Friday, November 25, 2011

It's WALMART people....not the Sistine Chapel.

I know it's been a while since I blogged....I've been busy, I'll explain at the end of this post.

So yesterday I found the PERFECT gift for Nick for Christmas.  I lazy-boy recliner for only $189!  Great deal.  But you had to be at the store at 7am to get the chair.  So Nick went out thinking it was ridiculous he had to wake up on Thanksgiving day to get a chair.  I assured him it was necessary. He got there and there were already six people in line.  He was number seven.  The doors open, he went right back there got the sticker for the chair came to the front to pay and another man was there pointing the the picture in the ad (instead of getting the ticket) saying he wanted the chair.  Thankfully there were two left and both Nick and the man got a chair.  But after that they were out.

Nick was relieved, but we both thought it was ridiculous. 

Well, I want a camera for Christmas.  Nick was going to head to Best Buy because they opened at midnight to get my camera.  He left at 11:30pm.  When he got there he saw a line similar to this: 

There were THOUSANDS of people.  So he went to walmart and saw somthing like this:

He headed to Target and saw something like this:

Last year we went to Rome for our 10 year anniversary.  We were going to see the Sistine Chapel.  It opened at 10am.  We got there at 9am.  This is what we saw:

The line curved around that wall and another wall and was SO LONG!!!  We decided to skip a once in a life time opportunity because the line was so stinking long. 

Needless to say Nick did NOT stay in line for the camera (I don't blame him).  It's WALMART people not the Sistine Chapel.  If we didn't stay in line for a masterpiece, we aren't staying in line so some lady can yell at us at Walmart for our cart wheel falling off. (true story...not my story, but true).

We were both BAFFLED by these lines.  We've never attempted Black Friday...we never will again.

Now to why I haven't been blogging.  You remember that ballet my girls are in?  Well it's been consuming my life lately. I did the playbill for it, sewing costumes, taking them to several practices a week.  I haven't had time to blog.

Plus my daughter's Rapunzel birthday party.  Which turned out great! I will post pictures and details later!

Hope ya'll had a happy Thanksgiving and safe Black Friday!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your....

My baby girl, Avery is turning 3 next week. and we are having a Rapunzel birthday party for her.  I like to go ALL OUT for my kids' birthdays. Not like those crazy people on TV who spend $32000 on birthdays.  Thats just nuts.  But I like to imagine what I would have liked as a kid and do that for my kids.

Avery wants a Rapunzel birthday.  She was Rapunzel for Halloween and she's stuck on the movie Tangled. We watch it at least 5 times a day (not really). So one of the things I'm making is a Rapunzel tower. 

I'm going to show you everthing you need to do to make a partially completed Rapunzel tower. That's right....this is only a partially completed tower. 

Just so you know a two hour nap time is not enough time to complete this project. 

What you need for the first part are boxes (lots of boxes) and painters tape:

Lay the boxes out in a massive square

Tape every box together at the seams

Turn over and tape like front
For this next part you will need a pencil, a rusty straight edge knife (It doesn't have to be rusty, mine is, it makes if more challenging.  Not only do you have to cut out the tower, you have to avoid needing a tetanus shot.), scissors, Marks-a-lot and measuring tape.

Measure where you want the window

Sniff the marks-a-lot

pass out from the smell
After drawing the tower you will cut it out.  But be sure to move it off your hardwood floors, you don't want your husband getting mad at you for scratching the hardwoods with the rusty straight edge.  (he doesn't need to know that you spilled rusty water from the wet ladder you used to measure where the window would go, that would just make things worse.)

Cut out the tower and VOILA!

My next task is to get some KILZ and paint to make the tower look like a tower.  I'll post pics next nap time. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Yesterday was the most wonderful day of the year (if you're 7 and under).  My girls were so excited to go trick or treating.

When they got home from school, they could hardly contain themselves.  While they waited, we made pumpkin pizza. (Don't worry it's not as gross as it sounds, no actual pumpkins were harmed in the making of this pizza).

After dinner we all got dressed up and ready to go:

Kamri was Cinderella, Evie was bat girl, Avery was cousin It....I mean Rapunzel and Max was a giraffe.

 I don't know if you can tell, but Avery has leopard snow boats on. Was it snowing?  nope, she just wanted to wear them.  I wish I would have gotten a picture of Avery from behind, cause I'm NOT kidding you, she looked like cousin It.  Maybe next year Max could be cousin it.

We went out for about an hour and hit about 3 streets.  My kids made a killing.  I think I'm going to be donating some candy to the mailman.

Actually a friend told me about a family she knows who has the Halloween Fairy come.  The kids get to pick out a certain amount of candy then they put the rest of the candy at the foot of their beds and that night she comes and brings them a toy.  I might have to consider something like that.

What do ya'll do with all your Halloween Candy?