Saturday, November 28, 2009


We were at my dad's house last weekend. I was playing cards with my dad and his 2 brothers. OU was getting their butt kicked on the muted television. A Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial came on.

"Do you like KFC Papa?" Zander asked.

"Sure do," he answered and my Uncle's agreed.

"I knew it!" Zander exclaimed. "I've been asking my mom to take me there since I was three years old but my dad said it's nasty and she won't take me. I knew it was good."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Santa Came Early This Year?!

We were at the mall this week (Children's Place having a BIG SALE on all Holiday clothes ~30% off lowest marked price! I got the girls their dresses for $6.50 apiece!) Anyway, Santa is already there. Gavin HAD to go talk to him.

He sat on his lap, but was more interested in the bowl of suckers next to him. Santa made a little light conversation with him, commenting on his red hair. Gavin said, "Yeah. I have red hair. You have white. Can I have a sucker?"

"Well, why don't you tell me what you want for Christmas son."

"Candy," Gavin told him.

"Well, do you want me to bring you any toys this year?"

"Sure! How 'bout a dump truck or bulldozer....and candy" he added.

Finally Gavin got his lollipop and we were on our way.

The next morning me and the 4 kids rushed out the door to take Zander to school. This was in our front yard!

Gavin squealed with delight. "Mom! WOW! Look at that!" and he ran to it with the biggest grin on his face.

Sorry buddy, Santa didn't come early this year.

Camille & Maya

The only good thing about having our yard dug up, drive way re-done, and a portapotty in our yard (Yes, the City of Tulsa choose our yard for their construction workers to use the bathroom in...I'm so honored) is hours of entertainment for the kiddos! All 4 love watching them work.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had such a fun filled Halloween! Hope you did too!

Money is a little tight this year (isn't it every year?) so I asked the boys to come up with their own costumes. They have a trunk of dress up clothes in their fighter, spiderman, cowboy, jedi....seriously, they have to many to name.

Zander came downstairs, wearing head to toe black with a black sheet tied around his neck as a cape. "Ohhh. What are you?" I asked him.

"I am The Dark of the Night," he informed me. I have no idea where he got this from, but I think it's pretty creative for a 5 year old!

For the past month Gavin has been telling me he wanted to be a bird. A bird?! I was really hoping I could persuade him to be a pirate or something he already had, but he wouldn't budge. I was up for the challenge. Here's what I came up with. I bought felt, cut them into "feathers" and hot glued them together for his wings. If I was to do this again I would use a lighter fabric. The felt was so heavy pined on the back of his shirt that it choked the poor little guy!

I bought an eye mask and a bag of feathers for the mask...the beak was made out of foam. To complete the costume he had feather boas and rubber glove feet! the total cost of the costume was under $15!

This was Gavin's first year trick or treating. Last year he was sick and the year before he was just a baby. When it was dusk I said, "Let's go trick or treating!" He ran outside and hopped in the van. I told him to get out and he started to cry, saying he wanted to "go to trick or treat" HA! The first house we went to he tried to go inside! It took about 10 houses before he caught on to trick or treat etiquette....No grabbing candy, no demanding candy, saying thank you.
The twins were Thing 1 & Thing 2 and I was the Cat in the Hat! We went to Boo Ha Ha on Brookside for trick or treating. The girls got more attention then normal....they were huge a hit!