Thursday, November 20, 2008

Twilight Tonight!

La, la, la, la, la, la, tonight is Twilight Night! I'm going to a GNO (girl's night out) with 55 other girls to Cheesecake Factory for dinner and then to the Twilight movie at midnight tonight. I am SOOOOOOOO excited!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Halloween '08

Here are our Halloween pictures, finally!
Kylie had lots of fun in her class Halloween party and was the star of her class play. She played the smart ghost who knew how to pull the pumpkin out of the pumpkin patch.
For all you Twilight fans, Mr. Plott, Kylie's teacher was dressed as Jacob Black. He said he was a werewolf (currently in human form) and he had on a hole-y t-shirt that said "I love Renesmee" on it. Funny stuff!
Trick-or-treating was lots of fun. Cooper got the hang of things pretty quickly. He kept saying, "doorbell," like "darbell." He knew that each time we rang the doorbell, he was going to get candy. Smart kid! He would go get a large fistful of candy, come put it in his bag, then go back to the person handing out the candy, wait until he got his or her attention, then wave and say "bye!" in his cute little high-pitched voice. Adorable! I didn't think to take pictures of the kids actually trick-or-treating. I know I should have.
So, that was our Halloween this year. The kids got way too much candy, so we're still eating it!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Cornbelly's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest

I just wanted to let you all know that, in spite of having a very sick mommy, my kids did get to have a little bit of Halloween fun last month. I'm just now feeling somewhat well enough to post this and some pics. I decided that I needed to do it now, before it becomes REALLY old news.
So, I took the kids to Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point one Friday afternoon. My sis, Jill, was so good to come with me and help me play with the kids and take pictures. I couldn't have gotten through the day without her. Thanks, Jill!
The first thing we did was go through "The Haunted Creature." It was this big inflated animal that made all these different scary noises as you walked through the "maze" inside him. At the end, it "farts" you out of his behind. Ha-ha! I don't know if you can tell from the pic, but Cooper is crying and Kylie is clinging to me. They did not like it at all! Thankfully, from here on out, it was all fun and games.Next, we jumped on the giant pillows. It was very bouncy! We didn't have to do a whole lot of jumping ourselves. All the crazy kids already on there were making it plenty bouncy.Next we pedaled karts around a racetrack...Kylie playing in the playhouse in Kiddie Courtyard.Jill, Coop, and Kylie sitting in the Pumpkin Princess' pumpkin carriage.We listened to the Pumpkin Princess tell a story about Spookley, the square pumpkin.Taking a picture with the Pumpkin Princess.We spent a lot of time in the Kiddy Courtyard. We played with the water pumps, pumping ducks across the pipes..."Milked" a cow...Played in the corn kernel pit...Played on the wooden train...Played on the slides...And "worked" in the country store...Next, we went through the kiddie corn maze. There were all these black and orange plastic eggs along the way with little prizes in them. Kylie found one with vampire teeth in them--she thought they were so cool.Next, we watched a little bit of the chicken show, where some animated chickens sing songs, tell jokes, and share interesting facts about chickens.Riding the cow train was a highlight. Cooper couldn't wait to get in and go. He kept saying, "In, in, in, in!" Aunt Jill was a good sport and took him, while I stayed out and took pics, of course.We then had dinner. Kylie and Jill went over to play on Cornbelly Mountain, while Cooper and I finished eating. Then we went on the hayride, where Jill and Kylie proceeded to snap "goofy pics" with my camera. (Yeah, we can clearly see who's the wacky one in our fam. And she's passing on her talents...)Of course the night couldn't be complete without a balloon hat from the balloon man, some pumpkins from the pumpkin patch (sorry, no pictures; my camera started to die), and a final picture in the giant Cornbelly's rocking chair.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tuna Fish?!?!

I know, I know, it's been two weeks since I last blogged, but I have a good excuse. I have been so sick and pukey. At one point I weighed 9 pounds lighter than normal. Now, I'm just 7 pounds shy of my "normal" weight. I can say there does seem to be a light at the end of the morning sickness tunnel. I have not had to throw up for the last two days. Yay! Maybe I'm finally getting a gist of what my stomach will not tolerate or maybe one or all of the three drugs I'm taking are finally working for me. While I do still feel like crap much of the time, I can't tell you how nice it is to not have to see what I just ate come back up in the toilet.
There are only a few foods I can eat where I don't feel like I need to hang around the bathroom toilet after eating it. One is chunk light tuna out of the can. Who would have thought? I just tried it out one day after searching the pantry for something to feed my starving body and growing fetus. I remember thinking, "If this comes back up, it's not going to be good." After mixing the tiniest bit of mayo in it and slapping it on a half slice of bread with a thin slice of cheese, I ate it; oh, it was so good! I waited for the icky, fishy taste to surface in my mouth as my stomach prepared to send it back up, but it never came!
I have since had a half tuna fish sandwich just about everyday for lunch, and sometimes for dinner. I've added three pickles slices, and it's my little slice of heaven for now. The time after I have my tuna sandwich is the time where I can feel "okay" for a few minutes after I eat and not feel like I could just lay down and die. And, thanks to my funky eating habits, my kids are hooked on tuna now, too. Kylie actually requested to have a tuna sandwich for lunch today. Cooper ate all of his half-of-a-half tuna sandwich as well.
I'm hoping I can venture away from my "tried and true" morning sickness foods in the near future, but it is good to know that I can always have a tasty, healthy tuna sandwich, if nothing else!