Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A decorating job.... sort of!

If you know me you know I LOVE DECORATING! Omg, love it!

My dream is that one day  (when I grow up and when a million dollars) to open my own design business.. kind of like a design on a budget thing.

Anyway, a good friend of mine was so impressed with what I did with my girls rooms (it doesn't take much to impress her..hehe) that she wants me to come decorate her boys' rooms!.

I am STOKED! :)

We already have decided on a theme and I already have the whole design planned out!

I have ordered some items for the room so once the goodies arrive I will get started on the room, stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mud Pies & More!

Fun in the sun RAIN! Yesterday we got a good pour! In in honor of some much needed rain I let the girls play in it.  I know, shocking to some of you!  Roxie? Roxie Long? ...Let her girls play in the mud?..

YES! :)

Rilyn was super excited to get started on her mud pies. I think she has been secretly planning to make some for quite sometime. As soon as I put her swim suite on her she grabbed her measuring cups, a large spoon and a pan. lol

Raigen, on the other hand, wasn't too sure of the rain.

In the midst of the rain it started to thunder. Rilyn informed me that she heard "crumbles in the sky."

"What are crumbles?" I asked her.

"They are crumbles, you know, from heaven!" She said.

"What makes crumbles?" I asked her.

"I think God is eating cookies because you konw they have cookies in heaven.  And I think some of the crumbles from his cookies fell down and that is what that sound is!" She informed me.

Got it. LOL

As soon as Josh pulled up Rilyn yelled " I want my Dad to play in the rain with me!!"

Yes!!! I thought. Not me!!! :)

(He cant say no to those sweet girls)

 So yep, he grabbed Raigen and out in the rain they went! :)

Raigen quickly warmed up to the mud!  I think she stepped in every mud puddle in our yard... and that's a lot.

I guess she decided to head to the neighbors to tell them about all the fun she was having... lol

Her very 1st MUD PIE!
 This is a very monumental moment.

I think she had fun... what do ya think?

Next, after baths. My super genius of a child walked into the living room wearing her pool float. LOL

I think she may have been trying to tell me she wanted to go swimming?? LOL 

Rilyn's turn!

The End!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Last night the girls played dolls on the couch before bed. It was sweet to see me girls playing together so well. Raigen loves playing with her big sis and Rilyn adors her little sister.

Why cant they stay this age forever???

Our Garden!

All the credit goes to Josh for this!

He is a gardening machine! :) He and Rilyn started with dirt and seeds and ended up with this!

Our okra and collard greens...

Our corn...

Our jalapenos...

Our tomato's....  although they arnt  looking too good right now we have gotten at least 10-12 tomatoes from this little baby.

We didn't anticipate our garden to do this good. Next year we plan to do a much bigger one now that we have the hang of things. :)

Rilyn LOVES our garden! She just wishes we had a little fence around it, she said. LOL

She said " Mom, take a picture of me and the cilantro!" lol It is actually basil.

Real women garden in heels! :)


Daddy watering the garden and Raigen playing in the water. In heels ofcourse!

I have to admit.. the whole garden thing... not my thing. I'm thinking maybe it has something to do with the HEAT and DIRT... who knows. A garden also requires a lot of attention which I don't care to give it either. I'd rather just wait until it looks lush and pretty like this and then take all the credit for it. ;)

Last night Josh cooked  collard greens from our garden and they were good! I always thought I didn't like greens. They tasted a lot like spinach and they were yummy!  We also have already made fresh salsa all from our garden too. Yay! I feel so pioneer-y. If there is such a word.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Josh's SURPRISE 25th birthday party!

The Invitation:

Lately I've been secretly planning my hubby's surprise birthday party. :)

I want to do something super special this year since he is turning the big 2-5! Yea!

And well you know what that means..... yep, our auto insurance is going DOWN! LOL

For fun, I wanted to throw him a kiddy themed party. :)

If you know Josh, well... you know that he IS a kid. LOL And you probably also know that he is obsessed wtih scuba diving.

So, the perfect theme was scuba diving. I also threw in sharks for fun!

Duna...duna...duna.....Josh's SURPRISE Scuba and Shark Birthday Party!: )

I wanted to add some fun games for the kiddos so I found this picture of a scuba diver online and I put a black circle on the face and I got my sometimes-awesome mother-n-law :) to print out little circles of Josh's face. So it was pin the head on Josh! LOL She printed them out on sticker paper so it worked out perfect and the kiddos had a blast! I also made all the kids goodie bags.

 My shark and scuba themed cake.
I used gray foam and cut a fin out. (I couldn't find a little shark or a scuba diver ANYWHERE) I took an army man and taped 2 bic pen tops to his back for his air tank then I painted him black.. that was the closest I could get to a scuba diver!lol 

I made mini banana puddings with a little beach scene on top. They were CUTE! I crushed up vanilla wafers for the sand and i dyed sugar blue for the water and added a life saver gummy and umbrella. 

Our live entertainment! This is one of Robins good friends Bonnie. She was AWESOME!!

The game.

 This is right when Josh came home and we surprised him. :)

I made some scuba themed signs and Robin printed them out for me. For fun she threw in the picture of Josh dressed like a playboy bunny from Halloween.

My shark watermelon I carved.  It turned out pretty cute but it was super HARD!  For the adults I served coconut spiked watermelon and margaritas! :)

Up close of my army man turned scuba diver. lol


One of my super stars :)
She was singing her little heart out... we have no idea what she sang but it was super cute!!

And this is how the birthday boy ended the night... I think he enjoyed his party, what do ya think? :)

Some of the highlights of the night included Josh and I's duet of "Picture" by Cheryl Crow and Kid Rock.. I'm sure that's floating around on Facebook and Rilyn's song to her Daddy. She sang a song he use to ALWAYS sing when he was little.
"My name is zoom and I live on the moon and I just came down to sing you this tune, hey Joshua! Its your birthday TODAY!"
It was A.DOR.A.BLE!!!
He didn't even know she knew it.. Lubby has been secretly teaching it to her.

Josh's sister sent me this lovely picture of Josh... check out his arm.:)