Monday, November 22, 2010

Cookies round one!

This week has been a week of firsts for the Twins. 

Leighton got to go out for a girls day! She went shopping with Courtney, Kaelyn and I. I wish I would have had a camera with me. She smiled all day! She got to ride in the car for the first time, sit in a front facing car seat for the first time, and spend a whole day away from Hudson for the first time. She was so good. You could tell she enjoyed every second!
Then we went home....the smiles stopped and so did the good behavior:) She threw a fit the second we got home because she was no longer a only child.

Today we decided to make sugar cookies, Brecken is a pro! He loves cooking and baking, he says he is a chef like Buddy (the Cake Boss). LOL 

Hudson and Leighton have never made cookies before so this was another first for them! They dug in like champs and made a huge mess with the flour! It was pretty fun to watch.... clean up after now that is another thing. But none the less fun! 

We were even able to get a few cookies made! Sugar cookies made with whole wheat flour...I am not sold, I like the originals better but the kids love them! 
 Have a great week! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mom takes a time Vegas!

So last week I packed my bags gave everyone hugs and kisses and headed out to Vegas with a friend. She had to work most of the time we were there so I was solo! This is not how I find myself very often, no diaper bags, sippy cups and no kids in tow. I really didn't know what to do with myself so I decided to see as much as Vegas as I could! I did the scenic route though Red Rock (twice), checked out the strip, went on a chocolate factory tour, seen Jersey Boys, and even hit up a night club. Most of the time I didn't take my camera but Red Rock was a must for picture taking so here are a few from my trip.
The Road to Red Rock

Self-portrait #1

Self-portrait #2

New York New York

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


So I am a few days behind on the Halloween pictures, but photoshop crashed on me right before we went out trick or treating. I have been working hard to figure out how to fix it... and I did! Whoo hoo! Who would have thought that the girl who could barely use her computer to type a paper just a few short years ago would now be her own IT person. SO with out further ado.. my favorite little people on Halloween! Oh how I love this holiday!
Lady Gaga!
Autumn's costume was so fun to make! We just recycled a $4.99 dress from the Goodwill and attached foil wrapped boxes. We were going for this Lady Gaga look, not perfect but you get the point:)

Brecken wanted to be Iron Man, Spiderman and Batman! But I had bought this costume at Target last year for 90% off. I pulled it out of the bucket and he wore it for the entire month!! I think he loved it even if it wasn't Iron Man. The beginning of trick or treating was pretty tough he fell asleep and was not ready for trick or treating. He went down one street and said " I have enough candy. Let's go home mom" But soon he was following his big sister and running all over the neighborhood.
My Recon Commando! 
My babies...the Garden Gnomes! I saw garden gnome costumes at Target but they were just not quite what I wanted so I decided to make my own costumes for the twins! I think they turned out pretty good! I am really enjoying sewing lately and loved making Leighton's skirt. I think I am going to have to make her more of these!!
Hudson the Garden Gnome!

Leighton the Garden Gnome!

The kids had a great weekend of parties, trick or treating and of course CANDY!! At the end of the night the kids were getting ready for bed but Leighton did not want to give up her candy. All night she didn't let go of the handle of her basket...and at bedtime it was not going to happen either.
I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!