Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pumpkins At The Park

We went to Tangyanika Wild Life Park's Pumpkins At The Park tonight. It was fun, but last year it wasn't nearly as crowded. Abigail stayed at home with my parents, but not before we got pictures of the girls in their costumes.

A witch, a ladybug and a black cat.

My little ladybug

It takes a lot to scare Olivia and her cousin, Izzy. This big 'ole guy?

"He was kinda nice," Olivia said as she shook his skeleton finger. As a child I would have been terrified!

A cage of doom meant for 12+ year olds? The girls laughed at the people trying to scare them, which made them laugh. Of course, it probably would have been a different story in the dark. LOL!

We also ran into Olivia's best friend, Sage, from preschool.

We later went on a haunted hayride and our tractor "broke down" in the middle of a field. While we were sitting in the middle of nowhere, we were told a scary story. If you know Olivia, you know this is right up her alley as I've spent many hours in a dark closet telling her scary stories. Luckily, the tractor was fixed just in time because zombies appeared in the field and started chasing us. Of course, Olivia is growling back at them and Izzy is yelling," Zombies can't run!" It was hilarious! The things that scare and don't scare Olivia befuddles me.

Olivia chose pumpkin #4 as her favorite.

I'm so glad that Olivia got to spend the evening with Izzy. Those two used to spend so much time together. Now that they are both in school, they don't see each other near enough. It was a great night!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Slumber Party

Good night Ducky Duck
Duck Duck

Good night Giraffy

Good night Flower

Good night Olivia.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Field Trip

"I don't wanna go on a field trip! I just want to stay in my classroom and do math!"

Only sweet Olivia, who hates change, would say this. Poor thing cried all morning about her field trip. I had an appointment that I couldn't get rescheduled until December, so daddy took off work and went with her to the pumpkin patch. And she had a blast (as I knew she would.) Having her dad there was icing on the cake. :-) And from what I hear, he was the tire swing man.



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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Free Free Free

You have heard me rave about the My Memories Suite software before.  Last year I had a giveaway where one lucky reader received the software for free (a $40 value) Well, guess what?  Now you ALL get the software for FREE!!

Go to the following link and choose download software.  If you want a physical copy, it is still free, but you will have to pay for shipping. You will also have to register with the site.

Enter promo code:


I would copy and paste it just how it is because it has to be exact!  

This promo is ONLY good until October 20th.  If you try to use it after that date, it will no longer work.  So, be sure to get it ASAP!!

I make all of my headers with this software as well as Olivia’s birthday invitations, etc.  The software comes with a plethora of clipart and font, but you can always purchase additional embellishments and scrapbook pages to find just what you need for a project.  Most packages are just a few dollars.  Here are just a few examples:

Dora Birthday Invite-001

Olivia’s 4th birthday Dora invitations. . .until I scrapped them because we changed the theme of the party. . .to Lily:

Dora Birthday Invite-002

I also made the iron on transfers for our March of Dimes t shirts

MOD t shirts_2-001

Olivia’s 5th birthday party

Olivia's 5th birthday-002

Tooth fairy receipt

Tooth Fairy-001

Weekly Menu

Weekly Menu-001

Anyway, I hope all of you enjoy it as much as I do.  The possibilities are endless!  It is very user friendly and fun to use!  Thank you for visiting my little ‘ole blog.  I really appreciate you! Please leave me a comment and let me know if you downloaded it and the first project you plan to make with it!

Much Love,


A Look Back

Do you like looking back? I sure hope so, because I do. Smile


Olivia and Mommy 2008


Olivia and Mommy


Olivia and Daddy 2008


Olivia and Daddy 2009


Olivia and Mommy 2010


Olivia and Mommy 2011


Olivia 2012


Olivia 2013








My Pumpkins 2012


My Pumpkins 2013

Applejack Pumpkin Patch

Today we went to the pumpkin patch for the 6th year in a row. It's one of my favorite family traditions.

Olivia pedaled a tricycle for the first time. This is something she has really struggled with. We were so proud!

Olivia found our way out of the corn maze.

And loved the slide! Abigail went down it with daddy for the first time.

This was about the cutest thing ever. Olivia and this little boy could not stand up on the giant pillow. So they kept holding hands trying to get up and they would fall back down. Too sweet!

And, as we were leaving we ran into Kinnick and Carver! In the world of prematurity, everybody knows them. They are pretty much my heroes! Here are two 23 weekers meeting for the first time! I just wish I would have gotten a photo of all three!

And Kinnick loved Ryan's bald head!

What a great afternoon!
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