Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Oops, She Did It Again!

Actually, mommy helped a little bit. She couldn't pull it out, so I suggested tying dental floss around her tooth. I barely got it tightened and pop, out came the tooth! She was a bit shocked that she was bleeding, since she didn't bleed at all when her first tooth came out, but she soon got over that. All she kept saying was, "It's so little!"

Friday, November 23, 2012

Unseen Christmas Specials

I was looking through Directv for Christmas specials last night ('cause no one wants to miss "Frosty the Snowman," or "Rudolph" on his island of misfit toys). Check out these little gems I stumbled across:

Did you catch those two? "A Cadaver Christmas?" Hmmmmm...... "Grow Your Own Drugs for Christmas?" We are in Colorado, so some of that's no longer illegal, I guess. When people say that there's not much on television, they probably aren't talking about these awesome TV specials! 

There's also this little issue I've encountered lately with my picture taking .....

The 4th Grade Photo Bomber!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hello Kitty

I found a couple more Hello Kitty pictures from Halloween. Here is Hello Kitty at school:

Here is the Hello Kitty side view:

Unfortunately I didn't get any good pictures of Brandon out in his penguin costume, so the last post will just have to do! 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tardy Reflections on Halloween

Halloween came and went, and I didn't blog about it. Even though the killer of a 10 year old girl, killed not far from our town, had been caught, there was still a heaviness about Halloween that I'm not use to. Many people were anxious about letting their kids go out at night to trick-or-treat. We went out, us parents and kids, and went all over the neighborhood. We weren't out as long as last year, but that was okay. The kids couldn't figure out why they didn't haul in as much candy as before. Silly kids! We had plenty! Once again, the school PTA said we could turn in our candy to a local dentist, and that dentist would give the PTA a dollar per pound. The kids didn't go for that this year, either. If they were going to turn over their precious candy, they wanted the money. Sometimes I think the PTA is out of touch with kids.

Caitlin wanted to be Hello Kitty this year. To save her from looking like this, I did an online search for a homemade Hello Kitty costume, and found this link. It looked like something I could do, so I followed the instructions and we got ourselves a costume. Woo hoo! I was never so happy to put away my glue gun as I was after making this costume. My fingers may still be coated with a layer of glue. Luckily Brandon wanted to be a penguin from the "Madagascar" movie, so I just ordered his costume online. I only have so much creativity in me! 

So, here they are in all their Halloween glory:

They were also pretty proud of their super cute pumpkins. Brandon carved his all by himself. That may be first. 

They donned their costumes a total of 4 times in the course of a week. Once for Base Camp, a Wednesday night program at a church in Boulder, once for our church's Trunk Blast (think trunk-er-treat) on Friday, and then twice on Halloween - once at school and then to trick-or-treat. I don't remember doing this so many times in the past, but at my age, the memory is fading!