Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Party

For the past few months, I have been saying that I was going to teach myself how to do appliques. I even bought all of the materials to do so but I have never taken the time to try any projects. Chris is out of town for a few days and today is Addyson's Halloween party at school, so last night I decided I was going to make her a shirt to wear. So, being that this was my first try; I had no expectations. I originally was going to do a pumpkin but I came across the word "BOO" on a coloring page and thought that maybe a little easier for my first try. Well, I was wrong. The sewing part was a lot more difficult that I had anticipated because of all of the circles that I had to sew. Any other time it would have probably looked ridiculous because it really wasn't straight but being that it is for Halloween it doesn't look to bad for my first try. What do you think?

Here is my little pumpkin this morning when she was all ready for school. Of course I had to bribe her with Curious George fruit snacks just so she would let me take her picture!

Then she was playing Peek A Boo around the cabinet while I was trying to get her picture!

Last year, I found this really quick recipe for some very cute Halloween cookies. I made them againt his year for her new class.

Aren't they cute?

All you do is take Nutter Butter cookies and dip them in white chocolate. Let them dry on wax paper. Take some black icing and give them eyes and a mouth and you have GHOST! So easy and cute! We have a busy weekend planned this weekend. Lots of Halloween festivites for the "Whoo Family." I am very excited! Hope everyone has a great and safe weekend. Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Just So Cute!

Lately, Addyson's personality has really started to come out. Last night, while trying to help me with the laundry she put this hat on backwards. I had to take a picture because she was Just So Cute!

Pumpkin Carving

A few weeks ago, Addyson's Nana and Opa picked her up from school early and took her to pick out a pumpkin. Opa had hoped to have some growing in his yard for her to pick this year but due to all the rain the pumpkins never came. He had some plants with a lot of blooms but no pumpkins. So, they set out to find the perfect pumpkin!

Their was a lot to choose from but she finally found the one she wanted!

Last night, Daddy and Addyson decided to carve her perfect pumpkin.

Of course, Daddy did all the cutting but he let Addyson help with cleaning out all the inside.

They worked very hard on this pumpkin. Addyson was so excited when they were finally done!

Disney Character Breakfast

On Saturday, the whole Caldwell clan headed to Millington to the military base for the Disney Character Breakfast. Now, we were not sure how Addyson would do with this because she is absolutely terrified of dressed up characters. We do not do Santa or the Easter bunny. If she even sees them it is instant tears! However, she loves Tinkerbell and that was one of the characters that was going to be their so we decided to try it out.

It was very cool. They fed us breakfast and gave the kids stickers, crayons, and color sheets to keep them occupied while waiting for the characters to arrive. They also played Disney movies on these big TV screens. The whole event was hosted by Cruel la D' Ville. They gave each kid an autograph book so that they could get the characters autographs.

Addyson did pretty good. She got to meet.....

The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland

Cinderella and Prince Charming

Tinkerbell, which is her absolute favorite. I think we have watched this movie every other day since her birthday!

And Snow White.

Speaking of Disney, I came across two really GREAT deals on some Disney movies for Christmas presents and I just have to share. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was just released in the BlueRay/DVD combo pack on Oct 6. has it on sale for $19.99. When you go to check out use the code: snowhite and you get $10.00 off. I bought this for Addyson and I think with shipping and everything it was around $12.50.

Also, the new Tinkerbell movie is being released tomorrow Oct. 27. Their is a $10.00 off coupon here. Obviously, I have not purchased this one yet because it comes out tomorrow but I have heard that it will sell for $24.99 which would make the final price $14.99. It is said that just the DVD will sell for $15.99. So, either way this will be a good deal!

Cindy Loo Whoo

So, its been almost a MONTH since I have posted anything on this blog. Life has just been crazy lately. It seems every weekend their has been something going on and no time to post anything. So, I told myself starting this week I would get better.

In the last month, I think Addyson has changed so much. She surprises Chris an I everyday with what she knows and the things she says. She has turned from our sweet little baby into a very independent two year old. These days everything is "mine" and "I do it myself." While most days I am very thankful for the patience that God has given me with motherhood, it is very exciting to watch her transition from a toddler to a little girl.

This past weekend, we went to Zoo Boo. The Memphis Zoo hosts a fundraising event ever year for Lebonheur Children's Medical Hospital during Halloween. You go to the zoo in costume and trick or treat. It is a lot of fun for the kids.

This year Addyson is being Cindy Loo Whoo for Halloween. If you don't know who that is, she is the little girl from the Dr. Seuss book/Jim Carrey Movie "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." I bought her the dress but with the help of my mother-in law sewed the red cape that she is wearing.

The hair was a challenge but after a few ideas, I decided to use her own hair and A LOT of hairspray. The costume came out really great and everyone seem to love it. I am looking forward to Halloween this weekend so we can dress her up again.