants a servant, a money making machine and a candy making machine -- Mr. Dreamer, smart, wish I would have thought of this as a child. Now, if I find a genie in a lamp I'm going to HAVE to ask for Santa.
Addy wants some carpet skates (don't know what it is -- she says it let's you slide on the carpet) and a light bulb for her lava lamp. -- Just like Ms. Addy, sweet and simple.
Bo wants lots and lots of toys and it's okay if they are "baby toys 'cuz I like all kinds of toys." But she doesn't want clothes and "defininately nooooo pants" -- Well of course, she's my little stuffed animal lover will be happy with whatever she gets as long as she can play with it -- the more the merrier. She's been perusing and circling and sleeping with the toy magazines since they started to arrive last week.
Not too bad (well, besides Kadan), we'll just have to see what Santa can do :-)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Boo YAH! A Halloween party success....

The grand plans of completely redecorating the inside to be spooky haunted alley had to be scaled down MAJORLY but we still had a great time with yummy soup (made by Alicia), painting pumpkins (yawzers -- 25 pumpkins with just not enough), bobbing for apples (thank goodness for warm weather or the kids faces would have frozen off), airsoft gun wars (the boys' idea), and ending with the city trunk or treat in the nearby park. We definitely pulled it off with under 30 hours of planning (but the endless furry taught us that next time we need to plan ahead).