Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat!!!

Last night at our wards Halloween Carnival, the boys were able to play lots of games and win candy!

{I love how little Ollie blends in with the decor haha!}

I was nervous that I wouldnt be able to go out with the boys tonight because ever since take-out last night I have been feeling.....rather ill {to put it nicely} you dont want details, TRUST ME. Ugh! Im feeling a little better...but I can only handle water...otherwise I feel like crap again---rolaids and water....officially old!

Anyway, the boys {I should say just Briggy--Ollie just was NOT HAPPY in his costume last night or today. We only went to a few houses and then I took him back home to give him dinner....he was a cute pumpkin...but not happy with his momma or daddy!}

The most HILARIOUS part of the night is that Briggy ran into not ONE but TWO people's houses. They were talking to him and for whatever reason he felt like he was a welcome guest to just pop in, eat their candy and look at all their decor! We were right there with him--but we were NOT expecting him to do that!!!

The "Great Pumpkin" made his annual delivery at the Tillotsons! I stuffed their Halloween bags while they were eating dinner with ABC magnets, lots of dinosaurs and jungle creatures. Thats all the rage here, good thing the Great Pumpkin pays attention to things like that...the boys were VERY EXCITED to play!

Briggy had a special Halloween dinner--nothing fancy--unfortunately he has a very limited palette--but a pumpkin shaped grilled cheese and apple mouths went over really well!

lots of candy, we recycled half of his bag to trick or treaters and saved quite a few candies for him to gobble down the next few days! Overall, it was a great weekend {other than my gurgling stomach}
We were Jack Mormons tonight, taking in all the spooky festivities and trick or treating....We've got to be extra good and grateful this Thanksgiving season to make up for our Tom-foolerly! :P

Thursday, October 28, 2010

#5 at 5pm: Halloween Fun?

One of the blogs I visit frequently started a new thing where you take a picture on a thursday at a scheduled time of day {snapshots of life}. Today's time was 5 pm. I thought it would be fitting to pick the 5th picture I snapped since it pretty much encompassed the mood of the evening.

We had been planning on doing pumpkin carving on monday for FHE, but each day things or meetings got in the way, so finally today was the day! Ive been so excited, thinking Briggy would totally want to DIG IN! and get all gross and ooey gooey. I figured Ollie would try eating the glop, and then play with the scoops---I figured out Ollie just right, Briggy on the other hand DID NOT LIKE the pumpkins! As soon as I pulled the top off and he saw what was inside---he started to freak out!!! He was screeching "NO THANKKKK YOUUUU!" over and over again. At least he was polite about it?
I thought a 2-almost 3 year old boy---especially a BRIGGY BOY would be all about this, but he was so grossed out! I touched him with my hand that had some of the goo on it, and he insisted on washing his hands. He better grow out of this sissy stuff fast! Maybe its just a phase....anyway, here's the Tillotsons at 5 pm!

here are a couple other snapshots....we had to take a break and feed the boys {and blog of course} and then while the boys are watching Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin, mommy will be carving all by her lonesome!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sneak Peek

I have been planning a few projects in my head for the past....year, 6 months? I dont know--long time. One for the diningroom and the other for the upstairs between the two bedrooms in the hall with the playroom. For now, I finished part of the diningroom project with these sillouhettes! I love them! Since the whole diningroom is family/family history themed, i've got more to work on, but these sillouhettes are going to be the focal point.
Of course I took pictures of them in the hallway carpet that is always littered with cheerios and oliver crumbs...oh well, if i cared enough i could have cropped it off, but such is life!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Random Halloween Decor

Since hardly anyone ever comes over, and we're pretty much the only one who sees how i decorate, i thought id show a few pics of some halloween stuff we've put up. There are still a few projects I want to finish, but im not sure if they'll get up before Halloween comes! It takes me A LOT LONGER to finish projects than I would like!

I think these are my favorite! i love the little pumpkin and bat jingles when you open the door. I found these at Ocean State Job Lot when I was home in CT a few weeks ago.

These little ghosties hung in my home when I was a child. I convinced my mom that it would be a good idea to pass them down to me! I always loved them so much! I want to put up garland in that entry way that says "beware" or something...havent got around to it yet, but hopefully within the next couple days.... The boys love them :)

Jessie snagged this BOO sign from the DI in Utah. Some forgotten little Super Saturday project. It deserved a good home :) Its a little old-school, but Briggy loves it because he can spell it. B-O-O- BOO! mommy! Boo! I hear that WAYYYY too much throughout the day, but I can't complain, Briggy has got his ABC's down and loves to spell! We're so proud of him!!! {I swear I can see Ollie shaking his head like "okay, brigs--enough---just like I feel after the 4590000 times he said and spelled it! ha!}

Our "Spook-ified" Diningroom table. When the boys get a little older I want to have a spooky dinner and have them feel all the gross eyeballs and brains and stuff. I think they are still a little young...but for now, its merely decoration!

