Friday, October 30, 2009
We were just outside carving pumpkins. OK, Jon was carving. I was sitting on the porch taking pictures. Ashton came running up to me very excited saying. "Mommy, Mommy come see Daddy carved nipples on my pumpkin's smile!"
Yeah, those would be dimples :)
Don't worry, the human body is on our homeschool curriculum coming up soon. Although I wasn't planning on covering those. hmmmmm?????
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Since they laughed hysterically you do it again and again:
When you get distracted you realize they have been back there for awhile quiet which is a major red flag. You pull the curtain back and notice 1 has a pen and 1has his sister's make-up. Seems innocent enough so you return the curtain to see what transpires:
After a few more quiet moments you pull it back to see that your floor has been lovingly painted with several shades of lipgloss, great :)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
All we needed were 2 unsuspecting people who thought they were coming to my party. They were very surprised!
When it was present time there had to be a monkey card- it's a Dodd tradition:
Of course, Ashton made a gift:
And, of course, I made a scrapbook. This one was of all their wedding pictures and was beautiful, if I do say so myself :)
As the party wound down for the adults, the kids were just getting going.The twins had Uncle David pushing them around in the go kart:
Addie was farming with some chips:
It was a great honor to do something for Nana and Pop who do so much for us. It really was a fun party and a great entrance into the next 40 years!
Friday, October 23, 2009
You'll see Jackson there watching because what self-respecting big brother would miss the opportunity to see his sister in pain ;0
According to this smile in lieu of tears she still thinks Donnie is the best tooth puller. That is just fine by me because it totally freaks me out! Of course, Jon is a little disappointed because what self-respecting dad doesn't like to dabble in the gross?
On a very positive note, the tooth fairy actually remembered to come at night while she was asleep rather than making mommy "find" it under her pillow the next morning!
You have to be a little sassy in the tap. I think it's the fringe. I was thrilled because she tapped to the same song I tapped to in my recital when I was younger. I was sassy in my fringe too I'm sure!
Here are my top 5 completely self-centered mommy wishes:
1. To add on to our house- schoolroom and bonus room. We thought we were going to do this and I had plans (literally and figuratively) but it can't happen right now. I'm trying not to be bitter about it but I can sure wish for it!
2. I'd like a week alone in my home to clean out, organize and purge every drawer and closet. While I was here alone my kids and husband would be at cleaning boot camp learning how to maintain what I was accomplishing!
3. A scrapbooking retreat with my friends.
4. A get-away to work on homeschool lesson plans. This would be awesome if I had my homeschool friends there to plan with!
5. My digital pictures printed and organized. This would really help with step number 3.
Wow, after looking at this it occurs to me maybe I should just wish for their to be 48 hours in a day or a clone of myself because it is all things that have to do with time! What can I say, I am 1 busy woman who is typing and dreaming rather than working on any of those things :)
Feel free to head over and link up your wishes too!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
This is one wet, mad and confused boy
who was apparently not Wesley's only victim!
Friday, October 2, 2009
You gloat and think you are so smart and talented, until he throws a fit at a restaurant and your wife reminds you of your new title and you miss out on eating cheese dip because you're walking a child around outside:)