Sunday, October 26, 2008

Just What Every Little Girl Needs!

So I was at Micheal's last night, and saw some fun yarn on clearance. So I bought some and made Kelsi some slippers for her birtday.

Aww, aren't they cute? But this yarn has a little secret. Turn off the lights and you get this:

Now she will be the envy of all her friends at her next sleepover! Ok, so the picture is not that's a lot harder than you would think to take a picture of glow-in-the-dark stuff while it's glowing in the dark...but you get the idea =)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Carver's Farm

This past Saturday we took a trip to Carver's Farm. Other than the fact that most of the pumpkins were rotten or smashed, we had a good time! Matthias loved the hayride, and Kelsi ran around like crazy trying to find the perfect mini-pumpkin =) Matthias managed to find a mini-pumpkin right away and would not let go of it for the rest of the day!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Early Birthday Goodness

I'm totally slacking, Kelsi asked me to post about her early birthday gifts...and I forgot until now! Oops! Anyway, we decided to give Kelsi a few of her birthday gifts early since it was getting so cold.

The hat is a Pok├ęball, and apparently the envy of many of her friends.  The gloves, however, are by far her favorite.  She even wore them to bed the first night!  I was a bit worried that she might be kinda bummed about getting handmade stuff like that, but she's hardly taken the stuff off!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Just Playin'

We decided to take advantage of some of the last semi-warmth of the year and play a bit outside yesterday. Here are some pics of Kelsi trying out her new skates that she recently purchased from the thrift store with her own money! And of course Matthias sporting his homeless look and riding in his car (we decided he looked homeless because of his randomly pieced together outfit and his fingerless gloves he won't take off because they are like Kelsi's...who won't take hers off either!).

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Storm vs. The Thing

Storm unleashes her battle cry to summon The Thing to combat.

Unable to resist, The Thing jumps in the Fantasicar to face Storm.

While keeping his eye on the road...

The Thing is unprepared for Storm's sudden attack.

An epic battle is then fought, one so fierce there has never been it's like.

Wait...what's this?  Storm's costume is malfunctioning.

The Thing, realizing that he and Storm are so closely matched they would likely destroy each other if the battle continued, takes advantage of Storm's distraction and makes his escape.

Storm, realizing what happened, chases after The Thing...but is she too late, will she ever find him?

She's spotted him!

Storm hops in the van as well.

After a long discussion, Storm and The Thing decide to join forces in order to rescue Wolverine (a.k.a. Daniel) from the Dreaded Bus Ride of Doom...

Will they succeed?  Find out next time!








Costume Design (it's a work in progress):



Hair Stylist:

Goodwill (we're working on that one!)

Like Mother Like Son?

So, I know it's supposed to be cute when you kids try to copy you, but, well....

...I don't know how cute that giant knot of yarn is!  Fortunately, he picked my giant, monster sized crochet hook to play with, and that doesn't really fit up his nose =)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

District Track Meet and The Thing

Here are some pictures of Kelsi's track meet today =) We don't know yet what place she was in, other than she wasn't in the top 10. Although she did get to take home a pretty "participant" ribbon.

The last ones are of Matthias in his new costume we found today at Goodwill. He is The Thing from the Fantastic 4. He was going to be an X-Men character along with the rest of us, but this costume was really cheap lol.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Why We Love Thrift Stores...

...because Kelsi can pick out her own clothes and make her own style (and we don't have to pay much for it!).

And in case you couldn't see, here is a close-up of her leggings:

She's very proud of her "colorful" outfit today =)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Track Meet Fun

We just got home from Kelsi's track meet and of course have pictures to share!

The last pictures are of Matthias getting acquainted with Henry, Grandma's new puppy =)

And we finally have some details on the district track meet...whoo-hoo! It will be Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Lake City High School. The meet itself starts at 4:30, but Kelsi's grade doesn't actually run until 5:20. We were also informed that there will be other events going on at the school at the same time, so the parking lots will be full. If anyone wants to come, let us know beforehand and we'll try to save some spots =)

Track Meet Today!

That's right, today is Kelsi's cross-country track meet!  After a whole two weeks of training, Kelsi is going to attempt to run around the field at school multiple times, faster than everyone else.  Wearing her cool cross-country shirt of course =)  I'm sure I'll have pictures posted by tomorrow!