Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wait!! What?? It's October!!

OK, Seriously!  October?
Wow...time is just flying by and I feel like I am
falling behind!  We have not even started looking
for Halloween costumes or any of that!?!
And it will be here before we know it!!

But I have been a little occupied the last week.

Nana has been here and we have been having LOTS of fun!
We have been behaving ourselves, for the most part,
and have gotten a few things done.
We usually make these grand plans to accomplish
great projects, and then get side tracked and don't do a thing!

We only went shopping one day!
Shocking, I know!
But we got to spend some time in the dig stores...
Marshall's, TJMaxx, Ross....
and I picked up this cute little vase for
Ten Bucks!

I bought a inexpensive bunch of flowers from Publix,
from the 3 for $12 variety and have had them
on the table all week.
I think I may start picking up a bunch each week
and keeping some fresh flowers around to
brighten up the kitchen.

Since Fall is in the air, we also did a little decorating.
A few weeks ago I helped host a baby shower for
a girl from church and her mom had made us all a big
bag of goodies for doing the shower.
Inside were all kinds of Fall finds.
One of them was this cute metal pumpkin and a
pumpkin spice candle.
YUM and cute to boot!


I also had seen an idea of using pillar candles and place
candy corn around them in a dish for decoration off of Pinterest.
I had this dish in my closet, not doing anything except collecting dust,
so out it came.
Jackson and I took a quick trip to
Hobby Lobby to see if we could find some candles and
thought these Polka Dot ones were perfect!
So home we came...unwrapped the candles...
opened a bag of candy corn...maybe ate a handful of two...
and fixed up a cute little arrangement for a Halloween table.


It is sitting in the Kitchen window for now,
because Jackson would have it eaten in a matter of minutes
if it was on the table!

Mom and I also decorated the porch for Fall.
We may or may not have gotten a dirty look when Scott
asked why we didn't wait for him to get the
pumpkins down from the attic.
Let's just say, attic access in our house is
not for sissy's...enough said!
But, Mom and I were able to get them down without a
trip to the emergency room and their smiling faces
are ready to welcome Fall!


We bought some Mums and Gigantic cabbages to plant in the pots
and placed our happy little pumpkins around

I found these cute little BOO signs at
Old Time Pottery
for less than $3 a piece
so I grabbed a couple and put them in
the pots with some rust colored mums.

Mom and I have just been piddling around here and there...
we cleaned the carpet in the living room and in the Master bedroom
and Austin's bedroom...
Let's just say...no photo's were taken before,
because the living room carpet was just GROSS!
Raising two little boys on that carpet had not been kind!
But, with the help of the Big Green Bissell machine
from Lowe's...I think this carpet will hold on for a little while longer!

But the BIGGEST news that happened while Nana was here....

Yes...It finally clicked!  I have laughed this week and named
my mother the "Potty Whisperer"
She has now trained both of my boys within days...
Austin was trained in one day...literally...one day.

Jackson has done a great job for her...
me not so much...
I had been trying off an on for a couple of months with no success...
Nana comes for a visit and told him one afternoon she was going to
put big boy pants on him and he was going to learn to use the potty...
and he was off and running!
He has been doing wonderfully!  He has even been staying dry at night.
I am  still putting him in a night time diaper and he will wear a pull up
when we go out and about...just in case.
But he has been doing great!

Well...that's about all of the excitement that has been happening around here!
Austin and Scott are in the final weeks of their Robotics season...two more weeks...two more weeks!
And then hopefully things will calm down a little...NOT!

Then we have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!


I guess I better hold on and enjoy the ride!

Happy Fall Y'all
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