>> Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chris and the kids carved our big pumpkin tonight. While Chris was busy working, the kids separated the seeds from the guts so we could make roasted pumpkin seeds!

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Jack Skellington!

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Hello Big Boy!

>> Monday, October 19, 2009

My baby is no longer a baby. He will always be MY baby but he is now a big boy.
On Saturday, Christopher turned 3. He was very excited about this birthday. I'm not sure if it is because he knows what to expect now or because he knew he was getting a pirate ship cake!

The birthday boy

His pirate ship cake

His gifts


Curling hair with flannel strips.

>> Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The best rags to use are strips of flannel. I used an old sheet. I snipped it about 2 inches wide (then just pull, it will tear straight) and did them twice the length of Elizabeth's hair.

You need the cooperation of your kids.

Put the strip on their head and have them hold it tightly, you don't want it to be loose. You want to start a few inches down the strip so there is a good part left to tie.

Take a section of (wet with a little hair gel combed in) hair and start to wrap it.

There are two ways to do it. Wavy:

You are going to corkscrew the hair around the strip, twisting the hair slightly as you wrap

For ringlets you will wrap the hair around completely without twisting:

When you get to the bottom, tuck the end around as best as you can, take the end of the strip and start to wrap it back around the hair so its completely covered (you want to have it flat)

When you get to the top, bring the end your child is holding and wrap it down to tie with the other end piece.

Let this dry overnight. Untie in the morning and gently unwrap from the hair. Run through your fingers or just leave as is, little hair spray to hold it and you're done!

This is the final result using the corkscrew

*** I used to do this to myself and would use a couple barrettes to hold the strip to tight to my head



>> Friday, October 9, 2009

1lb of raw hamburger
1/2 cup of white rice (NOT minute rice!!)
1 egg
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp cloves
salt and pepper

1 family size can of tomato soup (some prefer canned tomatoes but I think the soup works best)

Throw a couple cans of tomato soup( I use one family size can) and a couple cans of water in the crockpot and get that heating up while you are making the meatballs. Sometimes I cheat and throw the soup and water in a big dish and pop in micro to get it hot first.

Mix up the ingredients and form into meatballs...

Add your meatballs into the soup and let simmer a few hours until the meatballs and rice inside them are cooked.

We serve over mashed potatoes.


Burlington Vermont

>> Thursday, October 8, 2009

Chris and I took the kids to Burlington Vermont for the day on Sunday mostly to take photos and have lunch.

The first bunch I took are pretty rough because I took them from a moving car.

This barn was SOO cool but we hit a bump just as I pushed the button and I swayed back and got the door thing in the shot! DAMN!!

Some turkeys lol

The boardwalk

There were these cool rock formations all along the waterside

The playground

The harbour


Our trip to North Carolina Part 3- Family

>> Monday, October 5, 2009

The whole reason for our trip was to meet Chris's brother and his family. Chris and Denise's family made us feel so welcome. We felt so at home.



Fun with Uncle Chris

Fun with Aunt Neacy

Fun with Cousin Danielle

Saying Goodbye :(

Thank you Uncle Chris and Aunt Denise for a wonderful trip! We hope to see you in New York soon!!


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