Saturday, October 29, 2011

Carnevil Costume Party

A couple of friends from the Rotary club and the Mardi Gras Krewe have a Halloween party every year. This was the first time we were able to make it. Granny volunteered to watch the kiddos while we went out for a bit. I have been sick all week with an ear infection so when Daddy asked for suggestions from a patient he suggested that I go as a sick girl and Daddy go as a Sudafed box. I thought a Kleenex box would be more appropriate. So here is a picture of our lovely costumes.
We had a good time. There were lots of good costumes but I think ours was the most interesting and got lots of compliments. Granny helped me make the logo and we put the box together. The hat was my creation.

At the party our friends had a great haunted house and they had everything decorated to the nines.
After we left there we stopped by another friends crib. She had just a few friends over hanging out. The ladies were talking and the boys were playing dominoes. It was a fun party too.


I just had to share this picture! I was folding clothes in the Lady Bugs room while she was hanging out in the crib and the Boss was entertaining us. He decided that she needed a crown to make her look like the royalty she is. I think the picture is cute.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Self Promotion

I was up late tonight working on the new layout of the blog. I know that most of you read it in your email but please do me a favor and visit the actual webpage and check out all of my hard work. Then let me know what you think. I hope you like it. I think it turned out pretty good.

If you are viewing this in email here is the web address:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sumo in the House

There comes a time in every boys life when he must become a man... I mean wear a cup. So the Boss has a karate tournament this coming weekend and the boys are required to wear a mouth guard and a cup. So as most of you know I grew up in a house full of women. No cups for us. Lets just say I was a little lost in the cup shopping department. I luckily got the right things, a cup and an athletic supporter. (If you can't be an athlete, be an athletic supporter!) They only had youth and larger so I didn't have too much choice. We get home from our shopping trip and we checked with Daddy to see if we bought the correct items and fit. The Boss tries it on... he immediately dances around the living room proclaiming himself a sumo wrestler! I couldn't disagree with his description of what it looked like on that one. Well maybe the fact that he is a very lean 65lbs and not 400lbs but he was in a pretty similar outfit to what the sumo wrestlers wear.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Awards Ceremony

Today the Boss had his first 9 weeks awards ceremony. A note came home that he was getting an award. I wasn't sure if I should go or not but I figured that I would check it out. They gave out two types of awards. The Patriot Award and Attendance Awards. Not sure what the Patriot award was but I think it is for recognized behavior maybe. Although the Boss didn't get the Patriot award I have been pleased with his behavior reports from school He still has work to do but he is doing better than I expected. So I bet you figured out that the Boss got an Attendance award. I was actually surprised that he hadn't missed any days with the broken arm and all. He was just a little late on one day and left early on another. Not too shabby. Here are two quick pictures from the day. One is of them waiting for the awards to start.

He is in a green striped shirt and the other was after I had to run up and get a quick pic cause he forgot to stand up for a photo op after he got his award. He promptly sat right down so I didn't get a pic. So he doesn't look thrilled in the pic cause his class was leaving when I took it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Gotten Cooler

This last week has been some lovely Fall weather. We have all enjoyed the temperature change. It has been cool enough in the mornings for light jackets and a little warmer clothing. I have had to bundle Lady Bug a couple of times on our walk with the Boss to school. Here she is wearing the cute sock monkey hat Granny gave her. I think it will be awhile before it really fits but it serves its purpose and is still cute.

I have also become accutely aware of another fact this week. It is time to buy the Boss some pants. Too cool for shorts and his pants from last Spring are high waters on him or completely don't fit. Guess we will be hitting the store soon.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Inspired by a friend's blog and how she puts her daughter's hair in these little itty bitty ponytails she likes to call sproutletts. I thought I would give it a shot on Lady Bug. It turned out really cute. Not sure if you can see it in this picture though.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


This morning we were in the living room and the Boss was entertaining the Lady Bug! Before I knew it they were doing this...

I had to grab my camera cause it just melted my heart. The closest thing I had was my cell phone and the flash didn't work so it was really dark. However in the modern days of photoshop and picture programs I was able to sort of salvage it. You can atleast see it now.
That aside I hurried and set the flash and took another one. Still cute but not like the first one.

I hope they always stay just like this with eachother.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

9 Month's Old

My little Lady Bug is 9 months old today. Hard to believe it has been 9 months. This morning we went to her doctor for her checkup. She is right on track in all of her gross motor skills. She crawls all over the place. She pulls up on everything. She cruises along the furniture. She is eating table food and absolutely loves it. In fact at daycare they said that she will finish her plate and then troll for others food as well. If you eat anything around her she gives you the "Where is mine?" look. She still doesn't have any teeth yet but they are coming you can see them. We are working on her sleeping habits. Things got all messed up when she got sick about a month ago and now we need to get her back to being the great sleeping baby we know she can be.
The Doctor said she will probably be our basketball player. Tall and lean.
Weight 18.7lbs (44%)
Length 29" (92%) Note she is only 5/8in shorter than the Boss was at 9 months.
She got two shots today! Her last HepB and a Flu shot. She did pretty well. Cried a little and gave the shot lady a dirty look for giving her a shot.
Overall it was a good visit.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Count to 3

This is how we count to 3!
I don't think you will forget this way. Just don't try to walk or operate heavy machinery.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Diabetes Walk

Today we had the Boss's school Diabetes Walk. For some reason I was thinking that they went somewhere for this walk. We did go somewhere around the neighborhood we live in. That made it alot easier. I also didn't know/realize it was a 5K. They said they would turn the Kindergarten around early since it was an out and back. They didn't skip much of the walk...maybe 1/2 mile. It was a great day to walk. A little warmer than the previous week but not too hot and there was a nice breeze. The Boss had two buddies to walk with one of the guys from his class walked half the way with him and we played I Spy as they started to get tired. The first part of the walk he had the company of a young lady. To everyone who donated money for the walk...Thank you so much! We raised around $240 for the cause.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Karate - Sparring

The other night several kids got picked out of the class to try out sparring to get ready for the tournament at the end of the month. The Boss was one of the chosen ones. He is in the red helmet protective gear.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bath Time Fun

The other night the kids had a great time. At one point I looked up and saw the cutest thing. They were both having fun making faces and noises with washcloths. Both had them in their mouth. Good times! I love it when I see them playing together.