Friday, November 30, 2007

I love this Song!!

Am i the only one that loves this song??
 
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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sooooo......

Okay! I was going to tell the blogger world my news next week but i guess i will share now. On Friday Nov.20 i took a pregnancy and it was postive but the plus sign was really, really,really faint so on Monday i bought another pregnancy test and it looked like this and then i took another one yesterday and i had the same results. I have my first doctor's appointment on Tuesday the 4th!!! So, i will have more to update on Tuesday and another thing:

I AM GOING TO BE AN AUNTIE!!!! I found from my Aunt that my sister is expecting her second child around May annnnnddddd my cousin is pregnant too. That means in one year there will be 3 new babies in my family. I AM SO EXCITED!!!
 
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

IM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!
 
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First Snow Day!!!




 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

GRRR!!

I was going to upload some pictures today of our snow day/snow night but Blogger wouldnt let me so you will have to wait until later!

P.S. I dont know if i should share my news now or next week!
 
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Monday, November 26, 2007




Your Elf Name Is...



Minty Sticky Fingers


What's Your Elf Name?
 
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Sunday, November 25, 2007

ARIES - The Aggressive

Outgoing. Lovable. Spontaneous. Not one to mess with. Funny. Excellent kisser EXTREMELY adorable. Loves relationships, and family is very important to an aries. Aries are known for being generous and giving. Addictive. Loud. Always has the need to be 'Right'. Aries will argue to prove their point for hours and hours. Aries are some of the most wonderful people in the world. 16 years of bad luck if you do not forward.




TAURUS - The Tramp

Aggressive. Loves being in long relationships. Likes to give a good fight.
Fight for what they want. Can be annoying at times, but for the love of attention. Extremely outgoing. Loves to help people in times of need. Good kisser. Good personality. Stubborn. A caring person. They can be self centered and if they want something they will do anything to get it. They love to sleep and can be lazy. One of a kind. Not one to mess with. Are the most attractive people on earth! 15 years of bad luck if you do not forward.




GEMINI - The Twin

Nice. Love is one of a kind. Great listeners Very Good at confusing people... Lover not a fighter, but will still knock you out. Gemini's will not take any crap from anyone. Gemini's like to tell people what they should do and get offended easily. They are great at losing things and are forgetful. Gemini's can be very sarcastic and childish at times, and are very nosey.
Trustworthy. Always happy. VERY Loud. Talkative. Outgoing VERY FORGIVING. Loves to make out. Has a beautiful smile. Generous. Strong. THE MOST IRRESISTIBLE. 9 years of bad luck if you do not forward.




CANCER - The Beauty

MOST AMAZING KISSER. Very high appeal. A Cancer's Love is one of a kind. Very romantic. Most caring person you will ever meet in your life. Entirely creative Person, most's are artists and insane respectfully speaking. They perfected sex and do it often. Extremely random. An Ultimate Freak. Extremely funny and is usually the life of the party. Most cancers will take you under their wing and into their hearts where you will remain forever. Cancers make love with a passion beyond compare
Spontaneous. Not a Fighter, But will kick your ass good if it comes down to it. Someone you should hold on to! 12 years of bad luck if you do not forward.




LEO - The Lion

Great talker. Attractive and passionate. Laid back. Usually happy, but when unhappy tend to be grouchy and childish. A leo's problem becomes everyone's problem. Most Leos are very predictable and tend to be monotonous. Knows how to have fun. Is really good at almost anything. Great kisser. Very predictable. Outgoing. Down to earth. Addictive. Attractive. Loud. Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. Not one to mess with. Rare to find. Good when found. 7 years of bad luck if you do not forward.




VIRGO - The One that Waits

Dominant in relationships. Someone loves them right now. Always wants the last word. Caring. Smart. Loud. Loyal. Easy to talk to. Everything you ever wanted. Easy to please. A pushover. Loves to gamble and take chances. Needs to have the last say in everything. They think they know everything and usually do. Respectful to others but you will quickly lose their respect if you do something untrustworthy towards them and never regain respect. The do not forgive and never forgetThe one and only. 7 years of bad luck if you do not forward.




LIBRA - The Lame One

Nice to everyone they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly, fun and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you will ever meet! However, not the kind of person you want to mess with... you might end up crying... Libras can cause as much havoc as they can prevent. faithful friends to the end. Can hold a grudge for years. Libras are someone you want on your side. Usually great at sports and are extreme sports fanatics. Kinda dumb at times. 9 years of bad luck if you do not forward.




