We are getting ready to get dressed for a fun night of trick or treating with friends. Austin has been excited all day , they were out of school today , so he is a bit antsy...
Yesterday was a fun filled day at school , they wore there costumes and went from class to class creating Fall and Halloween projects. Of course this mommy was a volunteer and it was a big hit with all 80 3rd graders. They made everything from tissue paper pumpkins to Qtip skeletons, they got to decorate and eat cupcakes and all sorts of other fun stuff. Can you believe I forgot to bring my camera?? Hopefully Mr Horton will email me the pics this week!
Here are my boys carving our pumpkins and DRILLING them .. I wanted to have some Martha like pumpkins too...lol
I cleaned them out but let them drill the holes....
Somewhere in the middle of all the carving and drilling they decided MR. PUMPKIN needed a paint job and took him outside.
Here they are all lit up . I think they did a great job!
Speaking of pumpkins, I received these two beauties in the mail this past week from my pal KARLA at Sugar Bear Designs . I just love these sparkling beauties!
Sparkly sweet treats for sure! Thanks again KARLA I love them!!!
Last but not least check out this little cutie . Austins art teacher Mrs. Kinghorn chose his sculpture to be on display in the school library for the past few weeks and we finally got to bring him home.
I call him Chicken Little doesn't he look a bit like him? I think he is too cute!
Well off to light the pumpkins and get him into his costume!
Happy Halloween to everyone!!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Posted by Monica at 11:25 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Snips and snails and puppy dog tails , that's what they are made of! We found out this week we are having another boy! I wasn't convinced it was a girl but Ja sure was and he was shocked to find out there wasn't going to be an ELLA ...lol
We are leaning towards the name Preston , but if anyone has any suggestions for me feel free to suggest away!
In the mean time we have lots of shopping to do :)
Posted by Monica at 10:43 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Oh I cant wait for my mail to get here this week because my sister sent me this little cutie pies school pictures! Can you believe he is only 2 and a half! Look at that smile!! I miss my little nephew so much , I do talk to him just about everyday on the phone and get to here his sweet voice. He knows exactly where we live since we have drilled it into his head..lol , he always says hes not going to OKINAWA...whaaa , please Jaxson come visit I miss you buddy!
Speaking of mail my Best friend Maria finally got her package from me today which contained the rest of her birthday gift...FINALLY , her birthday was almost a month ago! Anyhow I surprised her with a ticket to HEATHER BULLARDS ultra fab
Parisian Holiday Soiree
I was so excited to do this for her , and a bit sad that I cant take her myself , but I know she will fave a fabulous time! I can't wait to hear all about it and see all the beautiful photos I demand she take..hah@!
Ok well I better quit yapping and jump in the shower, we have an appointment later this afternoon to find out what this lil booger is we are having! Austin is super excited because we are taking him out of school to go with us . I will be back probably over the weekend to let you all know!
And before I forget because you know that happens a lot to preggo people , as I am finding out..lol
I want to thank everyone for the emails and well wishes and prayers for Serene, she has read most of them and was truly touched and wanted me to thank all of you as well! Please continue to pray for her :)
Hope everyone is having a great week!
Posted by Monica at 4:02 AM
Monday, October 20, 2008
This week has been very rough. Being pregnant the tears come easy and in this case they dont stop. One of my closest and dearest friends Serene has become very ill. She has known for most of her adult life that she had kidney problems and that it could come to this , but it is still such a shock. She is a single parent to a wonderful 10 year old boy named Nate and my heart is breaking for the both of them.
She was told that in as little as 6 weeks from now she could need a kidney transplant. She had her surgery over the weekend to prepare for her Dialysis which she starts on Monday. Lets just say that was enough pain on its own , yet alone what she will be facing .She will be on Dialysis 5 hours a day , 3 days a week in hopes of drastic improvements.
Like I said before this is all such a shock , she is 34 and seemed to be in great health until this month, when she got this devastating news after becoming ill.
