Saturday, October 25, 2008

wow...was I behind on my blog...


As I said I would do, here are a few vacation photos...FINALLY!!!

Lighthouse on the tour.

Dolphin jumping out of water on dolphin tour.

Dolphins swimming towards the boat on the tour.

Hunt being silly at Crazy Cajun.

Hunt standing in front of this cool sandcastle gift shop in Padre Island.

Dolphin show at Texas State Aquarium.

Hunt feeling a rainbow boa snake at aquarium.

Hunt greeting a fish in the large aquarium tank.

Hunt trying to look through the viewing scope at the wildlife refuge.

This is just a few...
Sorry for the delay on posting them...

Let's see here...we've been terribly busy since we've been back from vacation. And, does the laundry ever end!!!???(I know the answer to this...just had to complain)

One top of all our activities and playgroups and etc. I worked on Hunt's Halloween costume, Christmas gifts and such. I also made a tie dyed Halloween t-shirt for Hunt. I snagged the idea off of a CafeMom craft site. It turned out cute. What do you think???

On the back of the shirt I used the black paint and drew a line with a spider hanging from it.
As you may, or may not recall before vacation I wanted to dye a french terry dress brown, but had never dyed anything before. Well, it turned out pretty good, so dyeing this jack-o-lantern shirt didn't give me a scare.
I only have a short amount of time each day to do a little crafts or sewing. I've completed several Christmas goodies and have a few more in the works.

Also the week we came back we took a trip to the Pumpkin Patch with the KECPTA group. I took tons of photos...see below for just a few of the many I took. The highlights of the trip there for Hunt was the hayride, and jumphouses and slides. It was a perfect day to go to. Not too many people there and the weather was magnificent. I always enjoy going to. I love pumpkins. Not so much the taste of them(not a fan of pumpkin pie, but usually love pumpkin type bread and cakes), but just the color and shape of them. I've always loved Halloween time!

Hunt and other kiddos in the hay maze.

Hunt poses as the ghost sheriff.

Hunt decides that he enjoys throwing the hay.

Here's Hunt holding his little pumpkin...the kids got to choose a small one of their own.

Hunt also chose a BIG pumpkin for us to take home.

My little pumpkin head!

Thursday October 23rd we had playgroup at Chisholm Park in Hurst. The weather was superb! I brought some craft supplies so that the young'uns could make Halloween Cards for the people in the nursing home that we went to on the 27th .

Also on October 27th the Watauga Library had a costume creation night. Target supplied all the supplies for kids to make some fast and easy costumes. Hunt made a sword and shield out of cardboard and foil as well as a batman mask, belt and trash bag cape. So very cute! Just look at him...

Here's "Knight Hunt" with his card board and foil sword and shield.

And of course we HAD to do Batman! Mask and belt made from construction paper and cape from a trash bag.

Friday we went to the Pumpkin Patch again. Grandma, aunt M and cousin M meet us there. We tried getting photos of the boys...kind of a hard task to do. They couldn't keep still for anything. It was a nice time. Afterwards the boys got McDonald's...they didn't complain(of course). Look at the little pumpkins...

Cousins posing with grandma.

Cheese!...Hunt smiling.

Yep...he has grown since last year! hugs!

Hunt on the hayride pointing out all the pumpkins.

Hunt sliding! I had to beg him to do it...NOT!!!

I finally got my hair done on October 24th! It sadly needed a cut and coloring. I had to take Hunt since Hubs was at work. He behaved so well I was so proud of him.