SCORPIO - The Addict

EXTREMELY adorable. Loves to joke. Very Good sense of humor. Will try almost anything once. Loves to be pampered. Energetic. Predictable. GREAT kisser. Always get what they want. Attractive. Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. Loves to party but at times to the extreme. Loves the smell and feel of money and is good at making it but just as good at spending it! Very protective over loved ones. HARD workers. Can be a good friend but if is disrespected by a friend, the friendship will end. Romantic. Caring. 4 years of bad luck if you do not forward.




SAGITTARIUS - The Promiscuous One

Spontaneous. High appeal. Rare to find. Great when found. Loves being in long relationships. So much love to give. A loner most of the time. Loses patience easily and will not take crap. If in a bad mood stay FAR away. Gets offended easily and remembers the offense forever. Loves deeply but at times will not show it feels it is a sign of weakness. Has many fears but will not show it. VERY private person. Defends loved ones will all their abilities. Can be childish often. Not one to mess with. Very pretty. Very romantic. Nice to everyone they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly, fun and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you will ever meet! Amazing in bed..!!! Not the kind of person you want to mess with- you might end up crying. 4 years of bad luck if you do not forward.




CAPRICORN - The Passionate Lover

Love to bust. Nice. Sassy. Intelligent. Sexy. Grouchy at times and annoying to some. Lazy and love to take it easy. But when they find a job or something they like to do they put their all into it. Proud, understanding and sweet.
Irresistible. Loves being in long relationships. Great talker. Always
gets what he or she wants. Cool. Loves to win against other signs especially Gemini's in sports. Likes to cook but would rather go out to eat at good restaurants.
Extremely fun. Loves to joke. Smart. 24 years of bad luck if you do not forward.




AQUARIUS - Does It In The Water

Trustworthy. Attractive. Great kisser. One of a kind, loves being in
long-term relationships. Can be clumbsy at times but tries hard. Will take on any project. Proud of themselves in whatever they do. Messy, and unorganized. Procrastinators. Great lovers, when their not sleeping. Extreme thinkers. Loves their pets usually more then their familiy. Can be VERY irritating to others when they try to explain or tell a story. Unpredictable. Will exceed your expectations. Not a Fighter, But will Knock your lights out. 2 years of bad luck if you do not forward




PISCES - The Partner for Life

Caring and kind. Smart. Center of attention. Messy at times and irresponsible! Smart but lazy. High appeal. Has the last word. Good to find, hard to keep. Passionate, wonderful lovers. Fun to be around. Too trusting at times and gets hurt easily. Lover of animals. VERY caring, make wonderful nurses or doctors. They always try to do the right thing sometimes get the short end of the stick. They sometimes et used by others and hurt because of their trusting. Extremely weird but in a good way. Good Sense of Humor!!! Thoughtful. Always gets what he or she wants. Loves to joke. Very popular. Silly, fun and sweet. Good friend to other but need to be choosy on who they allow their friends to be. 5 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
 
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

101 easy ideas for Christmas decor

Since there is 101 decorating ideas i am only going to do 10 a day!

1. Create a charming display of teddy bears dressed for the season. Gather together three or more teddy bears and arrange them on a table or on the floor in a corner. Dress the bears with touques, scarves and mittens. Place candy canes in their hands or tie bows around their necks. You can even wrap up some small, empty boxes with Christmas wrapping paper to place in the bears' hands.

2. Display a collection of nativity scenes from different cultures.

3. Make simple bows from Christmas print ribbon and pin them to your curtains.

4. Hang a collection of Christmas stockings on your mantle, a shelf or the wall (even if you don't stuff them). The more the merrier when it comes to nice christmas decorations.

5. Revisit your childhood. Cut snowflakes from white paper and hang them in all of your windows.

6. Buy a clear plastic shower curtain. Use a hot glue gun to attach Christmas decorations to the outside of the curtain. Don't use breakable ornaments - instead, try small wooden or plastic ornaments (remove any hooks), bows, garland, etc.

7. Use red and green 3-dimensional fabric paints to trace simple Christmas patterns (like stars, bells, Santas, stockings, etc.) on a white tablecloth.

8. Dress up your house plants - hang small Christmas ornaments on them.

9. Tie a red ribbon around a tall, slim drinking glass. Fill the glass with candy canes and display on a shelf or side table.

10. Purchase plain green or red place mats and attach Christmas ribbons, bows or small wooden ornaments with a hot glue gun.
 