She is a strong woman and I know she is going to face this head on and come out on top , I ask that all of you keep her in your prayers for me ! I love you Serene!!!
Posted by Monica at 3:29 AM
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I am so longing for cooler weather! I have been told it wont cool off here until sometime in January and be right back int he 80's by March...ohh my not very much of a fall/winter!
That hasn't stopped me though. I have made.... home made Beef Stew and Potato soup in the past week. I will just have to PRETEND I have 4 seasons like the rest of you!
Speaking of cooking /baking I conjured up a new recipe last weekend and me and Austin got busy in the kitchen. He's a good little baker and hey he knew it was going to help him get closer to earning another CUB SCOUT badge so he was all for it...lol!
We love Pumpkin in this house and I am always making Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in the fall , this time I turned it into MUFFINS and oh MY HEAVENS , were they ever good!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Preheat oven to 400
2 cups white sugar
1 can of 15 ounce pumpkin
3/4 cup oil
2 Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Tsp. baking Powder
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Nutmeg
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1 cup Chocolate chips (or I am sure you can substitute nuts)
Beat eggs , mix in sugar ,pumpkin and oil
In another bowl mix flour,baking soda ,baking powder, cinnamon and salt . Slowly add Flour mixture in to pumpkin mixture beating well after each addition. Fold in chips or nuts...
Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown
So in BABY NEWS we have an ultrasound to find out what this little wee one is finally on the 24th! I can hardly wait ! I have been ordering a few things here and there but only so much you can shop for when you dont know if its a boy or a girl.
A few weeks ago my sister sent me a link to this great site SANDBOX COUTURE
So many cute things calling my name like .....
these beautiful BURP CLOTHS
and these adorable little socks
And this BLINGED out paci holder ..LOVE IT!!!!
Notice a pattern? I love everything PINK!!
Ok and one last thing to share before I go get ready to start my day.
My best buddy Maria had a Birthday last month and I sent her some Delish Brownies from this company YUMMY MUMMY. Well at least I was on time with that portion of her gift!
I want to share a sneak peak of something else I am sending her this week along with her other GIFT!!! I cant wait for her to get this box !! So Maria if you are reading this:
PART DEUX is on its way as of MONDAY ...FINALLY!!
Heres a peak
Ok ladies wish us luck we are headed to a DEAL OR NO DEAL game tonight , where they are giving away 15 grand !!!
Hope everyone is having a Nice weekend!
Posted by Monica at 4:35 AM
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
While most everyone is thinking shades of orange , black and GLITTER this month we mustn't forget to think PINK for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
There are many ways to support cancer research and one of my favorites that I contribute to every year is the Susan G Komen RACE FOR THE CURE.
One of my close friends CAMILLE is participating and while I would love to be there to support her in her efforts and join her that day I can not be . So I thought I would show my support for her hear in blog land ! Here is a direct link to her Fundraising Donations page,
Your contribution will be greatly appreciated!
There are also lots of companies out there showing there support with lots of great products this month , here are just a handful I found , ENJOY!!!
I have this pretty little
Komen Floral Blossom Candle
PINK RIBBON COLLECTION Wear a pink ribbon.
Make a difference.
Your purchase of any product from the Pink Ribbon Collection will help Estée Lauder donate $500,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
$4 from every purchase goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
has several items in there TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN
Each pink product that is purchased and then registered at www.cookforthecure.com will generate a donation of up to $50 to Komen for the Cure
100% of philosophy's net proceeds from the sale of SHE COLORS MY DAY will be donated to the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund.
C.O. Bigelow is partnering with Bath and Body Works to raise $250,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the sale of its CANCER VIXEN line
I also found this but I am not much of a yogurt eater but maybe some of you are!
You can find out more info on it here: YOPLAIT
Well boys and girls its this bedtime over here on my side of the world
Good night everyone!
Posted by Monica at 3:24 AM