During our trip to Gulf Shores way back in September, we made so many stops at McDonald's that we managed to collect almost all of the Wizard of Oz dolls they were giving away. (And can I just say that I actually feel my blood sluggishly pumping through my arteries as I think about that...)

The other day Corinne and I were playing with the Lullaby girl, the Lollipop guild boy, Dorothy, and Glenda the Good Witch.



I had to laugh when Corinne picked up Dorothy's skirt and went "shew!" like I do when she has a stinky diaper.


"We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land!"

I finally got around to planning and initiating a Morgan Family Night around here. I feel like Andrew is definitely old enough that he will enjoy this and Corinne will learn how.

For our first family night, we raided Grammy's Disney DVD's (thanks!), got into our pajamas, opened the popcorn Grammy gave us (thanks, again!), and made ice cream sundaes!

You have no idea just how excited Andrew and Corinne were about the ice cream - forget popcorn, pajamas, and a movie!




Note: Hoss does not have a glass eye - that is a weird reflection of my flash.
Our plan is to attempt a family night every Saturday evening. We know this won't always happen, but if we atleast plan for it we're ahead of the game, right?

Recently, I got on a kick of making smores at home. Since we have a gas stove, I just light it up, roast a mallow over the flame, then stick on a graham cracker with some chocolate. Yum.

One day, after Corinne had gone down for her nap and before Andrew went in for quiet time, I made him one. He was so flippin' excited. I had to take pictures.

Why do feel like I'm posting about food all the time???


So, I think I've mentioned before that Andrew and Corinne are pretty different. I have two more examples of this today.



Andrew doesn't really like to get his hands or self dirty, but Corinne is the complete opposite. A few weeks ago we were at this park that has all sand under the playground. Clark and I were talking and keeping an eye on the kids.


We looked over at Corinne and she had laid down in the sand and was sweeping her arms in and out of it like she was swimming. It was really funny.


But, what was even funnier is that Andrew ran by, saw her, thought it looked like fun, started to lay down, then decided he wasn't into that so much.



Now, if you know Andrew at all, then you know that this boy doesn't like to poop. He never tells us when he needs to go, doesn't tell us when he has gone, and will deny that he's pooped even if he has. It is sort of the bane in this stay at home mom's existence.


This morning, I found Corinne in the bathroom and could tell immediately that she had a stinker. Before I could even open my mouth to say something, she looked at me and said, "boop."


I was nearly giddy with laughter and joy and delight that this girl is even aware of what she's doing.


It's the little things...

I know, I know. I missed two days of blogging, but I'm not down for the count. I am still going to try and blog every day for National Blog Posting Month.

It's just that my computer is having another one of its meltdowns. You may remember that this same thing happened awhile back and I just pray that it doesn't happen again.

I've got too much Christmas shopping still to do and I need the internet for a lot of it.

Speaking of, I haven't actually started my Christmas shopping yet, so I guess I've still got all of it to do...

I'll be back soon with pictures and more videos!

Oh boy!

Andrew said two things today that really made me laugh.




First, we got lunch at Sonic after church and he told us he wanted a cheeseburger. Once we got home, he had changed his mind. He asked if we had gotten him a stick dog.





Second, he and I were playing and cuddling before his quiet time this afternoon, and he started to play with my hair right on top of my forehead. He said, "You're hair looks like grass. Brown grass."

I could think of someone else who's hair looks like brown grass, too...

He never ceases to entertain us.


There's been a flurry of baking going on around here lately! I've gotten on a kick and I just can't stop!

Andrew and I were making pretzels


they really need to be rolled out smaller next time...


we made some that were letter shaped, too

Somebody please stop me!

The dancing ladybug and the shy, or slightly distracted, cowboy!

*NOTE: turn down the volume big time on the last clip. Corinne was digging the loud, live band at the Fall Fun Fest.

it's so hard to get a picture of kids in Halloween costumes!


Corinne getting a cupcake at the cakewalk.


