Monday, November 15, 2010

bunk beds, stockings, and other things I accomplished this weekend......

The kids got a new set of bunk beds-Finally! I put them together all by myself, except for the beams that go across the bottoms. As you can see, Aydan helped out a little too! He is obsessed with this drill now! He did a pretty good job :)

Here is the finished product. They can be switched to 2 individual twin beds too, which will be nice when the kids get their own bedrooms eventually.
I'm a little bit leary of Aydan being on the top but we will see how he does-so far so good. Kenzie wanted the bottom so she can hang up blankets from the top bunk and have her own little "tent." They love the beds and so do I. They still have lots of room in their bedroom to play. Hunter likes the new beds too, as you can see he's made himself comfortable.

We tried something a little different than we've done before and I bought some plain Christmas stockings and some craft supplies and let the kids decorate them themselves. Well, I ended up making Aydan's because he lost interest after a while and went and played, but Kenzie did her's entirely on her own. Aren't they cute? ;)

Kenzie and I decorated one for Hunter too. Santa might bring him some treats this year.

~Have a great week!!~

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

completely random pictures.....

So I don't really have anything exciting to blog about so I thought I'd share a few random pictures from my phone.

Here's Aydan with his BFF Hunter. Hunter is so good for putting up with Aydan :)
The Ballunar Festival was Halloween weekend so we didn't go but we still got to see some balloons out our window as they were headed over to Johnson Space Center. It was quite a sight. Danny and Kenzie counted almost 40 balloons in the air at one point.

Aydan at the park being goofy as usual. There's a dog park we've been going to (with the dog of course, lol) and next to the dog area is a playground that the kids like to play on.

This is so funny! I took the kids to dollar theater (yeah like the best thing EVER!) to see Despicable Me (great movie by the way.) They found these fake mustaches in the little quarter machines. Kenzie's looks more like a caterpillar on her face , lol! Nice!
Other than that, we haven't really been up to much at all other than then normal stuff. I'm so ready to put up my Christmas tree but I'm forcing myself to wait until after Thanksgiving! I just love Christmas decorations so I can't wait! Plus I have a full size tree this year. Last year I just had a small 3 or 4 ft tree that we set up kinda last minute so I'm looking forward to this year. I even got a head start on my Christmas shopping-whoot whoot!
Well thats all I can think of for now! Hope you all have a great week!
Oh and just a side note, I'm thinking about changing the name of the blog to get rid of our last name-it just seems to be too personal. Any ideas please leave a comment. Thanks!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!! Ours was pretty good. Our apartment building had a Halloween party with food and games for the kids on Wednesday night so we went to that. They also let the kids go trick-or-treating within the building. The pictures above of the kids were taken there. Aydan was Bumblebee the Transformer and Kenzie was a Witch.
Then on Saturday night, we went to the Halloween festival at the park. Most adults and kids were all dressed up and they had music playing. There was lots of food and games and they even brought in a mobile home set up as a walk-through haunted house.

We didn't go trick-or-treating this year. Some neighborhoods did theirs on Saturday and some on Sunday so it was kinda confusing. Plus, I really don't feel comofortable going to strangers' houses.
Now that Halloween is over, I am getting very excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up! I can't believe how fast time is going by! I've started a little bit of my Christmas shopping so I'm pretty proud of myself.