Monday, November 28, 2011

Every Little Miracle

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba

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Joe is a big fan of Van’s shoes and Lauren is a fan of Yo Gabba Gabba, so we have been drooling over the Foofa pair for her.  We haven’t bought them because justifying $37 for toddler shoes she’ll have for one season, is a tuff sell for us.  Well, Joe and Lauren were at a shopping center today and just happened to stop into the Van’s store at just the perfect time.  The guy had just taken this sign out of the window display and Lauren was checking it out, so he asked if they wanted it.  Next thing you know they are carrying this big foam core sign through the parking lot!

Imagine having this for your Yo Gabba birthday party.  What an awesome photo op!  Too bad this party theme isn’t at the top of Lauren’s list (she keeps changing between Olivia and Minnie Mouse). 


Hmmm…I wonder how much this would fetch on Ebay to some Yo Gabba collector.  They have sort of a cult following, you know! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Fun!

I can’t believe October has already come and gone.  It was a super fun month for us, and it sure did go by in a flash!



Last weekend Lauren and I headed out to the pumpkin patch to meet up with a friend. 

The girls had a great time picking out their pumpkins and decorating them with foam stickers.  Lauren especially liked the bounce house…not exactly typical Fall fun, but fun nonetheless.





Lauren has been bringing home some really cute projects from preschool this month.  When I picked her up from school on one of my Mondays off, I noticed wire hangers sandwiched between orange sheets of tissue paper with glue all around the edges.  They were sitting out to dry and I wondered what they were making.  Well, they tore off the edges of the tissue to form a pumpkin…I thought this was a cute idea and one I might steal sometime. 


This past Saturday Joe was off and we had a really nice day together, just the three of us.  I put on a big pot of chili and then carved a pumpkin.  Lauren wanted her pumpkin to have round eyes and a nose with a happy smile… 


I wish I could give you a great recipe for the chili, but I kept it simple and used my favorite Coyote Country chili seasoning mix.  It was SOOO good with shredded cheese on top and crackers. 


Here’s my Little Red Riding Hood cutie pie!  I bought this storybook months ago and we’ve been reading it at bed time.  She loves it and knew right away what she wanted to be for Halloween.  This costume was made by my Mom originally for my niece, Katie, who is now a senior in high school.  I love that Lauren is wearing Katie’s costume from about 14 years ago!  Maybe if Katie has a daughter some day she will wear it too. 


The girls had a blast running from house to house and had no problem at all going right up to the door yelling “trick or treat”.  Last year they were both still a little apprehensive.  It was so much fun to see how excited they were and Lauren did a great job, after a little coaching, saying thank you to everyone.  We only walked a few blocks, but the girls certainly got a nice stash of candy including a full sized Crunch bar that somehow disappeared out of Lauren’s pumpkin over night.  ;)

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