Thursday, October 29, 2009

Paige goes for a Run, Harlow sucks her Thumb & Aiden sure is Fun

Well my title sums up this very busy fun filled week for us.

Paige had Boosterthon Fun Run fundraiser at her school yesterday. Jon, Aiden & I (with Harlow sleeping on me in her sling) had so much fun cheering her on at the sidelines. I couldn't help but get a little teary eyed watching my little girl run 24 laps to raise money for her school. Thank you so much for those that supported her with donations, she was so excited to get some Boosterthon goodies which included a glow in the dark Frisbee, shoe laces, wrist band watch and a headband. The night before the run she even slept with the headband on, it was so sweet!

Cheering his sister on

Aiden entertaining himself

GO Paige GO!

My two favorite men

She ran 24 laps

Harlow started to officially suck her thumb yesterday. She has found it and sucked on it on occasion but starting yesterday it became her constant self-soother tool; Jon and I are happy about it because she sure is cute sucking her little thumb. I also think it's a great tool for her to use to soothe herself when mommy can't come running right away. Paige sucked her thumb when she was a baby and we were able to break her of it by the time she was 2 so I am not stressing about any long term thumb sucking problems.

Today in her swing

Aiden and I sure have been having fun this Halloween week. We have done a lot of Halloween crafts together and he had a great time at My Gym yesterday wearing his adorable Peter Pan costume. After I finish on this Blog we will make another craft together, some spooky ghosts using his feet. I make this craft every year with the kids, it's fun to see how much they have grown since the last year.

Aiden enjoying his lunch today

We are really looking forward to Halloween on Saturday and also a visit from my dad and Connie. Stay safe this Halloween and have a fun time trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ready for a Change

Sorry my Blog is looking a bit of a mess but hey as a mother of 3, 4 if you count my husband, 5 if you count our dog and 7 if you count our 2 frogs it should be understandable right? I am working to makeover my Blog; I needed a change and I found the perfect layout for it but it will take me a night at least to do it and sometimes it takes a few nights to get just that 1 night to work on it so shut your eyes on it now and check back on me in a few days.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It Came In The Mail Just For Harlow...Great Gift Ideas for Babies

I didn't have a clue on what we should get Harlow for Christmas but with 2 older siblings I knew "Santa" would have to get her some goodies since she has been a good little baby this year.

Then today the perfect catalog came in the mail with lots of great gifts for babies and in my case Harlow. I had never received this catalog before and I am so happy that it found its way in my mailbox today. The catalog is called nova NATURAL TOYS+CRAFTS. They have a wonderful website with great gifts for all ages and in my opinion they have a really reasonable price point on a great selection. Here are a few great gifts that caught my eye:

baby boo silk $7- perfect for peek-a-boo

amber necklace $22- helps to alleviate teething pain

animal teether $10

horse swing $135- great for indoor (I want it for Harlow's nursery) or outdoor use

teething doll $13

I had already intended on getting Harlow one of these blabla dolls, I have seen many kids holding them tightly in their arms so my guess is it will be a favorite:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Do You BOO? We DO!!!

I guess not everyone does it but we have done it for the past two years now, Paige and Aiden love going out to do some BOO-ing in our neighborhood. Well if you don't know what a BOO is check out these links, they will tell you everything you need to know and give you FREE printable poems and signs to get the BOO-ing started in your neighborhood.

Halloween How to BOO
Halloween BOO Poem & Signs

Costumes are optional of course. Paige and Aiden were already dressed head to toe in their costumes because we had just gotten back from a Halloween party. Aiden chose Peter Pan and Paige wanted to be a "Fabulous 50's Girl". Harlow has two costumes because she couldn't decide who to team up with (or should I say mommy couldn't decide?) so she has both a 50's girl costume and a Tinkerbell costume. More pictures to come of the kids in their costumes, just wanted to get the BOO-ing started in your neighborhoods.

Ready to BOO!

Run Run Run...Fun Fun Fun!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Amazing Custom Costume Giveaway!!!

I just had to share this amazing costume and giveaway, WOW it leaves me speechless so check it out!!!

