Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween and all that...

I know you have just been dying to know what antics Krysten has been up to.

Last Sunday while we were grilling burgers for lunch I hear my UFC watching husband yell from the front porch "she's got the cat in a rear-naked choke!". So of course I ran for the camera.

Okay...about the Wilma costume... well...remind me again about being a cheapskate. I'm thinking that it might have been okay to buy my costume.

This costume saga has become a major headache. After I sewed it together last night it looked more like maternity Wilma. The dress was HUGE!!! I could still fix it if I had the time or the patience. Neither of which I have right now. So my Pebbles will go to the halloween carnival mother-less. Well, maybe Wilma-less anyway.

Not only was it about 6 sizes too big (blasted pattern sizing), but it had chocolate ice cream spots all over it. The little girls had chocolate ice cream cones last night and Krysten ended up standing on the table. Since I am not lucky enough to have my own sewing room, I improvise...the kitchen table. Yes, the same table my melted ice cream cone-bearing child was standing on. There was ice cream all over everything!!! There's always next year, right?

There is a halloween carnival here at school so Tracey wore her costume to school. I just took some pictures of her in the hallway. She refused to smile since there were other people around. I guess your mom taking your picture at school is embarassing enough, but to smile while she's doing it...that's just too much to bear.

i think she's a samurai princess.

Happy Halloween to all of you!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A little mud is good for the soul

Once again I have forgotten my camera. Hey, give me a break... do you leave your house every morning at 6:30 after having slept on the floor in the living room next to your 18 month old cuz she won't sleep in her crib by herself and you don't fit in the crib so you pick the next best place? Ha...didn't think so!

Anyhoo... I found this picture on my computer and I thought I would share it with you. It was taken this summer at the Ranch (my parents house). It was raining and the girls started out by dashing out into the rain. Then of course their feet got muddy....pretty soon they were both rolling around in the mud puddles! I think all kids need to play in the rain in the mud at some point. It's the stuff great childhood memories are made of. We won't mention the three days it took me to get their clothes clean!!

Halloween costume update.... update. We'll see how things go tonight. Why oh why do I get bright ideas to SEW the costumes instead of BUY costumes? Why, why, why????? Maybe it's cuz I'm cheap and don't want to spend $25-40 each on Halloween costumes! Yes, maybe that's it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

At last I have returned. My children have each taken turns at being sick so I've missed a bunch of work this week. I will spare you of the details. Unfortunately my Internet at home is screwed up and I haven't taken the time to sit down and fix it, so I had to wait until I got to work to blog. I did however manage to get most of my laundry done that I neglected to do over the weekend. But alas, I have returned to work.

I had a great picture over the weekend of Krysten holding the cat in another choke hold, but of course I forgot the camera at home. So that picture will have to wait until another day. I will say however, that I've managed to finish the kids' halloween costumes (hence why no laundry was done over the weekend) and Kylee has decided to be Pebbles, cuz she's all about wearing a bone in her hair. Now my costume on the other hand...well, we'll see if I can get it done by Friday.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Jersey Day

from tracey...
...xoxoxo hi told u there was going to be a pic of me in my jersey! o thanks for the message might want to check out the ones of kylee and krysten! mom is sad cause i got a comment on the 1st day i wrote and put a pic on the blog, and she doesn't have any comments! but it was cool. O did i tell u that its friday no school tomorrow! can't wait!.............wait, school's out i don't need to wait! bye.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Crazy Hat Day

from tracey... was crazy hat day at school and thats the crazy hat i wore. it was really fun. my friends and i had a great time trading hats. someone had a raccoon hat it was cool to wear! hope u have a happy halloween! O before i forget, tomorrow is jersey day its going to be so fun...we'll send a pic. bye

Monday, October 20, 2008

Yesterday Krysten spent some "quality" time with the cat. Amazingly enough the cat didn't really try to run away. From inside I could hear her squealing and laughing...she had a blast holding onto the cat. I'm not sure how much fun the cat had since right after I took this picture he ran off and hid underneath the porch. I think he'd had enough.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Here are some pictures from our trip. Most of them are from Explora, the children's museum. The snake picture is when Debra fed her snake.

Well, no Balloon Fiesta this year. When we woke up at 4 am on Sunday, the winds were pretty high and they ended up cancelling the final mass assension for this year. We did however get to see a few balloons over Debra's house on Monday morning. The girls were quite excited to get to finally see a balloon in the air! We did make it to Explora, the Children's Museum. Everyone had a great time with all the experiments and activities they got to try.

We came home thru Quemado and met Grama Maggie and Papa Rick for lunch. We also got to hang out and visit with various other family, including those visiting from Washington, so that was good to see them.

I would like to note here that I am not responsible for Grama Lucy's actions. She tried on Tracey's heely's (only one shoe thank goodness) and actually got up and tried to wheel around the kitchen. I thought for sure that we were gonna have to call the ambulance. Senior citizens were not meant to have wheels on their feet!!! Don't blame me when Grama breaks a hip!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hello from Albuquerque! We came up for the Balloon Fiesta for the weekend. We are going to be on the chase crew for the Smokey Balloon. We got up at 3:30 this morning and met our pilot at 5 am. We loaded up and drove out to the park but the winds were too strong and we didn't get to fly. The wind was 50 to 55 miles an hour at 2500 feet, but the fireworks will still go on tonight. (We might go to the science museum or the aquarium! We r having so much fun. (from Tracey)).

Meanwhile, Debra and Tracey have been hanging out and she showed Tracey how to make a bead necklace.

Keep your fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow's the last day of the Balloon Fiesta!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

All is well in the Jones household. No one took any major tumbles or had any accidents over the weekend. The scrapes on Krysten's nose have healed and we're ready to move on. We did however have some minor mishaps. Friday I went home early because I was sick. Since going home early involves taking all 3 children home with me, I had Tracey watch the two little ones while I slept. When I woke up both Krysten and Kylee had taken Tracey's blue highlighting sticks for her hair and colored all over their faces!!! My children had turned into blue smurfs while I slept....(hmm...note to self....DON'T SLEEP!!!)

On a note about Halloween....I had planned for Kylee and Krysten to be Pebbles and Bam Bam, however....Kylee wants to be Bam Bam because he's a boy, (he also has white hair not red) so we'll see how that works out. We might have a mixed up Pebbles and Bam Bam for Halloween. I will definitely post pictures of the girls.

Hasta la Pasta!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I swear, Krysten is going to be the child who we will make lots of trips to the emergency room with. Her latest escapade was driving her little tricycle off our porch steps. I looked around just in time to see her flip over the tricycle and take a face plant on the sidewalk. Poor baby! She has scrapes on her sweet little nose and a swollen lip, but other than that she seems to have survived her first encounter with wheels and stairs fairly well.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I've finally done it!! I've started my own blog. My intent is to use it as a way for friends and family to keep up to speed on what we've been up to. Or rather, what my children have been up to.