Saturday October 25th, before we went to a birthday party celebrating one of Hunt's little playgroup friends, we had to do a little bit of shopping. Hunt so desperately needed new shoes and a coat and jacket. We managed to get a coat and pair of hiking-ish boots. Now I still need to get him some new tennis shoes and maybe a little jean jacket. He was acting like a little turd while shopping, so hubs was more than ready to wring his neck. The birthday party was at The Little Gym in Southlake. Hunt had a blast and it appeared that all the tots had a super time. It was a reminder to me that Hunt's birthday, although in February, will be here before we know it. I need to decide what kind of party he is going to have and where. I can't believe he'll be 4 on his next special day. My baby is growing up sooooo fast. The other day I was going through some photos and came across some of his very first ones. Boo-Hoo...why do kids have to grow up so fast!? I sat there and started to cry. It just seems like not too long ago I was in that wonderful hospital gown holding him right after giving birth. Oh well, hub's keeps telling me..."you have them, they grow up...that's how it's suppose to be". Which...I know, but I think it's just harder on mommies. I feel more attached to Hunt, almost like he's more mine than hub's...I guess because I gave birth to him. Whoa is me...

Sunday the 26th we had our family portraits done. We've been doing them every year since Hunt was born. It's neat to look back and see how everyone has/or has not changed. And reminded that time goes on and you can't stop it. You just sit back and try to enjoy life as best you can. They turned out pretty good I guess. I always hate the was I look in almost any photos. Hubs and Hunt seem to look good in most pictures taken of them. I'll try to post one of our family photos and a separate one of Hunt when I get a chance.

The KECPTA group planned a costume parade for Mimosa Manor nursing home on Monday the
27th. All the residents loved seeing the little kids and their costumes. Hunt was sporting last year's lion costume to the parade. I was still working on this years.

On Halloween day Hunt and I attended the KECPTA Halloween party. We both had a nice time and liked looking at everyone's costumes. There were some really cool ones. I got Hunt's robot costume completed and it was a hit! It turned out pretty good! I was pretty satisfied. Here are a couple of pic from the party...

Hunt-Bot...complete with a Fun-O-Meter,Goofy Gauge, Lunch Timer, On/Off switch,reflectors and a flashing light.

Back control panel for the Hunt-Bot.

Hunt trying his luck at a game.

Some of the kiddos in his 3year age group on stage for the costume contest. Hunt won first place! YEA!!!!
Halloween Night was a BLAST! Hunt and I joined Steph and James and Kel and Ken for trick-or-treating in Kel's neighborhood. I think we all had a great time and the boys both came back with tons of sweets...yea dentist trips!!! Not really...I only give Hunt M&Ms and a few others occasionally.

Hunt and James after the trick-or-treating fun.

Hunt, James and Ken going up to another door to gather more goodies. I think Ken enjoyed it almost as much as the boys.

Hunt and James again huffing it to another house.
Hubs didn't get to join was opening season for hunting and you know where he was...ughhhh!!! He was out of town hunting from that Friday until Monday. He wouldn't have missed it for anything! Oh and also speaking of hunting...we have a new member to the household...we now have a stuffed turkey above our fireplace. True story!!! From one of his hunting trips over a year ago. We had deer horns up there, but now it's home to the turkey. We paid a pretty penny for it to be mounted so of course hubs wanted to put it in the living room. It's so honking big. I'm getting use to it now though. It's not strange to me to have mounted animals or horns around since I come from a family of hunters to. My dad had a couple of mounted deer and even a stuffed snake. I can't tell him no, you can't have it here. It's what he likes to do, his hobby. And it's his home to not
just mine.

Kel and I had a wonderful trip to Canton. It was a superb day to go(everyone else thought so was SO crowded)! It had been a while since our last trip there. If you've never heard of or know about Canton you're missing out! Canton is a town in Texas that has a BIG ASS flea market/trade days. You can find just about anything there from antiques to new stuff. Clothing, jewelry, furniture, animals, crafts, tools, candles, toys, holiday goodies, etc, etc, I said, just about anything. It's about a 2 hour drive or so from where we live to there. And you can never walk the entire place in a day. Plus...there are also other markets and pavilions close by it and down the little hwy. It's always been on the first Monday of each month. The last trip we made out to Canton was almost a year ago. I can't believe it's been THAT long. We usually try to make a couple of trips a year. Usually a few in the spring and a few in the fall. It's best to go when the weather is cool and not burning up(that leaves out June through August or September) or freezing outside. I bought a few Christmas goodies for Hunt and a Christmas ornament as well as some dip mixes. I have my eye on a few other Christmas gifts there to if we make it back next month. We're planning on it so I'm crossing my fingers!

