Monday, November 1, 2010

Hocus Pocus

This weekend was my birthday (Halloween baby!) and it didn’t disappoint. First of all, Shell was in town visiting from Connecticut (can she live further away??) and I was so happy that she came to visit and because everyone loves her so much, some other cute girls came too and we had a great time!IMG_6113          Shelley came with Thad (20 months), Heidi came with Sadie (2 years ish), Breanne came with Brielle (10 months) and Brigitte came with Leah (1 year ish)! It was a party for sure!IMG_6115           The kiddos had a blast scattering toys everywhere and watching Baby Einstein (Sadie was literally inches from the TV most of the time). We were basically oblivious and just ate a lot of brownies and talked a lot! It was so fun to have them at my house and the kids are a blast and sooo stinkin’ cute!IMG_6118                I’ve said this before, but Shelley is really the best person ever, she is such a good friend and I give her a lot of credit for helping me make good decisions through my life because of her example and friendship. I tear up just thinking about her living far away but I’m glad I got to see her! Somehow, Shell manages to be friends with everyone and she honestly brings people together. I know so many great people because Shelley was friends with them first! I love this girl :)           

                  IMG_6112                            Heidi, Bre, Shell, me, and Brigitte. We didn’t run out of things to say and I loved having them over!IMG_6114            Next…..is birthday weekend! Dan is of course the best (did I mention he cleaned up the house before my friends came over while I was at work? Love him…). And he was like a child when he gave me presents in bed because he was so excited. He did awesome and he got me a new camera! I love it and it’s so tiny but has a lot of sweet features and it’s great! I can’t wait to take it on our cruise in December.DSC00007            We went to a corn maze and carved/painted pumpkins Friday night. We were one of the only people over age 16 at the corn maze but we still loved it.                    DSC00009              Dan made this wonder and he also carved a huge bat pumpkin that I didn’t take a picture of but trust me, it was awesome :) DSC00010                 I decided to paint my pumpkin and this is how it ended up. Dan traced the bat for me because I have no artistic skills whatsoever. But we had fun and we watched M.J.’s Thriller afterwards!DSC00011              Sunday we had some family over for dinner and I didn’t take a lot of pictures (the kids distract me too much!), but it was fun. We used dry ice to make “witches brew” rootbeer. This picture is awesome and I wish there was sound because the cackle he was making was amazing.DSC00012 DSC00017  DSC00019    

Like I said, I didn’t take many pics, but I loved having family over and it was a blast. I got some great presents and once again, my birthday was a success!

3 comments:

Heidi said...

I had so much fun at your house, thank you for having us over! And what in the world are you talking about that you have no artistic skills? Your home is beautiful. I'm glad you had a good birthday!

Shell said...

I loved being to your place too! You're really the greatest and I'm so glad we're friends. I'm thinking you should move to CT;-) I'm just sayin...

Derek and Bre said...

It was great to see your beautiful house and you really have done a great job decorating everything! Of course we wanted to see Shell but I also wanted to come and see you! You are awesome glad your birthday was good!