Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas Pictures

So, they went about as well as can be expected.  


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas

So, it turns out, Captain doesn't need toys for Christmas. He loves to sit in the bathroom and play with a box of tampons. So, for $20, I can keep him entertained for a year. He takes them out, puts them back in, puts the box back on the shelf, passes them out to the family. Stocking stuffers!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Movies Watched in October 2015







  1. Hotel Transylvania 2


  2. I had $10 credit expiring so Little Miss and I went to see this film. It was super cute. She got a bad stomachache in the middle, but she stuck it out. We had a good time until the very end. The movie is adorable even if you didn't see, or don't remember, the first film.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Books Read in October 2015


    1. Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery (NOTE: This is part of the Fool's Gold series. The order of which can be found here.)
    2. All I Want by Jill Shalvis (NOTE: This is part of the Animal Magnetism series. You can find more information here.)
    3. Crash Into You by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    4. Still Into You by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    5. Melt Into You by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    6. Fall Into You by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    7. Not Until You by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    8. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    9. Caught Up In You by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    10. Need You Tonight by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    11. Forever Starts Tonight by Roni Loren (NOTE: This is part of Loving on the Edge series. You can find more information here.)
    Just some quick reads. Most are romance and have very adult content so word to the wise. The Girl on the Train is for bookclub. It was a big debut author and a bestseller, but I wasn't totally on board with the premise. I did like that it was a fast read.

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    Happy Halloween!

    For Halloween, my office building had a pumpkin carving contest.  At the last minute (like 10PM the night before), I decided to enter.  They provided the pumpkin and carving kit which was super nice.  This is actually my second attempt as my first was a gigantic failure.  I drew the sketch freehand based on a photo on Google and then used that sketch as a stencil.  Then, Husband couldn't tell what it was so I highlighted the sweater and dog ears in black marker.  Just for kicks, I painted it all.  The next morning, I added the zig zag.  Transferring to work was the most difficult part.  The pumpkin was still wet and fragile.  So, I held it in my hands and got a little yellow all over everything.  It's kid paint so it's all water soluble and will come out, but it was still messy.
     Anyway, it was all worth it!  I came in third.  I came in after a patriotic, Washington DC pumpkin and Bernie Sanders.  Despite your politics, Bernie was carved beautifully.  I would have voted for that for first.  I was happy with third.  For my big win, I got a trophy which is kind of awesome and Wizards/Magic basketball tickets for next weekend with parking pass.  I'm less excited about that, but we may actually go because why not?

    Friday, November 6, 2015

    October 2015 Weekend Update

    October was, as always a busy month! The first weekend, I had book club. We read a book that was about a family that owned a vineyard so we went to a vineyard to discuss it. It was a rainy day, but it wasn't cold, and the wine flowed. It was a fun day with yummy snacks, delicious wine, and great friends!

    The second weekend was a quiet one.  A co-worker is expecting a baby in the beginning of next year so I offered her any baby items we were no longer using.  It was great to help her fulfill her needs while also emptying out our apartment.  The weekend was a much-needed quiet one.  
    The third weekend, we went to the pumpkin patch.  It started out beautiful, but it turned cold and drizzly.  The kids had a blast though.  Captain hated being outside, hated everything.  I got one good picture and a billion ones where he looks miserable.  Little Miss had a blast on the slides, bouncy castle, playground.  She loved being with her cousins.  After the pumpkin patch, Little Miss and I went to the movies. It was nice to have some special Big Girl time.  

    On Sunday, my sister and her fiance came over to watch football.  I started preparations for Little Miss's birthday party.  Little Miss had a playdate with a close friend.  It was a good day.  
    The fourth weekend was Little Miss's birthday party!  It was all about Big Hero 6, Little Miss's favorite movie of the moment.  We had crafts and food based on the movie, and the kids watched the film.  It was great.
    Then, Halloween rounded out October.  We went out to my parents' house.  My dad was out of town.  We stopped at my sister's house and picked up some candy.  Captain was scared of their puppy.  Then, we went to my mom's for dinner.  After dinner, we went door to door.  Brother-in-Law and his wife came with Nephew and their dog.  Captain actually loved their dog.  We didn't score a ton of candy but a good amount.  Both kids got a little taste before we went home.  Both were exhausted and slept on the way home and late into the next day.  Captain was so good during his first real Halloween.  He kept his costume on all night.  Little Miss took hers off at the first opportunity.  

    Onto November!