Friday, November 11, 2011

Scentsy Shopping Party!

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Monster Mash anyone?

Ah, my most favorite holiday!  What other holiday do you have an excuse to dress up like this...

One of our family goals was once we were in the new house to start hosting more.  This was the inaugural party at Big Top!  It was Halloween from floor to ceiling!
Thanks to Pinterest and some super cool and crafty friends it was a "spook"tacular event!

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

ACL, What the Hell!

Two weeks ago we had gorgeous weather, perfect for planting new flowers!  Mike and I had a "kid free" Saturday afternoon, thanks to the grandparents that seem to steal him every Saturday after soccer, so we set out to planting some Fall color and watching the air show from our driveway.  Our rather lazy Lab, Sophie, was so excited to have us alone.  You could just see it in her eyes!! Those big brown eyes were screaming, "Thank you Jesus for some alone time with my mom and dad and not that crazy small fry who loves to call me Skitz and make me do stupid tricks for no treats!!!".  Now be a dear and let me out of this house immediatley!"
The poor dog, who is almost 9, rarely goes out in the front.  She refuses to follow any rules about staying in our yard and not chasing anyone who makes eye contact with her.  We gave in and let her out with us anyways.  Big mistake...HUGE!
As we were coming from the back yard to the front she took off, tail tucked in front of us and jumped off our small retaining wall.  That's all she wrote...
We heard the loudest yelp and saw her immediately on her side favoring her back leg.
Once we got her inside we realized that she had hurt her left back leg....
Let me pause and back up for a minute...
Almost 5 years ago when I was 7 months pregnant we had taken Sophie to the dog park, where she proceeded to butt into another dog's game of fetch and blow out her right ACL.  So, 7 months pregnant we had the joy of spending some saved up baby money on a new knee for the dog baby!  We were told at that time that it would be about 5 years before the other leg would do the same from all the extra strain.
Fast forward 4 1/2 years later and here we are!!
The next morning we took her to our vet where they confirmed what we already knew.  She had blown out her left ACL!
Mike took her last week to the surgeon for a consult and an invoice of $4,000 dollars!  NOT A TYPO!
As for Sophie she is loving the extra TLC and the twice a day feedings she has to have to go along with her pain meds!  We are hoping to get a second opinion or find a doctor who loves to do pro-bono work on dogs, or get her a cool wheelchair for her back legs(just kidding-maybe)!
Here's our 3 legged girl doing what she does best...

Stay at Home Mom!

Sometimes I wish so badly that I could be the Mom that surprises her son with lunch at school, volunteers at the school, runs errands during the day while everyone is at their 9 to 5, and wears her gym clothes to car pick up!

Other times I want to cringe at the thought...

On the day of the field trip I got a day in the life of a stay at home momma! 
While Luke went back to school after the Fire Station field trip, I got to run errands at Walmart, which was surprisingly busy.  What do all those people do?  When I picked him up he got to choose any place for lunch..McDonald's!  This was the 3rd time that week we ate Mickey D's!  No judging!
Then we headed to the Flower Mound pumpkin patch.  We have not been in several years due to the fact we always have to go on the weekends along with 900 other families.
It was so great!  We parked on the first row and Lucas had free reign of all the bounce houses and slides he could stand!

After 3 hours of fun and a super sweaty boy, we drove home and watched the planes doing test runs for the Alliance Air Show from our backyard!
Talk about a noisy nap time, but we manager to both squeeze one in!!!!!

I am so thankful for this opportunity!  I am fortunate to work and be a Mom at the same time!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lucas' first field trip!

I cannot believe that my little guy is about to be a Kindergartner in less than a year!  Slow down time!!!!!
We LOVE his preschool teacher and his class and he even gets to be there with his favorite girl, Bella!
A couple of weeks ago their class was headed to the Fire Station for a little bit of fire safety fun.  Luckily for me, my parents were in Vegas so it was the perfect excuse to play "Mom" for the day!
(Sidenote:  I am not always in mom mode and kinda forgot to check and double check the location of the fire station!  Oops-let's just say we toured another fire station and were even offered a ride on the fire truck to get to the correct one! UGG!)
Lucas had a cool time seeing where the fire fighters sleep and eat when on duty.  They explored the massive trucks with neat gear and everyone got to sit in the drivers seat! 

At the end of the field trip they turned on the truck sirens and completely scared all the kids!
We were told ahead of time that after the field trip we were welcome to take our kids and not go back to school if we so desired (genius teacher!), but guess who insisted that I take him back to school for a  whopping 45 minutes??????

We were in charge of snacks for the day so my friend Courtney made these adorable fire truck cookies!

Sweet Mrs. Wendy let me come in a little early and watch Luke share for show-n-tell!  I am so proud of my little learner and grateful to share in his first field trip adventure!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Whew!  You can tell by my blogging hiatus that school has started and Fall is here!
I love Fall with all my heart!  Everything about it is greatness.  From the nip in the air, to party planning, to a rockin' Halloween party- I just can't get enough of this season!
Here's an update on what Fall looks like this year in the World of Woods...
No, this is NOT a Halloween decoration in our house!  Just a large friend Lucas found under the couch!

Our Ninja! 
It took a couple of weeks to decide on this cool onesis GEM of a costume!

Yes, I will go to Walmart everyday if I can walk out to see this!

The obsession begins...
My first Pinterest creation!

Thanks to my sister for the first one of the season!
AHH... Pumpkin Spice Latte you bring me such warm joy!

What are some things you love about Fall!