Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy HalllloWeeeeeen!

From the bottom of our hearts.


Friday, October 30, 2009

All Hallows Eve

Today we attended Mrs. McPhee's Fall Party today. I have always tried to stay very active in Logan's school. Whether by being the actual Room Mom, dropping in to see what I can help with, lunching in the school cafeteria or chaperoning field trips. He wants me there. He loves when I'm there. I'm gonna soak allll that up while I can! I know a time will come when mom's will no longer be cool and he may completely ignore more (fingers crossed...let's hope not!). I think it's very important to be involved with their education. Knowing who friends are and their parents. Having a good relationship with the teacher. And just plain keeping up with what's going on in your child's life.

So today we helped with the Fall Party. This is soooo not easy with a very active toddler who demands your full attention but we had fun. The kids decorated cookies, made candy necklaces, heard a ghost story, played candy corn bingo and painted pumpkins. Oh and some mom made these awesome eyeballs from marshmallows that you can see below.

He's super pumped for All Hallows Eve.
I've been getting daily countdowns.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Hidden Treasure

Lately, after Big Brother is dropped off at school, B and I have been venturing around town. You know, finding the beauty around us and all. Well I'd passed this far off fountain thing that looked to be in the middle of a pond, from what I could tell, a few times now. There was also a newly constructed building nearby. I could never figure out how to get to it and what it actually was.

Well yesterday on our way home I found what could be the entrance. We made our way there this morn and as I got closer to the area I could feel the excitement creeping in. Like a hidden little treasure in the middle of town. My own Secret Garden per se. There was bustle all around the area, but the walkway itself was completely isolated. I wasn't sure if it was actually open or not yet but I saw no Do Not Enter signs sooo fair game right!?

I got B out and loaded the stroller. Rounded the first corner and saw The Beauty All Around Us! Beautiful walkways, lined with lamp posts, a huge pond with a sprinkling fountain, bridges and trees and hills galore!! It was a photographers dream and I forgot my stinkin memory card. We walk the length of it and back. Saw a crane in the middle of a huge field. I wanted to startle him with our presence so he'd spread his massive wings and B could ohhhh and ahhhh at his grace. He wasn't budging no matter how much I rustled the grass. However, on our walk back, the pond was FULL of ducks...mallards, solid white ones and ugle chicken/turkey looking ducks. Twenty or so beautiful ducks for B's viewing pleasure.

The path is on a hill and is a little far from the actual pond. I knew B would be thrilled to see the ducks just a little closer. I take her out and walk about 5 steps towards the pond. We silently watch the 20 ducks float towards the other side with the ugly chicken/turkey ducks smack in the middle of the line. They spot me. They emerge from the water and are coming straight towards us. "Ohhh look at the pretty ducks B," I say. Ohhh they're coming faster. I stumble backwards. This doesn't look good. Either they're gonna Wing Attack us or they want food, which I don't have.

By this time, all the other 17 ducks have noticed they're (apparent) leaders have retreated from the pond and are quickly following suit. Twenty ducks. Coming towards us. Eithere hungry or lookin for a fight. No one is around. No one will hear me scream! I manage to scramble to the top of the hill. Don't bother putting B back in her seat and scurry away as fast (but calmly as not to startle them) as I can! As I'm scurring I turn back to see if any are hot on our tail. They have slowed and a few are furiously flapping as if to say, "GetOwwnOuttaHeea!"

Ohhh I will! For now. But we'll be back ducks.
You can BetYerBottomDolla on that! This is My Secret Garden!
We'll Be Back.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

What Makes A Happy Heart

In my case? Organization!
I began my fall wardrobe makeover a few weeks ago. You know, out with the summer in with the fall. Then. I got sick. BLAH! Body aches off and on all day and when I'd feel a tad better and get up to get things done my energy would be zapped. Like, "If I don't lay down right now I'm gonna pass out." The body aches and energy drain were my only symptoms for a week and a half. Until last weekend when it turned into more of a sinus infection feeling. So yeah, this kept me from my happy heart. But now, I can so with Pure Joy, it is complete! It may not last long but it sure will be nice while it lasts. If I'm feeling stressed or down or just plain BLAH I go take a peek at my beautifully organized closet and all is well again. Yeah, I may be a tad OCD.
Doesn't that make you happy!?


Monday, October 12, 2009

Lindsay Renee Photography

Did you notice my new Facebook page button for my photography over there on the right?? Well, check it out and Become A Fan!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Decisions, Decisions

Although I always said I'd be sad when I couldn't choose Logan's Halloween costumes anymore it sure has made the decision process ALOT easier!! He knows exactly what he wants to be and all I gotta do is get it together. I have no idea where he gets the decisive attitude from but I'm sure thankful for it.

Brynn, on the other hand, can't make these decisions yet. I.Am.Torn! You have noooo idea how long it took me to narrow it down to just 3.

Should she be:
This adorable, colorful peacock?
This fluffy, cuddly little lamb?

This prescious, girly ladybug?
Opinions welcome.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

An Incident with the Pavement

Today B's nose met the pavement. She climbed up the back steps and as I go over to help her down I see her bouncing (as if counting 1...2...3!) and she attempts to JUMP down. There was only minor crying but man did those little scrapes bleed! She's a pretty tough cookie. Welcome to toddlerhood Miss Brynn.

Updated to show scabbing effects


Friday, October 2, 2009


Leggings: Check
Tunics: Check
Shirt Dress: Check
Jeans: Check
Uggs: Check
Pink Converse:Check

Lil Sista is well on her way to being winter ready.
Now we gotta work on Big Brutha!
Thank You Mema for getting her started!


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