Pumpkin Carving

Tia's Spider Pumpkin

Jeremy's Panda Pumpkin

Tiloi's Bat Pumpkin

Tailia and Mom's Ghost Pumpkin

Tala's Grim Reaper Pumpkin

Well since we didn't do the pumpkin patch this year I thought I would do a post of our carvings. We did them last night for fhe activity. The kids all picked their designs off the internet. Of course I ended up doing most of the carving. Jeremy and Tala did their own but the rest of them were mostly done by me. The only thing I'm hoping is that they don't rot by Halloween. I am hoping that it's cold enough outside to preserve them and I read online that if you put vaseline on the parts that are carved it will help preserve it. We'll see! Happy Halloween everyone!


Thanks for all the notes about my ankle. I will be fine I am able to walk on it without limping now. It's just really swollen and bruised. I just have to be careful about sideways motion. So I won't be playing volleyball yet but walking is under control.


Church ball is brutal!

Okay so I, me, the grown up, was playing volleyball on Wednesday night and rolled my ankle. It is not pretty. I was debating putting pictures on here but my foot just looks gross, three times its normal size and bruised, so I will just keep those off the internet for now. So we went into the instacare on Thursday morning because I am cheap and didn't want to pay the 100 dollar copay for emergency the night of heh heh. It's okay though cause there was no breaking...I apparently tore some ligaments though. Yummo! They gave me a brace that ties up and wraps around and we got some crutches from DI (again with me being cheap..lol..crutches are like 40 dollars brand new!) since they don't give crutches out at instacare. So I have been hobbling around. But, I've been pushing it, so, now I'm able to bear weight on it somewhat and I can walk/hobble without crutches which is good cause my shoulders are so sore from carrying my fat booty around all day. Ha! In short I'll be fine soon enough.


Excuses Excuses

Okay I know you have all been there before. The house is a mess and I can't for the life of me get motivated to clean it. Funny cause I love a clean house...it's the process to get it there that I don't like. The worst part is I do have many things to distract me like sewing projects, and cross stitching, and reading but I am unable to do those things surrounded by a messy house! I guess this means that I am just going to have to do it. No more excuses. Just get up and do it....I can do it.


I love my husband!

Tia has developed a new found love for nail polish. Unfortunately since Tai has been in love with nail polish and painted many a thing with it (poor couch) we got rid of all the nail polish in the house. So to indulge Miss Tia I went and got some clear with sparkles...I thought this would be a little less damaging if painted on anything else. Anyways...I digress...Miss Tia decided that she needed to practice her skills and unfortunately I had to leave for work. She was so upset by this fact that my sweet husband let her paint his toe nails. It was so cute...notice the blue blanket under his foot...she decided she needed that there just in case there were any drips. So I snagged these pictures right before I left. So cute!


The weatherman didn't lie.

It happened, the snow came...and then quickly melted. I was going to get a picture of it to put on here but by the time I thought of it the snow was gone. And I'm perfectly okay with that...I'm not ready for snow for reals yet.


Winter Already?!

Well it's time. The mountain tops are already dusted with snow and according to the weatherman we are supposed to be getting some tomorrow. Yes, I said tomorrow! Where did fall go? Didn't fall just start like last week?! I was enjoying it so much and now....tear...sniffle....the snow is coming. I don't mind the snow so much but I love the fall and summer so much more. Plus who knew it would cost so much money to be outfitted properly for snow? Not me. Oh well I'm sure in the middle of the winter when we are sledding and building snowmen and drinking hot chocolate and warming ourselves by the fire I won't be so sad. But for now, I'm just having a little missing fall moment.


The Locusts are Coming!

Okay so I have now officially seen a few too many of these creatures to think that it's just a random large grasshopper. To be honest I'm not really sure exactly what this is but I can tell you they are quite large, and completely harmless, thank goodness, because Tia and Tailia want them as friends so they want to chase them and grab them. FUN!!! Luckily none have made it into the house yet. I'm not so worried about spiders and bugs that crawl but anything that jumps or flies I get a little squeamish. I think that might be from being attacked by June bugs in Tucson...well maybe not attacked but when one gets stuck in your hair that's what it feels like! Well I guess overall I should just be thankful that my kids are okay with bugs...cause I don't want to have to be the one that squishes them.