Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DIY Costume Fail......So Far

This is the first year I've ever attempted to make my boys costumes myself and I'm not so sure that was such a good idea. They've always been batman, spiderman, clone trooper that kinda thing. But this year they decided they wanted to be the red and green ninja for lego ninjago.

They wanted to actually be like the ninjago minifigure. But we've been so busy I didn't think I would have time to make 2 lego costumes. So we compromised and decided to make them just not like a lego figure.

I ordered them karate gi uniforms from amazon and just figured I'd dye them green and red and add stuff to make it look like the ninjago. Sounded easy enough. Well I was wrong. Let just say it's alot hard then it seems to get the right colors.

I got rit fabric dye from Walmart and tulip fabric dye as well. The first time I dyed them they seemed good till I washed them and the dark green faded to a really light almost mossy green. The red ended up fading to pink. The boys were less then thrilled so I bought some more dye to see if I could darken them back up.

Well they did get darker just not how I would have liked them to. The green is manageable but the red is still a wine pinkish berry color. So I'm gonna try and see if I can fix it one more time. Cause I don't think my oldest is to keen on being a pink ninjago.

If you have any ideas or suggestions please let me know I'd appreciate it!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Icing

These are one of my favorite pumpkin recipes. They are so good you can't have just one ; ) They make the house smell amazing when there baking. The boys love them! They taste great plain or with icing.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies
  •  2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1 tsp baking soda
  •  1 tsp baking powder
  •  1 tsp cinnamon
  •  1/2 tsp nutmeg
  •  1/2 tsp salt
  •  1 1/2 cups sugar
  •  1/2 butter or (1 stick) softened
  •  1 cup of Pure Pumpkin
  •  1 egg
  •  1 tsp vanilla extract

  •  2 cups sifted powder sugar
  •  3 tbls milk
  •  1 tbls melted butter
  •  1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment paper or grease.

Combined flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add in flour mixture and blend until well combined.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely before icing.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe?

Friday, October 11, 2013

We Have A Walker!!!

For the past week and a half little man has been walking! He had been standing up with out holding on to anything for a little while know but one day he just decided to take a step. We were blowing bubbles and he was standing up holding his bubble wand and in a blink of an eye he went to catch one.

He took a good 6 steps before plopping on his bum. Well since then hes kept on trying : ) He's doing really good and is just so proud of himself smiling ear to ear (so am I). He's growing so fast it's really bittersweet.  While I want to watch him grow and see him become this amazing little person part of me wishes I could prolong the baby stage at least for awhile longer : )

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Boogie Wipes Review and Giveaway

With allergy and cold season in full swing and having 3 boys full of boogies. I was more then happy to do a review for Boogie Wipes. If you have little ones then you know how much mucus one tiny person can produce : ) 

My boys suffer from allergies and since school has started they've had colds. Which means there poor noses  have had times were they have dripped like faucets. Using regular tissue really makes there poor noses raw and sore. Boogie Wipes have really saved there little noses! My older boys would much rather use them than tissue and they really like the Great Grape sent.

I really wish I would have tried these along time ago and saved my boys from sore noses and dried snot faces. 

Boogie Wipes are hypoallergenic, super soft, paraben free and gently enough for all ages. Boogie Wipes are made with natural saline designed to gently dissolve the mucus from common colds, allergies and everyday boogies.

They are available in Great Grape, Fresh Sent, Simply Unscented, Magic Menthol (for extra stuffy noses) and Boogieberry. They come in 10 ct, 30 ct, 45 ct, 90 ct canister and 12 ct.

You can check them out and follow them on facebook and twitter. You can find coupons and sign up for there newsletter at www.boogiewipes.com

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review. I was give the above mentioned products for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% my own.

Boogie Wipes was generous enough to offer 1 reader (2) packs of 30-count wipes (fresh, grape, menthol or unscented combination varies). Open to US, Canada and Australia Only. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sick Kiddos :(

The boys have been sick AGAIN since this past weekend. They just can't catch a break.  I swear since school started I've had either a sickie or recovering sickie. And then poor little man is teething like CRAZY. It's like all of a sudden all his molars decided they were ready to pop out.

This time it started with my middle boy on Saturday. We were out shopping and he was shivering with goosebumps saying he was freezing. I thought it was just cause the store was a little chilly but of course that wasn't the case. Later that day he was burning up with a 103 temp and that's pretty much how the whole weekend went.

By Monday he was still running a 103 fever and just miserable. He ended up missing school Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday we went to the doctor and found out he has a double ear infection. So know he's on antibiotics for that. He said he was feeling better Wednesday and wanted to go to school.

Then on Wednesday my oldest came home looking terrible and threw him self on the couch saying he didn't feel good. He fell asleep almost immediately and started with the same exact symptoms his brother had. So he ended up staying home today.

Little man has been miserable to I'm not sure if it's just teething or he's not feeling good either or a lovely combo of both. Either way he's not sleeping good, his brothers aren't sleeping good and I'm lucky if I get 3-4 hours. Lately it's been about 2 1/2-3(that's not straight sleep either it broken up threw out the night).

So I'm pretty much a zombie and my brain isn't functioning very much anymore lol. I'm not even kidding it's getting pretty bad. There are so many stories I could tell but that would take forever :) The dentist called today  and asked if I was my middle boys mom and I answered this is (my middle boys name) not this is his mom but that I was him.

 As I was driving to drop my son off at school there's a 4 way street and only the 2 sides have to stop. I didn't have to but for some reason I thought I did and none of the other cars were going.  I'm thinking to my self what are you doing why the heck aren't you going. Then I realized DUH there not going cause my ding bat butt is just stopped in the middle of traffic!

I can't even speak correctly or remember simply words. I'll be like that you know you know what I mean. I've called my kids the wrong names multiple times :) Hopefully everyone will feel better soon and start to get at least a little more sleep before I loose what little bit of sense I still have.

Poor things :(