Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lots of Stuff

To catch up on. I know I've really let this go again and I apologize. Between all that has been happening, feeling guilty for spending too much time on the computer (another post altogether) and sick kids, I've been a little busy. I did accomplish a lot in the mean time though.

Tyler got his school pictures back. They turned out cute but he did that funky smile again. He so tries not to squint with the flash (like his momma does biggrin) so I end up with this smile:

I still think it's an adorable picture but I'm a little biased though.

We did get to take our trip to the pumpkin patch but it was a bust. It didn't rain that day but it did the week before and the place was pretty flooded. I did get a few cute pictures. I love this one of the hayride:

And here you can see how wet it really was:

All in all we had a pretty fun day and got some pretty good pumpkins.

And here is what we did with them:

Then we celebrated Kaylie's birth
day on the 30th instead of the 31st. I decided it would be wiser not to mix birthday cake and Halloween candy in one day. I think she had fun - she liked the cake anyway:

That's what I get for going next door to my mom's to wrap her gifts and leave Pete in charge of watching the kids!
Halloween was a lot of fun. We went to Cindy and Brent's for a BBQ and some trick or treating on base. The kids looked so cute and had a lot of fun. This was Tyler's first year of traditional trick or treating. We usually took the kids to the mall where they could trick or treat from store to store. It's a warm safe place and normally it's raining here on Halloween. We lucked out this year. We sure are going to miss The Deerings when they move to Guam next year.
I have some more pictures of the kids that I'm dying to post but I can't right now as they are going to be Christmas gifts for some of the family. Let's just say we did the Antiquities photo shoot and they turned out adorable!!

Ok now for the creations. I made these cute things for Tyler's class:

They went over really well. The kids loved them and I think the teacher loved them even more. I had fun making them too.

Here I did an 8x8 canvas of my Grandparents (my mom's mom and dad). It was the first time I've done one. It was fun. I have a 12 x 12 I want to do next.

And a layout I did a little while ago but hadn't posted here yet. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Here are some notebooks I altered for MOPS. We are putting together baskets for teen moms in our area. We will be putting words of wisdom and encouragement for them in them. I thought they looked kind of plain but everyone seemed to like how they turned out.
And now what a lot of you have really been waiting for. Yes, I did do some svg files. I have not cut these yet but they should work. Let me know if you have any problems with them. Click on the picture to download.

Enjoy! And I'll try not to be such a stranger!