Grosgrain: Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Family Fall Fun at the Fair and the Zoo

Did I mention how much I just love fall? Such perfect weather to get the family outdoors together. We did just that this past weekend.

On Saturday, we met up with friends and took the kids to see the new 3D movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It was such a cute movie, both Paige and Aiden sat still the entire time and enjoyed sitting next to their friends Hudson and Preston. When we returned home Jon and I gave the kids their Halloween baskets which I filled with fun Halloween themed goodies. Thank goodness for the dollar spot at Target, makes for some great inexpensive treats.

On Sunday, Jon and I took the kids to the Texas State Fair. It was our first year going and we were really excited to watch the kids ride all of the fun rides and we were ready to eat some yummy fair food.

Before we left for the fair I got some really great pictures of the kids together which isn't an easy thing to do.

Paige and Harlow wearing my favorite brand of clothing by Matilda Jane

A couple of the rides Paige wanted to go on Aiden didn't measure up but we were able to find a ride that was just right for our little man.

Paige and Aiden just loved this car ride, you can see me smiling in the background. I love to see my kids having so much fun.

On top of our fun fair day we had a celebrity sighting, we saw Oprah Winfrey. I of course was beyond excited and was eager to get a good picture of her. The first time I saw her I was using my fingers to tear apart a turkey leg for the kids so I wasn't able to get a picture of her and Gayle driving past me but as luck would have it I saw her later in the day.

The only down side of this sighting is that it started to rain but I wasn't going to let that stop me, so I moved through the crowed almost to the front (with my camera tucked into my sweater) in hopes of getting a good picture. Just as I was ready to move ahead another person they turned around and I realized it was Nate Berkus and Ali Wentworth. I couldn't get a good picture of Oprah with the umbrellas in front of me (would have been nice if I myself had an umbrella) but here are a few of the pictures I was able to get before the rain did us all under and everyone fled for cover. We actually had to buy ponchos to make it back to our car and head home.

Oprah was giving away awesome prizes if you won this game at the fair

At least we were able to keep the kids fairly dry

You would have thought that a movie and the fair were enough but nope, we decided to extend out our weekend a day since Paige was off from school and take the kids to the Dallas Zoo with some free passes I won a few months back. The weather was nice and cool and the zoo was empty so it made for the perfect zoo day. I just asked the kids what their favorite animal at the zoo was and they replied the elephant.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

2 Months with Harlow Evelyn

It seems like it was yesterday I took the 1 month pictures of Harlow and now she is already 2 months. Jon and I can't say enough wonderful things about her, she is seriously the best baby ever. She can light up a room with that smile of hers, she loves a good nap in her swing, enjoys laying on her back kicking around watching tv with Jon and I at night, she goes down for bed at 10 pm and almost always sleeps until after 5 am and sometimes even 6 am!

The chair Harlow is sitting on is named Lulu the Lamb, it was Paige's chair when she was a baby and I took the same monthly pictures of her laying on it for her first 12 months as well.

Harlow 2 months old -

All Smiles!

Aiden all smiles sitting on his dog chair named Porter. I also took monthly pictures of Aiden on his chair when he was a baby and now look at my big boy sitting on Porter.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lucky Mom to 3 Beautiful Kids

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't feel grateful for our 3 beautiful children. I cherish everyday I get to spend with them. Being a Stay At Home Mom is such a gift, I couldn't ask for anything more in my life. Ok, well sometimes I do wish for a vacation but even then it's a family vacation I'm wishing for.

My Beautiful Girls 10/08/09...Paige loves to match her sister, SO CUTE together!

Bright Eyed Baby Harlow

I have most of our decorations up for Halloween now, it's kind of hard to get pictures of it all since its scattered around the house but this should give you an idea. The kids love the decorations and we have some really fun Halloween events planned in the month of October.

Aiden playing dress-up as Buzz Lightyear...To Infinity and Beyond!

10/06/09 - Aiden loves wearing his Big Brother shirt, he loves "baby Harlow"

So lucky to be me!