Sunday, October 31, 2010

2 Days of Halloween Fun!!

Yesterday we had the chance to attend our ward's Trunk or Treat
and Chili Cook off. It was tons of fun and the kids loved it. It was
raining pretty hard so we didn't do the Trunk or Treat outside in the
parking lot, so we just stood in the hall and passed out the candy to
the children in the ward. 

Today we went trick or treating in our neighborhood and covered
about 6 blocks all together. As soon as we got in the little ones said
that they were pooped out and wanted to go to bed. So we bagged
their candies and let them eat 2 pieces before brushing their teeth 
and hitting the sack. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sione's Monster Mash

I had the chance to fly down and enjoy my 
nephew Sione Mila's 1st birthday Monster 
Mash with his 1st cousin. I got my ticket last
minute [paid by mom of course,thanks mom] 

Here's a look into the fun and games on Saturday

Friday, October 22, 2010

My Answer to Saving $$ on Kid's Clothing...

I got the kids to bed and up checking my emails this evening.
When I come across thredUP on BzzAgent and couldn't believe
my luck. If you haven't heard of thredUp you'll need to check 
them out if you'd like to save $$$ on your kids clothes, while
donating your children's outgrown gently used clothes.

Here's how they work: 

Create an account, submit your address, they'll send you 10 
complimentary USPS/thredUp boxes. Give it a week or so. 
While you're waiting, browse around and pick a box of new
clothes. The more thredUP members there are the better it
is, so let your friends know about thredUP and join in on the
fun. "Like" them on their facebook page here. Follow their 
tweets here on Twitter. 

I'm currently setting up my profile and stuff. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A reminder from Sunday

On Sunday, we each received a Preparedness Newsletter
before going into Sacrament Meeting. I was so thankful for
receiving this because it's been on my mind lately. Being 
prepared for the worst..with 5 kids you have to be have all
supplies ready if any winter weather storms hit. So far, I have
a long way to go on getting everything in order. 

The forms were Reprinted from American Red Cross pamphlet
"Before Disaster Strikes."

You should be ready for winter weather by November 1st. 
- check home and car emergency supplies. 
- review family backup plans for cooking, heating and lighting.
Choose safe alternate sources (flashlights or electrically power
ed lanterns. NOT candles or gas lanterns!).
- If you have a fireplace or wood stove,stock up on seasonal 
wood and have your chimney or stovepipe checked & cleaned
by a professional. 
- insulate water pipes with fiberglass or foam insulation. 
- Winterize your cars- check and adjust or replace antifreeze
before November 1st. 

Take simple precautions to stay warm safely, if you do lose 
-Save Body Heat: Wear a hat,even while sleeping. Wear
loose layers of clothing to trap body heat. Keep moving, 
exercise generates body heat. Use plenty of blankets and a
hot water bottle if you're able to heat water. 

After reading this, I plan on heading out to the dollar store
to see if they have the gloves for a $1 and some beanies. 
at least I could start with that for the kids. I think I'm going
to ask for a gas lantern for Last year, I 
noticed that Fred Meyer's had the gloves on sale at 10 for
$10. Hope they have it again this year. 

-Be Alert for signs of hypothermia ( a drop in core body
temperature) especially in infants and elderly. Even air temps
of 65 degrees F can trigger hypothermia, and some medical
conditions can make people more susceptible. If someone 
has a body temperature below 95 degrees, call for medical 
help. Check on elderly neighbors,too. 

-Lock in Home Heat Pick one room on the sunny side of the 
house and close it off to keep the heat in. Insulate windows and

A good friend called me last night and informed that she
has enrolled her daughter in Girl Scouts. I think that is 
wonderful. I don't know if the older girls want to join, but
I'd like to check it out and see if my 5 yo can join too. 
My older son is working towards Eagle Scout so I think
he'll be good. My 7 yo son will be joining soon. 

I just want the kids educated enough to know if the worst
happens and we all aren't together, they'll know what to do
if they're on their own. Heaven forbid anything like that will
happen. (I'm talking about earthquakes, something like that)
I think watching 2012 and other movies like that has got me

Friday, October 8, 2010

Crafting at Home With The Kids

The kids are off of school today, it's Teacher Work Day
or something like that. The kids wanted something different
for breakfast and so we decided to try out Orange Rolls
Cupcakes. They liked it so much, 24 of the rolls were done
in under an hour..

We decided to make Chinese Lanterns and Cereal bracelets.
Nesi made the cereal bracelets before and wanted to do it 
again. Loni really liked creating the lanterns and it was pretty