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Christmas Eve: December 24th Christmas Day: December 25th!! Kids go back to school: January 4th

Saturday, October 31, 2009

First Day of Trick-or-Treating

So last night we took the kids Trick-or-Treat at Downtown Disney. We figured get them out of the house and something to do. They had a lot for the kids to do, ours are still a bit young and shy to do some of the things. They had of course Trick or Treat station, 22 of them, a magician, dance party, stilt walkers, and other fun activities. We walked the entire Downtown Disney Market Place, Pleasure Island and West side and back. They had a ton of fun. There were so many people commenting on their costumes too! We had 2 girls from Japan love them so much they took a picture of the kids!!

By the end of the night they were for sure tired from walking. Here are some pictures, I will have another post after we go Trick-or-Treating tonight!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Minneola Fall Fest - - - WINNERS!

First we went to a Fall Fest at Sweetbay, the local grocery store, they had goodies for the kids, cookie decorating, specials and stuff. They had fun, but we didn't stay long.

We went to the Minneola Fall Fest, CAD was performing so the entire family went, there was food, a small carnival and enteratinment. My students did wonderful for such a tiny stage! There was a costume contest for the kids so of curse I entered in the twins and Brinlee. From the pictures you can see that Quinn was: Peter Pan, Bella was: Wendy (to her TinkerWendy) and Brinlee was: Tinkerbell.

My Mother made the kids costumes, thnks to Emma she let BRinlee borrow her Tinkerbell costume. I of course made some fancey shoes, a matching bow and we customized her wings!! Oh yes she is ready for SPECTROMAGIC! If I had more time the entire costume would have been lit!

For the age group 0-4yrs Brinlee won 1st PLACE!!! They all thoguth they won, they go a basket of goodies, a cool trophy that Quinn had to put in the curio cabinet and a gift certificate to Kandiland Kidz Gym. So cute I must say, she loved those wings, didn't want to take them off at all! WHile my students were dancing she was for sure doing the Brinlee dance on the sidelines and Bella loved watching. (Not sure how the video came out, might post at a later date). We ha a great time, kids had fun....here are the pictures!

Sooo Cool! Snap Capps

So this this little invention is really cool. My Aunt Marlene got these for the kdis for Halloween int heir awesome little backpacks and I was like 'WTH are these?' Thanks to the internet I found out! And SOOO COOL! They are called Snap Caps. You attach them to your can of soda and it turns into a bottle, keeps the carbonation and seals closed. Great for the kids and great for me who can't finish a can of soda!!

Check out their website: http://www.snapcapp.com/

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Diaper Ice Pack

Yes you read that right! I was talking with a mother at one of the studios I teach at. We started talking about kids and the ER, getting hurt etc. Well she told me her mother used to do this, she has done it and it actually saved a 13mo olds finger that got smashed in a door, got cut off and kept it cold while they rushed to the ER and they were able to save the babies finger!

She also said that it's good as an instant ice pack for elbows, knees, shoulders or for a possible broken bone to keep the injury cold until you can get to the doctors office or ER and a great ice pack too!

Here are the simple steps:

1. Take a diaper, must be a disposable.
2. Run it under water, and fill it
3. Place filled diaper in a zip loc bag and put in freezer.
4. It will be there for when you need it in an emergency!

So make sure you go do this, you never know what kids will do!

New Fall Look

SO I finally got a new Florida Fall look to our blog. I couldn't do completely fall theme since we really don't see a change in colors here, which I do miss. So I thought a nice FL fall look with some bright colors would do us well. What do you think? I have figured out how to change the fonts on my scrapbooking blog, but don't have time tonight to do that here, a bit of leg work. Anyway hope you like the new look, there will be another new look for Christmas too!!

Please keep checking back, I have a ton of pictures to share from my birthday, just haven't had time to put a slideshow together.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Get a FREE Snuggie Blanket

OK so on one of my forums that I'm on Kari posted this link to get a Free Snuggie Blanket. You know those ones with the annoying commercials? Anyway looks like you will just have to complete a short servey later and comment on how you like it. Will let you know when I get mine in 6wks. Here is the link, fill it out...FREE is always good!


Friday, October 16, 2009

29 years ago today....

I was born! What a great day today was let me re-cap for you....

I woke up at 4:30am with a horrible migraine had was up for 1 hour. I took 3 Tylenol and went back to sleep finally. Thank goodness my headache went away I wasn't sure how I would make it through the day. I had a house that was quiet, Jay got home from work and went to bed since he worked all night and the kids weer at my Dad's house to make me my Birthday breakfast. I got ready for the day, kids called and wanted me to come up right away! So off I went...

