Halloween Costume Sneak Peaks

So Josh thinks I'm a little crazy and kinda over did it on the costumes for the kids this year, but I'm really excited about how they're turning out.  Of course, they picked My Little Ponies to dress up as, well Abby and Zoey did, Cherry is still too young to really tell us what she wants to be, so she agreed to be a pony, and well Jasper, you'll be stuck being Spike the dragon and it's going to be ridiculously  cute!  Here is a sneak peak of Abby's Princess Luna costume.  I've completed everything except the necklace and the glass slippers which will be made out of my new most favorite craft supply, glitter foam.  Now to figure out where/ what we're doing for Halloween!

Fall? Where?

Pumpkin Spice Latte all around, long sleeves and corduroy in all the stores, and that gross smell of cinnamon brooms and pine cones in all the craft stores means fall is near right.  Could have fooled me.  It's still hot as anything here in South Florida.  I'm anxiously awaiting that slightly cooler breeze, days spent at the zoo and pic-nics under the tree just outside our courtyard.

In other news, this past week has really kicked my butt.  ALL 4 of the kids were sick with up to nearly 104 fevers.  There's Abby who asked to snuggle non-stop, Zoey who pretty much sleeps the majority of the time she's sick, but when she's up she wants to snuggle, Cherry's who is just a complete screaming, crying mess and Jasper who even when healthy never wants to be put down, so when sick he wants to be stuck to me like glue.  It was a long hard week, and just when I thought it was over, the fevers all broke and they were playing and eating almost like normal, then came the vomit and coughing and runny noses.  It's only 9am Monday morning and this week already looks like it will be a repeat of last week.  I feel so bad for my babies.  The logistics of having 4 very young kids have really hit me this past week.  I feel like I haven't been able to give any of them the proper attention for how they've felt, and I especially feel like I haven't been able to give my self the proper down time to deal with them.  I'm beat, all I want is to drown myself in cake and ice cream because tomorrow is my birthday!!!

On the up side, I've started creating the kids Halloween costumes and I'm really excited about how they're turning out.  I'll post some sneak peaks soon.

Grand Galloping Birthday Gala

On Sunday, September 2nd, 2012, Abigayle and Zoey turned 4 years old.  It's so cliche to talk about how they grow up so fast, but holy shit, how did this happen?  My babies are 4 years old.  They are truly sweet, beautiful girls.  Here is a photo recap of their My Little Pony, Grand Galloping Birthday Gala.  We had such a wonderful time with our friends and family.  I feel lucky and blessed to know each and every one of them.  I couldn't survive this roller-coaster called parenthood with out the support of our friends and family and especially my husband, who tolerates my kooky party planing and decorating ideas.