Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween 2015

I was buried pretty deep in homework this year, but I decided to take a break and go decorate cookies with Vanessa and the boys for Halloween.


 This is the face I got when I told Valex to smile.

Daxsen didn't want to offer a smile at all. 

Back in September, I attended an online book party. I ended up doing my nephew's Christmas shopping there. But at checkout, they had a few specials, including these monster activity books. They had puzzles, stickers and coloring pages. So I ordered one for each of the older nephews and then a fun "touch and feel" book for Colt.

I love that Vanessa sent me a picture, a few weeks later, of the boys playing with their activity books. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Josh's Elk Hunt 2015

Josh had a successful hunt this year. I was glad he did, because our freezer was about empty. 


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Halloween Cupcakes

My grandma has been begging me to bring cupcakes to a family dinner. I decided this would be a perfect time to make some fun Halloween cupcakes. I make chocolate flavored Frankentien's Monster and then some vanilla cupcakes, dyed orange.

 They were both delicious, but I think we all loved the chocolate ones the most.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pets & Vets

In October, it felt like I was at the vet every week for several weeks in a row. Zipper got an eye infection one week, and we took Blue to get his shots. The next week I took Blue in to have him fixed. The next week, I had to take Zipper & Gaby in for a sinus infection. A week later, we had to go back for Sage.

Gaby and Zipper both hate the vet. With Zipper, he gets mean to the vet when we are there. We literally have to take the carrier apart around him so the vet can look at him. Then reassemble it around him. But with Gaby, the trick is even getting her into the carrier so she can go to the vet.

 With the addition of Blue, I needed to buy a new carrier, but I hadn't yet. I stopped at the vet one day, but all they had was a cardboard box. 

The first week, I had wanted to take Gaby also. My plan was simple. Put Gaby in the box and then put Blue and Zipper in the carrier together. 

Gaby clawed and chewer her way out of the box in less than 5 minutes. So she didn't go with us the first week.

Just as we thought our pet woes were over, we found a sore on Sage's leg. It actually wasn't very bad, but she was licking it CONSTANTLY, which was making it bigger. So she had to wear the cone of shame for a few days so it could heal.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Josh's New Truck

In April, we started looking for a new truck. Josh was pretty picky about the options and I was pretty picky about the cost, so it took us a few months. Finally, in October, we found one we could agree on.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Nephew's Halloween Shirts 2015

Since I went back to school this year, its been harder to stay on top of traditions this year. I didn't have much time to shop for Halloween shirts, but I couldn't skip out on that tradition entirely. So I found some cute pumpkin shirts on Amazon.

And a matching onesie for Colt.