I had originally planned on spray painting those fake pumpkins white and stenciling "BOO" on them. but most everything I have is orange and black, so I thought it would look out of place. So I just left them the way they are. Maybe I should have glittered them orange--oh well, there's always next year.

Here's the entryway table. Its missing something, well a few things. I had attempted to make these cute fluffy yarn spiders, but im incompetent, and they came out looking HORRIBLE! I am going to try to find some cute spiders to add the the web. I made that spiderweb-memoboard---i thought it was pretty neat.
I feel like the table needs something on either side of the EEK blocks, but havent had any inspiration on what that should be. Maybe just some small pumpkins? Oh well, for now, it gets the job done!

Last but not least, the cutest boys in matching shirts {we were about to have a fun day out at the Christmas Tree Shops and the Mall play area with the "Ga-gos!" {The Salgados}

Briggy has been potting training the last few days and doing AWESOME at it. When we put underwear on him, not so awesome. So we've had a little naked boy running around--hopefully he'll get the hang of the underwear thing in the very near future! Ollie has been walking SOOO many steps here and there this past week! He is totally on his way to becoming a full-fledged walker! The goal we established with his Occupational Therapist was 18 months, and I think he will beat that by a few months!! Go Ollie!! Go Briggy!!! Our boys are the BEST!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sweet & Sexy Soiree

Last week was total MAYHEM. I flew back home to CT for my best friend Ambyr's wedding. Because I'm out of state and wanted to throw her bridal shower, we had to wait until a couple days before the wedding to throw it. I was able to purchase and pre make a lot of things for the shower, but only so much can fit in suitcases, so lots of it was made a couple nights before with my other best friend {and wedding photographer} Jessie. {did I mention shes also my big sis? shes amazing and puts up with all my craziness}

Here are the preview shots from the online store I bought the invites from {vistaprint} they always have so many deals, I got these for free and just paid shipping!

Normally I am not into "Sexiness". Ambyr is GORGEOUS, but thats just not me. Id rather things be cutesy and do a homemaking shower over anything else--but she really wanted lingere as gifts, so I went with it. I tried to incorporate as much SWEETNESS and cuteness with a little hint of sexiness here and there. The color scheme for the party was Red, Black and Polka dots! Fun! The shower was held in the evening in an old lounge room off of a bar. Perfect spot--even the chairs had red and black leather with studs on them! It was a small room, but perfect for girl talk, gossip and present-opening peep-shows!

I got a little cheeky with some of the food labeling. Originally we were going to have a "make your own whoopie pie" set up called "Makin' Whoopie" but we had a few minor issues with the recipe and ended up buying some last minute at the grocery store. We still kept the sign "Makin' Whoopie Pies" love it. Hopefully everyone got the play on "makin' whoopie" and night activities.

The other cheeky labeling was "Cherry-poppin' corn" dirty for a mormon girl, right? how could I resist? The candied cherry popcorn was SOOO good! I love those little cones!

Other treats were dipped marshmallows, red velvet cupcakes, white and dark chocolate dipped strawberries and raspberry infused water {although most of the ladies sipped on red-colored champagne}

Here is one of the Bridesmaids "Sassy Cassie" with the red-tinted champagne!

There were 6 tables, and each table got their own cute centerpiece. Stryofoam spheres were wrapped in polkadot fabric and stuck with a dowel to give a lollipop apperance. One of the spheres was stuck with hundreds of red valentine tootsie pops. I made one of those crepe paper rolled rose topiaries that TOOK FOREVER AND A WEEK to make. Ugh! too much work--I wouldnt recommend it. Instead of making a second just like it the other crepe paper ball is just ripped pieces with diamond floral pins. Cupcake wrappers and red polka dot scrapbook flowers were pinned to the other styrofoam ball centerpiece.

The floating tissue pom poms are from Martha Stewart {actually part of her blood/vampire halloween line in stores now for the holiday!}

Originally I planned on making lingere cookies for the favors. I bought a bikini cookie cutter set online that looked like a bra and panties, and was going to frost them red and black---unfortunately we ran out of time and I used plan b favors--these black and white candle favors from michaels. They smelled really good--and said Thank you on top. Fast and Easy...just what we needed!

We took some really cute bride-to-be and bridesmaids shots before the night was over. I love them! Im the chubby maid-of-honor choking the bridezilla! told you she was GORGEOUS! It was a really fun night, and everyone seemed to have a great time and complimented me tons on the decor. Thanks to sleepless nights and all of Jessies help my Sweet and Sexy Soiree vision came alive!

All digital images are courtesy of My Sugar Sweet Digital Photography!

excited to show off all the hard work and fun ambyr's bridal shower was!!