Wednesday, October 29, 2008

So Darn Domestic

That could be the title of a new blog I start that totally spoofs Mormon mommy blogs. Oh wait, somebody already had that idea. Dang that Seriously So Blessed Tamn. (I'm not inventing some new swear word. That's her "name," Tamn.)
Well, this weekend, I was so domestic, I feel like I should spoof myself. So try to imagine my completely fake tone of voice as I morph into a Domestic Goddess.

You guys, I am so ready for the second coming! Seriously. This weekend I was totally in the domestic mommy zone. I canned applesauce with Holly, I made a supercute blanket for my sister Alisha, and I sewed a superlicious skirt for Mckenzie. Like, honestly, the only thing lacking is some baking. And I did that today. Does the prophet give out awards? Because I totally deserve one.
*Excuse me while I throw up and get struck by lightening.*
But here's some pictures:
On Friday afternoon we carved pumpkins with our friends, Matt and Cristina and their kids, and Kristen, and her two little girls. Every year, Mike carves his signature pumpkin. Can you guess what it says? Now, he's carved that same design since we've been carving pumpkins together. So now if he doesn't do it I will feel all sad and think he's trying to tell me something.

Next, while the girls napped I sewed this skirt that Kenzie is wearing. I got the idea and pattern from my cousin, Hollie. Really. I sewed this skirt. Originally when I saw the skirt and idea for a cute witch on Hollie's blog, "I Sew Stuff," I thought, "I'll do this." Then I thought again about my poor sewing skills and I thought, "My mom will do this." Then Alisha had the nerve to have her baby right when I needed the costume sewn. Honestly. Some people. So I had to sew it myself. And I did it! I think I did one part wrong, but it's like the DPC. I'm just going to pretend that everything is fine. And it is. We dressed up for Lonnie's (Mike's aunt) Halloween party, and the girls had a great time previewing the goods of Halloween.

On Saturday Shaelynn and I drove to Rexburg to see little Sophie! Ohhhhh. She is so precious. On Sunday, Mike called to tell me that Summer, my sister-in-law had her baby too! I don't have a picture of baby Boston. So yeah, that is three of my "sisters" that have had babies recently. Not to mention the plethora of friends that all just had babies too. They tried to lure me into their pregnancy club. But I resisted. I think it had something to do with Hannah and sobbing uncontrollably and the faint echos of a memory of not being able to walk the last month of my pregnancy.


Here are a few pics from our Joyschool party which was at my house. Here Kenzie is valiently attempting to eat a donut from a string. I forgot what a cruel game this was until we played it. There are some wonderful women in our Joyschool group who always have terrific Holiday kids parties, so I tried my best. I feel really overwhelmed when it comes to things like, "decorating" and "being cute" and "throwing parties with themes." But this time, I outdid myself. I bought a Halloween tablecloth! And I put some pumpkins on it. I'm the type of person who kind of snorts at those display tables that really nice people put up when they are giving the lesson or in charge of a RS event. Not to say I don't think the displays are lovely, but I snort anyway. Because snorting is so friendly, and makes people want to be around you.
Really, it was a fun party because there were donuts, hot dog mummies (thanks for the idea from Kathryn's craft blog Nanny Goat), and cookies involved.

I taught the kids the "Mean Old Witch with a Hat" song, and they sang it to their moms. They pretty much ooozed adorableness.

13 comments:

Shauna said...

What adorable pictures! I am excited for Halloween! I can't wait to see all the cute costumes. But on the other hand, I will be happy when it is over so I stop eating so much candy :) Have a Happy Halloween :)

Kristina P. said...

Well, I guess I know whose house we're going to when the Second Coming arrives. I am woefully unprepared.

*MARY* said...

Kids in costume, there's nothing better, except maybe home made applesauce.

ROBYN -N- KEVIN said...

Does Mike's pumpkin say I heart SHZ?? you know like oh SHIZ... just kidding, I first thought it just said SHZ but then as I looked for 5 minutes and knew that only you might use that word I saw the SHC, and THEN it took me a while to figure it out. I was like Steph, Hannah and Cenz?? Yeah, it's late like 10 o'clock and I don't read well. I need to go to Zoolander's school for Ants! Oh and cute skirt BTW.

Hollie said...

Still laughing about the award from the prophet. Thanks for the link to "Seriously So Blessed." Brent and I have been laughing all day about some of the posts. By the way, your girls look so cute in costume and the skirt looks darling.

kristi lou said...

I love the skirt you made! Your girls area adorable in their costumes!

Don't you love Joy School!?! I really love it. You guys have a huge group! How fun!

Kandice said...

Fun Fun Steph. I really love the witch skirt. And lets face it--now you really are the Domestic Goddess!

Kandice said...

Fun Fun Steph. I really love the witch skirt. And lets face it--now you really are the Domestic Goddess!

The King Family said...

Better drink some coke to keep from getting translated.

Amber said...

I'd say there is adorable oozing. Your pictures are soooooo cute!

And I, too waxed domestic (shockingly). I even created a craft corner for the kids. Of course, I haven't actually done anything with it yet. :-)

Just one of the Boys said...

Very cute costume's. Your girls are so darling. I bet Alisha was so glad to have you come visit and give her some tips. You are Seriously so domestic. I'm just waiting for the post of you in your "Mermaid" costume.:)

ROBYN -N- KEVIN said...

Dear Miss Steph- Your cousin is very retarded and cannot figure out how to make 3 columns on her page. She would LOVE some assistance from her favorite cousin-in-law (don't tell anyone). If you think you could be of some assistance, I would greatly appreciate an email from you at bobby-bop@hotmail.com and I can give you my log in info for here. Thank you so much in advance.
-retarded Robyn

Czechers said...

That skirt was pretty awesome :) Your kids are so cute. They're getting so big.