Friday, November 28, 2014

Turkey Upside Down Bake

We were bums this year for Thanksgiving. We are pretty much always bums, but this year, bums in the sense that we didn't do anything.  Literally.  Didn't even get dressed.  If that isn't something to be thankful for, I don't know what is.  We did eat a precooked turkey that made me feel like I was preparing somewhat of a traditional meal. Waiting for the pop-up timer to spring was a thrill.  We had Thanksmas with my family the night before via video chat so my internal calendar of holidays seems irreparably off for this year.  Christmas shopping is done (and half opened), the tree is up (and half decorated, which it will stay due to little ornament thieving fingers) and I'm thinking about baking Santa's cookies, just to go ahead and get everything out of the way.  I hope the holiday spirit holds on even with this kind of head start.

I think I cooked this upside down.  I also didn't know enough about turkey anatomy for the timer placement directions to be helpful, so I picked a spot and shoved it in.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cougar Cubs

Made some turkey salt dough hand prints with the Cougar Cub gang!  Lots of babies running around the house is tons of fun.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I'm on a Horse

Silas had his first friend birthday party this weekend.  We have started a rug-rat club with teachers at my school and I love that Silas has a little posse (and me too).  Erin had us all out to an adorable little farm to celebrate her's of our club turning 2! I am obsessed with petting zoos, so of course I think it was the best party ever.  We also had a little fire and hay ride. Silas mostly liked rolling in the hay and picking up leaves.  

I think I'm winning for most pictures of your child and a donkey in a month's time.

I stole this picture from Alex.
This one too.

He also really liked the party favors...bendy cow, chicken duck, and this treasure:

Saturday, November 1, 2014


Dole out the treats!  Happy Halloween!  

Our first Trick or Treating stop (ever): J & A and Pepper!

They have a better stoop than we do.

We also went to Meemaw and Gramps' house where we got too many goodies and ran into a cute little pumpkin by the name of Berkleigh strolling the neighborhood. We finished up with our sweet neighbors and headed home to let the festivities come to us. Silas loved seeing the kids at the door. Now I know the reason people are skeptical of eating candy from strangers' bowls...who knows what child has dropped their half eaten sucker in it, chewed on a wrapper here or there, or emptied the contents on the floor repeatedly. Sorry kids.