Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Party 2010

Today was Pucca's Halloween party! CRAZY CRAZY!

We were moving last year and so I bought a bunch of stuff after Halloween for a sweet bargain. But I packed it away and forgot just how much crap, uhhh....decorations I had actually bought.

Needless to say we were covered!

We bobbed for apples, had face tattoos, wrapped a few mummies, played Zombie Zombie where's my brain and a few relay races. We also made a 'scary' magnet for the parents.

Yummy mummy cupcakes were the treat of choice!

Kids packed up their own goodie bags with their choice of pencils, erasers, silly bands, candy and other halloween goodies.

Check out the costumes!

and yes...that mean looking green witch is me! Why not...after the last few days I've had- I was feeling a little witchy!

ah haa haa ha ha ha ha ha (my witch cackle if you couldn't tell!)

Friday, October 22, 2010

halloween party progress

I have a week to put the finishing touches on Pucca's Halloween party...I'm working on the treats.

I LOVE cupcakes for parties...they may be the trend of yester-year, but I still love them. They are just fun and the perfect size for kids!

Here are a few ideas Pucca and I found:

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I've also found this fun treat...but I'm not a big fan of black licorice- Do kids like it? And what do you think they wrapped around the licorice to hold it together?

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And of course sugar cookies...those are always fun and I love how simple these are!

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I think I'm leaning towards the mummy cupcakes (the top one) and use pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting to bring a little seasonal flare. Pucca's having a blast helping plan the party and is super excited...and that's all that really matters!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ca - Razy time

Oh where! oh where has my little blog gone? Oh where or where can she be?

hmmmm....ever been so totally overwhelmed (not in a bad way- just the normal CEO of the family duties) that things get pushed off and off and off and then HOLY CRAP! its been a week since I last blogged!?

Well- guess what!? I'm there!

I'm not sure what all just snuck up on me. Fall break, vacation, Halloween, Halloween party, Pucca's sick (bronchitis- icky!), my mom went awol without telling me, meetings, meetings and more meetings, Husker football (blah!) and about 50 gazillion other little things that add up to 'NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY!'

Any who....I should be in bed right now, but I'm not, obviously because I'm writing this post. A post about nothing really- yet I feel it needed to be said. I love this little blog and promise to make more time for between PTA meetings, piano lessons, dr appts and carpool!

Kisses you sweet thing! Now off to bed- need that beauty sleep!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

what better way to spend Columbus Day (elementary schools were closed) than going to the pumpkin patch!?

Friday, October 08, 2010


Kynna's Industrial Tech class has been a bit rowdy and the teacher is darn near fed up. NOT the WHOLE class...but its not safe to even have just a few kids acting up or not paying attention.

Well, her teacher had had enough. So ALL the students were required to write a paper on why its important to have manners in class.

Kynna was quite upset- because she wasn't being rowdy, troublesome or naughty. Why should she have suffer the consequences of someone else's wrong doings? You can bet I heard an earfull on that one!

Needless to say- she wrote the paper and I wanted to share it with you. I love the way the girls write, their perspective and tone. And this one cracked me up.

Mr. Applegate
Period 7

Why is it important to have manners while in the lab...

It is important to have manners because it all ties into being safe in the lab.

If we weren’t respectful we would not care and not follow the rules. We would not be respectful of one another tools or projects. We would not worry about each other’s safety. You need to have manners to show you’re at least a decent person.

At the worst we would fight, let’s say BOB and JOE are fighting in the lab over something. Bob pulls on the piece of wood and Joe lets go of the wood. Bob would hurl back and possibly damage the machine. Bob could bump someone who was working at let’s say the band saw. The working person would be pushed into the “ line of fire” on the band saw, which would potentially put the person’s fingers in harm. Plus where did Bob land? He landed on the floor where he probably hit his head. Now Bob was angry so instead of walking off and letting it go, he went over and hit Joe. A chain reaction to chaos! Not good!

So it is important to have manners and to be safe, If we do that we shouldn’t make stupid mistakes or get hurt. And we all get along happily ever after.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Thursday Night Lights

my good friend and her little man

Its kind of surreal and weird that the whole city is RED on a Thursday! Our beloved Huskers are playing a Thursday night game against K State on ABC tonight!

We'll be tailgating and watching the game at home with friends- nothing like a house full of friends, kids running around, yummy football food and cheering on the HUSKERS!


Friday, October 01, 2010


Its Oct 1st- oh how I love FALL! I know autumn technically started in September...but it was still too bloody hot to be fall. But now that its October- all will be lovely! Today we awoke to gorgeous crisp morning and this afternoon was beautiful- all the sunshine you could ask for with a slight northern breeze to keep things comfortable! I wish I could press pause and it would stay this way forever!

I thought I would share with you some reasons why I'm excited about this fall:

Pucca is going back to Mayo...we've been worried about some of her muscle development and how its affecting her shoulder blades and movement. I was hesitant about making an appt because it takes FOREVER to get one and I thought our next scheduled one was November 2011 (we go every other year). Low and behold an appointment card came for her today and she has appointments and procedures scheduled for Nov 10- seven weeks from now! Wonderfully coincidental!

Our baby Emma will be turning 5 November 19th! And yes- we'll be having a little party!

Family is coming in to spend Thanksgiving with us! We love time with the cousins!

We're making a trip to Colorado...we missed the trip last year because of the house being sold and hectic schedules. But not this year...Can't wait!!! pretty in the fall! Every warm tone you can imagine, dotting the entire so beautiful!

Happy fall, everyone!