Friday, October 29, 2010

EASY Party Ideas!

Above is a pic of the after school
"Cupcake Party" Gang! 

Spooky Spider Cookies are SUPER easy and extra fun.  My son was so PROUD when I walked in with these at his class party.  I think you can see what I did!  Hint:  USE Double stuffed, icing for the eyeball whites and mini chocolate chips for the pupil!  SO MUCH fun!

Get a bowl, fill it with "baby ghosts" make a cute tag and bring a scoop!  There you go!  Oh and as you walk around to each child ask, "Would you like some baby ghosts"? Watch their faces as they check it out, swallow a big gulp and say yes!  Giggle! Or say, "those not ghosts, they marshmallows".

I knew about the Spooky Spiders years ago and thanks to my friend Heather for the baby ghost idea! 

This is Me, Halloween.

Corn Maze Fun!

Family Fun at a Corn Maze.

This is Me, Then

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Tale of Two Cash's.

This is Cash
 and this little guy in the green dinosaur costume is also Cash (my Cash).
these two little guys live in the same town and their parents run in and out of the same circles but this year is the first time they are actually in preschool together.

 My Cash loves the fact that he has met another Cash and they are friends forever
(he tells me).

Children and friendships are gifts from God.

This is Me, Then.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

After School Cupcake Party

After School Cupcake Party for my son! 
He had a "Boo-Riffic" Time!
Make it fun and exciting.

A take home snack for each kid's lunch the next day.
My SPOOKY tree!  
Tree was $9.99 at Marshalls (had two broken limbs where you could see the brown through, I just used a black sharpie and you can't even tell.) the spider web costs .99 and the crows were $1 each from the Dollar Tree.  A few had missing felt on their chest where you could see a tiny peek of the white foam and I again used a sharpie!  I LOVE this tree!  Very proud of my "cheap" centerpiece that makes a "big" impact.
$1 napkins with the green in my kitchen from the Dollar Tree.

I made dark chocolate cupcakes and did initials of each childs name. 
 This cut down on the icing and made this sweet treat a little less sweet! 

Cupcake Set is from WalMart. I think it was $3.99.

This is Me, at Halloween.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Getting Closer...I think

If you ever get the chance to go to New York, DO IT!  Even if you only go once, you must go.  Every move I made, every step, every thought, I always had 9-11 in the back of my head.  As i stood at Ground Zero I thought, "did someone lay here hurt, or worse" "was someone standing in this very spot when the planes hit" and so on and so on.  New York is full of life, hustle and bustle, and constant movement.  At first I couldnt stand it, but as the days went on I began to realize what people loved so much about it, LIFE.  Its everywhere.  Sometimes when we live in a place where you have your own yard, a fence, privacy, we forget that there is life out there and we need to be in it.  I try to stay active and in the "know" not because I am nosey, or want to control something (i do like control though) but I want to experience life ALL THE TIME! 

The picture above was taken by me on top of The Empire State Building and you can't help but feel close to God up there.  Yes, there is noise, but there is a silence that you don't get on the ground.  The wind, the horns far off in the distance, and the movement of people can be ignored as you realize
"I am on top of the world".

I don't know how or why this picture inspires me, but it does and I feel like that trip brought not only my daughter and I closer together but me and God.  It reminded me of the pain that was suffered on 9-11 and every day after.  It reminded me to hug my family tighter and tell them I love them every day.  It reminded me not to waste time.  It reminded to learn to say no, choose me and my family over silly things.  It reminded me to finally take a leap of faith and follow my heart and get to the root of religion and how it all began. It made me finally realize what was wrong with me the entire time I was searching for a church and God kept putting this same phrase in my head "Find a church that you can sit in agreement with.  Not some of it, all of it".  I pray that God has his hand on my family in the coming weeks.  I think we may have found our church!

Enough serious stuff! 
Later this week: Pics of all my Halloween decor!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Music I Love

I love all kinds of music!  Right now this song has me!  I LOVE it!
Take a listen.

Nelly "Just a Dream"

This is Me, Then.