18 November 2012

Why do I do it?

 I put myself in situations that aren't good for my anxiety issues.  My baby will be turning 7 this next week, so we celebrated her birthday yesterday.  She didn't want any of the kids in her class to feel bad about not being invited, so we invited the whole class.
I know!
The next few pictures are of Anna working on Olivia's birthday cake.  For a class project in school she is learning how to make and decorate cakes.  Our friend Heather is helping her in this process.  She caught on fast and did a fantastic job.  It's a lot harder than it looks. 

 I had her put a gingerbread man on it since Olivia's birthday was Gingerbread themed.
 I even took a shot at it.
 For her first try at this cake thing, I think she did a fantastic job.  Thanks Heather for the help.

 I had the kids decorate brown paper bags to take their gingerbread cookies home in.
-Side note.
I had Olivia dressed all nice with her hair fixed beautifully.  By the time the party got started, her hair was down and a mess and she had changed her clothes.
 After they decorated the bags, they decorated some cookies.  Most the kids ate all the cookies  before they made it to their bags.  The sugar highs in these kids. 
I thought the screaming and running around was bad at the Halloween party!
Nothing compared to this.

 She loved all her gifts.  One of the first things she opened up was a Fur- Real Baby Bunny.
Oh my holy heck.
Not a good thing, seeing that I just lost our "real" bunny a few days ago.
Olivia got all teary eyed and just looked at me.
On to the next present.
I think it turned out well.  The kids had a good time.  I stalked the baby that was there.  We had only a few incidents.
Just glad that's over with!
Not glad that my baby is growing up too fast.

11 November 2012

Fabulous Family.

 Olivia, our Little Miss Muffet.

 Soren with the killer dimples.

 Ella, our sweet blue eyed girl.

 Anna, our daughter that giggles too much.

 Logan, our oldest son with a killer smile!

I try to force my family to do pictures every few months.  There's a lot of teasing Mom and getting me all riled up.  They know how to do that to me.  I think at one point I threw a very large sharp stick at Logan.  The best behaved out of everyone was Izzie girl.

November is the month people reflect on how blessed they are.  All the teasing and joking aside, my kids are incredible.  I am thankful that they are kind, loving children.  We have our moments of fighting and bickering like any other normal family. 
 These pics are for my Mom and Dad.
 I love being together as a family.  It seems the time is flying by, and soon Logan will be off to college.  I just need to relax and not let the little things pass me by.

04 November 2012

Friday afternoon.

 Heading down to pick up the kids from the bus stop.
 I ended up with 2 kids home from school today.  Little Miss Muffet could of gone, but I enjoyed her home with me.  She's been hauling her baby Mia around with her lately.  Everywhere we go, she has her baby on her hip.  The darn girl won't wear shoes though.  It's getting so cold out and she still won't put them on.

 Anna was home also.  Don't you just love her shoes?  I let the girls decorate their shoes themselves.
 Our Izzie girl.  Her eyes are gorgeous.

 We got a new bunny.  His name is Mr. Freckles.  All the other animals seem get along with him pretty well.  He's very tame and is good with the kids.

Mr. Freckles, the new member of the Dunow family!