Saturday, October 30, 2010

Finally got some pumpkins.

Busy week. I'm sure those of you with preschool and elementary school aged children agree! I had a fun time yesterday helping out in mini#2's kindergarten class during their Halloween party. I helped them with their bat craft. So cute (should have snapped a few pics!) because the wings were their hands that they traced and cut out. When we got home I finally took the minis to the nearby pumpkin lot/"patch" to get pumpkins. We've never been this last minute. Currently they are scooped and seedless, but in need of carving. It will have to wait until tomorrow though.

Tonight we are off to our adult Halloween party in the neighborhood. We missed last year so I'm really looking forward to it this year. I'll post pictures. Ok, off to start the transformation process and wrestle some false eyelashes! Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


It's raining cats and dogs this morning and I had a horrible dream (nightmare!) about mini#2 and my friend cancelled our coffee date this morning. BUT, I'm still off to pilates and muscle class in an hour. I'll feel much better by lunchtime!!

Anyone know of an easy Halloween-y dessert I can make (finger dessert even) for the adult Halloween party I'm going to on Saturday? I have one idea, but it's a little messy to make. You dip Nutter Butter cookies in white chocolate bark and then add black eyes so they look like ghosts. May still do this...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

All I wanted was a glass of wine...

but instead I got this when I opened my refrigerator door and an entire side drawer crashed to the floor...

...and here's a closer look at the lovely combo of Trader Joe's Sesame Ginger marinade and Kikkoman's Lite Soy Sauce accented with broken glass from their bottles

Let's just say I had 2 glasses of wine after cleaning up this big mess last night!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Things that are bothering me...

1-Seeing my mall decorated for Christmas yesterday! WTH? Totally decorated except the Santa area where I saw workers busily working to assemble trees and lights. I felt sorry for them and wanted to ask them how they felt doing that job on Oct. 18.

2- The View. Too much drama. All.The.Time.

3- Switching from the air conditioning to the heat over and over. It's 82 here today! Tomorrow we're back to 70's.

4- That honeycrisp apples are $2.50/lb. I finally tried these gems after hearing various people rave about them. They are really good, but $2.50/lb!?

5- Getting my kids up in the morning. It's a struggle each day. Bribes don't work either. They're still not having this waking up at the crack of dawn each morning. They generally sleep from 8-7 (mini#2) and 8:30-7 (mini#1) so they're getting enough sleep. They just don't want to get out of bed. Ugh!!!

What's bothering you? Vent away.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tasty Thursday

Have you tried these yet? I have a sweet tooth, but I love a sweet and salty combo and these deliver. Plus only 150 calories a bag and 5g fat. Not too bad! They're yummy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dare I admit...

This book goes on sale TODAY and I may just have to get it. I still love Dr. Noah Drake and he was the first artist I ever saw in concert. 6th grade. 12 years. How is it that Rick still looks the same?????

Monday, October 11, 2010


I hope you all enjoyed your weekends! We certainly enjoyed another Wolfpack win. We went to see NC State play against Boston College. Above is a pre-game photo. It was hot. It's hot today! Expected 88 degrees today. Oct. 11? WOW!

This morning mini#2 showed me his first homework book for kindergarten. He forgot to pull it out of his backpack over the weekend. They keep it a week, practice reading and return to school to read it to their teacher. Well, his book is "When Itchy Witchy Sneezes." We read a little this morning. It's repetitive so repeats the title on each page. Well by page 3 he said "When BITCHY Witchy Sneezes." Another WOW! I was trying so hard not to make a big deal of it because, thankfully, he hasn't heard that word from me or know it's a bad word. I corrected him nonchalantly and then on the next page he stopped himself and said: "Is it BITCHY or Itchy?" Oh my. I said itchy like a mosquito bite.

I went on to cardio muscle class after the minis were in school, but when I got out I had a message that mini#2's teacher called. He had a nosebleed (first ever!?) and needed a change of clothes since the only thing extra he had at school was sweatpants and, remember, it's going to be 88 today. I raced home and to the school and into the lunchroom at 10:55 to give him his clothes. I walked him to class to help him change in their bathroom and then had fun (quietly)sharing his Bitchy Itchy story with the teacher. I told her we're working that out, but be prepared if he gets confused when he reads to her. We had a good laugh.

Well, off to the carpool line now. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hello out there!

The minis went back to school this week and I finally got back to some things I needed to accomplish so sorry for lack of posts! I wanted to share a few photos of our last track out day last Friday. Mr. Pink took the afternoon off and we all went to Marbles Museum in downtown Raleigh. It's a great interactive kids' museum with plenty to do, see and play. Afterwards, we walked the short distance to the Raleigh Convention Center to spend some time at The Raleigh International Festival. Fun, fun. I knew mini#1 would really love this. He told me Monday that he told his friends at school that he went around the world without even leaving Raleigh! We tried fantastic food, saw dancing, heard a wonderful French singer and bought unique souvenirs. It was a great family day full of memories. We got home at 9:45! So here are a few photos.

Have a great weekend. We're off to the NC State vs Boston College football game tomorrow. GO PACK!