Andrew playing hockey for a piece of candy


the crazy tutu! it was a lot fluffier than I thought it would be!



**On a side note, I may start making and selling these tutus on Etsy, so stay tuned for more info!




On Friday, I took the kid to Corinne's playgroup for a Halloween get together. All the kids wore their costumes and we tried to get the best group picture we could. There are few missing off the side of the couch, but total there were about thirteen kids there!

Andrew was a cowboy and Corinne was a ladybug. Andrew decided he did not want to wear his guns and holster at the playgroup, and Corinne only wore her ladybug "vest" at playgroup because it was so hot!

Here's Andrew with his good friend Tessa. These two are like peas in a pod, bacon and eggs, peas and carrots... you get the picture!


Corinne and I went this morning, and there was no line. It was the first time I have ever voted a straight ticket.

AARRRGGHHHH!

Apparently, blogger or my computer hates me because every time today that I've tried to start a post and insert pictures, everything freezes up! You have no idea how much that infuriates me.

So, we had a ton of fun Friday night for Halloween. Wish I could show you some pictures, but maybe tomorrow...


Is anyone excited that Christmas is coming up??? I totally am! I see Thanksgiving as a really fun holiday for my family to get together and have fun, but really its just something to help me get past my impatience for Christmas to get here already! Really, I love any holiday that my family gets together because I love my family so much, but Christmas, oh my word. It's so fun!

I actually can't stand buying gifts too early because I inevitably end up giving them to their intended recipient way before Christmas. I just can't wait for them to have this wonderful thing I bought for them to enjoy. Similarly, Clark has learned not to even mention that he knows what he's getting me or that he's already bought it because the pestering, it will never cease.

However, this year, Clark has a very bad rotation the month of December. Very. Bad. Chances are he won't even be home for Christmas. So, I've determined that I absolutely have to get all our shopping done before November is over. Its gonna be crazy.

I started making the list today of things I want and things I want the kids to get. I find Clark to be a very difficult person to buy for. But this year, I know exactly what I want to buy him. And it's gonna be great!

So, I'm going to end this rambly post by apologizing for the lack of pictures and Halloween content and encouraging you to stay tuned for those and updates on the Christmas shopping.

Love ya!

Two weeks ago today Clark and I were on our own in a rental car driving north on Highway 4 towards Gainesville, FL. No Wiggles music, no little voices talking - just a good book and quiet...

Oh my, we had a great trip to Orlando two weeks ago. Let me just go ahead and say that there isn't much to do there outside of Disney, a little fact I was not aware of. But, Clark and I still managed to have a fun trip. Just being alone with my man and not having to follow any schedule was awesome.

Well, Clark did have a few things to attend at the American Society of Anesthesiologists National Conference, but we still had lots of free time.


here we are before take off going to Orlando - I was very close to zombie-ville due to taking 1.5 mgs of Xanax

Clark looking studious as we ate our breakfast at the hotel.
On Sunday, we drove up to Gainesville where Clark's grandmother and some other family live. Nani only moved there a few years ago, so it was fun to see her house that she shares with his cousin Shannon. (Note: Shannon is the reason I understand why Andrew's hair has so much red in it.) They made us a yummy dinner.

Clark's aunt and uncle were there as well. Also, his cousin Jeremy, who we haven't seen in about 10 years. We got to meet his wife Rachel and their new little guy, Jonathan, who gave me lots of sweet smiles and conversation.
It definitely took me atleast a day to adjust to not having to worry about anyone but me or what time we did anything. I missed the kids so much at first, then after a few days I was doing great. Clark was the complete opposite - he was in full vacation mode right away and then started missing the kids really bad about the third day. Six days and five nights is a long time to be away! But we really enjoyed it. We owe a big thanks to my sister and Keith, Grammy, and Mimi for keeping the kids for us!









Okay, November is National Blog Posting Month! My friend Christy is taking the challenge to post every day this month and so am I! Wish me luck!
If you want to do it, too, then go here and sign up!

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