Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jillian's 11th birthday

Jillian found a great idea for a haunted hotel birthday this year in one of her magazines and I tried my best to deliver. We decorated the great room in spider webs, Halloween lights, creepy fabric and other Halloween decor. For food we served mummies in a blanket, apples with caramel dip, jackolantern veggies, a haunted house cake, and ghastly punch with an icy hand. We had more fun actually planning than anything. It made for some fun girl time. We had the guests dress in Halloween costumes as well. Everyone had a great time and the kids spent most of their time jumping on the trampoline. I have learned not to plan to many organized games with this crew since they prefer making their own fun. I wonder how many more cute little theme parties I will get to plan for her.It seems like I just turned around and ten years have passed! She is already wanting grown up gifts. This year was an iPod. She even paid for part with her saved money and had us give her cash to pay for the rest.  I think I prefer buying little toys and games! Glad she had a great day! She deserves it!

Fall Break 2012

Recap of our fun family time over fall break.
Monday- Rob and I took the kids to Owensboro and had lunch at Subway. After lunch Rob took L and K to Swim at the Hines Center while J and I went shopping for her 11 th birthday. She used her money she has saved plus her birthday money from us and bought an Apple iPod. We also found costumes and Halloween decor for her costume birthday party on Saturday. I just love shopping with my big girl! It reminds me of my marathon mall trips with my Aunt Sy when I was little! When we got home, I had the sweetest time watching Laikyn dress up in her new Minnie costume and play with her Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Tuesday- Thanks to my friend Donelle we have lots of pumpkins this year. the kids spent the morning pumpkin painting. Korbin did a clown, Jilli did a UK spider and Laikyn did a big blob after her meltdown of not wanting me to teach her how to paint. After a timeout with mommy for an attitude adjustment, she came back and had a blast.
Wednesday- this morning the kids carved a pumpkin with Daddy. After lunch, we went to The Hines for some racquetball ( L and I played in the playroom) and to Orange Leaf for some Fro-yo. Jilli and I also ran over to the mall and found her a couple of Sunday dresses as well as a few more cool weather items for Laikyn. Tonight I finished decorating the family room for Jillibugs birthday party. Always having the week off before her birthday maybe means her party always looks a little more elaborate? Not that anyone is complaining. Love having an October child!

Thursday- Today we took advantage of the beautiful weather and went to try out the new Smothers park on the river. It is amazing, but so spread out and huge that I was a little frightened of losing the kids. A great place to go as long as you are prepared to stay glued to your kids. The kids loved it.