Monday, October 31

Halloween/ T Birthday Party

Welcome to the crazy season. It seems that everything starts in Fall and nothing ends until January. The crazy birthday season at our house.

We had a Halloween Party at the community hall in Exshaw on Sat. It was fun but it seems that after the kids get their prizes of candy most people book it out! After just and hour and a half most people were gone and tables were starting to be folded up! Never seems to be enough time to really have some fun, so rushed.

Then my brother an his girlfriend took the boys for their very first sleepover! They did great, we did NOT get a call at 2 am yay! They played and went for a walk then watched a movie and hit the sack. K said they fell asleep within a few minutes.

The next morning they woke up early at 6:45am (they usually wake between 7:30-8). They had pancakes and a bath then I txted them to see if they were ok because it was 9 am and our house was feeling very quiet.

Q and I went to Banff for a movie and dinner, then we went to sleep and actually slept through the night! Yay, I felt very rested the next day but boy did I miss my boys.

The next day was T birthday party. I decide to keep it mellow after the crazy that was Cy's party a few weeks ago. I made a hockey rink cake. My dad came early so I put him in charge of the cake decorating. (just like old times) We had our friends from Calgary come and all the kids were so excited again to see each other.

All the gifts were great and every one has already been played with! Thanks everyone :)

Before bed we watched The Mighty Ducks- a hockey movie from 1992, a classic that I have seen a million times.

A very great weekend but so tiring! Today we are carving the pumpkins, play group party, then going trick or treating.... one day mommy will be able to rest :)

Wednesday, October 12

Cyrus Birthday

This past Saturday we celebrated Cy's birthday! He turned 4 on Oct 5. I still can't believe that I have a four year old.

He has been really interested in rocket ships and space ships for a while now so I decided to make him a rocket ship cake. It turned out really well. Quintin bought me some aliens to put in the ship. Despite what it looks like I am NOT torturing the baby below. He is just trying to steal my icing!

Quintin bought some long balloons at the store and after watching you tube. He was able to make quitea few balloon animals. Perhaps he will be hired out for parties now? He made a dolphin hat, bunny, frog, flower, poodle, and a snake.

Cy's buddies came out from Calgary and then they didn't want to go, but that's ok we will see them in a few weeks when his brother T turns 2!

(photo credits go to Auntie Lauren for being on the ball, thanks!)

Handmade Holiday 2011

I am really excited to join Handmade Holiday 2011 over at Plain and Joyful Living

Just the other night at Thanksgiving my whole family put our names in the hat and each took one for secret santa. This year we decided to go for a handmade rule. I am very excited about this! Each gift has to be handmade. I try to do this every year myself but this is just some added encouragement. I am really excited to see what the rest of the family comes up with.

I have even decided to do handmade wrapping paper using the cookie cutter paint stamp method! Thanks to Gypsy Junk for the inspiration.

Happy Holiday planning!

Sunday, October 2


So we are all moved in but far from finished or organized. Everything we own is in the garage waiting to be sorted and organized. Q and I have decided to sort through everything before it gets to come in the house. Then only the stuff that we really use and really love gets to come in. The rest of everything will be sold in a garage sale, garbage, or donated.

I am really looking forward to being organized and clean. I read that if you are completely organized then your housework is reduced by 40%. Sounds about right to me.

Today is chilly and overcast so a perfect day to get started... I will post pics after I am organized. Check out the blog for my inspiration.