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Archives for November 2011

24 Days of Elf on the Shelf Antics

We love having our very own Elf on the Shelf and I’ve talked about it before.  It is a really special way to bring Christmas magic into the boys’ day for the whole month of December.  Since my latest Pinterest obsession has taken over my days (I.Must.Keep.Pinning), I’ve been seeing a lot of fun and […]

Wordless Wednesday: Fire in the Hole!

Elf on the Shelf Antics!

Two years ago we welcomed our very own Scout Elf, Jack Andrew Smitty, into the family.  Our Elf on the Shelf has been a lot of fun and the boys love to see him show up.  We are currently waiting for our Jack to arrive (should be any day!) and we anticipate what kind of […]

What Does Your Pantry Look Like?

I can’t even believe I’m posting a picture of my messy pantry!  It started out somewhat organized.  I had can goods on one shelf, cereal somewhere else, baking supplies on top.  It was orderly and I could find things easily.  Food storage was a breeze and dinner time a snap when everything was in its […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gabriel brought this home from school on Friday and when I read it I got misty eyed.  I was so proud of him!  I am very proud of all my boys and am thankful that they are in my life. I hope your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you are surrounded by people […]

Vacations Are For Sleeping…Right?

I was really looking forward to this weeks Thanksgiving vacation.  An entire week of staying up late and sleeping in.  Right? Wrong. During the school week, it can take a wall full of train horns to rouse the sleeping cherubs from their slumber.  My alarm is set at 6:30am and I mill around, make coffee, […]

We Are Turning in to a Regular Zoo Over Here

Mr. Scrooge himself (my husband), who complained when I brought home the rat, and almost killed me when I brought home the cats, made the decision that the kids could have a snake. Shocking! He has a co-worker who was moving and unfortunately, he couldn’t take his baby ball python with him.  We have taken […]

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure For the Whole Family!

I went to BlogHer back in August and had the opportunity to meet with a lot of companies and learn about a lot of products.  But one product stood out to me as something my boys would absolutely flip over.  That product was the new Skylanders Video Game. The Skylanders publicity team was in a […]

Something Is Missing

I lost my tooth tonight… I wiggled and wiggled and wiggled…I was eating my cookie and then it started to hurt a lot when it came out I ran out and my mom yelled “aaaaaaaaa!” I was happy then I got another paper towel and then I went in the living room and I smiled […]

Gainfully Employeed

I sorta home-schooled Anthony last year for first grade.  I had romantic visions of it all, of Anthony learning about the World and reading books and exploring the great beyond.  But the cold, hard, truth of it is that not all mothers are made for it. Some moms are just not cut out for the […]