Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
So, I thought I would tough it out, and attempt to make Caramel Apples for Jack’s teachers using Hope Studio’s guidelines. She is either a food witch or way to crafty, because mine look like the ugly step-children of hers!
#1: Each caramel was individually wrapped and a pain in the arse to unwrap! Plus, I had 6 big apples that required 2 bags of caramels. Really?!?
#2: I managed to burn off a few layers of skin whilst “testing the temperature” of the caramel…good to know: IT’S HOT!
#3: I am not a pretty dipper! Apparently, it’s like an art form or something!
#4: I didn’t grease my wax paper well enough, and that damn caramel is sticky! (Refer to #2 in which the caramel successfully removed layers of my skin!)
#5: My white chocolate didn’t melt well. I managed to burn the first batch, and the second batch was not as smooth as my chocolate, which made it look all jabberwocky! UGH!
Gobble, gobble, gobble!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Here's Jim looking misleadingly happy...actually, scratch that...he probably was happy because it was the last bag!
Luckily, it was an awesome day outside…and I always complain that Jim and I never spend any quality time together…well, we got it. :)
35, count 'em...THIRTY-FIVE bags of leaves!
And I felt it necessary to demonstrate what a dirty job this was. My hands were (and possibly still are) stained orange, along with my shirt, and the look was complete with dirt under the fingernails. (I'm sure Carey will think it's gross that I showed this, but whatever, Care!)
Oh, and our biggest tree, has barely begun to drop leaves, so we will have a bunch more to come. (Check back for the sequel!)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
So this weekend we had an appointment at the Picture People, and the result...a complete FAIL! Jack cried the entire time we were there, so needless-to-say, we did not take family pictures!
But if I'm looking for an upside, it's that we got to have a photo-shoot day at home, and Jack loved every minute of it. He's my handsome little model who loves hims chocolate milk and Big Bird!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I felt the results perfectly illustrate why I take pictures the way I do. I SNAP-SNAP-SNAP in a rapid-fire succession while doing anything to draw Jack’s attention to the camera. (
But, the “outtakes”, well, their gems in their own right…
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I was so proud of him when I saw how perfectly they turned out and when Jack saw them, all he could say is, "What's that?!" over and over again as he pointed to his pirate sweater on every picture! :)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Without further ado, I give you... Jim's Mustache-Montage!
(During the "growing out" phase...he rocked the beard for a good week and a half!)
Hmmm, this looks like Jim's model pose that he SO loves to do!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
They "cooked" soup...
And made silly faces...
And had fun playing together...