Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween??

Erin & I went to my friend Debbie's house this past Saturday night for a Halloween party. I had brought over things for the children to do a few crafts projects. Erin is very recently getting into doing crafts - coloring, play dough, painting, etc. I bought all kinds of Halloween foam stickers so the children could make door hangers & placemats. Erin really had a blast all dressed up in her red witch costume.

Happy Halloween?? I'm not really sure we can that this year. Yesterday Erin was sent home from school with a temp of 102.7. Although we got her fever down during the evening, it shot up again overnight. She & I stayed home today so we could visit her favorite doctor - Dr. Liang. According to Erin, Dr. Liang looks like "W" a character on the show Good Eats. The good doctor & her staff were dressed to the nines today in celebration of Halloween. It was a great office visit even though we're still not 100% sure why she's sick. Oh well, she's got a few days off from school with mommy paying full attention to her girl.

Hope everyone out there had a great time today/tonight!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Halloween's Coming!

Well, it's been a while since I've posted, but it's not because I haven't had anything to say. In fact, there's so much on my mind that I can't seem to settle down.

Erin has been doing really well lately. With Halloween coming up in the next week, we've been dealing with her utter fear of anything large &/or scary. She loves the idea of dressing up & decorating pumpkins & the house but is terrified of things like witches, ghosts, goblins, monsters, witches, etc. For someone like me who loves Halloween, this is pretty hard. I have an amazing Halloween village at work & things for the outside of our house that I can't put up. In fact, just this evening, David told me he was surprised that I haven't bought any of the inflatibles that are out for sale. Now how do I go out & buy myself that huge "snow globe" with bats & goblins without terrifying my child? You know, the child who loves to be hung upside down or go twirling around & around.

My friend Debbie is having a Halloween party this coming Saturday for a few of the children that we know. Erin is getting dressed up as a red witch. I just can't get over how cute she looks in her costume. Debbie's going all out for this party - bobbing for apples, goodies, costumes, decorations, etc. I'm bringing a craft for the children to do that night also. I think I'm more excited than Erin is!

Hopefully my computer & my camera will stop arguing so I can post some pictures from that night!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Hair & the lack of ability to style it has been a big topic for the people in my travel group. Amazingly enough, after being home for 3 years, we're still a fairly tight-knit group. This week's topic has been the girls' hair & our abilities (or lack thereof) to style it. Erin's hair has gotten pretty long & the color is so pretty. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to do anything with it. The most I can do is a messy pony tail, but thankfully, Erin likes her hair this way. Of course, she's just happy to have me try anything.