A Vegetarian for Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!

Do you celebrate Halloween? Do you have big plans?

I know lots of schools, churches, and other local businesses hold events on and around Halloween. I’m sure we will be going to the church this evening and go visit a few neighbors.

My youngest wore his costume to school today. Right after lunch-time they will have a parade and a party. Can you say sugar over-load?!!

There were some pretty great looking costumes this morning! Some people are so creative!

Through the years my kids being as spread out in age as they are have been pretty much everything from princesses, super-hero’s, ninja’s, etc.

My youngest though has always stayed pretty much a hero of sorts. Every year it has been a police officer, fire-fighter, air-force pilot, etc., except for his 1st Halloween and that is because he didn’t have a choice in the Elmo costume. ;-) He was a pretty cute Elmo too!

This year he chose to be a SWAT Officer! Luckily we found the costume, so that he didn’t have to dress up as a “vegetarian” as he called it.

This conversation took place just a couple of weeks ago. My daughter called and was talking to my youngest. She asked him “D do you know what you’re going to be for Halloween?”

He responded, “yea, a cop, unless they run out of those costumes, then I’ll be a vegetarian”. No offense to vegetarians, of course!

LOL, not really sure what he meant by that but we laughed. :-D

I would love to hear about your Halloween plans!! Comment below :-)

Check back tomorrow, I will be starting my 30 Days of Thanks for the month of November!

Would you like Goodyear or Firestone?

Many years ago I worked as a Coordinator for a Staffing Agency. I really loved the job and in my opinion, thought I did a pretty good job! I would help companies find employees. I enjoyed reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates. It was definitely a “people person” type of position. I actually miss this type of work, since I’m such a shy social butterfly. If that is such a thing!

I have had friends ask for my opinion with their resumes and have always been happy to help. In fact, my husband has encouraged me through the years to help people with their resumes, freelance. Maybe someday!

One time in particular a friend of mine, I will call Kristie, was updating her resume and asked if I would review it and give her my opinion. So that evening I was printing her resume so that I could write on it while I proofed it.

My 6 year old son asked me what I was doing. I explained that I was looking at Kristie’s resume, explaining that she was interested in pursuing a new job. At that time she was in an Administrative Assistant type of position.

Oh, you could see the wheels turning in that little head of his. He thought about it for a moment.

So he said in an excited voice, “Mom, I know what Kristie should do!”

So I said, “What do you think Kristie should do?”

He said, “I think Kristie should have a tire stand.”

So I questioned him about what kind of tire stand and what would she do with a tire stand.

He looked at me like I knew nothing at all. You know that look! Duh… ;-)

Then he explained to me that if Kristie had a tire stand she would sell the tires.

So my 6 year old son is qualified to help her determine her life-long career goals!!

Would you like Goodyear or Firestone?

When I shared this with my friend we sure got a good laugh out of it!! ;-)

Is there ice cream in that cone

A few months back my 6 year old & I had been out running errands. I wanted to be bad & have a snack. So I asked him if he wanted an ice cream. Now what kid do you know that would turn that down? Not my son, after-all he is mine & I love sweets!!

So we stopped at Chick-fil-A. I told the young lady that I wanted 2 small ice cream cones. My son interrupts me and says “it will come with ice cream in it right?”

I guess the way I placed the order he thought he was just going to get the cone.

I couldn’t help but laugh. Then he told me on the way home, “Don’t tell dad that I said that, okay”. You’ve got it! I’ll just share it with everybody because it is too cute!!

I just love his innocence.

What are little boys are made of

My 6 year old son is constantly coming up with the funniest stories and definitely keeping us on our toes. I do believe it is his natural ability to make people laugh by being truly innocent and honest at the same time.

I just love sharing stories about him such as this one….

We were sitting together on the couch winding down after a busy day. He is kicking off his shoes, then takes off his socks. Stretching out he says, “mom, you know what I’m made of?” I immediately think of the nursery rhyme, That’s What Little Boys Are Made Of and wonder where is he going with this. I said, “what are you made of sweetie?”

As he leans forward and pulls a piece of fuzz out from between his toes he says, “I’m made of cotton”. Yep, that is what it looks like to a little one.

He really is a joy!

What are some funny things that your little one’s have said?

