Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Preview

We, mostly Devin, love Halloween around here. He takes after his dad, who was the biggest Halloween NUT I ever met. He had crazy costumes, a different accent for each costume and a very spooky haunted house and yard.

I don't really love carving pumpkins but I found a cute alternative at my favorite store, Target. Sam laughes at his clown pumpkin every time we pull in or out of the driveway. He even gave my princess one a kiss!
I told Sam to make a funny face. Not Bad!

Super cute glow-in-the-dark skeleton jammies from my brother Blake's special friend Allison. They are super cute. (The jammies, and Blake + Allison)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sam's Bedtime

Sam is a fast runner! After his bath, I always have to chase him as he runs around naked. We have a strict no-naked-bums-on-the-furniture rule and he does not seem to understand that yet. Here are some pictures from a recent bedtime.

He thinks he is all ready for bed and wants me to read him that truck book. Silly boy!

Me reading seemingly endless books while he slowly drinks his bottle (I know, I know. Please no bottle comments).

This is the cute Thomas the Train blanket I made for him. I really just took fleece, folded it in half, sewed around the circles and put a binding on it. Not too hard, and Sam seems to like it. At least he lets it in his crib. That's the first step.

Wishing you all a happy bedtime!

Monday, October 6, 2008

For my Friends

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 c flour
1t baking soda
1t salt
1 cup softened butter or margarine
1 c sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
1 t vanilla
2 eggs
12 oz chocolate chips (1 3/4 c)
You can add nuts, but why ruin a good cookie?

Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips. Place scoops on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!
Betcha can't eat just one!