This past Tuesday we had my famous "Grannies Tacos". They are the BEST! They take a little time to make, but SO WELL worth it! I call them Grannies Tacos because the recipe(so to speak) came from Hubs' Granny. She made them for him when he was a kid and he showed me how to do them. He says mine are the best! What a sweet heart!

Wednesday the three of us headed to Fossil Rim. We enjoyed a day of seeing and feeding the deer, giraffes, Addax, orox, zebras, ostrich, black buck deer, waterbuck deer, red deer, gemsbok, rhinos, etc...a few more too. It's always fun to go there. The scenery itself is beautiful plus all the animals roaming free...always adds up to a good day.

Overlook at Fossil Rim, Glen Rose, Texas

Hunt brushing a goat.

Hunt feeding whitetail deer.

Hunt feeding an addax.
Then we stopped off at Hard 8 bar-b-que. Our bellies bulging from all the meat and fixins.
Thursday Hunt and I meet some group members for a Casa Manana play of The Stinkey Cheese Man. It was pretty silly, but Hunt said he like it. Next month's play is doubt it will be a fun one to see.
Yesterday Hubs and I took Hunt to his first movie at a movie theater. We saw Madagascar 2. It was cute, but I feel that the first one was better. He was good through the whole movie. He saw a movie poster when we were leaving the theater about Ice Age 3. He was so excited and said that he wanted to see that movie. It doesn't start showing in the theaters until July 2009. I tried to explain that to Hunt, but he's too young to understand the concept of time. I wonder how long until he forgets about seeing the poster. He's already asked a few more time today to go see it...oh boy!
Today we attended a birthday party. A little boy in the playgroup turned 4. Hunt took present giving well. I wasn't sure that he would completely understand that the gift we bought our little friend will be staying with our little friend and not returning home with us. He has already showed great interest in the MatchBox set that we purchased...imagine that! BUT>>this afternoon we went shopping. I picked up several presents for my little man and one was the exact MatchBox set. He's going to LOVE it. One of the other gifts for him was a doll house. Yes I said
D-O-L-L H-O-U-S-E! Is it weird for little boys to want, and repeatadly ask for a dollhouse? Because...if so my child is in that catagory. I did manage to find one that was all natural wood(not pink or girly), not too large, with 2 people and some furniture. It opens and closes up so that all pieces can store easily. Which if your a mom, you appreciate! I've also bought him a wooden castle with men and truck and tractor driving sets just to name a his ever growing toys he'll have.

Oh and I'm asshmed to say that I have not been to yoga class since before vacation. It's just that SO much is going on. I promised myself to get started again in the next week or so.

I actually started this posting on October 25 or before, but haven't got around to finishing it so I keep adding more...

Well...I've bored you enough...I'll end it here...

Monday, October 13, 2008

we're back...

We made it back from our vacation last night. We had a pretty good time overall. Hubs tries so hard sometimes to please everyone and sometimes that means he can be a bit testy. If he could learn just to have a good time and let some of Hunt's actions slide he may have had a better time. Hubs seems to think that we aren't having a good time and then gets pissy. I have to say that he got on my nerves some during vacation. But like I said overall we had fun. I'll be doing laundry for a month solid now just to get caught up. And now I feel I need a vacation from the vacation. Just me...with NO BOYS ALLOWED!...hehehe I only wish! I love my guys, but sometimes I need a rest/break from them.
I picked Zoe up today from the vet where I had her boarded while we were gone. She's already a spaz, but when she saw me...she went ballistic! She was a solid ball of jumps and licks. Zoe was so excited to see was SO cute! And even though she's such a turd I have to say that I missed her. While we were on the beach I would see people there with there dogs playing in the ocean water and they looked so happy...I actually wished she was there! Of course if I let her loose like that on the beach I would never catch her again.
Now it's back to our everyday life. Work for hubs and everything else for Hunt and I.
I'll get more vacation news posted and pictures to. But...don't hold your may be a little while...

