Saturday, October 29, 2011
Buzz Lightyear and Superman.
Off to the preschool Halloween party.
Carter in his serious Buzz face.
Owen fists tight ready to take off into the sky.
You'll have to come back in a few days to see what these cool dudes are actually wearing for Halloween. It's still underwraps!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Here's our artist showing off his handy work. In the last month he has also learned how to write his name. He LOVES the K4 program here and all of the arts and coloring the program has. The moment he gets home from school he pulls out his backpack to show us everything he did! They paint and color almost daily, which is right up this kids alley.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
...Not this pumpkin... This one is from the local newly renovated Tamimi's (aka: Safeway). Guess how much this bad boy costs? Ready for this, $73.60? Sounds like your kind of jackolatern huh, yeah, not likely. I couldn't resist not sharing.
I was really referring to THIS pumpkin below...
Me and our little pumpkin hosted Bunco. A Witches Night Out Bunco. The witch tutu was a last minute addition, I busted that lovely out in about an hour. Along with the rest of the festivities.
Living Room set up and ready to go. I also used the dining room table in the other room.
A closer look at one of the tables.
The vinyl signs I made for a few prizes. Yup, finally busted out the Silhouette and I LOVE it! I gave out each sign with a few gourds and small pumpkins.
The entry with the Halloween tulle wreath I made for another prize. (Remember - holiday shopping here in the Sandbox is pretty non existent. So I had to be creative this time, and well for most holidays now. That or very well planned ahead to bring it back with me on repats.)
The entertainment center complete with the Target pumpkin Mike's old co-worker Tony brought with him for me. Yeah, awesome. Tony came into Khobar for a client for two weeks, he also came across the ocean with a suitcase full of US goodies and holiday supplies for me. Yes, he's awesome and I'm a lucky, lucky girl who now has a dozen Panera Bread bagels, cherry craisins, Twizzlers, Halloween costumes for the boys and jackolaterns that didn't cost 70 bucks a pop. The boys think these pumpkins are fantastic!
The only photo I captured of all of the "witches" at the party, chatting in the kitchen and enjoying festive appetizers and deserts. Since I am still kicking off this new Bunco group and hosted again (third actual Bunco night- I've hosted two of them), add to that my little preggo pumpkin, and teaching Boot Camp that morning, I had each witch bring a dish to share. Took a lot of stress off of me and actually gave me the extra hour to make the pumpkin witch tutu.
Mike was a trooper and took the boys to dinner, then came back and watched movies with them in the back room so the ladies could play a wicked game of Bunco in the front of the house.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I'm so glad Owen had his time in the birthday light. He loved having his friends over. He loved the dino theme, searching for blow up dinosaurs in the yard, chasing his friends with his dino nose on and has thoroughly enjoyed all of his presents. The biggest hit is a huge Spiderman bouncing ball, you know the ones with a handle you bounce on. Toy of choice right now.
We've got one happy little 3 year old. Although calling him 'little' no longer seems to fit. He's all big boy these days.
Here's to a great third year Owen.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Because it's been too long since my last post.
Because my mom has requested more pictures.
Here is an update on the Dille's in the sandbox.
We've been working on making this sandbox feel a little more like fall. Which some days when the temp continues to reach 100 degrees can be a bit of a challenge. Add to that, pumpkins are being sold at one store in town for a whopping 6 bucks a pound.
So we got creative and made our own pumpkins for the porch. I put the fall wreath back on the door, planted new flowers and washed all the sand and grit off. Now it feels like we live here again.