Monday, November 24, 2008

Slacker Mom

Slacker Mom moved in a little over a week ago.  Slacker Mom hasn't done laundry in a week.  She hasn't gone to the grocery store and is letting her kids live off of cold cereal.  She let her kids watch Sponge Bob during dinner tonight.  She forgot to take her camera to Battle of the Books, Me and My Guy (Blake) Day at Grace's preschool, and a swim meet.  She "let" a good friend take her 5 year old on her class field trip.  Today Slacker Mom noticed tuffs of dog hair on her floor.  She did nothing about it.  Slacker Mom's blog has been throughly neglected over the last month.  All Slacker Mom really wants to do is read her book.  

So tomorrow Slacker Mom is moving out!  Enough, is enough!  Sponge Bob during dinner?!   

(the photo just goes to show what Slacker Mom's kids think about cold cereal for dinner again) 

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween Happenings

Just a few pictures of our fall/Halloween Happenings.   Halloween wouldn't be the same here with out a trip to the pumpkin patch.  Great fun except for the fact it was still really hot.  
Pumpkin carving ...
The girls worked in pairs to come up with their traditional designs.
This Halloween had to be one of my favorite.  I call it our Recycled Halloween.  The girl's dove into our dress up box and found a costume that had been worn by some other sister at one point or another.  Isabel borrowed a football uniform from a friend.  
Isabel and her good friend, T.  He was the cheerleader, she was the football player.
Caroline was a good old pirate, Charlotte a witch, and Grace was what ever was handy.  Grace was Sleeping Beauty for Halloween, a pumpkin for her preschool party, The Little Mermaid for the Fall Festival, and Tinkerbell for our neighborhood party.  

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Some of our Favorites Part I

I have a secret.  I love children's literature.  I would have loved to have been a librarian.  I love bedtime stories as much as my girls do.

When Isabel and Caroline were younger, story time at the local library was one of our weekly events.  Things quickly changed when Charlotte and Grace were born.  Those two had no desire to sit and quietly listen to a "grouchy" librarian.   We have run into our fair share of grouchy ones in the past couple of years.  So over the years I have built a library of our own which is filled with hundreds of picture books and quite a few chapter books.  I know it's a little late for this year but I wanted to include a few of our favorite Halloween books.  

A little scary but so much fun!  Especially when read with a flash light in a dark, dark, room!
Cute story and not at all scary!
Always get lots of laughs from the little girls but it's the big girls that really get the jokes!
This has to be a favorite among all 3-6 year olds.  My little girls love it.  Grace always pretends to be scared when the pumpkin head appears.  But she is the first one to shout out "Boo".
This was the Isabel's first Halloween book.  She loved it so much as a one and two year old that we went through 2 copies of it before she turned 3!

Please share a few of your families favorites.  You can never have enough books!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Why Dentists Love Our Neighborhood!

Honestly, where else would you be able to trick or treat your way into a 5 pound Hershey's Chocolate Bar? 
Charlotte was the lucky recipient of this yummy treat.  
S'mores, anyone? 

Saturday, November 1, 2008


How does it go by so quickly?
How does it fly by while sitting on the beach in Carlsbad?
When did Grace stop eating sand and start making sand castles? (note- below is a picture of Isabel.  She quit eating sand quite a few years ago)
When did these girls become brave boogie boarders?
How is it possible that Blake and I can carry on a conversation at the beach?  (something we have not been able to do for years)
Who are these girls with the long, lanky legs?
But the most important question of all...
Where has my bikini figure gone?