Friday, October 3, 2008

off to the coast...

Tomorrow we leave for vacation...YEA!!! Hunt woke up this morning and are we going to the beach?... I said no tomorrow and he didn't like that answer. Just one more of the many times he didn't care for my answer on one of his questions. Oh well, there will be SOOOO many more in the future to. Life's just full of disappointments sometimes. But...when you're three...everything seems just horrible if it doesn't go your way...right???? You just have melt downs and chicken fits(name given to some of Hunt's fits...we read it in a book once).

I managed to get everything done except going to Tom Thumb to pick up some Vitamuffins to take. If you haven't tried them you should. My favorite is the chocolate one(can't remember the exact name). The others are ok, but how can you go wrong with chocolate...and with at least some vitamins in them...they seem a little healthy. They even make them in just the top...YUMMY!!!! You can also order them online...which is where I've purchased them before, but I read that they sell them at Tom Thumb to. It's a shame that there isn't a close Tom Thumb near by. I mean the closet isn't like miles and miles away, but when you only need to go for that one item, it isn't worth it. We Zoe to the vet for boarding. I feel sorry for the workers there...Zoe is such a spaz!!! I warned the girl who took her. I feel bad that I forgot to leave her treats. I totally forgot, but the lady said that they have treats they can give her. They said that she gets a free bathing..which is good because she is way past due for one.

Well I guess I better go and tidy up and do finishing touches on packing.

Have a good week...I'm sure we will...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

almost that time...

Well, one more day until we leave for vacation...whooo-hooo!!! Checking the weather looks pretty much rainy most of next week down there. Figures...on well, at least we will be away from home and everyday life for a little while. And bad weather doesn't effect eating like a pig...which we seem to ALWAYS do when we go to the coast anyway. My belly has been waiting for lick smacking, tummy tickling, stomach stuffin, fresh seafood.
I was busy today with errands...3 stores, library, cleaners, book store so Hunt missed playgroup. He was kind of cranky when he woke up anyway. I don't think too many attended today's anyway.

So I've still been asking Hunt what he wants to be for Halloween. I want to get a definite answer before I start to make the costume since October is here now and the count down begins. He's still been saying a clown. I told him that he has to wear the red nose and big clown shoes. He told me that he didn't want to. But then last night we were talking about the WALL-E movie and I was talking about robots. Then he says he wants to be a robot. So I was like awesome...I can come up with cool stuff and be more creative with that idea more than the clown. But then today I asked him if he was going to be a robot and he was like...I don't know. Man...I wish he would make up his little mind. I know...I'm anal!!! I love making and designing costumes among other things. We'll see how everything turns out. I'll give him until middle of Oct. and then start making whatever it is he decides. I enjoy making costumes, it's rewarding to me. Making something that you can't just go out and buy.

Oh and I STILL need to get our yearly family portraits done. We've done it every year and it's tradition. We usually do them around Sept./Oct. so I need to get my butt in gear. Hubs never looks forward to it. Every other year I make all three of us wear the same color shirts. Hubs hates it! But I think it looks neat. This year though is the year we don't have to match, so it won't seem so bad to him.

I've been working on Christmas to. Well, actually since about July. This past weekend I bought a gift for my nephew. And I'm still working on the homemade items to. I think I may have mentioned it in a previous post, but anyway...forgive my memory and laziness. I have finished a few fast projects. Like I said...I enjoy making things and it's rewarding.

Well I better run...laundry is calling...