Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

I know he doesn't look happy, but really Luke is. He's just mad that Brooke keeps running into his "BY MYSELF" photos.
It was so warm, the kids didn't need coats, mittens and scarves this year! It didn't even rain on us in our neighborhood! It was the BEST Halloween EVER!!!
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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloweens Gone By

Halloween 2007
Halloween 2006
Halloween 2005
Halloween 2004

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We've Been Hit...

...or Boo'd as you may call it. For those of you who don't know of this little Halloween "tradition", it's where you leave a treat (NOT a flaming bag of poo) and a note on a doorstep, ring the bell and run. The receipient now has the responsibility to pass on the fun.

As you can see my kids were super thrilled! They LOVE donuts, so it was even more exciting. Thank you Spookie, whoever you are!!!

Yeah, they got a little bit cheesy after the first shot...
P.S. - were you brave enough to click on the link to Flaming Bag of Poo????

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lil' Pumpkins

The kids decorated pumpkins at Nanny & Papa's house. It was fun and a little messy (as I think pumpkin decorating should be!)!

Aunt Jessica drew the skeleton free hand for Luke to paint - AWESOME, huh?!

Brooke had a pretty princess face, and just kept going to town from there...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Who Is Luke?

Today I was blessed to see my son through his classmates eyes.

Two weeks ago Luke was the class VIP. He got to bring in a poster about himself and some treasures. Today he came home with a cut-out of himself that is filled with statements about him as written by his teacher and classmates.

As I read them, my eyes were filled with tears and my heart was so proud. I would like to share them with you:

"Luke doesn't butt in line. He doesn't push anybody in line. He colors good. He is nice to everybody." - Ashlyn

"Luke minds the teacher. He does a lot of good stuff. He is mostly better than most of the kids. He isn't noisy in the bathrooms. He is nice and helps others. Whenever Mrs. Assel says anything he follows the rules. He is a very good friend. He is fun to have in the classroom. He good at writing [sic].” – Sean L.

“Luke is my cousin and I like him. He sometimes sits by me on the floor. He does good writing and he does good math. He does good projects. He likes me.” Makayla (Her great-great-grandpa is Jason’s grandpa’s brother. We just found they were related at a recent family reunion.)

“Luke raises his hand. He tells me things. He plays nicely with others. He walks nice in the halls.” - Corrine

“Luke is a nice friend because he helps people. He colors nice. He has good manners. He doesn’t yell out.” - Jada

“Luke plays soccer with me. He plays basketball with me, too. He is nice because he picks me when he does the show and tell bucket when I raise my hand. He is my buddy sometimes.” -Aaron

“Luke is nice because he is funny. He raises his hand. He shares. He was my buddy one time.” -Laurel

“Luke is a friend. He sits by me at lunch. He likes me. He is a friend to me. He writes good. He is good at being quiet.” -Gage

“Luke is nice because once when I was crying he helped me get the crying out. He writes good. He is happy.” -Riley

“Luke has good manners and doesn’t say anything bad. He is fun to play with at recess. We play on the slides. He doesn’t talk out without raising his hand.” –Hailey

“Luke colors good. He walks quietly in the halls. He raises his hand when he wants to say something.” -Abbi

“Luke is nice to me because he doesn’t hit me. He is not mean to me. He raises his hand. He walks quietly in the halls.” -Jay

“Luke is a very good reader! He is a hard worker and tries to follow directions. He is kind to others and has lots of friends. He is good at following the rules.” -Mrs. Assel

“Luke is Makayla’s cousin. He does good work. He friends with Kobe and Nate [sic]. He plays good games in class.” –Grace

“Luke is nice because he walks in the hall quiet. He is good at writing. He is good in the cafeteria.” –Lydia

“Luke is nice to everybody. He is god at basketball [sic]. He is nice with friends. He sits quiet.” –Kara

“Luke helps people. He is nice because he plays with other people. He walks quietly in the halls.” –Nathan

