Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Just wanted to let everyone now that we are still here.  Just really busy getting ready for the holidays starting up.  Of course throwing in everday life too.  Here is a little bit of Randomness that we have been up to.
Our grandmother is back in Florida, So we went to visit her for the weekend.  The boys absolutly LOVE seeing her.  They find her really silly.
Of course there has been alot of working on Halloween costumes.  This is a little peek at Gabe's costume.  Any guesses at what he is?  Hopefully I will get it completed today, then I will share what each of the boys are.
With the boys being homeschooled I do not have to make the holiday gifts for kids in the boys classes.  This actually makes me kind of sad because I love doing that kind of stuff.  So instead we make things for kids in the dance classes.  This is a picture of one of the cookies that I put into the bags.  I was so excited how it turned out because it was the first time that royal icing has ever worked for me.

When things get as busy as they do in life it is always nice when you can fix something easily.  As most of you know that follow us Sam is an avid reader.  Well one of the many series that he is reading right now is called Septimus Heap.  The first book in the series called Magyk had some problems.  It got to a certian point in the book and pages started repeating and then a forty page section was also missing.  Well my husband e-mailed the publishing company, Harper Collins Publishing, because we wanted to get it fixed.  We figured it would take a while to get the problem resolved.  Not the case though.  By the next morning the replied to our e-mail asking for the ISBN number and our address.  Then they mailed us a new copy at no charge to us.  In under a week we had the new book in our hands.  I love when something goes that easy. 

Time to get off the computer and get some more work done.  Such a busy time of year hope to be back soon with some more stuff that we have been doing.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Going Batty!!

I love reading the blog MADE.  The other day I saw her tutorial for making these pillows.  I thought that they were so cute and had to make them.  I did not have any pillow forms to fill it with so I just used the throw pillows on the couch.  I made the casing as an envelope so that I can just take them off when ever I want.  I used bat fabric to make the actual bats on the pillow.  The orange is fleece so the pillows are nice and soft.  The kids love them and so do we.  They were nice and easy to make.  The part that my husband loved the most is that they were free (used supplies that I already had).  When I do have a chance though I think that I am going to buy some new pillows to put inside them.  The ones from the couch are getting to be a little flat. 

Sunday, October 09, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend we decided to take the boys to the farmers market were they set up all kinds of fall fun.  When we got there we decided to start with the hay ride. 
Rob has been working seven days a week for a few weeks so the poor guy is really tired.  He decided to close his eyes for a little bit. 
And yes I am even sharing a picture of me.  Just do not mind the squinting eyes.  It was really bright out.  How could I not share though, one of my favorite people are in it.  My cutie pie Gabe that is.  :)
There is my other favorite guy way down on the other side of his sleeping father.  Love that smile of his. 

We even got to see some wildlife on the ride.  The tractor driver stopped so that all of the kids could see him.  Pretty cool.  There was actually two of them on the ride.
At the end of the ride he dropped us off at the pumpkin patch.  In Florida it is just to hot for pumpkins to grow.  To give the leafy green that you see there, it is cucumber plants. 
They had plenty of spots for photo taking to. 
This was a sweet little bridge in the middle of the corn maze.
The dragonflies were all over the place there. 
My three guys picking out pumpkins.  We can not wait to go back again.  Next time we might even hit up the haunted house.