Sunday, November 30, 2008

Terrific Thanksgiving!

Jack had so much fun playing outside this week!!

Jack and I spent a lot of time just like this...he has become so snuggly lately!!

Our little family meal Wednesday night.

Our table all set for Thanksgiving!

We had a great Thanksgiving! I thoroughly enjoyed my week off from school. Jack also stayed home the whole week, which we both loved. Monday we went Christmas shopping and ate a free dessert (yay for coupons) from Johnny Carino's. Tuesday we just lay around the house doing absolutely nothing and ate a "Friend Thanksgiving" and Nguyen and Emily Nguyens' house. Wednesday evening we had our own family Thanksgiving. How wonderful it is that we live close to Beauregard Parish so we don't have to spend time on the road our whole break!! We loved being able to stay home more. Clint grilled steaks and I decorated the table and we had a fine meal. Thursday drove to Harrisonburg for the Terry family Thanksgiving breakfast and Thursday night ate the McCullin Thanksgiving supper. Friday Alice' and I shopped from 4:30 - 9:00 and Mom, Jenn, and I shopped from 12:00 - 4:00. Saturday we made a trip to Dry Creek

to spend time with MeMe and Dee. Today we finally had to get back to normal. I made some PowerPoint slides for class tomorrow and Clint went to work for a little while this evening. Do I really have to go to work tomorrow???

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Rolls Done!

YAY!! I sold 23 pumpkin rolls for Thanksgiving. I finished them up last weekend and put them in the freezer. Last night I finished the sleeves for them out of fall fabric and tied the tops with rafia. They looked great. I'm excited to have some freezer space back because I have 20 more to make for Christmas!

If anyone is interested in buying some for Christmas gifts, they come already wrapped up in Christmas fabric with a ribbon and ready to go! Just post a reply or email me at:


Thank you, Aunt Robin!

Robin gave Jack some bathtub markers a while back. Jack has figured out how to use them! Last night he was thrilled to see all the different colors the markers can make on the side of the bathtub. Now bathtub is even more fun!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Music Man

I'm so frustrated with Blogger. I have a great video to share and I've tried for the last hour to post it, but to no avail. Anyone else having these problems??

Anyway..Jack loves music! I've shared that before, but it's becoming even more evident now. On the weekends Clint plays his music while we go about our day and Jack will dance and clap and just have a wonderful time. Saturday morning I found Jack sitting at the computer just peacefully listening to Clint's CD.

If you could see the VIDEO (!!!) you could see Jack clapping and moving to the music. No one else was in the room (except when I sneaked in to catch the moment on film). Just Jack, enjoying lazy Saturday morning. Also, notice the ever-present boots :)

Dumptruck Utensils

Jack loves trucks, cars, trains....any type of vehicle. My mom bought him some trucks to keep at her house, but Jack would not leave without them yesterday! Here he is with his truck at supper tonight. He was eating Pasta Pickups the fun way - putting all the pasta in the scoop of the truck and driving it around the tray of the highchair. Fun times with a fun boy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Good-bye, Danger Ranger!

Clint sold his truck last week! We were so surprised - it only took 5 days and he got asking price! Autotrader is the way to go...

Clint was sort of sad; I was not.

These boots are made for walkin...

Jack has a recent obsession with his rubber boots. The other day I was in the living room folding clothes and Jack was in his room playing. I hear him start to fuss, then start to cry. I went to see what was wrong and he was STANDING ON TOP OF HIS CHANGING TABLE!! Obviously I don't have a picture of this because I got him down before he broke his neck. He was trying to get his boots down from the shelf! Since then his boots have been a constant companion. He wears them all over, except for daycare and church. When we get him from his crib in the morning, he looks at us with bleary eyes and says "shoes?"

Here are some pictures from his recent boot-wearing.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Crayon Roll-Up

My KayeGranny gave me her old sewing machine this summer. I have had so much fun learning to use it! Many (and I mean many) projects have been totally horrible, but lately I've been getting the hang of it. I bought a great book at Hobby Lobby that has sewing projects for beginners. I made this crayon roll-up last night during my "extra hour." A certain nephew of mine will receive it for Christmas (sorry to kill the surprise, Robin). What do you think? I have entertained the idea of opening an Etsy shop (online store where you can sell handmade items) once I can really start generating some products. Clint suggested that I make a bunch in different fabrics and bring them to a local children's store. You never know what could happen!


Last week we lost the SD card to the camera! So Friday after school Jack and I ran to Target to buy an SD card so we could save all the wonderful Halloween memories from Friday night. Jack had an absolute blast as a dragon! He would run around "roaring" at people and just thought he was the scariest toddler around. We went to the Zoo Boo for trick-or-treating and it was beyond awesome. We went on the "Not scary storybook trail" much to Clint's dismay. Jack loved seeing Pooh Bear and Tigger. Why do I not have pictures?? The SD card we bought did not work! I'm so upset. So, try to imagine what Jack looked like posing next to a huge pumpkin and passing out his candy to princesses and fairies. He was precious!!

Free Counter