Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A little pumpkin

Finally had a few days of dry weather.  This rain - I love it.  BUT, I'm not used to it.  I'm used to 100 degree days in October.  I'm used to buying a cute outfit for Nick to wear and then dressing him in shorts and a tshirt to go picking pumpkins.  This year, he actually got to wear the outfit and he looked like a little man.  I don't really like those words but he did look like a little adult.  One mom asked me how old he was and when I said 3, she was shocked.  'I thought you were going to say 5 or something!'  She says to me.

Nope!  Only 3.  He's tall for his age and he's not super skinny.  He's not even 40 pounds yet but he looks solid.  You should see his dad.

As soon as he saw the pumpkins, he took off.  He looked like a bee hopping from pumpkin to pumpkin. Looking them over to find the perfect one. 

Or twenty!

He kept going back for more.  He loaded up our cart.  When I said to him that we had enough he said 'no mama, we need more punkins!' as he ran past me with another one.  My dad and I were carrying them back when he wasn't looking while Nick was adding more to the pile.

Oh well!

We ended up with 3 big ones and 3 small ones.  We have two more trips to the pumpkin patch this week so I know we'll be getting a lot more!

In the middle of the madness, this crazy little boy sat for me.  He actually posed for me.  This is a first!  I had to shoot quick because he spotted another good pumpkin and took off!

There was also a pony ride.  We couldn't leave without riding the pony.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rain rain go away....

If the rain ever stops I might be able to get some decent photos of what I've been working on.  I wanted to share them earlier but with the weather here lately I'm just not getting decent shots.

I love the rain, but I just need one day where I can get some pictures.

I do have a lot to share.

Friday, October 22, 2010

All Sorts of Sports

Is what we signed Nick up for this fall.  Its a 4 week program that spends one week teaching them about 4 of the major sports.

Soccer, Basketball, Football and Baseball.

The first week was soccer.  At least I could help him out a little.  The rest of them his dad's going to have to work on him with.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Party Invites

I got a few hours to work on these in Vegas.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vegas Recap

A mixture of camera photos and Hipstamatic prints from the iPhone.

On the way...

We took Nick to the Strip the first night to show him all the lights.  He thought it looked like Christmas.  Yeah, Christmas with half naked women all over the place.  He didn't seem to notice.
He did want to ride every tram we saw and see every show we passed.  We finally pulled over and stopped to see the pirate show at Treasure Island.

Treasure Island is apparently now TI and the pirate show is a little PG 13 now.  So much for that.  Now they have these women called the Sirens of TI.  They are scantily clad (ready to fall off rags) that take a pirate hostage and his crew come to rescue him.
The crew, still a bunch of nasty sailors are led by the most gorgeous man.  Captain Mac.  I wish I had a better lens because Mac was so much better up close and when he took his shirt off.......well I'd had to much to drink from my margarita by the yard and I was ready to jump into the smelly lake to get him.  Nick usually notices the girls but this time, it was all about the pirates.  Guns, smoke and action.  Thats what he wanted.  I'm very glad we were on the side with the male pirates and he couldn't see the 'grils'. 

It was back to the timeshare to sleep off the margarita and dream of Captain Mac.

Saturday afternoon, we headed out to MGM Grand and the game.  We ran into a little summer storm.  Across the street from the timeshare, there was a pumpkin patch going up.  They might have forgotten to secure the 20 foot in diameter pumpkin balloon.  The winds (strong winds!) picked that sucker up and rolled it right out of there and onto Las Vegas Blvd.

I happened to catch its flight on my phone.

On to the game!  With the winds, came rain.  Hard rain.  And lightning.  I wasn't lucky enough to catch any of that.  I didn't take my good camera to the game - too bulky for this.  It gets crazy in there.  I went armed with my iphone!

A quick stop at the M&M store to pick up some purple, silver and black M&M's for the game.  Someone  one up'd me this year and had custom M&M's printed that said 'Lets Go Kings'.  The GM loved seeing the M&M love though.  He thought that was a cool idea and wanted to know where we got our cool mixtures.  I think he needs to get out more.

Game time!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sharing is caring

And I have a lot to share.  Just not right now.

Back from Vegas and I do have a few pictures to share with you.

Got a little time to scrap in the timeshare.  One of the many things about Timeshares that I love.

Saw a hockey game.  Saw a bunch of old friends I haven't seen all summer.

Debuted a second site with classes and instruction for customers.

Went to the home opener for the Kings and met DB Sweeney.  I'm in love with Mr. Sweeney.  I can meet celebrities and I act like a normal person, but there are a few that just make me spazz out.  Mr. Sweeney is one of those.  I almost pee'd my pants when he flashed me that lopsided smile.  *sigh*  And in that spazzy moment, I completely forget that my iphone has a camera function so no picture.

I also have a few more crafty things to share with everyone.  I'm buried in Halloween supplies but I'm just about done.  So now its time to decorate the house with everything I've made and then pull out the Christmas stuff to begin working on cards and more decorations.

Now that life has somewhat settled down, I will post more.

In less than a month, I leave for a 4 day retreat in San Diego that has been a year in the making.  Looking forward to hanging with Cori, Lisa and Bea.

Looking forward to this episode from Glee.