Saturday, October 31, 2009

What a Hoot!

This week we setup Morgan's big girl bed. Well Collin set up the bed when I was out of town but it’s all done and it looks adorable. I love it! It was a fun surprise to come home to after a few days away. It’s a twin bed, cottage style, with colorful trees and owl bedding. Morgan’s room is like a tree house loft, so it fits perfectly. The only problem is I seem to be the only one sleeping in the bed. At least it's comfortable! Morgan is getting up at 6AM these days and mom cannot seem to get moving that early. I go up stairs to get her and end up crawling into her bed, as she watching morning cartoons and makes pretend breakfast.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Our Little Ballerina

It looks like Little Red Riding Hood will NOT make an appearance this Halloween. After a lot of crying and tears I think we are done with the Red Dress and hood. But mom found a backup costume in the closet and it looks like a winner. Morgan even put on a little ballet show for us.

My Favorite Things To Do

... Color, Color, Color

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Party: Friends from the Issy Mom's Group

Despite our crazy weather on Saturday, the Pumpkin Party was a success. The house was busting at the seams and NOT a lot of pumpkin carving got done but it was a good Saturday night. The plan was to have everyone carve their pumpkins outside but the blowing rain and lighting and thunder was a bit of a deterrent. However the food was delicious and I can say that because I did not make any of it. (I can't cook, especially being pregnant) But my wonderful husband made 3 crock pots of beef stew and my amazing mother-in-law made homemade corn bread and apple crisp and 2 pumpkin pies. It was really tasty... I had several helping and gained a good 5lbs.
But the best part was catching up with my fellow mommies and watching all the kids play together. I joined the Issy Mom's Group when Morgan was 10 weeks old and now these moms are my best friends. We have watched our babies grow up together. I am so thankful for my amazing mommy friends! And for my Mother-in-law who was a huge help at the party.

I hope the Pumpkin Carving Party will become a tradition for many years to come.

Morgan and Riley. BFF's

The Miami 5 Girls (2 down, 3 to go )

The Pumpkin Carving in the dark

The kidos... Take 10 The Color Table
PJ time with Dora

All About MEme Monday: I've Never

Joining the mayhem.... my first time to play along. MEme Monday!

I've NEVER ... 5 Things (or more or less)
that distinguish YOU from the crowd.

(join the fun with MommyBrain and SupahMommy )

I've Never...

1. I've Never... had a tattoo and have never had a desire to get one. But I have pierced my eyebrow & bellybutton. The eyebrow thing did not last long but wanted to try somthing different in college.

2. I've Never... watched a scary movie, well not the whole movie. I always plug my ears and cover my eyes during the scary part. I can't watch it.

3. I've Never... ate a Dick's Hamburger. I really want to... but I do not like the taste of ketchup, mustard, relish and mayonnaise, it just makes me want to gag. I've been like this forever. I was the only kid that hated McDonald's because they could not make a hamburgers without the condiments. But I love Dick's french fries and chocolate milkshakes!

4. I've Never... been able to dance. I tried but I have No rhythm. You will never see me out on the dance floor (unless a lot of drinking is involved). I was even in ballet for 10 years... and hated every minute of it. One day I told my ballet teacher how much I hated it and she kicked me out of class. That was the best day of my "young" life. After that I joined every sport team I could find.

5. I've Never...been able to sing. Singing is just not my thing. I have no tone, no rhythm and I my tongue is too big. Also can't stand up for that long, I get dizzy singing and feel like I'm going to faint.

It's now your turn :) What have you never done???

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Fun

Tomorrow we are hosting the 1st Annual Clark's Pumpkin Carving Party with some friends from the Issy Mom's Group. Morgan and I are going to roast some pumpkin seeds for the party, so we're getting ahead start on our pumpkin. We have 14 toddlers and 25 adults coming over to carve and/or paint pumpkins, Oh and serving dinner too. I think I'm crazy....I know I'm crazy.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Festival of Salmon

Today we enjoyed our first Salmon Days in Historic Issaquah. Apparently this is a VERY popular event. We ran into lots of friends and it was no surprise because I think everyone in Sammamish/Issaquah area was there today. Tons of kids and PREGNANT woman everywhere! Maybe I just notice pregnant people now but they sure seemed to be out in full force today. First we went to watch the salmon swimming in the river, then we ate some well done egg rolls but the highlight for Morgan was the free train ride around the parking lot! Good toddler fun. Wish we had more time to explore but nap time was calling.