Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Elmo TMX Special Edition

I went to Kohl's to look around today and Jake has been asking for everything Elmo. I found an Elmo TMX Special Edition and it was 40 percent off, which made it $35 and something cents and I had a $20.00 voucher because we bought everyone new coats and they have the buy $50.00 worth of merchandise and get $10.00 back sale going on right now. We spent $100.00 that day so we got 2. Anyway, with the coupon, I only ended up having to pay $17 and something cents! What a deal!

Our Christmas Tree

Our Christmas tree is up! We decorated it Sunday night, had hot chocolate and watched "A Christmas Story" with the kids. You can see the tree on the right. Jake will not leave it alone. He just has to touch it. It's driving me crazy and stressing me out! Ug. I might get a few more decorations today for it seeing that Jake has torn a few up when I wasn't looking. hahaha! The hubby was off work yesterday and we went looking around for a while just to compare prices. We had to cut it short because I started to feel shakey. I did eat breakfast but, it was pancakes with syrup and I think the syrup is what did me in. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant and I'm thinking I might have the real deal now. I just haven't been to the doctor. Anyway....It was a fun weekend and I'm glad I got to spend some more time with the hubby before he had to go back to work.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving & Anniversary

We had Thanksgiving over here yesterday and everything was wonderful. We sat around and watched the Cowboys. Go Cowboys! Then we played some Wii. The kids played for a while but they mostly ran around. The boys played ball with the daddy's and the girls hung out in the bedroom listening to cd's and dancing. hehe! A little later we drew names for Christmas. Howard drew our sister-in-law "Suzanne" his brother's wife, and I drew my sister-in-law "Karla". Howard's sister. I have no clue what to get them. Ideas please......and that was about it for the night.

Today was our Anniversary. We didn't do anything special, just Chic-fi-la for lunch with the kids because they begged us. We went out last week to eat at "Taste Of Italy" in Garland and then shot over to AMC Firewheel to see "Fred Claus". It was pretty funny. I guess I'd recommend it.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Things To Be Thankful For:

Today was Jake's Thanksgiving feast at MDO. It was lots of fun and everyone brought food to share. mmm.....He brought home a turkey with all the things he is thankful for on it's brightly colored feathers.

My mom & dad.

Chloe & Addie (girl friends from class) That's my boy!

My brother & Sisters


Ain't that just the cutest?!?!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Roller Skating And Chuck E. Cheese

Saturday we had two birthday parties to go to. One was for my neice Alexis. She is 11. The party was a 12:00. The theme for her party was Hannah Montana and the cake was made by a friend of my grandmother's and it was quite yummy and cute. We went to Texas Skatium in Rowlett and the kids have never been roller skating before. Hayley had fun but, she fell a few times and Madison, Nicholas, and Jake weren't all that into it. They wanted their shoes back on pretty quick after they put their skates on and that was just fine with me because I didn't want to follow them around and hold them up the whole time. I took some pictures of the boys but they turned out blurry. Boo Hoo...Just a warning: Don't get the pizza there. It was pretty nasty. Yuck! The next party we went to was at Chuck E. Cheese at 6:00 for my friend Courtney's boys A.J. and Tyler. It was fun. We had to eat pizza again but, at least it was good pizza. He had a shark themed party and the cake turned out really cute. Courtney and her mom made it. They waited to open presents at home because there were so many, it was like Christmas. Here are a few pix...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Surprise 40th Birthday Party

My friends surprised me with a 40th birthday party Saturday night. Karen (My BFF) picked me up to go out to Olive Garden and Jenna (BF #2) met us there, so it was just the three of us. When we were nearly done with dinner, Karen's hubby called and I heard her say that we were almost done and she made up the excuse to me that she had to go to her house and say goodnight to her son Brandon because he was upset that she left. I totally believed it. We walk in and all the lights are off except the one in the living area. I get to the end of the bar and the lights come on and everyone shouts "Surprise". I almost had a heart attack. I was so surprised and they really got me good because I totally believed every word. It doesn't take much to pull something over on me! haha! There were all kinds of "over the hill" decorations with pink and black balloons and streamers. Even in the bathroom! hehe! There was fruit, chips and dips, wine coolers (that my hubby picked up on the way over). He was totally in on it with those two and his brother Stephen watched the kids at our house so he could be there. It was so great. Jenna made a poll on DFW Area Moms a while back to see what everyone's favorite cake was. She was even considering having me make my own cake! hahaha! Karen's sister in-law ended up making it and it was wonderful. *Amaretto Cake". I didn't think you could get drunk off of a cake but, I did get tipsy. Whoo! That cake was wonderful, and so moist! I got some really neat presents. Karen got a Wii for their Christmas and we broke it out and played and listened to music. Karen and Courtney were really getting into the boxing one. hehe! Karen and Jenna took pictures so maybe I will post those later. I love these people so much!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Pizza Toss Playdate

Today the boys and I went to a pizza toss at Cafe Roma's in Sachse. They got to play with the dough but, they didn't make the pizza that we ate for lunch. There were too many kids and it would have taken forever and we wouldn't have been able to tell who's was who's so they just played with it and squished it around. The boys wanted to sprinkle whatever was on the table onto the pizza dough. They thought that was pretty cool. It was fun. The food was SO good. I'm going to have to go back with the family. The garlic rolls they give you are pretty huge. They sell pizza by the slice for $1.50 and the slices were a good size also. The waiter came over and tossed the pizza in the air. My camera is so slow I didn't get it when it was in the air. Darn! OH! and I also didn't get a picture of all the HOT firemen that came in. They were so HOT they almost had to hose me down. "drool".

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Nicholas begged me all day yesterday to watch Transformers so after school today we watched it and it was really good! Nicholas loved it, Madison said it was for big people because it was PG 13. I didn't tell her that. She must have read it. hehe! Hayley was in her room talking to her Bratz, and Jake fell asleep on the couch. He was tired from MDO. He doesn't take naps at school anymore so he gets really tired by the time he gets home and just konks out. I also bought Ratatouille, Spiderman 3 and Licence To Wed. I haven't seen Licence To Wed or Spiderman 3 yet. I think they will be really good. I love Robin Williams. I still want to get I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry which was hilarious and Deck The Halls. Anyone know if Deck The Halls is on sale at Walmart this week? i went to Target and it was $19.99.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Nicholas' 5th Birthday Party

We had Nicholas' 5th birthday party on November 4th and that happens to be my birthday too! I think that's pretty special. We sat around and visited with family and friends, opened presents, sang Happy Birthday, ate cake and ice cream and visited some more and the kids ran wild outside and played football, played tag, etc...It was so much fun!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Little Turkeys

This morning was my meeting for the Garland Area Early Childhood PTA. I am in charge of "Nursery Facilities". Arts, crafts, and snacks for the children at the "General Meetings" once a month. Today the kids made turkeys. I think they came out really cute! I was being lazy again and just bought paper plates with the turkeys already on them and got some feathers and googly eyes to glue on. Cheap and easy! That's my motto! hahaha!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trick Or Treat!

Here are the pictures from Halloween night. A few of the guests, trick or treaters, Hayley trying to fit in with the teenagers and lots of candy! I think the candy fairy may have to come and visit us. She is really good friends with the tooth fairy. hehe! You leave your candy on the front porch and the candy fairy takes the candy and replaces it with a toy! The candy can be donated. To where, I don't know. Ready or not, here they come!