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Friday, November 23, 2007

Bored!!

Nothing to report today!!
 
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Nothing!!

Nothing really is going on here.

What is everyone doing for the weekend?
 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What kind of Pie are you?




You Are Lemon Meringue Pie



You're the perfect combo of sassy and sweet.

You always know how to brighten someone's mood, but you're not overly sappy.

In fact, you can be a bit too honest at times. And most people find that refreshing.

While you're always true to yourself, you keep things light. That's how people are able to stomach your slightly bitter outlook.



Those who like you have well refined tastes.

You're complicated - and let's face it - a true enigma.

You enjoy defying expectations, and there are many layers to your personality.

There's not one easy way to define you.

What Kind of Pie Are You?
 
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Christmas Shopping!

Today i am starting my Christmas Shopping for the kids!! Candace is getting to the age where she can tell the other two what i bought. So, since Candace is in school, i am starting this morning!

Has anyone else started their Christmas Shopping?
 
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Monday, November 19, 2007




 
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Sunday, November 18, 2007

one of my fave cookies!!

Made these last year and they were my absolute fave cookie

Snowball Cookies
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
additional powdered sugar

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until fully mixed. Add flour with salt to creamed mixture, blend throughly. Add nuts and mix well. Chill dough for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400F. Shape into 1-inch balls and bake 8-10 minutes. Do not brown. Cool, then roll in powdered sugar.
 
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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Question?????

Who reads blogs on the weekend? If you read mine, please leave a comment!! Thanks!!
 
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Friday, November 16, 2007

So!!

So i was past the dryer this morning and this---> is what i saw
It was so cute that i had to take a picture!!
 
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Throwback Thursday



 
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wordless Wednesday!

 
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Send a Christmas Box to Relatives or Friends

When the Hampson family moved to Round Rock, Texas, several years ago, they suddenly faced a 2,000-mile gap between themselves and their cousins. Their Christmas box--the Hampsons' clever way of bridging the distance during the holidays--became an instant tradition, one that just might bring comfort and joy to your family, as well.
Unlike your average holiday parcel, the Christmas box is short on glitz and requires minimal assembly. It's just a cardboard box your kids can fill with things that tell a story about where they live and the lives they lead there: seashells, pressed flowers, pinecones, postcards with a local theme, edible items, trading cards, ticket stubs--anything that says "me" and "mine." (Don't forget drawings and photos.) The idea is to make the box a reciprocal affair--while your kids are assembling one for their cousins upstate, their cousins will be putting together a similar box for them.

After the boxes have been exchanged, ask your kids which was more fun: making one or receiving one. They'll probably be hard-pressed to choose--and isn't that what the holidays are all about?
 
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Monday, November 12, 2007

STORM!!!

We had a very powerful windy storm last night!! I dont know how high the wind gusts got up to but it was powerful to knock out our power and take some siding off the trailer!!
Here--> is what i saw when i opened up the door this morning. I was talking to some neighbors and another person had lost his siding and another neighbors roof had lifted!! All i can say WOW!!!
 
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Christmas Cards

Here are the pictures i took of Candace over the weekend and i am wondering if they are good enough to use as christmas Cards. I was wondering if i could get your vote. If you have a fave picture please leave a number with your comment! Thanks!!
NO.1

No.2

No 3

No 4


P.S. i was also thinking about handing out christmas cards to my blogger friends! If you are interested. Please also tell me your comment. Thanks!!
 
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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Create a Photo Oranment with your Kids

For most families, ornaments are more than decorations; they're memories in miniature. Especially the homemade creations, whose cockeyed charm so perfectly captures the creativity of your child at a particular moment in time.


This year, why not take the idea a step further and let your kids put a little bit of themselves into the decorations--literally. Each child gets to choose a photo of himself or herself to incorporate into an ornament, which can be as simple as a Popsicle-stick frame or as sophisticated as a decoupaged Styrofoam ball. The only requirement is that the finished product reflect the personality of its maker (and include the year in which it was made). Your kids will have fun comparing their faces over the years, and you'll love seeing your tree transformed into a virtual family album.
 
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Friday, November 9, 2007

FINALLY!!!!

My daughter(oldest) has worn a skirt for the first time in i dont know how many years. She looks really pretty!! Her friend cut her hair and layered it. I must say that her friend did a pretty good job with that. I don't know if i should post a picture of her. I will think about it!
 
