Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween festivities

First I had Claire's school carnival to go to which happened to fall on her birthday. I got to eat lunch with her beforehand. It was interesting to see what her class is like during the day. Wow, her teachers work hard!
Classic bean bag toss game.

One of the booths was 'bobbing for donuts'. They have it every year, it is a hit!
Claire and I.

Next was Olivia's class party. They had 4 centers: craft (bat hat), bingo (which I helped with), cookie decorating, and musical spot. Claire got to come and it was my hubby's day off so he got to come and help too.

The 3rd party was on Saturday and it was my moms group which was held at the park. The kids dressed in costumes, had a few activities and at the end a costume parade.

Pumpkin bowling....not very ladylike!
The 4th and final party was at our church. It was tons of fun. They had lots of activities for the kids, dinner and trunk or treating.
Our little 'angel'!
The car next to us was decorated in the Pirates of the Caribbean theme, they went all out. They had a strobe light, fog machine and the soundtrack playing.
This is our trunk, it looked cool at dark when the trunk or treating began. The Christmas tree lit up and we had green lights going around the trunk. It is 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

I wish I had taken pictures of some of the other trunks. Some other themes included: High School Musical, camping and the kids got to fish for candy, sports theme, harvest theme. It was fun to see the creativity everyone used.

My baby is 3!

Happy Belated Birthday Claire! She turned 3 on October 24th. We have had a busy week and month so sorry for not blogging!
Here she is in the hospital when she was born:
On her birthday at school. She attends a Montessori school and it is tradition to walk the earth (globe) around the sun (candle) to mark their birthdays. It was so neat to see this. I also had lunch with Claire and brought sugar cookies in the shape of the number 3 to share with her class. At Disneyland a couple of weeks ago:

Monday, October 08, 2007


Mermaid Claire and Blue Princess Olivia!!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Leftover Hot Pocket

That's what I call it anyway. I had leftover ham and broccoli so I decided to make 'hot pockets'. I had a sheet of puff pastry in the freezer so I thawed it out. I rolled it out to make it a little thinner and I cut it into 6 rectangles. I put cut up ham and broccoli on one side of each rectangle and then sprinkled shredded cheese on each. I folded them each over and pinched the ends. I then brushed a beaten egg yolk on top to give them color. Baked them at 400 for about 17 minutes or until they are browned on top., easy leftover dinner!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Claire says she wants to be a 'Cheeto' for Halloween

She really means Cheetah! I found a set of cute ears and tail at Target and she already has a plain black turtleneck and pants. I think she makes a cute Cheetah! If it is still warm, I might try to borrow a black leotard from someone.

Olivia is going to be an angel, I don't have a picture of her yet.