Thursday, October 28, 2010

Joke of the day

Just thought that you might like this joke.  My oldest boy and I did.
 So there's this fella with a parrot. And this parrot swears like a sailor. I mean he's a pistol. He can swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself.
Trouble is, the guy who owns him is a quiet, conservative type, and this bird's foul mouth is driving him crazy.
One day, it gets to be too much, so the guy grabs the bird by the throat, shakes him really hard, and yells, "QUIT IT !".
But this just makes the bird mad and he swears more than ever.
Then the guy gets mad and says, "OK for you", and locks the bird in a kitchen cabinet. This really aggravates the bird, and he claws and scratches, and when the guy finally lets him out, the bird cuts loose with a stream of vulgarities that would make a veteran sailor blush.
At that point, the guy is so mad that he throws the bird into the freezer. For the first few seconds, there is a terrible din. The bird kicks and claws and thrashes. Then it suddenly gets very very quiet.
At first the guy just waits, but then he starts to think that the bird may be hurt. After a couple of minutes of silence, he's so worried that he opens up the freezer door.
The bird calmly climbs onto the man's outstretched arm and says: "Awfully sorry about the trouble I gave you. I'll do my best to improve my vocabulary from now on."
The man is astounded. He can't understand the transformation that has come over the parrot. Then the parrot says, "By the way, what did the chicken do?"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One down....two to go

Halloween costumes that is.  I just finished my son, Calvin's today.  Just in time for his Cub Scouts.  Ever since we saw Transformer costumes (that really transform) on youtube.  Calvin's has been asking to be a Transformer (that really transforms).  So, like any good mom, I set to work.  With a little help from his Dad this is what we came us with.  This has been the most challenging costume, yet the most rewarding.  What costumes have YOU been proud of?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bubble skirts and Halloween Costumes

I loved these skirts!  After seeing these skirts on Ruffles And Stuff, I decided that I would make them for my girls for their Christmas dresses.  So I decided I would practice making them with some beautiful fabric I got on clearance at JoAnn's for the girls for their primary program on Sunday, yesterday.  I made them BOTH in just a couple of hours.  They were super easy and I was quite pleased with how they turned out.  I am definately going to make Christmas bubble skirts for them this year.  With a cute sweater and some cute tights.  They will look adorable and I can't wait to get started on them.  First though, I need to make  them their Halloween costumes.  Elsa wants to be a black cat and Abby wants to be Hello Kitty as a ballerina.  She is so funny with her costumes.  They are always unique.  Last year she loved gingerbread girls (not boys), so she had to be a Gingerbread Girl.  It took some creative thinking on my part, but I think she was quite happy with what I came up with.  So this year I'm pretty confident that she'll be happy with what I come with.  I will be sure to take lots of pictures to share with all of you.
Here are some pictures of the bubble skirts, gingerbread girl (from last year) and the rest of my kids costumes from last year.  Just for fun!.

Don't you just love her hair? 

Elsa (Super girl), Abby (Gingerbread Girl), Calvin (Ninja), Dallin (Arrow & Bulls eye)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall bobby's

These are something that I whipped up one night because I was just sick of my old, boring clips that I use to clip my hair back with.  These are SO SIMPLE that I'm sure you'll make a ton for fall, winter, spring, or heck, every season and/or occasion.  I know I'm going to.  The best part is; there was no sewing or glue involved.
This is all you'll need for this project;
bobby pins
cute ribbon 
glue (if you want it to be really secure.)  

I didn't use glue and they stayed intact the whole day, and in place.  (Even in my 7 and 5 year old girls hair.)  Yeah, I love these cute little clips for both me and my girls.

 Put the ribbon (before cutting it) through the end of the bobby.  Then tie one good & fairly tight knot.  Then twist and turn the "bow" until it looks good to you. (If you want to glue it down then put a dab of glue right under the knot before you tie the knot tight.) 

What is your favorite part of Fall?

If you cut the ribbon you could cut it too short and then it's harder to tie. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Abby's new hat

This is the hat that I made for my daughter. I got the idea and pattern from HERE.  I made it from a couple of old t-shirts of hers that she got paint on.  It was great to get to use those shirts again and not just throw them out.  Thanks to Cheri from I am Momma...Hear me roar for this awesome tutorial.  

This one is a little blurry, but you can see that the hat stays on even through rough play.