Monday, November 24, 2008

Can I Build It? Yes I Can!

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine had a baby shower. Her sister, who threw the shower, asked me if I would bring some sort of fruit tray. She sent me a link to a cute idea that I could try. I opened up the link and this is what I saw.

I thought to myself, "Who does she think I am, Martha Stewart?" "There's no way I can make that."

But it did look pretty cute so I talked myself into giving it a shot.

This was my end result: It's just a little carriage because I couldn't find a big watermelon.

I would like to thank:

1. Bertie for giving me the idea and believing I could do it.

2. Channing for being my cheerleader along the way. She kept saying, "Good job mom! It's looking like the picture."

3. Chloe for taking a wonderful nap. Sometimes it's hard having, not 2, but 4 extra helping hands.

4. And last of all, HEB grocery store for having a decent price on out of season fruit. I couldn't have done it without them.

The girls loved the carriage and couldn't wait until the next morning because I promised them any leftovers. It's funny how in their eyes the ordinary fruit turned into something extraordinary when put inside a watermelon baby carriage.

So if you ever need a cute fruit dish idea for a baby shower, here are the instructions.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Halloween...2 1/2 weeks late.

As you all know, I struggle with keeping up on my blog. Every time I sit down to write an entry I think to myself...I'll just quickly read everyone's new blog entries and then write my own. But by the time I'm finished reading, my computer time is up. That's right, I actually have to give myself an allotted amount of computer time or else my day would slip away with me sitting at the computer while the girls run crazy through the house.

So, today is the day. I'm going to post a new entry!


The girls were black cats this year.

Chloe originally wanted to be a cowgirl until Channing decided to be a cat. Then, that was all Chloe wanted to be. We tried to talk her back into the cowgirl because my friend let me borrow a cute pick cowgirl outfit and I found a pink trimmed cowgirl hat and some adorable brown and pink boots at Goodwill, but there was no changing her mind. We thought, maybe if she tried on the costume she would see how cute she looked and change her mind.

That didn't happen. So, she got to be a little black cat like her big sister.

Wes, Kate, Logan and Ben came down from Dallas and spent Halloween weekend with us. We went to the trunk-or-treat party at the church. The kids had a great time.

The last part of October and first part of November is a busy time for birthdays in our family. We celebrated 4 birthdays throughout the weekend.

Our little Channing turned 5 years old on Nov. 1st. She is such a joy to have around and is a good big sister to Chloe. Every Sunday she comes out of her primary class with a few snacks folded up in a napkin to give to Chloe. A lot of times it will be as simple as a fruit snack, usually stuck to the paper towel, and 2 or 3 goldfish, or 1 peanut butter cracker, but it's always something. We love her so much.
Ben turned 2 years old on Nov. 2nd. He is a little cutie pie and it was fun having him here to celebrate his birthday. He may have gotten a little ripped off on his cake though(my fault). It doesn't look like a very fun and exciting cake for a little 2 year old. We opted for 1 cake for all the birthdays so we wouldn't have a ton of leftovers and due to lack of time, I didn't even get it decorated. Sorry Benny.

We also celebrated Ryan and Wes's birthday.
Ryan is a great husband, my best friend and a very caring and doting dad. I am blessed to have someone that I enjoy hanging out with after 9 years of marriage.

I guess I should say something about Wes since I said something about the other 3. Let see what is there to say.............ummm.....
Ok, just joking, Wes is a fun brother-in-law and he actually acts like he doesn't mind when I'm on his team for sand volleyball at the lake house. This is a big deal to me, since I'm slightly challenged when it comes to sports. I'm glad they live close enough that we can see them often.

Grandma and Papa had a great time with the grandkids and Papa took advantage of the Halloween holiday and tried to scare the kids with a very creepy mask. Grandma came to their rescue and made him promise not to scare them too bad. Next year they might not be so lucky.

That pretty much sums up our weekend.