Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Weekly Rewind: October 13-19

Last week was filled with Autumn Goodness! Here's what we were up to:


The boys and I made some of these yummy pumpkin treats! Wanna make them? Just grab some candy corn pumpkins, Hershey's hugs, and butter snap pretzels. Super easy to make - promise! (For some direction - go here)

 Of course, you can't have Halloween treats without some Halloween movie/show! I took back old school and put in my Bugs Bunny Halloween dvd. The boys laughed at it quite a bit which made this mama super happy! It is one of the best things to be able to share something I did as a little kid with them AND they enjoy it just as much! 

 Later that day, we ran out of dishwasher detergent. Bummer. But, I had this little pin tucked away and thought I'd try it out. Yep, I made some dishwasher detergent. And, let me just say that the dishes really are cleaner than with the store bought stuff. Plus, that LemiShine makes my dishwasher smell pretty fabulous, too. If you want to make this or read more about it, click here to check out this recipe and more.

Of course, finding these ingredients took a couple of trips into a couple of stores. See, I was trying to avoid WalMart at all costs. And, well, they were the only ones with the Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda. I hated that I had to go in there... I have not physically been into WalMart - no joke -  in 4 years.  WalMart is always so gross when I go...it's never clean, the customers are "interesting" and not in a good way, there are a thousand checkout lane but only 2 are actually open, it is just....ew. I hate it. Not going back. So, I got myself a prize for not wanting to scream in the store. Seriously. I know, I know...some of you like it. And, more power to ya. But, nope. I'm sending Jason next time (if I have to...). Otherwise, I'm going through Amazon... Besides, WalMart is NOT the cheapest. We are Aldi/Farmers Market shoppers :)


 Monday is cleaning day at the house. Where I go all out and get the whole place in order for the week so I don't have a ton to do later. Apparently the boys wanted to clean their kitchen up, too. What cuties.

 After I was pretty much done, they wanted to make another fort with their chairs and blankets. 

 Good times!

 And, of course, since the weather was amazing, we headed outside for some snack and some reading! Gotta love some spooky fun!!

 Speaking of spooky fun, check out their lunches for this day! HA! Awesome. 


 These two are going to make the BEST big brothers!! They kept some of the baby bottle party favors from the diaper shindig last Saturday for their babies. Andrew told Alex that he needed to teach him how to feed the baby because he fed him a bottle when he was a baby. Super cute!! Andrew is one amazing helper and big brother trainer!!

 We were the "cool parents" Wednesday night and let the boys stay up a bit later than bedtime so they could watch a new Halloween show on TV. Toy Story of Terror!! It was so cute and pretty funny. We were all giggling at it, even Jason. Did y'all watch it?? 


 Our little tree is finally ready for Autumn!!

We had another Halloween movie checked out from the library that was super cute!! Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie. We are big Winnie the Pooh fans. Such a cute little movie!!


 Super awesome helpers!!! These boys crack. me. up. 
Austin really wont be able to use this until he is 4 months old, so I was just going to keep it in the box until it was time. But, Andrew insisted that we put it together right now. He said, "that way it will be ready for him when it is time, mommy/" Such a smarty... Ok... So, we opened it up, busted out the directions, and got to work. The 2 pics on the right of the collage is where there are "testing it out" to make sure that all the toys work properly. LOL So funny. I am telling you...these boys are going to be AMAZING big brothers! I can't wait!

 Pizza-Popcorn-Movie Night!! Tonight's feature: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
And, just like the Bug Bunny show pictured on Sunday, the boys LOVED this show. They loved it so much that 1) I really have to buy it now because this is the library's copy and 2) they watched it every day since Friday to yesterday...at least twice a day! The uncontrollable giggles were the greatest thing to hear. Want to know which part they were laughing so hard at??

Snoopy vs. the Red Baron - they LOVE this part!!
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YUMMMM.... I made a lasagna in the crock pot and it was awesome!!! If you have never made a lasagna in the crock pot, you have to try it. Here's the recipe I used --> click here!


Well, that is that! It was a great week! See you back here soon for a new post (some top 10 humor and things) and our menu!

Have a great day!


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