October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

Berlin had so much fun this Halloween!  She basically walked around looking adorable and when someone dropped a piece of candy...it was fair game!  Shavonne and Greg came over and we made it a PARTY!
She is Paris' twin...she's so expressive!

 The kids couldn't resist when she came around begging for candy!

Of course when she was denied she'd get a frowny face

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October 21, 2010

Boston and Madison

I thought this was so funny!  Boston is an awesome big brother, one of the things he loves to do is play games with his younger sisters.  Most of the time it does involve a huge mess, but it ALWAYS ends up in them having so much fun!

So today I was sitting down checking my email when I hear Boston yell, "Okay come try and find me!"  (Which I ignore...sad!)  A few seconds later I see Madison sneaking up to his doorway.  I forgot all about the "find me" comment and am completely dwelling on the fact that she's "sneaking".  So my "mom radar" goes off and I spin around super fast to see what she's trying to smuggle into Boston's room.  (Typically items smuggled into rooms involves some type of food, drink, or scissors...Which of course are ALL off limits!)

Madison...holding her "Gun"
I had to go in for a closer look...it was a "gun", created out of his Geo Trax train pieces and hair ties holding a flashlight on top of it!  Hahahaha!  Only a boy, living in a house full of girls, would think to use hair ties when we had no rubber bands!  I thought it was cute...

October 16, 2010

Sim's Company Picnic

This year, Sim's Company picnic was held at the Phoenix Zoo.  Our kids were super excited that it meant another trip to the ZOO:)  After our fun party the night before, Phil and I were just looking forward to a relaxing lunch.  They raffled off a BUNCH of prizes, when I mean a bunch, I mean a bunch!  There were over 300 people there and when they drew your name to win a prize, you would still be eligible to be in the GRAND PRIZE drawing for a 42" Plasma TV.  Phil knew what the prize would be, so he wanted to stick around until the end.  Our little ones had kind of had it, and I was just hoping they'd hurry up and call the winner so we could go check out the animals!  Long story short...Phil was called to win the TV! 

Totally exciting!  We never win anything... 







 After we cooled off...we went and checked out the monkeys.  The highlight of the kids day:)

 This guy is HUGE!  Although the monkey's were AWESOME, Phil couldn't take it anymore...so had to jam home so he could find our new TV a permanent residing place.

October 15, 2010

Our Halloween Party 2010

I absolutely LOVE halloween and hosting an annual party is one of the highlights I actually look forward to every year!  This year was a bit more challenging though...I've never had to plan it, while working before:(  I made it work though, the guys at work got to see my "Martha Stewart" crafts come to life!  Ha Ha, I kind of multi-task...a LOT;)
Right before the guests arrived, I tried to take a few shots to set the stage...



Thanks to my girls and their friends, these garbage bags turned out awesome!

Chocolate fountain...


"Choose Your Poison" Italian Soda Bar...





These coffin favors are one of my favorite things to make!  They actually hold the perfect amount of candy and they are super festive looking:)  I found them a couple of years ago while watching a Martha Stewart episode.  If you'd like the pattern, you can click here.

This year's theme was Witches & Vampires...I had fun with the invitations...inviting guests to a party where the guys all "sucked" and the girls were total "witches", how often can you say that with out getting in trouble?!  Ha Ha...LOVED IT!  Of course I had to add a little vinyl to the background, they were supposed to be thought bubbles.  Hopefully you get the idea!

The Palmers


The Clarks

The O'Neill's

The Norths



The White's


Good Times...

My gorgeous sis!

Greg rockin his gothic style

Two witchy sisters;)


The whole group...almost the Clarks were taking the pics in this one:(

Melanie made her costume...completely awesome and yes, she won for the best witch:)
We didn't get a photo of the winner of the best vampire...but it was Rob aka "The Count!"

 One of our favorite games to play is the "Oddlywed" game, we come up with different questions each year to see who knows who the best!  It always sparks the BEST conversations!  Ha Ha, this year it was Greg and Shavonne who won the Clarks by 1 point!  So they were awarded 2 movie tickets where they could take a night off from chatting...apparently they already knew eachother pretty well;)
 Whenever there's a winner there has to be a loser:(  Ha Ha, so close, but unfortunately the Palmer's came in last, so we sentenced them to a date where they would be working closely together and could work on some of their conversation skills:)  Ha Ha!