Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chuckie Cheese..a Germ Infested Adventure....

Another 'promise for Potty Training, is that the girls would FINALLY get to go to Chuckie Cheese. You see, there are all these commercials about it on tv AND on the way home from Preschool each Thursday. So, the fascination with Chuckie Cheese has been an on-going experience. So, after venturing out last evening to the Mall and our big Adventures at Build-A-Bear, we set off today for Chuckie Cheese. The girls, of course had a blast, while I had an anxiety attack thinking/worrying about all the millions of diseases they could/would catch while there, because despite the whole use hand sanitizer when you first walk in, I am sure there are a million + diseases living on all the rides and climbing equipment...oh well, guess if they catch something, we're not coming back! :)

The girls had a blast! Also, since I'm posting this past when we actually went, I'm proud to note that we thankfully didn't catch any crazy diseases from chuckie cheese....this time! :)

Hope all is well,

Dare I say....Potty Trained???

WELL, it looks like it was/is finally time that we officially admit that our girls are potty trained, only during the day, but man, am I greatful! We just realized the other day that we haven't had an accident in WEEKS, So, we discussed what we should do for a reward. The longest time ago, it was requested that we get a Vidia doll (a fairy from Tinkerbell), but Matt and I kind of felt that they deserved a little bit more exciting, we took the girls out to dinner at the Galleria and to check out the Disney store (really so I could scope what they had in preparation for the big After-Thanksgiving Day sales. While there, we took the girls to Build-a-Bear for the first time ever and they were able to pick a stuffed animal to make as part of their Potty-Training Reward....of course given that it's ALMOST the holiday season AND we saw Santa at the Mall, they chose to make a cute, and he talks (not so cute in the middle of the night), but hey, their choice!

Now to start working on night-time fun!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Enjoying those last Fall Days

This weekend, we winterized the house/back yard in preparation for winter. Last winter was AWFUL, seriously awful, and to be honest, I'm not thinking that this year will be much better, BUT there's always hope! Anyways, we did what we always do, clean up the leaves, cover all the patio furniture, clean out the gutters, and put away the girls's toys. They were a little disturbed and kept asking if they were going to get to play on their playset this winter. Poor kids. We've been on that thing literally every day since it went up, well, except when it rained. Winter's going to be hard. Being cooped up is hard, then add the additional torture of your playset being in our backyard and it being too nasty for you to go out! Well, I hate to say it, but I forsee many bundled up afternoons this winter in the cold on the playset. Darn it...I HATE WINTER, I HATE being cold, but I guess I'll just have to give in and be a good Mommy...or wait until Daddy's avaliable, but he conveniently doesn't get home until after dark in the winter. Stinker I think he does that on purpose. :)

Here are some pics of our HELPERS! 

Hope All is well, and yes, if you are wondering, I'm playing catch up and back dating all the stuff I've been slacking on posting! :)


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Halloween 2011

....Halloween this year, dawned on a Monday, which is fine and all, but man, working the day after Halloween, especially when you have little kiddos who are into trick or treating, is ROUGH!

 My mom watched the girls for us today (typically Monday's are Neena and PaPa's days, but they were in FL for their annual trek). THIS, was what the girls made with my mom today...FRENCH FRIED EYEBALLS...the girls LOVED them and were super excited to take them next door to the Halloween Party.

 -They also sang the crazy "Halloween" song that my mom taught them (that she sang when she was a little girl)..she said that people used to sing songs instead of telling jokes...interesting. Even more interesting was that Mr. Bob's mom AND Mr. Bob knew the song as well...pretty funny. Guess Grammy isn't all that insane! :)

Here we are modeling our Dorothy costumes and getting ready to go to Mr. Bob's Halloween Party before Trick or Treating!
 We've taken to calling ALL of our stuffed dogs (and there certainly are a lot) Toto...hilarious.
 Daddy...all dressed and ready to trick or treat with his girls!
 Mommy and her girls....
 A family picture for Halloween, minus Mommy's witch costume from Uncle Ben's party.....
 Sydney and Angie....
 Ms. Rhonda and the girls....this year she was a Queen....she LOVES Halloween and thus, I suspect is the driving force behind Mr. Bob's yearly Halloween party! The things we do for love!

 The super spooky talking head/candy bowl. The girls were fascinated by it!

 After bathtime, the girls' had us light the pumpkins so they could see them glow...sadly, that was the last night of our pumpkins as I discovered the next morning that some jerko kids smashed our pumpkins up. Made me so mad and upset that this happned inour neighborhood. :( They certainly were cool looking.

Happy Halloween...maybe next year we can actually be something different from each other! :)