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Happy Halloween!!!

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Well, after a week-long celebration of Halloween, it’s finally here. I’ve got my favorite Halloween shirt on (that I designed, of course):

Eek, Boo, Mmm Halloween Jr. Jersey T-Shirt

I also went to the Halloween Parade at the Primary school today. So darn cute. Then (finally) trick-or-treating tonight. You know, I totally love Halloween, but I’m ready to take the decorations down and call it a day.

Did I mention that Tony went skydiving yesterday? Well, he did, and he thought it was incredible and awesome. I said that I will go on the next trip (when it’s a bit warmer). If you want to see what it’s like, you can see the video of our bartender Nikki skydiving for her first time.

Chloe is ready to go trick-or-treating right now. She really doesn’t understand that we have to wait, and that there really isn’t anybody home right now!

Haven’t watched The Office or 30 Rock from last night yet. That’s what I’ll do tonight after the chickies go to bed. I hope you all have a great day!!!!!

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Cafe Press makeover.

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As you all know, have a few stores over at Cafe Press. Well, they’ve prettied themselves up. I think it looks great! Although there are a few minor adjustments that are needed, the navigation seems good, and I like the four products across. Once you log in there are changes, too. All the same stuff, but presented differently. Can’t wait to go and play, but unfortunately I have to play restaurant owner right now!!!! More posts soon!

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Well, yesterday was a crazy family day.  But it was all good.  After we did our regular Saturday gig of running to the restaurant so that they had change, we came home and got ready for the Rennerdale Halloween parade.  It was very cute, and the Rennerdale Volunteer Fire Department always does a great job.  The kids were happy seeing all of their friends, and the costumes.  Oh, and of course the treat bags were very important.

After that we went to the Panhandle Trail for the night walk.  It really is quite cute!  They line the trail with a bunch of carved pumpkins, and have a bonfire on either end.  The kids get a treat bag, and there’s hot cider and hot chocolate.  They tell some sorta-spooky stories by one of the bonfires.  It was a little chilly, and Chloe was at the end of her rope by the time we were done.  She had been awake since 5:30, so she just had to be fried.  She was also very “sirsty.”

So, I’ve included some pics for all to see.  More posts later, I promise!  I’m actually getting better at this, and I’ve thought about some good subjects (other than MY kids, of course) to talk about!

Oh, btw, I discovered the website through another blog that I read (Because I Said So), and it really is cute.  You can use the free verson (like me), or you can pay a yearly/monthly fee to do it without ads and have it show full screen.

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Finally, some pics of the kids

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OK, it’s just a few pics. And I did have fun using the smilebox thingie.

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The pics are from our trip almost 2 weeks ago to Idlewild. We had a great time, even though it was pretty darn crowded. Oh, and that story about Chloe? I’m not sure where exactly she heard this (because it’s not said in out house), but here it is. We were down the street at our friends’ house, and Becca was showing off the fact that she now knows all of the colors in Spanish. Well, she got to black and she said “Black, Negro.” No big deal. Well, Chloe looks at me and says “Momma, you shouldn’t call people that. It will make them sad.” I told her it’s how you say the color black in Spanish. She didn’t seem to care.

She’s a little smartie pants. Look at this! Two posts in two days. Maybe it’s the start of something. Maybe it’s not. Anyway, I’m about to leave the house to go get ready for our big Halloween Bash at Downey’s House tonight. I hope it’s a success!!!!!

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Time flies…

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Well, time really DOES fly when you have 8 million things going on in life. So sorry I haven’t written. Mom came up for a visit, running the restaurant, doing my online business, doing kindergarten homework, sometimes sleeping. OH, and the new seasons of my fav shows have started. I have found time for the shows that I like to DVR. They are, in no particular order, True Blood (HBO),The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Three and a Half Men, and new to the line up, The Big Bang Theory. New episodes of 30 Rock start next Thursday, and that will make it on the list too. the beautiful thing about DVR is that I can watch it whenever I want to and skip the commercials. Now I just have to get it in my bedroom, so I can watch before I go to sleep!!

So, here’s what motivated me to actually write today. Another funny little Becca story. Last night we were doing homework. She had to glue pictures (or draw pictures) of things that started with the letter ‘A’ onto a paper. Her little brain was searching and searching for ‘A’ words. She’s sounding it out ‘aaaaaa.’ And then she looks at me with her big, beautiful eyes. “Mom, I can’t say that. It’s a swear word.” Of course I know what she’s thinking. So I tell her “Well, go ahead and say it. Just this once. Because if it’s at least a word that starts with ‘A’ I’ll be happy that you figured another word out.” Sh she says it “OK…ass.” Then she starts giggling. But the kicker is what she asked next. “Mom, can you draw a picture of a butt on my paper?” Laughing, I tell her that I didn’t think Mrs. Z would appreciate a picture of a butt.

I just went out and bought bags and bags of Halloween candy and hid it from
myself the kids. There’s the preschool party (bags of treats for 11), then there’s the kindergarten party (smaller bags of treats for 19), and then there’s trick-or-treat. The really bad thing about all of this is that I’m going to get all of that candy back through my kids. Ugh.

I’m also gearing up for the Halloween Bash at Downey’s House. Gotta finish getting my costume ready today. I think I have the tricycles for the tricycle races, got the ingredients for the pudding shots, got some spooky drink garnishes. Now I just have to make it through tomorrow. Got a nice 12 hour day ahead of me. Oh, and it’s also Anita’s (the co-owner) birthday tomorrow, so I have to go and get her a little surprise cake.

I have lots of thoughts racing around this crazy head of mine, and I really will get better at posting them. And all of the stories. OH, I just thought of another one. Gotta remember to talk to you about Chloe and the color black. See ya later!