What is this blog about? It's a mish mosh of my ramblings about home, work, my constant quest for good coffee and my wonderment why I never sleep. It's a little of this and a little of that with a whole lot of WTH mixed in for good measure :)

Wednesday, October 31

Trick-or-Treat, Smell My Feet

Some people like Halloween. Some people hate Halloween. Some are indifferent. I LOVE HALLOWEEN! I always have. Now that I have kids, they are extra special.

This Halloween was the best ever! Logan was so in to it. His favorite part (besides dressing up in his wardrobe of costumes) was passing out candy. We get a ton of trick-or-treaters at our house. He was so completely stoked to see everyone in their costumes and loudly wished everyone a "Happy Halloween". He even met some people at the end of our driveway to give them candy! The weather was perfect...a little chilly...but luckily not snowing or raining.

Devon had fun, too. Or maybe I just had fun dressing her up?? :) She started out with her USA cheerleader costume for the My Gym party and was a Pumpkin Princess at Logan's school party. By the time Halloween night came, I knew she needed something warmer so I dug out Logan's old alligator costumed and "girl-ed it up" a little with a pink tutu. Voila! She was toasty and ready to go! She was a crawling machine and it was hillarious because the hood kept flopping over and she had no idea where she was going but she was full steam ahead....lol.

Anyways.....here are my Spooktacular little cuties in all of their partying glory! Some kid actually came up to Logan and said "Dude, you are HUGE!" while looking at his Spiderman built in muscles. I almost peed my pants!
Devon wondering why the hood on her head has more teeth than she does.
The Fire Dept hands out free donuts and cider.


Don't tell her that she is being swallowed by an alligator!


Flexing some Spidie Muscle!
Ahhhhh! Devon is driving Grandpa's Jeep!
Note to self---She will be asking for the keys early!
Our Pumpkins: Curly, Mommy, Logan and Devon
Logan's Class -- How cute are these little stinkers?
Logan and Sissy at class
Devon wanted to be the "center" of attention at My Gym
So happy being Thomas
Logan thinks something is stinky?!?!
Getting down to the Chicken Dance!




Tuesday, October 23

Boo at the Zoo, Patches & FUN!

I love Halloween and all of the fun stuff that goes along with it. Now that we have kids, it is even more fun! On Thursday we went to Boo at the Zoo with our awesome friends from the Guatemalan Forum. The weather was great. It stopped raining just in time and ended up being kind of warm. On Saturday, Devon and I hit the outlet mall with our friends Lisa, Sophia and Katelyn.

Sunday was another gorgeous day, so we headed out to a pumpkin patch with Grandma and Grandpa. There was a ton of fun kid things to do there including a petting farm, maize, hay ride, train.... I eneded up dressing the kids entirely too warmly for the temp hence the picture of Logan in the pumpkin looking like one of those naked people wearing a barrel!

Yesterday we celebrated my sister-in-law's birthday (Happy BDay Aunt Bannie). We went out for Japanese/Malaysian food. It was delicious! Logan loved Udon and Soba Noodles, Miso Soup and Tempura Chicken. Devon was happy with her pineapples. I ate my weight in sushi :)
Hey Baby Sister, don't tip!
Happy Little Pumpkin
Devon and her pal Isabelle
I will make this face until you give me candy!
PASSED OUT!
Hugs and Love
This picture makes me pee my pants!
Pretty Pumpkin
Cruising on the John Deere train
Searching for the perfect pumpkin with Granpa



Sunday, October 14

Why Postmaster General?? WHY?

I'm not a big stamp user thanks to online bill payments. What I have is a hodge podge of bells and flags and other stampy images in my cabinet and not one stinking stamp has the amount on it!

If you are gonna change the price of stamps every time I change a diaper the least you could do is tell me the value of my bell sticker!

Those post office people best not give me a Return to Sender because I don't get their patriotic code of letter currency.

Wednesday, October 10

A WET Day at the Apple Ochard

Weather in Ohio can be so freaky. The beginning of the week it was in the high 80's. By the time Wednesday came, it was 40-50 and raining big time. Regardless of what Mother Nature tossed at us, we had fun at Logan's field trip to the Apple Orchard/Pumpkin Farm. Curly rode the bus with Logan and his friends and I followed behind in my car with Devon. It rained so much that we basically hung out in the one covered area and played before eating our soggy sandwiches. I need we are going to do a family "do over" when it's a little drier.

Here are my honies :)
Logan coming down the pole
Eating a very sour apple
Having some fun in the hay
Look at how wet he is!
Devon was not so sure about the weather
Do you LOVE her cowboy boots or what?
Hmmm, hay tastes a lot like grass, just drier



Tuesday, October 9

Guatoberfest was AWESOME!!

You know that you had a great time when it takes you 3 days to finally get your blog updated because you're too pooped to post!

We had soooo much fun. It was so incredibly special to finally be with the friends that I made over a year ago. Flash forward a year later and there we were, in a hotel together in Atlanta with our babies. Amazing! I am so lucky to call these awesome ladies my friends!

We couldn't participate in all of the activities because our little ones still need there naps and go to bed early. We didn't let that stop us from having a blast in our rooms. We stayed up LATE laughing and talking and getting our babies to bed or back to bed. :)

The flights there and back went fine. After all, our girls are international travelers...lol.

Here are some pics of all of the fun we had....

The "Gang"Andrew sporting his tutu 'fro
Aren't these outfits amazing?? Kelly did them!
Devon LOVED touching Andrew. Andrew did not :)

Waaaaaaaaa!
Isabelle needed earplugs for this one!
More Waaaaaaaaa!!!!!
Sweet SophieBug sleeping on her momma, Marcy

The "cat burglars" had fun playing with the safe
Posing at the CNN Bldg. We never did find Anderson!
Testing the water temp
Who's going in 1st?
Splash Splash, they are taking a bath and yes it is Saturday night
How cute are they???
Kemry is SO over this photoshoot! She's outta there!
"So Kemry, let me tell you about football..."
"Ava I need to program your # in mommy's cell"
Strike a pose, hot momma! Ruthanne and Andrew My Ohio amigas, Nikki and Isabelle
All the way from San Francisco.....Carrie and Grace and Carrie's Sis
The Summer Sisters finally together. We all started our process last summer.
Kelly and Kemry
PJ Party in Room 608!! My other Ohio amigas and flying partners Lisa and Sophia