“Luke is good at ball and basketball. Luke is nice to his friends. He says ‘I’m sorry’ if he needs to. He does his work.” –Sienna

“Luke is nice because he plays with people. He is kind to others. He does good school work. He plays with me a lot at recess.” –Wesley

“Luke is nice to Makayla. He is nice to everybody. He doesn’t shout out, he raises his hand and then talks to the teacher. He doesn’t run when we go to the lunchroom and he doesn’t complain where he lines up to go out to recess.” –Lauryn

“Luke is a good kid. He is a great friend. He tries to work hard. He draws great.” –Jeremy

“Luke never gets a drink without asking. He never butts in line. He uses hand sanitizer after he gets a drink. He always holds his pencil the school way.” – Sean N.

“Luke has a dinosaur. He is nice because whenever I think of him I think he is nice. He doesn’t shout out and he raises his hand.” –Nicole

“Luke is good at kicking in soccer. I like his games. I like his reading. I like his house.” –Kobe

“Luke plays nice with other people. He raises his hand to talk in class. He does good coloring.” - Antonio


I have a very grumpy daughter and dog.

I'm babysitting a baby today and Brooke informed me that I'm not giving her enough attention because I'm giving it to the baby! I know the dog agrees with her.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wee Witches Weekend

Back to see the Witches at Gardner Village today. It was a warm and sunny day and Luke was off school. What a fun thing to do with my kids - let them dress up and see "real" and pretend witches!

Yep, I even got into a photo this time!

Brooke sat by a witch today, but notice Luke kept his distance...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Witches 2008

After dropping Jason off at work this afternoon, the girls and I stopped off at Gardner Village for some fun with the Witches.

They were very hesitant at first to stand near them, so most of our photos have them giving the witches their space...

Witchie Poo is Brooke's favorite witch. She moved this year, so we looked everywhere to find her. After we found her, Brooke says to me, "By the way, seeing Witchie Poo makes me need to use the potty..."

We stopped by Sweet Afton's and I pulled out enough change from my pocket to buy 3 sticks of candy (Luke gets one after school to make up for the fact that he missed this great day!)

All the way home the girls kept telling me, "THANK YOU for taking us to Gardner Village to see the witches!!!!" "This was such a great day!!" and things like that. I kept telling the Lord "Thank You!!" too. It really was a great day! I wish the weather could be this nice all year long. Next time I need to go with my big gal pals!
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Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I hate that I can't make fat chocolate chip cookies...only FLAT ones...

Oh well, everyone loved to eat them anyway! Besides, the cookie dough was the best part.
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Monday, October 06, 2008

Waste Your Time With Me

Two of my favorite things The Muppets & Weezer:

Could be me...:
(yes, I saw the SW Holiday Special, have you???)

Friday, October 03, 2008

6 Randoms

Here is a compilation of "random tags" I've been hit with this week:

1. Name some fears you have: HEIGHTS, my parents dying, having something happen to me where I don’t die - I just end up living with constant pain or disfigurement.

2. What’s your favorite song at the moment? “Driving in the Dark” by Saves the Day

3. What is the last thing that made you laugh the hardest? Last night on “My Name Is Earl” Randy was trying to act British and he said “Hip Hip, Cheerios, Harry Potter!” and I just busted a gut and almost fell out of bed.

4. What is your last thought before going to sleep? “I wish I could stay awake and keep reading.”

5. Did you ever want to change your name when you were younger? When I was 5 or 6 I hated the name Heather. I wanted to be called something exotic like Sally or Linda.

6. What did you want to be when you grew up when you were little? A ballerina, a singer, an actress, and in the circus. Now to explain that last one – I grew up in the era of Circus of the Stars. That was when my favorite TV show actors got to learn a circus act and then performed them on TV for us. It fit right in with my being an actress. I mean, check out the outfits – who wouldn’t want to wear those????