Monday, November 30, 2009

A Baker? A jewelry designer?

Bailey never ceases to amaze me. She is so talented and creative. I took some pictures of her latest creations and wanted to share them.
We have been watching a lot of "cake" shows lately. We really love Cake Boss. Anyway, Bailey was saying how she would really love to be able to do that. I told her that I thought she would be great at it. We decided to let her start out by making a birthday cake for me, Bry and Mom. She was so excited! She sat down and made a drawing of how she wanted the cake to look. I was there beside her to help if she needed it, but she really didn't need me much. She did an awesome job!! I was so proud of the cake and of her!!
I spent most of this past weekend at the Arlington Craft Market. Bailey was really missing me so I promised her that on Sunday we would spend lots of time together. She decided that she wanted us to make jewelry together. So, we went to Michael's and she picked out some beads and things. She designed her necklace in her head and this is what she came up with...
I was so impressed! I thought it turned out beautifully! The girl can do anything she puts her mind to!! :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Arlington Craft Show

I have been neglecting my blogs lately. My sister encouraged me to enter some of my stuff into a craft show, so I have been super busy trying to get ready for that. I am really nervous and excited at the same time. I never realized how much goes into putting a booth together! Not only do you have to work on your craft but you have to come up with a design for how the booth will look, make signs, collect tablecloths, props, price everything, make a display for your items, make business cards, order forms... it's really exhausting. And my house is suffering for it! I don't think it has ever been this dirty! I live in fear of surprise guests who will see the mess we have been living in. :)
Anyway, the show will be in the Arlington town square on Friday and Saturday from 9-4. Come by and see me if you decide to get out and do a little shopping! Oh, and say a prayer for me if you think about it. It would be great if I could contribute a little to the family finances!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet...

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love to see how the kids are going to express themselves through costume. I love how excited they get when it's time to go trick or treating. I love how neighbors come out of their homes and speak to each other. I love to "check" the candy when we get home. (Parent speak for picking out their favorite candy before the kids get to it.) I just love all of it!
In the past we have trick or treated with Bre and Bubs but it's getting harder to do that. So this year we all went to a fall festival at Bre's church. The kids had a great time playing games and getting lots of candy! Afterwards, we took the kids home, fed them dinner and headed out to see how much candy we could find. :)
My kiddos LOVE to trick or treat! Bailey is always the shy one but she is such a great help with the babies. Presley is totally the opposite of her big sis. She has actually tried to walk into people's houses. She also has no problem telling the people that she doesn't like that candy and looking in the bowl for a better selection. Kind of embarrassing for me. :) Luke talks their ears off! He wants to tell them his life story. We love to watch them having so much fun! I didn't get as many pics as I would have liked but I did get a few...

The 80's Rocker! Bailey and I made this costume for her. She LOVED her costume...I did too. :)

Luke Skywalker! It was either going to be this or a policeman. He decided to stick to his "true" self. :)

My little mermaid! Presley LOVES Ariel so when she saw this costume she was sold. It was hilarious watching her try to walk in this thing!

Such Cuteness! (Austin was shading his eyes and I think Presley thought he was saluting so she proudly saluted...I have no idea what, the camera I guess.)

Sweet Lily was asleep when we took the group shot so I had to get a pic of her once she woke up. She is so precious! I could just squish her!

Batman and Robin! My fat boys looked adorable in their costumes!

Happy Birthday to Meeee!!!

For my birthday, Bre and Peyton treated Bry and I to dinner. We went to Chili's and had such a good time. I don't know if the four of us have ever been out together without any kids. If we have it has been at least 4 or 5 years. Afterwards we went to a haunted house. The three of them weren't scared at all, but they did enjoy laughing at me. I'll admit it. I'm a scaredy cat. And because I was dumb enough to show fear, the freaks at the haunted house picked on me...A LOT! One freak in particular followed me (very closely) throughout the entire thing blowing in my hair. Ugh!
When we left the haunted house we decided to stop in Party City to look at some costumes. The place was packed. Bry has an application on his phone called Ifart. We entertained ourselves by walking up behind people and pressing the "ifart" buttons. :) Mature right?
Bry and I needed to pick up a few groceries so we all went to Walmart. We had some fun trying on masks while we were there. It was a really great night. Bre and Peyton are two of my favorite people in the world. We could have fun with them anywhere! Thanks guys for making us feel special and giving us an awesome birthday dinner!