Mom, I can’t miss you

The first weekend of June my husband left town to play in a golf tournament. He left on Sunday afternoon and was expected back the following night. Then on Monday morning I dropped off my 15 year old son to go to Church Camp for a week. My 6 year old son moped around all day, missing both of them terribly. He was doing “special” things for daddy and brother. Things like drawing pictures, then putting them and toys into gift-sacks, etc. Then that evening at bed time my 6 year old told me “mom, I can’t miss you because you’re never gone”. Not sure how to take that, but ok (LOL)! But he’s right. As moms we don’t get days off!!

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

Today, October 18, 2012

Who knew that there was a National Chocolate Cupcake Day?

My son will be so thrilled. Two of his favorite things. Chocolate and cupcakes!!

He loves to add the frosting himself, then there is a sprinkle explosion!!

If we are able to make these tonight I will post a picture of his cupcake ;-)

Emergency Smile for Pictures

Today is picture day at the elementary school.

If you’ve got girls you know what a big ordeal this can be. Finding the perfect little outfit, with matching bow and making sure her hair is styled to perfection. I remember doing this when my daughter was little. But she’s 23 now and hasn’t let me help her pick out her outfits for pictures in a long time.

But with boys it is much different, or at least it is in our house. They decide between denim shorts or jeans, and which color polo they’ll wear. And since both of my boys wear flat-tops we don’t have to worry about hair sticking up in every direction.

How easy is that?

OK, not so fast!!

I blame myself for this one, but the day of pictures my little one practices his smile. LOL

Last year before pictures I asked him how he was going to smile for pictures and this was the smile.

Picture Day Pose

He calls it his Emergency Smile!!

Gotta love that and it shows so much of his personality!!

Cookie Time Chuckle

Did you go to McAlister’s yesterday for your FREE tea?

Going to McAlister’s reminded me of the last time we went, a few months ago.

After we ate lunch, we let both of my boys get a cookie. Dillon got chocolate chip, he “loves” chocolate! Chance got peanut butter.

Chance asked Dillon, “Do you want to try a bite of my cookie, even though it has almonds?” I had to correct him and tell him that they were peanuts, not almonds.

Then Dillon said, “I can’t have peanuts because I’m allergic.”

So daddy asked, “What happens when you eat peanuts?”

Dillon responded, “I can’t tell you because it is a bad story. It will give you nightmares.”

My 6 year old isn’t allergic to nuts so I’m not sure why he said that or where he came up with it, but we sure got a chuckle out of it.

Oh, the joys of traveling with kids & the things they say

My husbands work schedule hasn’t allowed us an opportunity to take a family vacation this summer. Sometimes he can be all work and no play. One of these days I may just get adventurous & take the kids on a vacation without him! ;-)

But recently, I had to make an unexpected trip to Texas. Since my husband was working & my 15 year old had made commitments to house/dog sit and do yard work for neighbors they stayed behind. That’s ok, my 6 year old was excited to be my travel buddy.

He picked out a few movies & books, and even packed his clothes. Good thing I checked his bag though or he would have gone commando without underwear and socks.

We say our good-byes, get the movie started, and pull out of the driveway. I was thinking to myself that this was going to be a quiet drive since he had his movies and wasn’t going to have to share the DVD with his brother. Oh my, how wrong I was!

Five minutes into the trip, literally down the street from our house, the questions started. You know the ones! How much longer? Are we still in Oklahoma? When will we be in Texas? Are we there yet? Can I have a dollar?

I forgot to pack my ear-plugs! Just kidding, but you know the feeling. And it’s only just begun. Remember those days when they slept during road trips?

We didn’t even make it out of Oklahoma before we had to take our first potty break. I thought to myself, “if this is a sign, it is going to be a long trip”. And of course, we can’t take a potty break without getting a snack and a drink to ensure we have to stop again soon.

About an hour before we made it to our destination, I snapped at him because he kept asking questions, specifically for dollars. He said to me, “I travel all this way with you, and this is how you’re going to treat me”! I couldn’t help but laugh! I felt bad afterward, but I was tired and getting stressed because of the traffic. But he sure made things better just by making me laugh.

We actually headed back to Oklahoma the next afternoon. Fastest trip I’ve ever made. I really feared that the trip home would be about the same. Lots of potty break stops and questions like “are we there yet”. But to my surprise he fell asleep within two hours of being on the road. I couldn’t believe it!

I worried that if I let him sleep the entire trip home he wouldn’t sleep once we got home. But I remember a pediatrician telling me once, “let sleeping babies, sleep”. So that is what I did! He woke up right outside of OKC.

I am sure you’ve had some pretty eventful trips with your little ones. I’d love to hear about some of your most memorable travel moments?