Monday, October 24, 2011

Bowling Slideshow

Here is a slideshow of some pics from Sam's b-day bowling night. Enjoy.
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Sam's 6th b-day

So this was Sam's year to have a bday party. Actually his year was last year but we didn't get around to doing anything. I just happened to win a giveaway for some party supplies back in March and let him pick out what he wanted so that we could actually do one this year. He chose a Lego theme. 

I had spent hours looking up ideas for a Lego party and planned to do all sorts of things; I even started on some of it before the baby was born so that I would have a good amount done when she got here. Well, life was too crazy before and after her birth so I didn't get what I had planned done. (Could have used some group help on this thing this year.) :(

Anyway, time was quickly passing and I knew that I had to do something so I went with very simple decorations (see the gigantic Lego man? That's about the most of it) but it turned out quite nice.

Made him a b-day shirt to wear too!!

It was just us with the Youth Pastor's family.

Here they all are!!

I tried so hard to make a cool looking/semi-professional cake. But it didn't turn out that way. I ran out of green icing and poor Jer went to Bi-Lo at 11:30 on a work night to pick up some more food coloring. I almost didn't use this cake but when I asked Sam about it in the a.m. he said it was cool so I sucked it up and used it anyway. It was tasty even though it wasn't nice to look at. Someday I'll get better at frosting these things!

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He got a Cars color changing kit thing. Cool. Very cool.

We also went bowling....I'll post picks of those later. It was cute seeing all those littles in tiny bowling shoes!!! 

 Happy 6th birthday Bud! We love ya.

Wish list...

I just got an email from Toys-R-Us and their video games and accessories are all on sale. Go here. This particular sale lasts until the 29th. 

So if anyone is actually out there reading this and you are interested in purchasing anything on the list check it out. 

Seriously, is anyone out there, besides Lisa? Her comments are everywhere!! :) Thanks Leese!!!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

What makes us smile.

Get this crazy bow off of me!
Adorable shoes!! Given to us for FREE!
Hey how'd this one get in here? Certainly doesn't make us smile!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gift ideas!!!!

Just added wishlists to the kid's pages. Check them out for gift ideas if you'd like.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Frugal Fall Wreath

Since our family is so big we are always looking for ways to do things frugally. When we go out to eat we are always looking for the least expensive way to feed our group, when we shop we do it frugally by going to thrift shops-you can find some GREAT things at those places! Decorating is no different. I'd been searching blogland for just about anything DIY on the frugal side and came across an adorable Fall Wreath that cost only $3.00! I was instantly interested, read the post and about a week later found myself creating my own Frugal Fall Wreath. You can find the original post at Thrifty Decorating. She's got tons of other great things to read about as well.

Here's how to pull it off:

Gather your items:
Two packs of fall leaves from the Dollar Tree. (Mine came in a combo of red and green and orange and green.)

Large foam core board (also from Dollar Tree), scissors, glue gun and a ruler.
Sorry I had already cut my board out before I thought to take a picture but you all know what a foam core board looks like I'm sure. :)
So as you can see I cut a big ol' square out of the middle of my board. I didn't have any real plan to that, just kind eyeballed it. I did find the middle of the board, marked it and then made sure that my square was even on both halves so that my cut wouldn't be too lopsided one way or the other. You can make your board as big or small as you'd like  just make sure that your square cut-out is even all the way around. If you have questions about this feel free to ask and I'll go back and measure my board for ya.

Then start glueing down your leaves with your glue gun. I glued my layer of green down first since I had so many of that color. If I were to do it again however I would completely cover all white areas with the green leaves and save the brighter orange and red for the top layers. I say this because I had to go back at the end and fill in the white spots with the leftover green since I had only 25 each of the red and orange.
Once you are done with the green layer (imagine all white areas covered by green leaves here) glue down your orange and red leaves anyway you would like. Make sure to cover the board complelety and to hang the outer leaves off the edge of the board a little so that the sides are hidden.

Once you are doing glueing you are ready to hang that beauty up. And what is nice is that this wreath is so light you don't need a large hanger for it. I actually used a teeny tiny suction cup with a small hook because I forgot to purchase a hanger while shopping for supplies. The teeny tiny suction cup is doing fabulous by the way!

I hope that if you try it yours turns out great! And isn't that out of the ordinary square shape just lovely?!!!! 

Lovin' Learnin'

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Our first moments

Even though we brought along Grammy's camera to the hospital we didn't take any pictures. Thankfully one of the Spanish Church families came and took TONS for us!! Here are just three that I'm gonna share for now. These are literally some of our first moments with Lillie because the family was waiting for me to finish delivering so that they could come in!!!

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Pics from a little while back

Found these pictures from back in March and thought I'd share them. I caught the kiddos out in the lawn with their chairs and books one day and thought it was so sweet...even Pepe was there!!!

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