Monday, October 31, 2011

The dreaded C word


I put a little more thought into the costumes this year......actually I thought of it a couple of days after Halloween last year. I went to Walmart and they had costumes 75% off. I grabbed a few, threw them into a rubbermaid and put them up into the attic. A week before the trunk or treat, I pulled down the container and BAM costumes were done! Man....I should do this every year!

Presenting.........Dorothy and the cupcake!

One of Laney's friends went with us. She dressed up as a baker.

You better watch your back cupcake.......someone has a sweet tooth!

Now if I could just get the hubs or the 2 cool 2 wear a costume but still want candy boy to dress up, my saving would be worth it!  I don't know why they don't want to wear the clown, chick magnet or the whoopie cushion I got for them. 

I guess we will find out in a few days what they will be for next year!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The thigh bones connected to the knee bone.

I would sing the rest but I have not had Anatomy in forever! Besides..... if I kept going, I may attach the knee bone to the shoulder bone. Instead, I have a fun recipe for edible bones.

Take a pretzel rod and break it in half. On either end, poke a big marshmallow. 

Next, dip them in melted white chocolate and let dry. 

You could also use stick pretzels and mini marshmallows to make these.

These were some tasty bones!

By the way, I need to give credit to my hubby for dipping each bone in the white chocolate. Didn't he do a great job!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Field Trip to The Rock Ranch

In The Rock, Georgia  Chickfila owns a place called The Rock Ranch. If you are ever in that area or close to it, I highly recommend going. We went for the pilgrim days.

We were able to revisit the past and learn a little about the Indians, Pilgrims, Abraham Lincoln, etc.

They have several different types of animals you can visit and feed.

The last time we went they were in the process of building a Tiny Town. I was so glad to have the opportunity to revisit and actually see this child size town. 
It would be every child's dream to have a tiny town in his/her own back yard. Shoot!  It would be my dream to have one of these in my own back yard.........and I don't mean for my kids! I was thoroughly impressed with it. The detail that went into making each building was incredible! Everything you could imagine seeing in a town was added.

They had a jail.

And look who I found locked up!

They had an ice cream shop.

A dress shop

A church. 
Lets hope she spends most of her time here rather than jail!

There was a boarding house, theater, bank, fire house, train station, daycare, and school.

 After I finally dragged the kids out of Tiny Town, we went to the underground slide and the big pillow.

There are many activities that are only open on the weekend. 

Who knows.... maybe we can find the time to go back!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My baby is losing it

One tooth at a time.

Yes, I did finally realize I was taking pictures of my child in only panties and made her put on a shirt.

Ella had been telling me all week that her tooth hurt and it was coming out. I figured it was just her imagination until this past Sunday. She came running into my bedroom with her tooth halfway hanging out. Now....before I continue with the lost a tooth story, let me just explain how I am not the tooth pulling parent. I do not like to inflict pain on my children......Carmel loves it! He would have used a wrench if he could! He was not  home at the time. I explained to her how we needed to wait for daddy. He would be upset if he did not have the opportunity to pull the first one. She agreed with me and waited until after church.

One tug and it was out!

See the smile on Carmel's face? I told you he loves giving pain.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fair Evangelism!

 Each year our church has a booth at the fair. The congregation is asked to give a few hours of their time to help. Carmel is usually the one to sign up but this year the whole family went. Most of the time you have people that walk right by or look the other way to avoid a conversation. Sometimes you get a smile. Occasionally, someone may stop to talk.

Our job is to plant the seed. Not only should we secure our place in heaven but try to bring as many people as we can with us. Sometimes that is not as easy as it sounds. If one conversation could eventually....down the road  lead to that person being saved, then it was a success.

 At the booth, there are plenty of pamphlets and 2 computers for bible knowledge. One computer is set up with questions for the adults and the other is for children. Our children were drawn very quickly to the computers.

I have to admit.......the kids and I did not stay the full 3 hours at the booth. I did mention the booth was at the fair.....right? It is hard to sit indoors when you know right outside are the rides, games, ELEPHANT EARS( Yes, this is my weakness at the fair. It is what I will not leave the fair without!) This particular night it drizzled the whole time. We only walked around( until we found the ELEPHANT EARS..... of course!) this year. My girls(I say only girls because Griffin went with his class later in the week) did not ride a single ride this year. Want to know why? Well here is a math problem for you. What does.....

rides put up in a day + rain = ???

A very nervous mother!

We had every intention of going back another day to let them ride a few but then life happened.

Oh well!