Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

Who loves me?
This guy loves me.....
Wanna know how I know?
Because he knew that I was having so much fun with this little guy--
That he went out and bought me the big daddy of all Magic Bullets!
And he's not even going to make me wait until Christmas for it.
I'll be meal mixing.....

and meal making......
and as an extra added bonus, I will be juicing in an express sort of way.
I can't wait to turn the Bullet Express loose on Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Aaron Jean Washing Machine

Those poor Lafitte kids got the crap end of the stick when they ended up with me and Tim for parents. They have had to deal with both a mom and a dad who work full time their whole lives and therefore have been jipped out of a decent birthday celebration every time their birthdays roll around. This year was not different for Aaron.

Today is Aaron Jean's 14th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AARON!! Unfortunately, Tim is at the fire station and I'm at the courthouse so we pretended that his birthday was last Sunday (hence the present opening pictures already). We started the day with a b-day lunch at Iggy's. We followed up with the traditional cake and ice cream with the grandma, grandpas, Aunt Tiffany and the cousins back at the house.

Here's Aaron opening a present of a much anticipated and a much appreciated (NOT) pair of Levi's from mom and dad. Look at the love on that kid's face (NOT).

Wait....what's that rolled up in the pants? Looks like and Ipod to me. Yay for not getting Levi's for your birthday! (Check out the look on Lydon's face-I don't think that is a look of brotherly love if you ask me)

Next up--It's not a birthday without a funny card from Grandpa Bob--and he did not disappoint this year.
Nor did he make it easy to get to his present........
keep going.......
keep going......
Finally.....I-tune cards for the new I-pod!

Grandpa Tim and Grandma Margy also know how to kick in a super cute birthday card with this cutie Boston Terrier card that made us all giggle!

And they came through with that basketball that Aaron had been asking for. Which is a good thing since the one and only ball that we have laying around is flat!

The cousins also upped the pot with card full of cash but I didn't get a picture of it. Dang it--sorry boys :( I don't know what happened.

I guess nobody kept an eye on Moose during the party because this is how we found him later that night.......

I think someone dipped into the party punch one too many times.

Happy Birthday TODAY Aaron. I can't believe you are 14! I hope that even though you have a great day today! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Anybody want UP?

Oh how I love a good coupon!!

Go here for a $10 off coupon for the Blu Ray Combo Pack of the darling Disney movie UP:


The combo pack has the Blu-Ray and the DVD. The Lafitte children politely (NOT) reminded me that we do not have a Blu-Ray player so I just as politely reminded them right back that this is a COMBO pack that also includes the DVD. And just when it couldn't get any better, it also has a free Digital Download, so you can watch it on your computer or Ipod. Holy Merry Christmas!!

If you go to Walmart they have the Combo pack for $19.97. Hurry though. The coupon expires next Tuesday.

Hey ladies

Teresa: If you don't fall off a cliff while you are down south
Leslie: If you don't spend all your money Christmas shopping
Shirlee: If you don't have to run home to "feed Tia" (and you know what I really mean)


Let's make it a Large Tony's comb with extra green olives and a salad.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Where does the time go?!!?

Holy crap in a ditch!! When did blogging become such a time consuming chore? Whew! This isn't as easy as it used to be! But by the looks of my blog-roll, everyone seems to be running into the same problem so I'm going to try to not feel tooooo bad about it :)

So here's a catch all post to bring us up to speed--------
Lydon's Homecoming Dance pictures.
Looks like she was a cute girl but I still don't know anything about her. P.S. what ever happened cute dance pictures where the boy stands next to the girl and they smile nicely for the camera? What's Lydon doing there? Trying to kiss her? What's up with that pose camera lady?
One of the reasons why I haven't been able to find time to blog----my crafting career. I've been playing with beads a little bit.and I've knocked out three of quilts which have come in handy because we've all had our turn with the flu bug (another reason why I haven't been able to blog) with the exception of Tim-the-germ-terminator Lafitte who refuses to succumb to the nasty stuff.
Our next project is looking for a TV cabinet to refinish for our bedroom. That's right, I said "our" project. Don't tell Timmy but he is now an entry level "antiquer" (as if you couldn't tell by all the furniture blogs I have listed off to the side). We plan on starting our search during our Veterans day holiday on Wednesday.
And that takes me into my latest, biggest crafting project: Aaron's Halloween costume.
I love making homemade Halloween costumes. In fact, rarely have the boys ever had a store bought Halloween costume (there were those years where we just HAD to be a ninja!). This year Aaron wanted to be the guy (Jackie Moon) from the movie "Semi Pro" (The Will Ferrell movie about a basket ball player). And instead of JUST being a basketball player, Aaron wanted to be a basketball player in a Wheaties box. What a tall order. But I was up for the challenge.
I sewed the basketball outfit (it includes pants but I forgot to get a picture of them). It was one helluva sewing project!
And constructed the Wheaties boxHe won the costume contest at school. Yay for us!!

As for Lydon---the high school Halloween dance is a girl's choice dress-up dance. His date, Shaylee, picked a cowboy and Indian theme (love it!!) It meant I got to do a little DI shopping and Lydon raided Grandpa Bob's closet. Between the two of us, we were able to construct one fine looking cowpoke!And it didn't hurt that Shaylee was the cutest little (and I mean little/short/petite/cutie pie) Indian to his cowboy. I think we should keep her :)
Here's my most favorite friends from Halloween nightAnd finally.....thank heavens I had Tank around to embarrass because Timmy wouldn't wear the costume I made him. Thanks for being there for me Tank-ster!