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Thursday, November 8, 2007

House-to-House Holiday Celebrations

Cheerful trimmings, homemade treats, and happy conversation set to a seasonal sound track -- there really is no place like home for the holidays when you're celebrating with friends and neighbors. An easy and festive way to maximize the fun of entertaining (and minimize the cleanup!) is to gather your neighbors and plan a house-to-house celebration. Each family pitches in, providing food or playing host, and the group travels from one home to the next feasting on treats, admiring decorations, and enjoying one another's company. In the pages that follow, we present inspired ideas for movable holiday feasts and festivities, such as progressive dinners and neighborhood carol-alongs, all drawn from families that entered our 2005 America's Most Fun Neighborhoods contest. We hope their ideas, tips, and strategies will inspire you to throw your own unforgettable party-to-go.
 
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Do you agree or disagree???

MASCOUTAH, Ill. - Two hugs equals two days of detention for 13-year-old Megan Coulter. The eighth-grader was punished for violating a school policy banning public displays of affection when she hugged two friends Friday.

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"I feel it is crazy," said Megan, who was to serve her second detention Tuesday after classes at Mascoutah Middle School.

"I was just giving them a hug goodbye for the weekend," she said.

Megan's mother, Melissa Coulter, said the embraces weren't even real hugs — just an arm around the shoulder and slight squeeze.

"It's hilarious to the point of ridicule," Coulter said. "I'm still dumbfounded that she's having to do this."

District Superintendent Sam McGowen said that he thinks the penalty is fair and that administrators in the school east of St. Louis were following policy in the student handbook.

It states: "Displays of affection should not occur on the school campus at any time. It is in poor taste, reflects poor judgment, and brings discredit to the school and to the persons involved."

Coulter said she and her husband told their daughter to go ahead and serve her detentions because the only other option was a day of suspension for each skipped detention.

"We don't agree with it, but I certainly don't want her to get in more trouble," Coulter said.

The couple plan to attend the next school board meeting to ask board members to consider rewording the policy or be more specific in what is considered a display of affection.

"I'm just hoping the school board will open their eyes and just realize that maybe they shouldn't be punishing us for hugs," Megan said.
 
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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Picture Post




Why do kids fall asleep in the strangest places?
 
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Monday, November 5, 2007

Found This!!!

Found this article through Yahoo and i thought i would share!!

CHICAGO - Here's another reason to get the kids to bed early: More sleep may lower their risk of becoming obese. Researchers have found that every additional hour per night a third-grader spends sleeping reduces the child's chances of being obese in sixth grade by 40 percent.

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The less sleep they got, the more likely the children were to be obese in sixth grade, no matter what the child's weight was in third grade, said Dr. Julie Lumeng of the University of Michigan, who led the research.

If there was a magic number for the third-graders, it was nine hours, 45 minutes of sleep. Sleeping more than that lowered the risk significantly.

The study gives parents one more reason to enforce bedtimes, restrict caffeine and yank the TV from the bedroom. The study appears in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics.

Lack of sleep plays havoc with two hormones that are the "yin and yang of appetite regulation," said endocrinologist Eve Van Cauter of the University of Chicago, who was not involved in the new study.

In experiments by Van Cauter and others, sleep-deprived adults produced more ghrelin, a hormone that promotes hunger, and less leptin, a hormone that signals fullness.

Another explanation: Tired kids are less likely to exercise and more likely to sit on the couch and eat cookies, Lumeng said.

Dr. Stephen Sheldon, director of sleep medicine at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital, praised the study and called for more research. He said children's sleep may be disturbed by breathing problems — some caused by overweight, such as sleep apnea, and some caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids.

"I'm not so sure we have enough information yet on cause and effect," said Sheldon, who was not involved in the study.

Researchers used data from an existing federal study and focused on 785 children with complete information on sleep, and height and weight in the third grade and sixth grade. The children lived in 10 U.S. cities.

Mothers were asked: "How much sleep does your child get each day (including naps)?" On average, the third-graders got about 9 1/2 hours sleep, but some slept as little as seven hours and others as much as 12 hours.

Of the children who slept 10 to 12 hours a day, about 12 percent were obese by sixth grade. Many more — 22 percent — were obese in sixth grade of those who slept less than nine hours a day.

The researchers took into account other risk factors for obesity, such as the children's body mass index in third grade, and still found the link between less sleep in third grade and obesity in sixth grade. They acknowledged that factors they did not account for, such as parents' weight or behavior, may have contributed to the risk.

