This is the last Halloween post! I promise!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Vance can't sit still today.
This photo is proof.
He wouldn't wear his costume at the party, so hopefully he'll still want to wear it tonight.
Instead, I tried taking a picture of him in his spooky mummy shirt.
Hopefully I'll have some pictures of a cute lion to shart tomorrow!
Happy Trick or Treating!
We have a busy day today. Little Gym, a Halloween party, and trick or treating tonight. I know most of you are done with trick or treating, but in our neck of the woods it's only allowed on the 31st. I'll post pictures of a dressed up Mr. Vance from our little party later today.
Have a spooky day!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Justin: 2 last night, 2 this afternoon. Total to Date: 7
Charisa: 2 last night, 2 this afternoon. Total to Date: 8
Today was picture day for us. On the way to our Botanical Gardens it started to rain and was a chilly temp of 51 or so. And windy. The rain stopped and halfway through the session the sun came out, so that was a plus. I have a huge Kelli Kapowski Prom Queen Zit on my chin, so it's great that we got that captured on film. Hopefully it's not to noticeable. Just wish it was warm enough to wear my orange tank dress and black boots.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
President's Choice brand cookies are back. Remember PC? It was the generic brand for National Grocery Store chains. PC was the company responsible for Dr. Smooth (generic for Dr. Pepper). I loved Dr. Smooth and still have a can somewhere packed away in the basement.
The cookies are as good as I remember them. The packaging is still the same too. Did they find crates of old cookies somewhere in an abandoned warehouse? Like Dharma for Lost fans? Or is PC making a comeback? Will have to Google this later. Let's see how long it takes us to go through the bag.
Cookie Counter to Date: Justin 3, Charisa 4.
(However, since I'm eating for 2, it should read something like "Charisa 2, Rosie Barcelona 2")
Will keep everyone updated.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
If the lovely spammers come back and I have to turn the Word Verification back on, I'll take you through step by step.
I'll be expecting more comments for now on.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Still running around trying to get ready for weekend guests, so that's all for now. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
So, last year I started to make a stocking for Vance. "Won't take any time at all! And will be fun too!" This was my attitude when I purchased the kit. Christmas came and went and no stocking. I pulled it out and dusted her off a couple of nights ago. I HAVE to get it done by this Christmas. Here's what it's supposed to look like:
Here's what I have done. On the list of instructions I'm not even half way done. I guess I didn't realize that each little piece could require up to 4 steps. Embroider! Sequin! Applique! Stuff! Repeat!
Sporty Santa might be missing a few pieces of his sports equipment, might not look so damn jolly, and his puffy little blue hand might accidentally appear to be flipping the bird. But by Christmas he'll be hanging from the mantle. And Vance will love it.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Preparing for our weekend guests.
Playing with my new phone.
Re-starting an overdue project.
We're off to Little Gym this morning, running a few more errands, and possibly lunch with Justin.
Hopefully that will tire Vance out, he'll take a good nap, and I can post more later.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
(Truthfully, around here he's referred to as, "that effing fish" and usually ends with "err, I forgot to hide him while Vance was asleep!")
Vance found Fiss while playing in the basement, crammed in an unpacked box. He secretly brought Fiss upstairs and demanded New Batts! for his quiet new friend.
Vance pets him. Vance has hit him, then gave him a hug and said, "Sorry, Fiss". Yesterday he ate breakfast and lunch right beside him.
Here's a little clip of Vance and Fiss. Enjoy.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Actually, now that I'm thinking about it he doesn't do to much lining up anymore. He does groups, what he calls "parking lots", and they've been confined to the rug under the dining room table. I'm enjoying this, because now I have less groupings of cars to hop over all around the house.
So, the rug in the dining room. Not a cheap rug, not an expensive rug, your standard 8x10 Pottery Barn rug. If anyone needs such a rug go ahead and drive by our house, there's a good chance it could be on the front lawn today.
Next time you're in Pottery Barn stop by the area rug display and breathe deeply. I thought it would go away once in our house, but no. The problem is that it's a wool rug. Wool + Moisture = Stink. Moisture you ask? Yes, when we have the windows open I guess the moisture in the air makes it worse. We've had our windows open for a few days and we've gotten rain, so it's bad again right now. And driving me nuts.
I've Googled this and found no real answer. I've tried sprinkling smelly stuff and vacuuming it, but nothing. And I'm sure no one else can really smell it. I'm sure Justin can't smell it - he only knows about because I keep asking him about it. "Do you smell that?!? Do you? Come over here and smell. How can you not smell that?!?" I've always had a strong sense of smell and this is just the curse I live with. Woe is me...
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
We took Vance apple picking on Saturday. He was more into eating the apples, not picking them. The mosquitoes were awful that day, so we stayed 15 minutes or so. Still plenty of time to get enough apples for caramel and chocolate apples - to be made hopefully today.
Justin and I finished painting the upstairs hallway last night. So glad that's done! The bedrooms are the only rooms now that have not been painted. Not sure when we'll get to those. Hopefully soon, the "Builder Beige" is driving me nuts! I can't take too much credit for the work. I was down with a bad cold all weekend, so he did the majority of the work.
It's raining here right now. I heard STL was supposed to get rain, too. I know how everybody has been wanting rain there, hope it happens for you guys!
Sold another tea towel over the weekend, so must go mail that today. My dad called to inform me that my "inventory is low". I know, I know. I've been slacking and quite lazy lately. Must get started on more.
Hopefully I can get some pictures from apple picking downloaded later today.