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Thursday, October 30, 2008

so my little drew is my new personal chef.. what a great kid.. I was so tired one day so he offered to cook for me.. apparently one of the wonderful skillz they teach at scouts...
what a little cook!
yummy grilled cheese
my little chef

and I figured out a recipe for making peanut brittle in the microwave..! totally cool! and easy!! and mmmmmmmm
peanut brittle!

Tisha has been to her first halloween party this year.. dressed up as tinkerbell.

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tinkerbell and the princesses at playgroup
the costume lasted about maybe half an hour.. then it was " OFF!!! OFF!!!" and that was the end of that.. we'll see how trick or treating goes tomorrow.

anyone who knows my girlie knows that her favorite animals are ponies and crocodiles... We were lucky enough to find crocodile slippers at value village the other day! how cool is that?
crocodile slippers!

Joey decided he was joining gymnastics today too so after that the boys and I carved our pumpkins tonight.. we decided to do one classic kid designed white one.. one skull.. one with a stem for a nose.. and one puking.. (puke will be added later when he is outside)

our pumpkins all lit up
the boys with the pumpkins

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Merry Halloween

So today we made a haunted gingerbread house. A friend of mine brought over the kit for the kids and I to put together... and I must say this is the COOLEST gingerbread house we've EVER made!

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and here's some pictures of Tisha being a little Diva.. stealing my perfume and stealing my hairspray..

stealing my hairspray... little diva
stealing my perfume..

Thursday, October 23, 2008

So I decided this year that instead of spending 38$ each on the kids for school pictures that I don't really like and still having to take Tisha out to get photo's done too I would see if my friend Shane could do the kids portraits for me.. and am I ever glad I did. He runs Reed Photography and this was the BEST portrait experience we've EVER had. He was so good with the kids and just let them be their silly selves and Drew has decided that this is how he wants pictures done from now on and that we should never go back to studio shots because this was way more fun. Granted I did not get any copies for anyone else.. but hey.. these are for ME.. lol if you want copies you can talk to Shane and see about pricing to get your own if you want them.. considering barely anyone hangs the kids pics up anyways I didn't see any point in spending that much for something to put in someone else's drawer. Anyways.. I strongly recommend Shane if any of you guys need pictures done. These turned out just amazing and the kids loved the entire experience. if you want to see some of his other work he's on facebook as reed photography and also has a blog at http://www.shanereedphotography.blogspot.com/ where you can see some of his other amazing work!

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

an awesome day out with the kids.

So I had planned to surprise the kids today with a visit to the seaway serpentarium, which was cool enough all by itself. Before we got a chance to get out the door or even out of our pajamas one of the neighbours/friends from around the corner rang our doorbell and gave us 4 free tickets to howell's pumpkin farm and 4 coupons for free hot drinks too.. (only good today!) So I finished cooking up my caramel corn that was the main thing on the morning agenda (OMG IT IS SOOOO GOOD) and got the kids into the car so we could go out and get matt a new outfit or two as he needs new clothes. If you don't know why hopefully you will in a few weeks! (things could be looking up.. Waaaaay up..) Then I abducted one of Drew and Joe's best friends Zack and we headed off to the pumpkin farm! Man I love that place. If you've never been and you have kids you REALLY have to go. There are animated chicken shows, skeleton shows, dancing singing frogs, rubber duck races, pig races, a corn maze, haystacks to jump in, fresh pumpkin donuts!, a haunted barn, petting farm, hayrides, and bunnies to pet (or as tisha calls them.. BABBITS). Plus a really cool assortment of pumpkins... Zack got a peanut pumpkin.. cool! After being there for a while I told the kids it was time to go because I had another surprise for them and that we were going to watch crocodiles be fed! They were all really excited about that and anyone who knows Tisha knows that her favorite animals are crocodiles.. she even makes her toy crocodiles eat her dolls. It's really cute in a morbid kind of way. If you're curious why check out youtube and look up never smile at a crocodile by the muppets.. it's her favorite. So we headed over to the serpentarium and it was totally not what I expected. For one it's pretty much a redone house. with crocodiles in it. I was expecting something a whole lot bigger than that. But I do have to say it was incredibly hands on and just amazing. We got to watch snakes constrict rats to death and eat them, another snake kill a rat by biting it with venom and then eating it... and watch the camans, crocs, and alligator get fed! I think it would have only been better if it wasn't an hour past Tisha's bedtime because by croc feeding time she was totally miss cranky pants. She got over being miserable once the crocs started eating though. Drew was absolutely in love with the one snake and had it around his neck for almost the whole time we were there. Anyhoo.. here's some pics..
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I thought this turtle was the cutest ever with his little smile..
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you can see the little rats feet in the middle of this snake..
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