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Molly is Three

cork·er  (kôrkr) n.
1.  A striking, outstanding, remarkable or astounding person or thing

I was going to type a bunch of things about my magnificent Molly,but I think the pictures say it all!!

I love you my little Miss Molly!!


pumpkin time!

We try every year to get to Apple Hill and hit the pumpkin patch for our Halloween Jack-o-lantern needs!  So for FHE we loaded up (most) of the family and headed out.

Daddy grabbed his pumpkin,

and I had mine,

ha! I LOVE that picture! here is his normal face:

When we got home we finished the night off with roasting hot dogs and marshmallows on our little bonfire (are bonfires supposed to be big?, so is that an oxymoron? )

It was a perfect fall day and we had a great time!

backyard movie night

We celebrated Dillon’s 14th birthday by having a backyard movie night.  We invited the family, had cake and ice cream and watched Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure on the side of the house while munching on 3 different kinds of popcorn from the “popcorn bar”.  It was SO fun!

here are some of the crazy cousins:

here is a really bad pic of the movie, but you get the idea…

last minute cake decorationg:

The cake was really good, i doctored up some mixes to make a choc/vanilla marble cake and made a basic chocolate frosting..

The best cake mix doctoring I have come across:

mix up the batter according to the directions, and in addition add:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
big dash of salt
1 TBS vanilla extract


During the movie Molly went in the house and came out a little later with sticky fingers… upon investigation I found this:

I am actually surprised it wasn’t much worse… she annihilated a cake I made a couple of weeks ago….

Here is what I did for the popcorn bar:

I made the popcorn cones for everyone, and bought scoops at the dollar tree for serving.  The cherry popcorn was the favorite, it was totally gone at the end of the night, but my favorite was the pb n chocolate!

All in all it was a hit and we can’t wait until our next backyard movie night!

Golden Truths

I came across this while preparing to teach a “positive parenting” class.  I thought it funny and so so true!

More Golden Truths…
(Author Unknown)
Things I’ve learned from my children (honest and no kidding):
(1) There is no such thing as child-proofing your house.
(2) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.
(3) A 4 year-old’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
(4) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound boy wearing pound puppy underwear and a superman cape.
(5) It is strong enough however to spread paint on all four walls of a 20 by 20 foot room.
(6) Baseballs make marks on ceilings.
(7) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on.
(8) When using the ceiling fan as a bat you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit.
(9) A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
(10) The glass in windows (even double pane) doesn’t stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.
(11) When you hear the toilet flush and the words Uh-oh, it’s already too late.
(12) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
(13) A six year old can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36 year old man says they can only do it in the movies.
(14) A magnifying glass can start a fire even on an overcast day.
(15) If you use a waterbed as home plate while wearing baseball shoes it does not leak — it explodes.
(16) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq foot house 4 inches deep.
(17) Legos will pass through the digestive tract of a four year old.
(18) Duplos will not.
(19) Play Dough and Microwave should never be used in the same sentence.
(20) Super glue is forever.
(21) McGyver can teach us many things we don’t want to know.
(22) Ditto Tarzan.
(23) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.
(24) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
(25) VCR’s do not eject PB&J sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.
(26) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
(27) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
(28) You probably do not want to know what that odor is.
(29) Always look in the oven before you turn it on.
(30) Plastic toys do not like ovens.
(31) The fire department in San Diego has at least a 5 minute response time.
(32) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.
(33) It will however make cats dizzy.
(34) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
(35) Quiet does not necessarily mean don’t worry.
(36) A good sense of humor will get you through most problems in life (unfortunately, mostly in retrospect).

valentines 2010

Here are the valentines Chloe is giving out this year:

I found the idea on a blog somewhere and I can’t find it again to give credit! oops…

I took the picture, then fancied it up on Picnic,  then sent the print off to Walmart for a bunch of copies.  (here is the actual photo, taking a photo of a photo doesn’t translate too well eh) …what a cute girl!

Then I rounded the corners with my fancy schmancy corner rounder punch thingie, then I used an exacto knife to cut slits at the top and bottom of her hand and inserted the oreo pops. Fun and easy!

Love it!

papered barn stars & mommy’s little helper

In an effort to bring more color into my living room, my handy friend Mod Podge and I made these!

I have been trying to figure out what to put in this space I have between my pellet stove and my mantel for a while, and inspiriation struck and viola!  I couldn’t be happier with them.


I have a never ending list of crafts to do, and it seems like everytime I tool around on the internet I find a whole bunch more, I should just stay away from all the fantastic blogs out there, but I just can’t!  Next on my list of home decor to-do is a family rules canvas like the one here.  But today I am sewing “little red hens” – I will post them later!

I need to get off the computer anyway, cause I think someone wants some attention:

(this is her “Kiss” face)