Sunday, November 30, 2008

We had a great weekend! We just got the christmas tree decorated and up. Thanksgiving Day we all pitched in and cooked-Hannah and Taylor helped make the pies. I added a photo to show off my pastry leaves.

The kids set the table and we enjoyed our feast and then watched movies for the rest of the night.

I had to work the day after thanksgiving, "Black Friday" for those in retail. It was okay but after nine hours on my feet I was ready to come home! Now we can gear up for Christmas!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

'Tis the time of year where coughing, sniffling, sneezing and hacking is about us, especially in this house. Taylor was down for 4-5 days with a fever and sore throat-poor kid sounded like he had been smoking for 20 years. Look at pretty picture below.

So Taylor graciously handed over his germs to Hannah who has all the symptoms, plus a barking cough and waking herself up in the night gagging. Took her to the doctor and the doctor said..yep it's croup and gave her some medicine to keep her airways open.
These are the times I am very GRATEFUL I don't have to work full-time and I can stay home and watch lots of cartoons with my sick little one and push those fluids. Thank goodness my kids sleep a lot when they are sick or I'd be crazy!!

Ahhh..Hannah at her finest-mad at me for taking a picture when she doesn't feel well.

Here's to a healthy rest of the month!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We are very blessed to have a WONDERFUL music department at Taylor and Hannah's school. They do music programs for each grade every year. So Friday, they had one in honor of Veteran's Day, and Mom and I went to it. The amount of planning and practice that went in to was obviously a lot! It was just the third graders and they did group songs, and then each class got to do a song where they played instruments. Taylor was on the sandpaper as you can see in my blurry pics (time for a new camera). We even got to hear from a WWII veteran who had some great stories to share. My camera was a little funky and the pictures turned out red, so I just made them black and white to save your eyes!

On November 8th, I was honored to have a baby shower for my dear friend Heather. She is expecting her second-a girl, so we got to pink and purple out. Because her last shower was traditional, I decided to go a little different. I served lunch of chicken alfredo pasta, salad and my Mom made her yummy french bread. We used real plates and cloth napkins and instead of a cake, I decorated cupcakes and rather than those *really fun* baby shower games that EVERYONE knows, I opted for some fun personality tests to see our traits, based on color/design and questionaires. I had a great time and hopefully everyone else did. I also made my first diaper cake (the ribbon is slipping in the picture).

Better late than never is my theme of the day. First off really late pics of my cuties on Halloween and cousins. The cute little mouse is Kayla-my cousin! Hannah is of course, a dog and Taylor is a desert commando!

Friday, November 14, 2008

So what do you do when you want a part-time job at night so you can be at home with the kids during the day and pursue your other job (mine is the graphic design) and love shopping and clothes?? The answer is get a job at Kohl's. I am now an "ad-set" associate for that fabulous department store and I've already used my employee discount!! I work from 8pm-12-2am (depending on the sales) putting up all those signs that tell you how much the price is. It's pretty easy and I am a night owl so it works out. I don't think I'll retire there or anything, but for right now getting a regular weekly paycheck is very important for food and gas (especially when you have two children that eat non-stop, and stay so skinny).

I am also listed with a temp agency I get calls from occasionally to do admin-type work. Between my three jobs, we should be able to zap out some debt, or at least fund some new shoes I would like :-)

Monday, November 3, 2008

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