Friday, November 21, 2008

Preschool Thanksgiving

Halle had a fun time at preschool this week; they got to take class pictures, and brought home lots of Thanksgiving crafts!!

And yes, she picked her outfit...they all match right?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Store Info-READ!

As many of you know my dad works in the clothing industry and he just got a list that I wanted to pass along.

It seems there are lots of stores that are closing due to the recession and the fact that people are not shopping. If you have any "gift cards" from these stores, make sure you use them, or you will lose them !

Watch those store money cards and gift cards.. and credit slips! Stores that informed the Security Exchange of closing plans between October 2008 and January 2009. PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Circuit City stores... most recent (? how many)
Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide are to be shuttered
Lane Bryant,, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 store nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Cache will close all stores
Talbots closing down all stores
J. Jill closing all stores
GAP closing 85 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January
Wickes Furniture closing down
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Bombay closing remaining stores
Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January.
Whitehall closing all stores
Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.
Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ (New Brunswick)
Macys to close 9 stores after January
Linens and Things closing all stores
Movie Galley Closing all stores
Pacific Sunware closing stores
Pep Boys Closing 33 stores
Sprint/ Nextel closing 133 stores
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.
Wilson Leather closing down all stores
Sharper Image closing down all stores
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Loews to close down some stores
Dillard's to close some stores.

Night time potty...HELP!

I am writing a plea of help, asking all of you who have been here before to share wisdom and knowledge (yes I do need it!!)!! Halle has been potty trained for some time and we just (two weeks ago) decided that she should be wearing panties to bed. So we started... If Halle has ANYTHING to eat or drink after 6 pm (her bedtime is 8) then she will have an accident. If she has nothing than we are dry...but I have to make sure and give her NOTHING (which I feel bad about). I spoke with a friend earlier today and she said kids just do it on their own. Just let her go back to pullups and when she can start keeping them dry then you go to undies at night. I like that idea (alot since we are changing sheets at 3 in the morning) but wonder if that will be backtracking? Any ideas would be helpful!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Finally I have gotten the chance to share pictures from our brief trip to Arizona last weekend. We had so much fun being with family and enjoyed meeting John (Jodie's husband) and watching them get married. The kids loved being spoiled by Grammy being there (Halle got invited to sleep with Grammy both nights we were there) and is so excited to see Grammy in just a week!
My photogenic little girl, you say smile and she will start posing with no problem.

Bennett also caught on-when I would say cheese this was the smile he gave us!!

Here is a quick family was so beautiful there!

Halle couldn't get enough of Princess Jodie...and had to go and hug her. She thought it was so magical and told me that I should get married like a princess again.

Bennett loved the flowers on the temple grounds...although he did scream outside the entire time we were in there (sorry again Uncle John) he enjoyed the grass and greenery.

Such a fun time-

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Check it out!

We went to Arizona this past weekend, and boy do I have so many fun pics to share. BUT before I get to that I had to share this that my Aunt passed along- Check it out!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Hopefully everyone has already gone out and voted but if you haven't GO DO IT! You have to do your only takes a minute...let your voice be heard!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halle's First day

After much debate (and a lot of hesitation) we put Halle into a preshool this week...and I LOVE it!! Well, she does too (and it helps that she has a friend from church in her class) and loves all the songs, and projects that they are doing. I forgot to charge the camera so it was dead when I went to take a picture of her this morning- and of course I forgot to charge it while she was gone so pics from the Mac will have to do!!

She is such a ham....loves seeing pictures of herself!! She also picked her special cowgirl outfit for school today... love it!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Time Change

Today was the day when you throw your clocks backwards an hour...good thing we knew that. Frustrating right?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treating

We had a blast trick or treating last night... Halle got a grip of candy (and lots of chocolate for mom and dad). Bennett was more a fan of eating the wrappers and the candy than trick or treating but least he enjoyed himself!!


As this is a journal of sorts I wanted to share what has been happening this week (also) along with Halloween we have had one very sick kitty!! (yes we still have our cats) On Monday night we decided that one of our cats was just not looking good so I took her into the vet on Tuesday morning to find out that she had "Fatty Liver" disease (which is deadly to cats). Basically what happens is the cat stops eating so the liver will take all the fat from the body and try to digest it. Basically like anorexia for cats...they lose a lot of weight and don't eat because their bodies tell them that they are not hungry. At the same time they aren't eating so their digestive system freezes up so then can't digest anything if they do eat causing the cat to throw up any food that does enter their system. (Sounds like fun right?) SO- our cat was at the vet for two days while they ran fluids into her and tried feeding her. She kept throwing everything up so we finally decided that we were going to bring her home and try ourselves (we figured they weren't doing much that we couldn't do for $150 a day). We brought her home and have been working on her...yes I know I am not a "cat person" but this is just tragic! So, we feed her three times a day with a syringe, at first she wouldn't hold it down BUT we are on the up and up and she has stopped throwing up! Went to the vet today and she has gained weight!! is a day at a time but we are looking better!! Wish us luck with this!

Boo Bash

We wen to UNLV's Boo Bash this year and had a great time. It is put on by Greek Life and by Residential is a way that they can give back to the community. They had the entire dorm (all 6 floors of it) decorated for Halloween with each floor having a theme. They took the kids through each floor where they also got to trick'or'treat at the students door and had a blast! Halle and Bennett were a little scared with some of the themes they chose, but overall had a great time. We even got to see "HeyReb" (UNLV's mascot) and got a pic with him...and yes the kids thought that was the scariest part of the night!!