Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Fun at school!

Princess is a beautiful Witch...

Little Man is Jason...

Monkey is a Black Ninja

The kids got to enjoy breakfast at school this morning...

The Witch on her way to start the younger kids parade through the school.

She found Big Brother!

Then she found her other Big Brother!

The older grades went on a parade around the neighborhood. There goes "Jason" and yeah that's another "Jason". LOL

Obama showed up as well. What a great parade!

The frozen Ninja on his way back to the school.

She might be a beautiful Witch but you might reconsider accepting that apple.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halfway Homemade - Halloween edition

So tomorrow is the Halloween parade and celebration at the kids school and being the over achieving (read insane) mom I am I had to make them some treats to share with their classes. Now I intended to only do these for Princess's K class but being who he is Little Man gave me that "look". All of us mom's know the one I'm talking about.

Now this treat is SUPER simple. Took 20 mins and cost under $10 for get this - 85 treats! Yes, I said 85 and yes, I only have 3 kids. Little Man has a grand total of 35 kids in his class while Monkey and Princess round off at about 25 each.

Now the halfway homemade part....those rice crispy treats? They are store bought. Oh yeah I'm not THAT insane! :-) I grabbed 2 boxes of 12 each from Walmart for a whopping $3 a piece. Cut them into 4th's and there I have nice child size treats. (I'm not one to sugar them up "too much")

I melted and drizzled white chocolate across the MANY rows of treats and sprinkled with Halloween colored sprinkles for a holiday touch.

Did I mention the ROWS of treats? Yeah? Okay - as long as your still with me.

These babies are still hardening in my kitchen (aren't I sweet to share right away) and then I will package them up for the kiddo's to lug in tomorrow. Along with their costumes. Oh what fun! I'm dressing up too!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Daddy's Little Girl

Someone's growing up...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The award goes to....

...not these two that's for sure. LOL JK I had to include this picture though. Aren't they cute and sweet? No, really they aren't.

Tonight was the Saints Football Awards ceremony. Here is Little Man accepting his trophy from Coach T. Roger was sure to announce also that Little Man's name is spelled correctly FOR ONCE! Only took a million sports seasons with the same league. LOL

The undefeated CHAMPS!!!

This is their true state.

Little Man and D.

These kids are crazy I swear.

This picture is for Daddy. Wish you were here!

Can't tell what sport this trophy is for can you? I didn't think so. Some people are SO SLOW. hehe JK

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Witch is in.

Princess is going to be a witch for Halloween this year. (Re purposing last years black cat tutu) I found a child's size witches hat in Target's $ spot and used ribbon I had left over from making her bows to jazz it up.

We also found a lovley feather clip at JoAnn's so I clipped it and one of her bows to the hat.

Added a matching bow to her witches broom and she is all set.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Easier than it looks...

Everyone has been been raving compliments on me for the Princess's bows but seriously all of you can do them. I have simplified them for myself...LOL.

Start out with ribbon twice the length you want your bows width to be. This one is 6inches long for a 3in bow.

Glue the ends together to form a circle.

Pinch your circle flat and then pinch the center together.

I wrap this part with floral wire but some use string or sew it (too much work for me)

You want to make two of them the same size to form your "bow"

Place them together and wrap with another piece of floral wire.

Here I attached a yellow bow behind the printed one. The yellow bow is a 4 in bow.

You can embellish your bows with anything you like...more ribbion, buttons...etc. For this one I used one figure eight.

I like to wrap the top of my clip in ribbon...I think it helps the glue hold it to the bow better. Be sure to only wrap the top of the clip - if you add ribbon to the bottom you'll have trouble getting it into the hair.

Glue clip onto the back of the bow.

TA DA! (I made two for when she wears pigtails) I forgot an earlier picture of it but I tied and glued the middle black ribbon to the centers of the bows before adding the figure eight to the back (which I just glued to the back of the yellow bow)

So there you have it. I said it was simple. The "bow" is basically two circle's pinched and attached to each other. Those sneaky bow makers hehe.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch (pic overload!)

On Saturday we went to the Pumpkin Patch because Princess missed her class field trip because she had the flu. It was a bit chilly but we had fun.

On the hay ride...

There was a mini petting area...

A Hay Bale Maze...

A giant see saw...

A mountain of hay...
of course a pumpkin patch...

Here is the one she picked out...
Tractors to try out...

A huge slide - that she wouldn't go on but thankfully big brothers won't let her get away with NOT going on it since Mom was on the other end...LOL

She is comfortable going on the "smaller" one on her own...

"Can we have one this big?" um maybe next year when Daddy is home...