Monday, November 26, 2012


Our Thanksgiving this year was pretty uneventful- to say the least.

We usually host a big crowd of family and friends- and this year- it just so happened that everyone had somewhere else to be.

So just the 3 of us for Thanksgiving.

We were lazy.

We didn't even plan.

Not. one. single. plan.

Well- I take that back. We did decide on a menu and went to the store and got all of our food to cook.

But that was about it.

We woke up Thursday morning- had breakfast. Sat on the couch. Played in our PJs. Relaxed.

It was actually pretty nice.

Then when we got ready- we put on actual clothes and started cooking up our feast. Even though it was just the 3 of us- we still cooked like everyone was coming over.

Turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole, green chili cheesy potatoes, collard green, rolls, cheesy green bean bake, gravy and cranberry sauce, pumpkin roll and chocolate banana bread pudding. We don't mess around.


I even forgot to take pictures of everything. But here is our turkey cooking.

That's the Big Easy- it's a oil- less turkey fryer. Cooks infrared- or some sci-fi stuff like that. Weird right? but ohhhh sooo good!

And K helped us make dessert- by cleaning the mixing bowls

and then we put on our comfy clothes- snuggled up on the couch- watched Megamind- and did nothing. It was great.

We will be all nice and rested to have everyone back in the house next year!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

we started with our Halloween tradition- carving some pumpkins.

K would have nothing to do with the pumpkin guts- every time we pulled out a handful he would say

'mommy that's YUCKY'

working hard

Ta!Da! all done. Mine's the best- right? 

K- had his annual Costume Parade at school. You can tell he's just thrilled.

he makes a pretty cute Popeye!

               That evening we got all ready to go out trick-or-treating.
We have a zombie. And a....a.... hmmm... well not real sure what she is. A hobo nerd with suspenders? She also had some vampire fangs too.

This is pretty much all we saw of K all night long. He got the hang of the whole ringing the doorbell. Um, sorry any one that had a stuck doorbell. (or toddler finger push- you know- just to check and make sure it rang the 1st five or six times.)

he had the sweetest 'Trick or Treat' voice

he would just take one piece of candy- then say the sweetest 'thank you'
and then he was off!

  his bag was so heavy he was dragging it behind him.

you can see holes in his bag here. Eventually a little candy trail followed him home. With those big muscles- that bag must have been really heavy.

yay! candy!

What a night. We had fun- managed to get the kids all dressed up and they manager to score some major candy! We will prob have candy around here forever! maybe I should go eat some.....

happy halloween ya'll!