Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Fun...

All of the kids wanted to be buried in the corn box!
Connor aka Condor
Devin trying to suffocate himself.

The big slide! Parker climbed up and went down by himself.

Flying corn kernels!
We found our way through the corn maze. Not as hard since we're toward the end of the season! I told the kids if they cheated that they wouldn't get a treat after we were done. They took that very seriously. LOL

Bryce and Parker on the hay jump.

Devin on top of the hay maze.

Connor making his way through the hay maze.

With the kids out of school, I had the opportunity to get them all together and take them to the corn maze and pumpkin patch. It was tons of fun! The kids had a blast and it was so nice for me to connect with all of them together. It made me, once again, count my blessings times 5! Every one of these boys contributes something different to this family and I love every single one of them regardless of whether I gave birth to them or not. They're all good boys and wonderful young men.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Out of the Mouth of Connor Part 2...

I have a mountain of laundry that needs to be folded (big surprise!). So I asked Connor to fold the clothes since he was standing around doing nothing. This is the response that I got, "Sorry Mom, but the only special skills that I have are playing video games". How can you argue with that??

In Serious Need Of A Vacation...

Pay no attention to the hair! He looks like one of the Beatles but with blonde hair! He's going in Tuesday for a haircut. I don't cut my kids hair because when I do, it always looks worse than before I cut it.

I found him with his shirt like this after his nap. He was apparently trying to get it off but just managed to get it over his head. I know that you all think I'm totally lying about having 5 children because the only one you ever read about is Parker. The only reason for this is because he is the only one not in school yet so I spend the most time with him. Anyway, this week the kids had two days off of school. We had all 5 boys here yesterday PLUS myself and Jeff. You'd think that one of us would have noticed Parker get out the lemonade and make a "Country Time Race Track" all over the kitchen floor. Not only did he do that yesterday, but he also got into the fridge, took out an egg, cracked the egg into a dish and whipped it up! I have to say that I was very impressed that there were no egg shells in the mix. Anyway, here are some pictures from yesterday....oh and please pay no attention to my messy I said, I had 5 boys here yesterday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Affection Stops At Seven...

Parker wanted some juice this morning and so I poured it into a cup and before I gave it to him, I said "Can you give mommy a kiss?" and he gave me a kiss. Then I said, "Can you give mommy two kisses?" and he gave me another kiss. Then I said, "Can you give mommy three kisses?" and he gave me another kiss. Well, you get the idea. We went all the way through six kisses but when the seventh one came along, I said, "Can you give mommy SEVEN kisses" and he looked at me and said (in a matter-of-fact tone) "No". I guess that affection stops at seven kisses. Oh well. I would have taken a million if he would have given them to me!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sweet Happenings at the Vaughan Home...

When Parker was 6 months old, he was given a cd by his Aunt Geri and Uncle Michael that was lullaby versions of hymns. He has listened to that cd every night at bed time since that time. This morning, I woke up and went about my usual routine and then went downstairs to check my email since I hadn't heard Parker stirring yet. As I was on my computer, I heard his cd start to play.He can now reach through the slats of his crib and push the play button, this is how I know he is awake most of the time. I guess it's better that screaming! Anyway, he not only pushed play on the cd player but he started to sing along with it. It was so sweet to sit and listen to my baby sing "I Feel My Savior's Love" to himself. I'm grateful for the beautiful spirit that seems to envelope our home. It's going to be a good day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Another Pocket Album...

Here is what I worked on today. I decided that I would make a pocket album for Halloween to put all of the kids pictures in. I like how it turned out and I LOVE this paper packet!

All products used are CTMH:

  • Enchanted Paper Packet

  • Enchanted Stickease

  • Black Grosgrain Ribbon

  • Sparkles

  • Garden Green Cardstock

  • Autumn Terracotta Cardstock and Ink

  • Pansey Purple Cardstock and Ink

  • Sunflower Cardstock

  • Olive Ink

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pocket Album Mania...

First off, I need to give credit where credit is due. This pattern came from one of my stamping idols, Tresa Black (aka: The Stamp Goddess!). She is just wonderful and one of my favorite people to steal creativity from! Anyway, this is my version of her pocket album. It has 10 inside pages as well as 4 pull out tags! Very fun! This is one the rare occasions that I did not use Close To My Heart paper but I found this paper packet and really thought it was cute. All products are listed below. Hope you enjoy!

Products used are:

  • My Minds Eye Paper - Snowed In Paper Pack

  • CTMH Colonial White Cardstock

  • 24" Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon (CTMH)

  • Cranberry Cardstock (CTMH)

  • Sweat Leaf Cardstock (CTMH)

  • Sparkles (CTMH)

  • Prisma Glitter (CTMH)
  • Love Letter Rub-ons (CTMH)
  • White Paint

  • Coluzzle Circle Cutter

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Butcher, The Baker...we'll stop there

Parker loves to "help" in the kitchen when I'm cooking, cleaning or doing anything really. When I was baking bread the other day, he just had to be in the middle of everything and had a cow when I wouldn't let him put the flour in the mixer. Finally, I just gave in and let him have fun. The bread came out fine so I guess it was worth it! Here are some pictures of my little Baker!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Halloween Cards

Ok..I think that Halloween is probably my favorite holiday to make cards for. Last year I made these really cute waterfall cards with the SU Booglie eyes set (I think that's what it's called) and they really turned out cute. This year, CTMH came out with a stamp set called Creepy Cobwebs and I LOVE IT!! In fact, we are using that stamp set for this month's club layout! I can't wait to show it off to all of my customer's ! Anyway, here is a card that I made with the CC set and this is the one that I will probably send out. I guess we'll see...
All products used are Close To My Heart
  • Black Cardstock
  • Autumn Terracotta Cardstock
  • Garden Green Cardstock
  • Enchanted Paper Packet
  • Creepy Cobwebs stamp set
  • Black Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Versa Mark
  • Autumn Terracotta Ink
  • Garden Green Ink
  • Purple Pansey Ink
  • Black Sewing Thread

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I'm Sad...

Bad news for me...

Today, I got a big rip in my work uniform ( favorite pajamas). Enough said.