Archive for October, 2011

Finally, Halloween!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

You wouldn’t think we’d still have too many firsts going on in our house, but today we had 2. First, we dressed up the dog and took her trick-or-treating.

She looks so embarassed, doesn’t she? Not sure how we became those people, but somehow we did.

The other first would be I dressed up. I took an […]


Sunday, October 30th, 2011

At the Zoo, that is. We hadn’t been in a few years but we finally had a membership again so I wanted to make the most of it. I will say it wasn’t quite as good as in the past which is too bad.
First we visited the creepy-crawlies

Obligatory pumpkin patch photos

Freaky clown in the games […]

park time

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Today we had our annual Halloween party at park. We had a pretty good turnout and the kids were dressed very cute, of course. The parents scatter around the park on chairs and then all the kids go visit each one to trick or treat. Afterwards we have a potluck lunch. Always a lot of […]

the land of disney

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Seriously, how many times did we go to Disneyland? Just one pic this time, you all know what the characters look like.

Wrap it up

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

So when you have a very patient child with super long hair and your other child gives instructions on how to make Lady Gaga’s bow hair

what choice did I have but to try it myself?

Next time I’ll try leaving some of it down like Lady Gaga.

There was an old lady

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

One of my friends is running 2 classes a month for the kids. One is American Girl Mysteries and the other is Public Speaking. Daisy’s a tad too young for AG and definitely too young for Public Speaking and there are other siblings who are also too young. So I came up with the idea […]

rockets, a tooth, and floats

Monday, October 17th, 2011

The girls had a rocket class at the Science Center today. Daisy still makes me stay in class with her which was probably a good thing as some of the rocket building was a tad difficult and I helped 2 other kids besides my own. I didn’t jump in though until the teacher was practically […]

A whole different theme park

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

One of Tabitha’s favorite activities with her Girl Scout troop is to spend the night in Sea World. This is a big deal for her because her old troop never did any overnights. Since it’s still kind of a novelty with her so she really appreciates it. We decided that Chris, Daisy and I would […]

Did you know we went to Disneyland at Halloween time?

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

I did not sew new outfits this year for Halloween (or for anything really). We recycled old outfits for our day of pictures. For the first time, Daisy wore something I had originally sewn for Tabitha. I had to take the waist in a little bit because Tabi was 8 when I made this. We […]

food trucks

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Today we headed out to the Inland Empire for a food truck festival. Good grief there were a lot of trucks! Tabs and I lucked out and found a truck with vegetarian sushi and more than one option at that! The family had cake pops, waffles, ice cream, tofu sandwiches, tacos, I don’t even […]


Friday, October 7th, 2011

Tabitha had a slumber party to attend this evening and was told to bring her American Girl dolls. In the end she only wanted to bring one of them but she wasn’t happy about her decision. So I told her we’d all take care of Lanie and make sure she had a good time. In […]

Mickey’s Halloween Treat

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Time for the Halloween party at Disneyland! First we have the history loving child going as Cleopatra.

Next we have a little unicorn. This costume was sewn for my sister by my mom around 1992. Thank goodness my mom saves sentimental stuff! It’s such a cute costume. I did have to remake the hooves because it […]