Jodi Mindell of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Sleep Center noted there are plenty of other reasons for encouraging good sleep habits, such as success in school.

"I don't want parents to think, 'If I get her to sleep, she's not going to be overweight,'" Mindell said. "I think this is a small piece in the picture."
 
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Saturday, November 3, 2007

MEME!!!

I saw this on a blog

1. What kind of SOAP is in your bathtub right now? Dove Soap

2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? No, love watermelon. Seasons over for watermelon

3. What would you change about your living room? I wish i had a new couch and a woodstove! Its cold in here!

4. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? Dont have a dishwasher. I totally wish i did!!

5. What is in your fridge? Milk,eggs, yogurt that kind of stuff

6. White or wheat bread? White

7. What is on top of your refrigerator? A bunch of stuff that should be in a junk draw

8. What color or design is on your shower curtain? Green with a forest theme

9. How many plants are in your home? Six or seven. I love having plants in my house

10. Is your bed made right now? No, i havent been in my room to make it yet

11. Comet or Soft Scrub? Soft Scrub

.12. Is your closet organized? kindof

13. Can you describe your flashlight? Big and Orange. Its a rechargeable.

14. Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home? Have to have plastic. Glasses break too easily in my house

15. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? I wish. havent bought any since the summe

16. If you have a garage, is it cluttered? Dont have a garage

17. Curtains or blinds? Blinds

18. How many pillows do you sleep with? 2

19. Do you sleep with any lights on at night? Yes. usually the hallway lights

20. How often do you vacuum? every other day

21. Standard toothbrush or electric? Regular.

22. What color is your toothbrush? Purple

23. Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch? No

24. What is in your oven right now? The racks

25. Is there anything under your bed? Yep. Dust bunnies

26. Chore you hate doing the most? LAUNDRY. Enough said.

27. What retro items are in your home? None

28. Do you have a separate room that you use as an office? No dont need a office

29. How many mirrors are in your home? Three. The closet in my daughters room is a mirror closet. There's one in the bathroom and one in the dining room

30. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your house? No

31. What color are your walls? White

32. Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home? No

33. What does your home smell like right now? Right now i smell bacon and eggs from breakfast

34. Favorite candle scent? Cinnamon and vanilla

35. What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now? Dill of course!

36. What color is your favorite Bible? dont have a bible

37. Ever been on your roof? No

38. Do you own a stereo? Yes

39. How many TVs do you have? 4. My favorite one is my 42" Plasma

40. How many house phones? 1

41. Do you have a housekeeper? no

42. What style do you decorate in? Dont have a decorting stytle

43. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? Solids

44. Is there a smoke detector in your home? No. I know im bad. I definetly should look into one and buy one
 
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Fall Pics!!!

On Friday, i decided to take some Fall Pics of Candace. Here




was the outcome of the photos. Hope you like them!
 
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Friday, November 2, 2007

NaBloPoMo

I have decided to join NaBloPoMo. In the month of November you have to blog every day so i decided to try it! First off that i would like to say is i have changed my blog template to a Christmas scene. Yesterday i started thinking about Christmas. Am i the only one who is thinking about Christmas? I told the kids last night to start a Christmas list. I would like to start my Christmas shopping this month! I am looking on the computer for some Christmas Ideas for gifts and party ideas! So stay turned i have some topics that i will share with you (like party ideas and gift ideas)!

This
is my niece Abigail!! She is so cute!! I got like 4 photos from my sister last night. Abbey looks so cute in this costume that i had to share!
 
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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Party!!

The day started offf with me going to get Candace from school,and then after school i took Candace trick or treating at the mall for some candy. Then we came home and made Halloween cookies, I also made Candy Apples for the first time. The candy apples werent a big hit with the kids so i know not to make them next year. When Jasmine arrived home she had a guest with her so they decided to go trick or treating around the trailer park. After they got back the other kids started to show up so i made "mummies on a stick". The mummies on a stick was a big hit with the kids. When all the kids showed up, one of the girls suggested that they go trick or treating. So they headed out and i took Candace around the trailer park and i was shocked to see that there was no kids out. I usually see like 10 or 15 kids but not this year! When we arrived home one of Jasmine's friends showed up. When everyone came back they listende to music, played mummy wrap and then they went into Jasmines home and watched a little bit of "The Grudge", then they turned it off and told ghost stories.

We had an eventful night here last night and i think(hope) that the kids enjoyed themselves


 
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Pumpkin Carving!!!!


 
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