Friday, November 29, 2013

We're Back ! And we have a new addition !

No I am not pregnant and there is not a new baby in the house. Our new addition is our Elf.  I started seeing this elf stuff popping up all over the internet a year ago. Friends were posting pictures of weird things Barbie was doing with the Elf.  I wasn't super clear but I wanted to find out. I did my research and decided we had to have one. I never did get around to buying one last year but I had planned to get an Elf, no matter the cost, this year. Lucky Me because I found one at a Holiday Sale the church did to raise money for missions. I only spent $5. We read the story and the twins both wanted to name him. Of course at 3.5 years old, they could not agree. One liked JINGLE and the other one liked GEORGE. I got them t o combine their ideas and add a little bit of silly mom to it ....... TA DA - we have Jingle Georgie ! He has been hanging out in his box in the living room waiting for the turkey to be put away to make his grand entrance.

He arrived tonight in a new (to us) space ship filled with candy canes. He left his book propped open on the tail fin and the page is marked with a candy cane. It is open to the part that reminds kids not to touch the Elf or he could lose his magic. Jingle Georgie even left a note with a big NO. The twins are 3.5 there will be a lot of reminders.

Well, I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. It ended up being just the three of us today but it was nice. The boys fell asleep before pie so they will have to eat it tomorrow. I might go do some shopping but it will depend on the kids.

I want to hit a couple craft stores tomorrow to take advantage of some great coupons. I can get 30% my entire purchase which would be a nice savings for my pocket. SO let's explain that... I love being crafty and creative. After more than a couple people told me to sell my stuff, I started taking them serious. It grew and I have been making and selling hair bows, headbands, mini hats, tutu dresses, and even wreaths and picture frames. I have even spray painted a couple lamps and a desk. It is lots of fun and it is something I really like to do. It is great at relieving stress and I have plenty of that.

My business page : CoCo Pretties

OK - next big reason I never blogged for nine months

Halloween kept me busying making tutu dresses for costumes and taking part in a photo shoot for a couple other local business.  All the tutu dresses and hair pretties were made by me at my home.
(Pet free/Smoke free/But I do have toddlers)


September was a battle of trying to get the boys approved for preschool. Not delayed enough for one program, too delayed on another issue for this program. Meanwhile Sam does OT, PT and Speech on a weekly basis while Jayson does Speech every other week.

August is the month my oldest boy graduated from Basic Training at Fort Benning with his blue infantry cords. The ceremony was on a Friday morning in Georgia.  HE flew home to AZ with his fiancee and the wedding was Monday evening.  (Sadly my grandpa ended up in the hospital again and then was transferred to a rehab facility until he could heal more.)

June and July was hectic too. My grandpa had taken ill after a stroke in April. I went down to PHX for a couple weeks to help out. He was back at home but he still needed help in the house and getting to appointments. I was glad to spend those two weeks down there helping out my favorite grandpa.

March, April and May - I can't remember. I do know that we were out doing stuff as much as possible. We enjoyed being outside and having new bikes to ride.

I use facebook way too much for things that should be kept as memories. I should treat this blog like a journal. So all the cute things are saved in one spot.

CHEESE !!!!!!!

Well, after a pseudo clean up of a potty training accident - they are back to sleep in my bed - so I need to go to sleep as well. If anyone is still reading, thanks.

Grinch and Max are up to no good.