Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Batman... Devin's current obsession.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Day 15

Pumpkin Carving

Addie loved it.
(and wanted to be as involved as possible)

Devin thought it was nasty
(And was seriously gagging anytime he put his hand inside the pumpkin)

And here they are finished...
This is the back side. My mom sent the kids a Halloween package and Devin has been wanting to use these ever since. I know, uggglly.

Primary Program

Sunday was our wards primary program.

Devin's part was "Say I am sorry." (All of the sunbeams said something they could do to strengthen their families).

Because I am in junior primary I was there to see the practices. So the first time Devin went up to do his part our primary president whispered to him, "Say I am sorry." Devin looked a little confused like, "What did I do?" Then she whispered again, "Say I am sorry." I think then he told her "no". She tried one more time and he bowed his head and said "sorry" (which sounded more like rar-ree). I think he thought he was in trouble and we were making him apologize to everyone. It was so funny.

It was a wonderful program. Devin didn't do his part, but I figured he wouldn't. My students were awesome--the music was great--and it was the first sacrament meeting in a looong time where I didn't have two kids hanging all over me.

Halloween Day 14

Last year we made a snake pizza.
This year was all about the mummy pizzas.
Only 5 more days until Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Field Trip

Devin's class went on a little field trip to the same pretend pumpkin patch we took the kids the other day. It was so cute to see all his little friends (I finally met ra-ra (Sarah) and Layne).
The AM and PM class with Mrs. DeMott

All these little pumpkins make me happy.

Halloween Day 13

Homemade Slime
We made this the other day and it has entertained the kids (and myself) for hours.
All you need is glue, food coloring, and borax (and if any Vegas mommas want some borax I have about 20 years worth)
Here is a video showing how to make it

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Jared Christensen Esq

Congrats Jared!
Now if you will excuse me while I celebrate!

Congrats to Daniel, Matt and Matt also!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Day 12

Devin loves these things!

Lake Mead

Mid October and still warm enough to go the lake.

School Harvest Festival

Last Friday Devin's school had it's harvest festival and Devin had been asking to go to the "ha-ween ba-be" aka Halloween party for the whole week. It was super cute with a lot of games and activities for Devin. Here is a little snippet of that night...

Having his face painted (by an expert of course!)
He wanted Batman.
They had a group of people doing free caricatures. I think Adalynn looks so cute. Devin looks a little freaky (Remind anyone of Adam Lambert?)

Friday, October 16, 2009

How excited am I that it is cooling down and we are going to the park EVERY day??
So, So Excited!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Day 9, 10 and 11

I'm going with a ghost theme today....

Cheesecloth Ghosts

We made these last year.
Very easy. All you do is mix one part water with one part Elmers glue. Dip cheesecloth into mixture then drape over balloon. Easy Peasy.

Ghost Pancakes
(Is it just me or does the bottom left ghost look like an upside down uterus--minus the fallopian tubes?)
And little ghost feet
(Addie has enormous feet! Seriously, hers are the ones on the left--not much smaller than Devin's, right??)

Halloween Day 8

Made this for FHE last night

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween Day 7

Mummy Dogs
I swear Devin will eat just about anything if he thinks he is eating a person (or anything that is alive). He will say "Don't eat me! Don't eat me!" then laugh and gobble it up. So obviously, he had a lot of fun with these.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Grocery Smarts

A while ago my friend talked me into doing grocery smarts. I totally made fun of those ladies that bought $200 worth of groceries for like $5 then bragged about it by posting a picture of all the food they bought and their receipt. But I really was curious how it worked. So I have been saving coupons and checking my thrifty/frugal/poor mom blogs every day.

I'm not going to post a picture of all the stuff I bought, but I was super excited because I spent $15 and saved $61--and I ended up with a TON of food. And not just weird random things--things I will totally use.

Okay, I lied.
I am going to post one picture, after all.

Because I got all of these for FREE.
Yes, free.
In case you were wondering how, I used a $2 off any Huggies Product from here. You can only print two per computer. So I printed two from Jared's laptop, two from our home computer then like a crazy person, I went to the library and printed from the computers there. I actually have 2 more that Jared printed at work for me that I haven't used. Wipes are on sale for $2 at Albertsons. But even at Walmart they are 2.37 so they would only be .37 a piece. Awesome right??

Halloween Day 6

I am going to admit that I am the worst person when it comes to Family Home Evening. I think I was trying to make the lessons too complicated which you just cant do with a three year old and a one year old. But I'm really, really determined to, as Elder Bednar said in conference, be consistent, and have FHE every Monday. I found some cute FHE blogs/sites that are perfect for little ones so we had a quick 2 minute lesson on Monday, the kids went on a scavenger hunt for pictures of Jesus and then we made spider cupcakes for dessert (hence the Halloween Day 6).

Devin thought it was hilarious that his cupcake had a spider on it's face.

This site, this site, this blog, and this site are some of the ones I found for FHE lessons. Let me know if there are any you use and like. My sister-in-law uses the nursery manual and I think that is also a great idea. I just need to get my hands on one.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Flashback Friday

Valerie and Johnny 1985ish. Maybe 1986?
I'm thinking this one is 1987.
Apparently, my little brother really likes this costume.
And I really have a lot of makeup on
(and hello skirt up to my boobies)