Worry Less, Live More

Worry Less, Live More

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Countdown Day 10

Day 10: Trunk or Treat with Peter Pan!

Sometimes even Peter Pan runs out of pixie dust and needs a boost ;)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Countdown Day 9

Day 9: Pumpkin Carving

Except we decided to leave the "carving" part out this year and opted for the easy way instead ;)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Countdown Day 8

Day 8: Monster Mash

I was trying to show Collin how to do the monster mash. If this is his imitation of me then I'm either a bad teacher or just a bad dancer to try and imitate. Yeah, I'm gonna go with the latter...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Countdown Day 7

Day 7: Ocoee Fall Festival

Yes, we crashed Ocoee Ward's Fall Festival. Collin heard grandpa was going to be there and that's all it took :)

Unfortunately, I wasn't very good at remembering to take pictures. Lame. I know.

But! I did manage to snap this picture of our friends Marisol and Luis
(aka Belle and The Beast)

That is one sexy beast let me tell ya ;)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Countdown Day 6

Day 6: Glow Stick Tag

Collin had a blast! He laughed so hard he threw up! I laughed so hard because Michael was holding him when it happened, but we couldn't see anything so he kept saying, "Do you smell that!?" He thought he had stepped in dog poop and couldn't figure out how that could happen seeing as we don't even own a dog. Michael...was not laughing :)
Best countdown day so far!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Countdown Day 5

Day 5: Sweet Treats!
(aka/cinnamon rolls covered with orange icing)
The sheet in the background is Collin's hideout. We don't usually just hang sheets up everywhere. I just had to clear that up :)

And I had to add this picture. Cousin Shannon gave Collin these cute Halloween socks. He LOVES them. They are the only socks he will keep on his feet! Thanks Shannon!!!

Halloween Countdown Day 4

Day 4: Clue

But not just ANY clue. Haunted Mansion Clue! The ghost even glow in the dark!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Countdown Day 3

Day 3: Watch a scary movie
The scary movie we chose?

Wallace and Gromit's "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit"
What? That's totally a scary movie...it's as scary as it gets at our house anyway ;)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Countdown Day 1

Day 1: Go Booing!

LOVED this idea when I saw it on thetomkatStudio.
We baked some cookies and secretly dropped them off to two neighbors along with the "We've Been Booed" sign and instructions. Within two days they are suppose to Boo two other families in the neighborhood.
If you want to download your own "We've Been Booed" sign and instructions click here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Everything's Quiet...Too quiet...

When Collin's awake and everything suddenly becomes very quiet, I always expect the worse.
I guess quiet little boys don't always = trouble :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Finally Hitched!

Yay! Amy and Ken are finally hitched! In just one day we got a new brother-in-law and a new niece and nephew!!!
We. Are. So. Excited!!!

Back Row (left to right):
Casey Boyd, Michael Boyd, Collin Boyd, Ken Brown, Amy Brown, Ed Boyd, Michael Brown
Front Row (left to right):
Tiffany Brown, Jason Boyd, and Shannon Boyd

I have to admit I had a little thing for the piano player ;)
And for his little assistant.
(He just couldn't stand the fact that daddy was playing without him.
Our dashing nephew Jason, as ring bearer.
Our gorgeous nieces Shannon and Tiffany.
THE most delicious cake!
Bet you wish you could have some huh?
Creator of these fabulous cakes, my mother-in-law, Anne. She is just amazing! She's an outstanding cook, baker, she sews and paints! I am so lucky to have her as a second mom!!!
Had to put this one as a black and white because my eyes were bloodshot! Too much partying, I mean...stupid contacts!!!
I took this before we left the house. He's just too darn cute in his little suit!
And this was at the "after wedding party" the next day.

Two men in a Barbie jeep.
LOVE spending time with cousins!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Countdown!!!

I Always feel like the holidays come and go too quickly for me to even celebrate them. So to keep that from happening this year, we are doing a Halloween Countdown!!! And what better way to countdown to Halloween than with this adorable muffin tin counter?

Yep, it's really just a muffin tin. It even has some of the left over batter from our cupcakes still caked on the side.

Each muffin tin holds a slip of paper with something fun and Halloween related on it. Each day leading up to Halloween, we'll get to remove a slip of paper and do it's activity.
The countdown begins NEXT WEEK!!!

As crafty as I may be I did NOT come up with this idea on my own. I stole the muffin tin countdown idea from The Dating Diva's website. Click here if you want to be taken to their "How Do I Love Thee" post.

And then I used the free Halloween printables from Tip Junkie to cover the muffin tin holes. Click here if you want to be taken straight to them.

I did come up with the ideas inside the muffin tin though so I should get some credit right?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What Is That!?

It's time to play...WHAT IS THAT!?

If you guessed a 3 week old dried up worm you are correct!!!

Now it's time to play...WHERE WAS THAT!?

Collin's mouth? Right again!!!
He ate not one, not two, but THREE worms!

Collin loves being outside. And when I say loves, I mean LOVES. He cries when we come inside and is constantly going to the door wanting to go out and play. So, I thought I could open our double doors up and let him play in the screened in porch for a while. I swept it off and everything!

I saw that he was chewing something so I went to him and had this conversation...
Mommy: Collin, say ahh.
Collin: ahh
Mommy: Gross Collin. Spit it out! (I held out my hand and he did spit it out)

Not even a min. later we were having this same conversation.

The third time he actually came up to me laughing and said "ahh" like it was some game. He came inside after that and got a tongue scrub and a bubble bath...in that order!

So that brings the total up to
1 cockroach
1 piece of rubber park from the playground
Borax ant killer
1 penny
and 3 dried up worms

I really do watch him, I promise! The kid is just into everything!
Dead worms I can handle, now if we start having accidents that send us to the hospital...HELP!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Waz Up?

Waz Up?...Collin's hair, that's what!

Have unmanageable cow-licks or unsightly bedhead? No problem!

Just spike it!

The chicks will dig it!

What else has been UP lately?

Michael and Collin have been brushing UP on their piano skills,

Collin has learned to climb UP the playground on his own and slide down the slide!

(We took Grandma and Grandpa Boyd to the park for Family Home Evening)

Collin has learned to climb UP on the couch all by himself!

Collin had his first UP -close encounter with a lizard!

He wanted nothing to do with it...good boy!

We were spiritually UPlifted during General Conference this weekend.
We watched it at grandma and Grandpa Boyd's house. They opened the doors to the back porch since the weather was beautiful and Collin loved it! He played on the porch ALL day! So much easier than struggling to keep him still in a church pew :)

Collin went and climbed in his stroller and then just sat there until grandma came and gave him a push.
(Notice Gromit, Collin's favorite stuffed animal? He insists that Gromit go everywhere with him. Both the boy and the dog were in dire need of a bath that day :)

And finally, my little man is not so "little" anymore. He is growing- UP

He has finally graduated to the 9-12 month clothing! Hurray!
(only a few months behind right?) He's ready to work in your garden Grandma Peeler!