Sunday, November 6, 2011

Highs and Lows: It's November already??? edition

I like to keep my "Highs and Lows" posts sporadic and unpredictable, just to make things exciting around here.

HIGHS for the week:
1. Trick or Treating was fun this year.  Check out my cute kids!

We recycled Abby's Alice in Wonderland dress from last year, which thankfully still fit, and just made her a different apron, and gave her some ruby slippers.  And Toto.  The ruby slippers were such a pain to make!  I thought it would be much easier than it was.  I spray-adhesive...d some shoes (that she doesn't wear) and sprinkled red glitter on them.  You'd THINK that would be really easy.  It wasn't.  I don't recommend it. 

Nolan wanted to be a cat, originally.  I talked him out of it.  When I was young, I rode the bus with this kid who thought he was a cat.  I can't have my son going down that path.  I don't know if I was being a good mother, or a bad mother (by not letting him be a cat) - but I don't care.  So his second choice?  A black crayon.  Can do!  Is he not the most adorable crayon ever???  That's just a big piece of posterboard with felt covering it, and then felt for the "crayola" logo.  I sewed overall-type straps on, and it velcro...d closed in the back.  My favorite part of this costume is that hat.  Too stinkin cute!

2. This weekend was the annual event at my church called "Chocolatta."  It's a thing that our women's ministry does...basically, we pack into a big room, and people bring all kind of chocolate desserts as far as the eye can see, and we just have a great time! Lots of talking and laughing and visiting, and there's usually one or two women who speak and give their testimonies of how God has worked in their lives.  Some friends of mine and me made it a girls night out.  I even did my makeup for the occasion.  ;)

I'm sure there were more highs; I'm just having a hard time remembering what happened this morning, let alone the whole past week...

1. You cannot imagine the cheerleading drama that has taken place in this week alone.  I can't even get into it without raising my blood pressure.  Had I known it was going to be like this, there is NO WAY I would have encouraged Abby to sign up.  NO WAY!  It will be a cold day in you-know-where if I ever sign her up for this again.

Again, I'm sure there were more lows...I'm just not remembering much right now.  Oh well, you can listen to me gripe any old time!

(Linking to Life, Crafts & Whatever.  :)


  1. Chocolatta sounds like a great idea. Your kids are soooo cute.

  2. The comment about the cat-kid cracks me up! I love it when I randomly make mothering decisions based on some crazy kid I knew in school! If it's bad mothering I'm totally guilty!

    He IS the cutest black crayon ever.

    And wow to the cheer leading drama! That group owes you money or some recompense for the pain and suffering you've endured this year - and it's only November!

    And next year I'd like an invite to Chocolatta, please.

    ps- I too like to keep my highs and lows sparodic. :)

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. How adorable is that crayon costume!!!!

    Ugh, what is it with sports drama? Kid stuff is supposed to be fun, darnit.

    Thanks for linking up!