All Hallows Eve
Monday, October 31, 2011
Today it was Adam's turn to do Pumpkin Math at school.
Adam was a little bit more willing then Zoey to touch the gooey pumpkin insides.
He hesitated when I told him to reach down inside the pumpkin but willingly touched and counted seeds once they were outside the pumpkin, even the ones with a little bit of stringy goo still on them.
Halloween was super low key this year. I convinced the kids to wear costumes that we already had kicking around in the dress up box.
We ended up with a Lowes handy man, a Tinkerbell, and a Happy Red James.
We had attended the church "Trunk-or-Treat" on Friday night we skipped trick-or-treating altogether. We had seen an advertisement earlier in the week that kids ate for free at Applebee's on Halloween so we let the kids dress up and we took them to dinner in their costumes. Then we came home and watched Scared Shrekless on Netflix.
Kids were still showered and in bed by 8:00. I could do Halloween this way every year!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The ironworker was behind schedule and the decorative grate wasn't installed on our window before we closed. So today guess who showed up!
Sky on Fire
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
We seriously had the MOST BEAUTIFUL sunset tonight. And it was so fun to sit and watch it from our back balcony.
Back to Work
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The kids' teachers don't seem to care that we *just* moved and that we are still mostly living out of boxes so they think it's okay to keep sending home homework. (I know, the nerve, right!?!?!?!)
So after days of putting off Zoey's "Disguise a Turkey" project she told me in no uncertain terms that it was due tomorrow and so we HAD to do it.
Which means I spent an hour trying to unearth art supplies for her. We finally found a few and she disguised her turkey as a Princess so that it wouldn't get eaten as Thanksgiving dinner.
The little "skirt" around the feathers there....made out of bubble wrap-because we have a TON of that hanging around. I know, ingenious.
Not Hot or Ready
Friday, November 4, 2011
I don't like to admit that we all too often revert to Little Caesar's pizza for dinner for the kids. It's easy, it's cheap, and it's the one thing I can serve the kids and NOBODY whines about what's for dinner.
But since we moved to Arizona we have yet to walk in and have our pizza "Hot-H-Ready". We ALWAYS have to wait!
So tonight, as usual, we were waiting for our pizza when I spotted this sign in the corner.
Inasmuch as we waited 10 minutes for our order (1 cheese pizza and 2 orders of crazy bread) I think they weren't really hitting their mark.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I bought a new quilt for my bed months ago at Target. I found it on super clearance ($12 for a Queen-size quilt!) and I fell in LOVE with the colors!
It helped that I also found the coordinating curtains on clearance as well. I love how happy these colors make my room feel!
Our bedroom in our Utah house was decorated in much darker colors, which I loved a lot, too. But I was also ready to change things up a bit!
I had originally planned to hang 3 individual valances on those 3 small windows above the bed, but the idea for one long curtain rod across the 3 just came to me one night and I went to Target the very next day to try and find a super long curtain rod. As you can see, I was successful in finding one and I am super happy with the way it turned out.
The blue curtain to the right is covering a slider that leads out onto the balcony, an option we paid dearly for, but I am SO loving!
Here comes the dust!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
We had some high winds blow in today, which means a dust storm.
There was some left-over squares of carpet that the carpet layers left out on the back patio just off the slider. After the dust storm rolled through this is what those carpet squares looked like.
Since the carpet is also brown I don't know if you can get the full effect from this picture, but trust me that they are FULL of dirt. Which pretty much makes them totally ineffective as door mats.