Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Craft Project

I found this little craft idea online and thought it would be something cute and easy for Elizabeth and I to do together. AND, as an added bonus, it was her turn for show-and-tell at school and it had to be an item that begins with the letter "G". Also, it couldn't be a toy. So Elizabeth was proud to take and show her "Gourd Ghost" to her class!

It's just butternut squash that I painted with white craft paint, then drew eyes and mouth with a sharpie.. EASY PEASY!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dad's Night

Last week, Elizabeth's preschool had "Dad's Night" where all the dads got to mingle, meet the teacher, see the kids' classroom and artwork, etc. Elizabeth was so excited to take her daddy to school. She made the cutest painting of him.. I'll post a picture of that teacher friend is laminating it for me.

one quick pic before they left..'cause you KNOW we were running late...

And a picture of Elizabeth and her pudding....just because I thought it was funny

Trip to the Fair...and some random pics

Our friends' band was playing at the local fair this year, so we decided to make it out there so girls could ride those rickety, germ infested rides operated by those scary carnival workers. (it really is a little unsettling, but we kept the kids close to the ground). Anyway, they had a great time.. well for the most part. Ava did get scared on one ride, but other than that, it was a nice night!

It was right after this picture that Ava started crying.. and cried through the entire ride. And my battery was low, low, the camera was struggling to even make a picture..but you get the idea.

And..just some pics of the girls hangin' out in the front yard. We've really been enjoying this weather, and being outside more.

They were looking at the "flying monkey". Am I the only the mother that uses tactics like this? Anything to keep them sitting still for just a SECOND longer!

...and just in case you're thinking Ava's shirt looks IS the same one she's wearing in the previous post. No, she doesn't wear it EVERY day. Just every OTHER day. Poor child needs clothes!

My Sweet Ava

These were taken just minutes before our trip to the doctor's office (when we found out her ant bites were actually staff infected...hence, the band aids). She was being so sweet..even though I had no idea she was in so much discomfort.

Those eyes just melt me heart..and no I didn't touch her eyes in photoshop..they're really that blue!

that's some serious concentration!


Future Picasso? you be the judge

I'd like to share with you some of Ava's recent "artwork".....

under the bar:
on the cabinets:

in the dining room:
AND on herself!

you can't see in this picture, but her left arm is completely red..please notice the lips, too.

Thankfully, the Magic Eraser worked like a charm to remove the red even got permanent marker off the wood floors!! How come I'm just now discovering this? And of course, Goo Gone took the crayon off the walls...easy peasy.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

She's Sassy

Oh yes..I do have one sassy, and might I add-MOODY-child. Well, this day, Elizabeth was in a particulary good mood and was doing a little "posin'" for me. So I took full advantage of the opportunity!

BTW..i'm waaay behind on my posting.. stay tuned. i've got more coming!