When I didn't even get into the subdivision Bella was calling me already! 'Where are you?' I was like 'OMG give me time to get there.' So they were all excited, Brinlee too and saying 'Happy Birthday!' to me. They said they had a surprise for me in the kitchen. They decorated with balloons and a sign, had the table set and everything. Then they said they had something on the couch for me under the blanket. Well....SURPRISE!! it was my MOM!!! It's hard to keep a secret from me but they did, she flew in from Chicago for the weekend for my Birthday! I was literally in tears.

So we had breakfast, Jay came up about 1hour later. I tried waking him up when I left but he was out cold. But he did make it up. They made me eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee for breakfast. It was good! We played for a bit and then my Mom, Me and the twins went shopping.
We went to Kohls for some new shoes for the twins, and outfits for pictures for Saturday for our Christmas pictures. We then went to Wal-Mart too for a few things. Then we dropped Bella and Nanny off to get Bella's haircut while I took Quinn back to Nanny and Gramps' house. Then it was GIRL TIME. Nanny, Bella and Me went to get a pedicure and manicure. A treat for my birthday. I haven't had one in a long time and it was nice, Bella was really tired but stuck it out and enjoyed just watching, she didn't want her nails done.

We then got chines food for lunch, and was it good. Haven't had that in a really long time. After eating lunch my Dad and Jay spotted something in the lake behind their house. We so couldn't figure out what the heck it was! My Dad even got out the binoculars. Well the bubbles in the water started getting closer to the edge so they went out on the lanai. We still watched for a few minutes trying to figure it out...well....up pops a Scuba Diver!!! We all burst into tears of laughter!!! He was picking up golf balls that were in the lake. So we definately got a good laugh.

We then packed up and came back home to get dinner ready. I picked up a bit, Brinlee took a nap and Nanny and Gramps came later with the twins. I made cheese fondue and chocolate fondue for dinner. It was SOOOO GOOOOD! I actually can't wait to make it again. Bella beat everyone in Wii Bowling, Adam you would be so proud of her! Michelle and Jason came over as well as Any, Janelle and baby Peyton to join the festivities. We had some yummy Birthday cake too, and Oh do I have great pictures of Brinlee with some cake! So cute!!

I do have to say this was one of the best Birthday's I have had, and some great surprises, smiles, laughter, memories and love. Thanks to all my friends who wished me a Happy Birthday as well today, Love you all. I am now summing up my day here with this post, then going to have my piece of cake finally, I had too much fun watching Brinlee and then cleaning her up I never got any. Then it's off to bed for me, I have to work in the morning. (Yeah still have to think about that yet). Then it's Christmas family pictures tomorrow with Hill's Milestone Photography.

Pics will come later so be watching for a new post. Until the BIG ONE NEXT YEAR!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Eating Machines

Ok so on Tuesday nights after the twins have their dance class, my Dad picks them up at the studio and takes them to his house until I am done teaching that night. Well he feeds them dinner and this is what they ate tonight:

Bella had:
Soup (Two helpings!)
Broccoli and Cheese
Two Jelly Sandwiches!
Then a sucker followed up with popcorn!!

Brinlee had:
Broccoli and Cheese- She practically the whole package!
Then she drank a full cup of milk
Popped down a number of grapes
Then she had popcorn.

Quinn had:

Ok do you see something here? How does Quinn only eat soup and still have tons of energy? And little miss Brinlee...WOW!! Where does it go? Her stomach isn't even that BIG!

Friday, October 9, 2009

New Changes

Ok so I've neglected our blog for awhile. I am hoping to this weekend or week to change up our blog to a fall theme, add a few posts etc. The newest addition right now is we have a Chat Box on the left sidebar! Leave us a message, ask a question, etc. Just another fun thing. Kids have been busy with being 3yr olds and Brinlee is definitely 'On the Move!' They are loving their dance class, Bella is very technical and Quinn is just there to be the class clown and have fun.

Jay is still working on SODL at the studios and can't wait to get back onto day shifts. He is also starting to do estimates for LightHouse and if you know anyone who is looking, or yourself please contact us: info@holidaylighthouse.com

I am of course busy with the kids and still teaching. Fall festival is right around the corner so I'm getting my students ready for that. I think I have found a fall festival fun day around one of the owns here that we will take the kids to. They have a pumkin patch, hay rides, face paintings, etc. I still ahve to finish up Bella's costume and of course I'm making the girls some halloween bows that I hope to finish today.

So be back soon to check out the 'New Look' it's will be very fall-ish!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stupidly easy Mashed Potatoes!

Found a great and very easy mashed potatoes side dish! I posted about it on my recipe blog go check it out!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Day at the park, what fun!

Today we took some time at the park to play on the slides, swings, run around and explore. It wasn't too hot today but still hot! The park is shaded really well, under BIG trees. We stayed for about 1hr, Quinn didn't want to leave when we wanted to. They had a blast! Here is a scrapbook page that I did. If you are into digital scrapbooking I used TotallyD Designs kit "All About You." You can find it right now at Inspiration Lane for a limited time at a great price because she is retiring this kit!
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