I have to say I am so happy we did Elf on the Shelf this year. My boys LOVED Macy, and already miss her.
Macy was touched, so Santa sent some special medicine for her to regain her power. (Sugar and Glitter - I emptied a hotel shampoo bottle and made a label - the kids applied the dust to her three times that day)
Playing on the copier!
Count down graffiti
TP'd the tree!!!!
Played with some glow sticks.
Gave the boys 5 bucks for a movie rental and popcorn. (Reward for doing their chores early)
Crepe Papered their doorways!
Riding a Reindeer at the In-laws - Goodbye letter!
I hope these two post can give you some ideas. I am going to start early in 2013 with an Elf on the Shelf calendar.
Well life has been busy around here! Dont think life is gonna slow down till winter. I say winter cause I hate winter and become a total hermit. Will be great for crafting though. I got a new machine and I'm so EXCITED! I had bought a Cricut Imagine, worst buy of my life. Literally a piece of poop. I'm very anti cricut now, any company that thinks by locking a "CREATIVE" person down by only allowing their products to be used with it is just redonkulous in my opinion. I got a Silhouette Cameo!!!
I just cant wait to play with it more. Love the software. Already imported in a digital scrapbooking element to make sure I could use anything in my 6 gigs worth of scrapbooking supplies! It worked like a charm! After selling my cricut stuff I only paid 81 bucks :) SOOOO THRILLED. I do feel bad even selling that cricut. To me it wasnt worth 2 bucks.
Do any of use the classified type groups on Facebook? Well my family does. Infact that is how I sold my Imagine. Well, I saw this beautiful couch that came up for sale. We have 3 living areas in this house and only came from a house that had 1 lol, so needless to say we didnt have much to fill all three rooms. We are pretty thrifty and I dont mind buying second hand. The previous owner left a couch here, a 1970's couch that she had recovered in a very 1990's floral of mauve's and greens. This new couch has beautiful rich jewel tones.
Now I just need to pull a golden color out of the material and go a few more shades lighter and paint the den.
So you all remember my sweet adorable baby Jace? Remember those cute smiles? Precious little TWO YEAR OLD? Oh my heavens this child is doing me under. Literally questioning my sanity. One of my older boys had messed with a few of my things that I had put away. MAGICALLY Jace located a bottle of BLACK ACRYLIC paint. Yea, I'm sure you're already picturing the HORROR. See the white carpet in the couch photo. Do you know how hard this color is to have with three boys and two dogs? IT IS HORRIBLE. Well imagine what half a bottle of black acrylic paint would look like on it. OH NO, let me show you what it looks like after all attempts to clean it.
This is after hours of hands and knees scrubbing, bleaching, carpet shampooing... I was seeing red, not black. After all the tears and anger. I realized I have a scrap piece of carpet that has been by my vanity in the bathroom since we moved. So I called a carpet place and Monday they will be cutting this piece out and patching a new piece in. I will also be getting some quotes for different flooring for this house. This white/off white carpet has been a pain in my arse since we bought this house. I am constantly worrying over marks on the carpet. It is no way to live I tell ya. So if I have to sell the 2 year old to do it, by gosh I will (wink wink).
Halloween is a fun time for us. My husband enjoys buying me costumes. Probably alittle too much. But he usually gets fun cute things so I wont get him counseling yet. The boys picked out their costumes. Braden an Army guy, Parker the Red Power Ranger and we picked a Dinosaur for Jace. I was a pirate.
We went and visited Great Grandma Regina after dinner at McDonalds. It was nice seeing Great Grandma. She lives on the other side of town and I rarely even go into town. I need to do better. Plus she is a busy lil lady! Anyways. We came home and walked around our small neighborhood with our neighbors which we just love to pieces.
Jace had already dove into his loot.
We are headed to Oklahoma City for a weekend of celebrating our niece Brooklynn's first birthday. Should be fun.
I love fall, seriously, love fall. I dont know if its the holidays, the weather, the colors, my birthday, not sure, but I just love FALL.
Yesterday I was outside watching my children ride their bikes and it dawned on me. My awesome birthday gift was sitting inside. I needed to test my action photos!!!
So I took a lot of photos. Here are the three I took throughout the day. With the final edit done. Let me know what you think. I like em.
Tomorrow is the start of Fall Break. I told the boys they are getting cleaned up and I'm taking more photos of them. We shall see how they treat me and if I just run away screaming and crying not understanding why its so hard to look at the camera and smile and not look like someone has tapped their mouth into position or is scaring them.
This past weekend I hit a mile stone. Not sure I wanted to hit it but not sure you can stop it!!!!
Oh and with 35 I went red headed!! Fun color but a pain to keep up. Probably wont last too much longer!
We went to Ponca City this weekend. I always try and go to the Oktoberfest in Ponca, sadly it was very disappointing this year. Kinda inspired me to possibly start doing a booth myself. Stinks when I dont walk away with anything in my hand I couldnt live without.
The boys did ride the ponys, not sure if three kids and 15 dollars was worth the 3 minute ride lol but oh well. I know they loved it and they will remember it. Jace had a great grin the entire time!
We celebrated Jace's 2nd birthday. Yep you read that right. He is TWO!!!
He is everything a two year old is described as. Head strong. Active. Funny. Moody. LOVING.
He is totally my hero.
Jace loves to play with grandma's dog. Piper. Piper loves to gnaw on his fingers and he enjoys it!!!
What is more fun than banging on wood! NUTTEN.
Here is Jace's birthday cake. He loves to wear his fireman hat around the house. We have two hats, one he will wear and the other he will usually insist Brant or I wear too.
He didnt enjoy us singing to him. Which made me feel alittle odd about our singing. Nor would he blow his candles out. Oh well. Always next year.
Brothers loved being apart of Jace's gift opening.