Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

I would like to declare that we are done with Halloween 2010 though I'm not sure we really are. We had about 10,593 visitors (or maybe it just felt that way!) last night and may have more tonight.  Answering the door was fun for the first hour, but I started to tire during hour three.  My helper could have kept going all night! 

Here are some pics:

Friday, October 22, 2010

BearWear Winter 2010

Welcome to BearWear where we are proud to present our Winter 2010 collection (Ha!):

I quickly made these hats and scarves for C's bears while he was at preschool the other day.  He was pretty excited about them, but still wanted to shop the mall for additional clothes.  A bear can never have too many, right?

It turns out that C's desire to purchase a full winter wardrobe at Build-a-Bear was thwarted because (for some strange reason) they don't actually sell long pants and winter coats for bears--at least not in October.  That's okay because they do sell this:
It was love at first sight!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tis the Season...

It appears that we (the C, the J, and me) have entered the gifting season.  Last week it was my Mother-in-Law's birthday...
(MIL's present: Basket, candle, and apron made by me)
...this week it's a wedding. 

I love making gifts and I love giving gifts, but I find myself at a loss when it comes to this wedding present.  I've never met the couple (the bride is my husband's co-worker), she's not registered anywhere, and I really don't know anything about her.  Ask J, you say?  Done.  He was absolutely no help.

A gift certificate, right?  But for which store? If C has anything to do with it, it will be from Build-a-Bear Workshop.  He announced this morning that we need to go there today to buy long pants, coats, boots, scarves, and hats for his bears.  I told him that I could make some clothes for his bears, but he told me that they need "real" clothes.

Um.  Who knew that caring for stuffed animals could be so expensive?  Who knew that shopping for a wedding gift could be so difficult? 

It's not even 9:00 yet and I'm already lost.

I'm off to make some bear clothes.  Here's hoping that they look "real" enough.

Monday, October 18, 2010

What's Going On Here?

It appears that we have a problem...
What kind of spider makes neon green webs?

What kind of parent buys neon green webs and then helps her son spread them across her plants?

Don't answer that!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Turning My Frown Upside Down

After a not-so-great start to the day, I have decided to turn my frown upside down.  I have...
  • Showered and dressed (so what if it was 11:30AM before it happened???)
  • Made (yes, I said made) play-doh for my kiddo
  • Sat outside in my pajamas (pre-shower) so that my kiddo could play with Molly the Dog
  • Washed three loads of laundry
  • Read three stories to C
  • Sang "Autumn Leaves are falling Down" (all five verses) with C
  • Decided to ignore the fact that my living room looks like it has been hit by a toy bomb
  • Attempted to ignore the fly that appears to be in love with the smell of my hair
  • Climbed into the back corner of C's closet to find his stuffed robots, Kiefer and Khloe
  • Reminded myself that my nap-time is less than two hours away
All is well.

Except the fly.  

Where's that swatter?