Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Just so that everyone knows that YES, we are still alive.  :)  I have goals to start blogging again soon... so watch for new posts!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dance Class!

I absolutely love my little dancers!  Having girls in dance class is one of the best things about having little girls, hands-down!
Both girls have classes that are half tap and half ballet.  Natalie started at her Tiny Two's class last fall and has been SO thrilled and excited to dance every week!

There's just nothing cuter!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pinterest Project: Week 4

{1} Tuscan-Style Vegetable Soup

WITH {2} Buttery, old-fashioned pull-apart rolls

{3} Orange Zest Cookies w/Sweet Orange Glaze

{4} This fishy lunch for preschool is super cute!

{5} Homemade bubble bath paints!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pinterest Project: Week 3

Here's this week's Pinterest projects!

{1} Homemade Gyros!  Never tried this and now WILL!

{2} Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars!

{3} For snacktime for the kids, Edible Paint!

{4} My kids will go nuts over these glowing jars, made by splattering glow paint inside mason jars!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pinterest Project: Week 1

My new project {and way to convince myself that spending time on Pinterest will NOT be a waste of time!} . . . Weekly Pinterest posts!  I will be making things from my Pinterest boards, and each Saturday I will post my picks for the next week. 

Each week I'll post the following:
*1 pin from my Crave-Worthy Foods board to make for dinner
*1 pin from my Crave-Worthy Treats board to make for dessert or to take to a book club or game night
*1 pin from my Fun Food for Kids board to make for my kids' lunches or snacks
*1 pin from my Crafty Inspiration board or Crafting with Kids board, for a fun activity

Ambitious, I know, but posting them on my blog will make me more likely to actually do them!  So here goes Week 1. . .

{1} Dinner side dish... Bacon potatoes au gratin.  Isn't this beautiful?  I can taste it already!

{2} Rocky Mountain Avalanche Bars. . . oooh, these could be dangerous!

{3} The cutest owl lunch to go with Kirsten to preschool!

{4} Playdough made with Jello... fun for the kids!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Finally posting about our fun-packed Halloween weekend!  And when I say packed, I mean it!  It was seriously FIVE full days of Halloween costumes, candy, parties, treats, and trick-or-treating.  I go nuts over holidays, but even I was ready for it to be over when it finally was!
Kirsten was SO excited about her bumblebee costume!  She's obsessed with anything yellow, and told me she wanted to be a bumblebee, so I was thrilled when I found this costume.  She was the cutest bumblebee ever!

Festivities started with Kirsten's preschool Halloween party.  All the kids in their costumes were adorable!

Daniel. . . one of Kirsten's favorites!  :)

The whole class, with Teacher Penny:

They had some fun carnival games!

Later that afternoon I took Natalie to a Halloween playdate.  Cute little witch!
She loved the Halloween pinata!

And made a thumbprint spider craft I found on Pinterest. 
Friday was the Microsoft Trick-or-Treating Party!  It was a little crazy, remembering that on that exact day one year ago was the day I went into labor, all dressed in my pumpkin costume and ready to go to the party.  :)  This year we actually made it there!  Here's the whole family in our costumes!  Yes, Stephen was boring (again) and didn't wear one.  Brooke was a cute little leopard!

Some good friends came trick-or-treating with us!  We all had a great time and were amazed by how elaborate the building was decked out!

One whole floor was Harry Potter-themed!  We got to sit in the chair and put the Sorting Hat on.  :)
The Hogwarts Express!

There was also a Star Wars floor (Kirsten was a little scared) , a Tim Burton-themed floor, and a Peter Pan floor that the kids liked the best.

On Saturday night we took the kids trunk-or-treating at the church, and then went to a party at our friend's house.  Costumes and more costumes!

We didn't have to wear costumes at all on Sunday, but we made our traditional Halloween dinner of Witches Brew with cornbread!  We also had homemade root beer and watched Disney Halloween and the cartoon version of Ichabod Crane.  I love our Halloween traditions!
On Monday (the actual day of Halloween), the kids got to wear their costumes to dance class.  It was SO adorable!

Brooke stood up by the mirror and had a great time laughing at herself!

We spent the afternoon trick-or-treating at Country Village!  It was a little chilly, but no rain!  The kids got to go trick-or-treat between all the cute shops in the village, and they had so much fun!

Eventually I carried Natalie's hat for her.  It was hard for her to keep it on.  But way too cute!  I adored both of the girls' costumes this year!

The Bothell Firemen were even there handing out candy!

We finally finished off our Halloween weekend with more Halloween dinner and trick-or-treating with friends throughout our little neighborhood.  Wow!  Such a fun and jam-packed Halloween!!!  Our best one yet!!!