Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Night ~ Bonfire!

We hosted a Halloween bonfire at our house - it was such a fun night with friends! Trick or treating in the woods is the way to go ~ just look for the glow necklaces.

Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day

It is dress like your favorite book character today at school. Since Captain Underpants was a no go he opted for Snoopy.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fourth Grade Report Card

Report cards came home today and this guy earned 4 A's and a B. He has worked very hard this grading period and it reflects in the grades he has earned. We appreciate the tutoring his teacher provided at the beginning of the school year, it certainly helped make a difference. As a Momma that knows the struggles he has had in Math, the A he earned makes me so happy for him. Well done sweet boy, well done.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Assembly With Mr. Beasley

Mr. Beasley is one of the best things about GES! He is Griffin's Reading, Language Arts and Science teacher. He teaches the children various things with the songs he writes. Griffin is at the bottom right beside the girl with a pony tail.

Bonfire With The Family

Impromptu bonfire results in roasted hotdog dinner outside and apple yummyness cooking up in the Dutch oven over the hot coals.


Fall ~ my favorite time of the year! My men are splitting & stacking firewood and have the burn pile burning. I'm 'fall cleaning' and trying to get more organized.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Griffin's 4th Grade Class Treat

Halloween treat Griffin will share with his class. Instead of making goody bags I thought they might enjoy a giant lollipop. I finished it by tying a custom tag with curly ribbon to each one. {I found the giant lollipops at Dollar Tree}

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pumpkin Decorations!

Today I made my first pumpkin vinyl decal! I love how it decorates up our pumpkin!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

4th Grade Field Trip - Jamestown Settlement

Today we went on a field trip with Griffin's 4th grade class to the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg. We enjoyed learning the history of the first settlement in the US.

Friday, October 17, 2014

National Pink Out Day

It is 'Pink Out' day at Griffin's school to raise awareness for breast cancer.

YMCA Banner Cake

The YMCA contacted me about designing and decorating an area to promote their birthday party program! Since we love the Y so much and we've enjoyed celebrating Griffin's last three birthday parties there, the answer was YES!! The first two things that come to mind when planning a party is the venue (the Y of course!) and the cake. One of the highlights of a birthday party at the Y is an hour of pool time for the party goers. So, I made a paper cake with a water theme. The last photo is the bare bones of what I've come up with so far ~ I will be adding photos, party hats, noise makers, confetti and such.

My First Vinyl'd Pumpkin

So, this is my latest attempt with vinyl. I think it took me longer to take the photo than it actually did to vinyl the pumpkin. It's not perfect ~ 'cuz pumpkins are bumpy ya'll. mmmmmmmmm ~ what else can I vinyl?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Orange Hue

Looking out this morning, it was orange outside! It's looks orange ~ not just the leaves but an orange hue + glow to the sky. It's absolutely beautiful!! Griffin said it must be a highlighter day.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Patch With The Halls

We had a great time at the Lloyd Family Farms pumpkin patch today with Carol, Hannah and Sam. It's been waaaay too long since we've seen our friends and spent time together!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Making Fall Crafts

Making fall crafts with Griffin! Oh ~ how I love that smile!

Londyn's - Circus Themed Banner & Party Decorations

Custom decorations I made for Londyn's circus themed birthday party.

Math Project

WooHoo ~ Griffin finished his math project, except for a piece he will have to add at school.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bayleigh's Birthday Banner

I made this banner for Bayleigh's 11th Birthday Celebration!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Hatteras Sunsets

Vacationing in the Outerbanks on Hatteras Island ~ the sunsets are beautiful!

Friday, October 03, 2014

Griffin On The Dunes!

Our sweet Griffin on the dunes at Frisco Beach, North Carolina.