Tuesday, October 16, 2012
This is the first year Chase is getting excited for Halloween and for Trick-or-Treating. He told us a few weeks ago, and surprisingly hasn't changed his mind, that he wanted to be Handy Manny for Halloween. Here is the costume we put together for him. He LOVES it and insisted on wearing it all day. He even slept with the tool belt and requested he wear it to school today (which he did). Hopefully it will survive the next few weeks before Halloween night.
We decided this year we would allow the girls to have a Halloween Party, that they could organize, and then they could each invite 3 friends. Party was held on Saturday night and it included lots of yummy food, a scavenger hunt for Halloween related items, pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and the movie "The Watcher in the Woods". This movie made the cut after watching multiple PG scary movies in advance. It was a hit. the girls had so much fun and did so much work to prepare it. they made shopping lists, went shopping, made food, decorated, etc.
It is soccer season and this year Madeline has been chosen to be the team goalie. She loves this position and the responsibility that comes with it. She has done a great job playing the entire games and keeping the other team from scoring. She gets a little nervous prior to her games, but always does her best and has fun, which is all that really matters in the end. Her season is coming to an end this weekend.
Chase has finally moved up in the world. As of this summer, we knew he would probably sleep in a big boy bed instead of his crib, but we just weren't ready to fight with the possibility of him not staying in bed when put down for the night. Lately, he has been asking to sleep in other kids' beds when they are not here, so we decided it was probably time. I converted his crib to his new "big boy bed" and he was happy as can be. We figured this was a good thing, since he has been sleeping in underwear for months and we worry what would happen if he needed to go potty in the night. Well, no more worries and surprisingly he stays in bed when put down. He has had no potty accidents either since wearing underwear. I say he was officially day trained around 2 years old and day and night by about 2.5 years old. Awesome!! Now I am in the process of making some new bedding for his bi boy bed, although he did inherit the newest quilt until then. We went to the store and picked out some Toy Story Woody fabric, which I have cut and now just need to sew.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
This weekend allowed me the opportunity, that I don't take advantage of often, to do some projects. I actually got to finish I quilt I started ages ago. I tied and bound it and even used it for the day to make sure it worked well. Then I made a loaf of bread (which is an accomplishment in and of itself because I don't do well with yeast). I however found this bread that appears fool proof, so even I was successful. I can't wait to now add lots of goodness to it next time and really enjoy some gourmet bread.
Our garden has been harvested and it has been that time where we are busy in the kitchen trying to keep our fruits and veggies useful all year long. We canned homemade spaghetti sauce, pears and banana peppers. I was hoping for one more big load of tomatoes for more spaghetti sauce, however night temperatures have dropped into freezing, so not sure that will happen.