Monday, November 21, 2011


We have literally been on the go since Halloween. Between birthdays, cub scouts, and the rest of day to day life. Here are some of the pictures from our snowy but fabulous trick or treat 2011!

The first three were from Jacob's school dance "fright night"! 

Jacob & Lily!

We also had a Halloween party at "the club" with Grandma and Grandpa...
This was an interactive witch someone was hiding somewhere and spooking the kids...

They had some really cool carved pumpkins...

Spongebob and Gary...

Superman checking out the ghost napkins...

Sammi the bee...

They had these cool castles in the closed in patio...

Love the gargoyles!

The grand finale magic show!

 The real dove...


The teeth had different screws, very creative!

Spooky smores for Joshua's Pre-K party...

 The pre-trick or treat pose...

The snow did not stop this neighborhood!

I still can't get over the black hair on Jacob!

A very tall and skinny Angry bird...

Big and little super men...

Full size candy bar score!

The spooky house!


Pinterest found pumpkin roll recipe!

I got this recipe from one of my favorite blogs that I follow on pinterest 
Pumpkin Roll Recipe
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. soda
3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup pumpkin (canned- not pie filling, pure pumpkin)
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup walnuts (optional- I exclude them cuz I’m not a fan of walnuts)
Mix everything except nuts.
Grease & wax cookie sheet.
Pour into pan & sprinkle nuts.
Bake 15 min. at 375 degrees.
Roll into T-towel for about 10 minutes.
Unroll & spread in filling.
8 oz. cream cheese (250g)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp. soft butter
Mix well.
You can go to How does she for great step by step pics!

This one was for my dad's birthday and it disappeared pretty quickly!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Cousins...

Jacob and Joshua adore their littlest cousin Connor James who was born on 8-8-11. Jacob was delighted to get to hold him on his lap...


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tea Town Fall Festival

Saturday was such a nice cool autumn day for the Tea Town Fall Festival. The boys were happy to be in the woods.

Joshua chose a simple ghost face painting...

Jacob picked an elaborate but very cool ninja warrior...

Lord of the flies?

A retired teacher named Peter, that Brett happened to know from his White Plains days, was doing a pond life study with microscopes... 

Poppy was really happy that his really cool wheel chair enabled him to get a good ways down the trail.

Jacob discovered this octopus root...

There were some tables set up with animal pelts and skulls for the kids to learn about animals you might find in the woods.

There were also some little fossil digs that the boys were fascinated by.

Jacob went nuts over the archery. Yes they were real arrows! 

Josh enjoyed it too and eventually even popped one of the balloons with minimal assistance.

They LOVED the zip line and went on it a number of times. Jacob paved the way by being the brave big brother.

Joshua entertained everyone in the near vicinity with his howls of joy.

Gigi enjoyed spending time with her grandsons...

We made nature pumpkins with rock eyes, red cabbage hair, and other natural accoutrements...

Gigi helped make some feathered walking sticks...

Joshua thought this wing measurement display was for measuring the walking sticks...

Jacob took his time making some other eco art with beans and wood slices...

There was some good live music near the food area and everyone that volunteered for the festival was very friendly! We would definitely like to go back next year


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Easy Fun Halloween Shirts!

Thanks to a great offer on Mamapedia I got a one year subscription to Disney Family Fun Magazine for $5! As I thumbed through my second issue, I came across these super cute Iron-ons from sei crafts .

I let the boys pick which "my own" kit they wanted.
Jacob choose the monster and Joshua wanted lil'jack.

I ordered these tagless black long sleeve shirts from for buy one get one 50% off.

Joshua kept wanting to know when his shirt was going to come in the mail. Needless to day he was very happy to get them! 


Here is what each pack contained:

We had to be VERY careful pulling the transfers off of the backing.  One we had peeled them we laid them onto the shirts

We had to Iron them with a very hot iron for about 
20 seconds = (me 15 seconds + the boys 5 seconds)

They really felt such a sense of ownership in the process!

The results were really cool!

Jacob's monster has three eyes and two mouths!


We even took some extra eyes and a mouth and added a super cute back on Joshua's shirt.

The results were two very happy customers! 

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