Friday, November 11, 2011

October:  Halloween and Such

I was so excited about Betty that I failed to mention any of the awesome things that took place in October.  First, my birthday was the 28th and it was quite an amazing day.  I had been chosen to complete a survey at Bloom for a $100 gift card.  All I had to do was answer some questions about babyfood.  I was excited because $100 at Bloom is like free groceries for a week.  Anyway, I got a call about an hour before my survey and they had to cancel on me because of the snow coming in, but they were still going to give me the gift card.  SCORE!!!!!  Later that week, I got a package from Fex Ex and there was no gift card, but $100 CASH!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!

Second, my Mother-in-Law got me beautiful flowers and my Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law got me an adorable Edible Creations.  YUM!

Then, I got an email from a 31 Gifts consultant saying, "The first person that emails me back and tells me what they're thankful for will get a FREE Holiday Large Utility Tote."  I thought, "What the heck?" and I emailed her and I was the one that WON the FREE tote!  WHOOO HOOO!!!!

The boys had a great Hallowween--Tim was Rayuga (a Beyblede guy--a HUGE thing for boys age 5-15).  Josh was Buzz Lightyear and Daniel was the traditional pumpkin.  By traditional, I mean this has been a family tradition since 1984.  He wore the pumpkin costume my mom made for Pam.  Other neighborhood kids had worn it as well and Timmy and Josh were both pumpkins for their first Halloween.  :-)


I couldn't think of a better title to describe the way things have been in the Berry Household.  It's been busy, the boys have been sick, so it's been "UGH."

We went to Culpeper this past weekend (a week ago today) where Timmy decided to get sick.  He had been coughing all week, but the coughing escalated to the point where he vomited.  Josh proceeded to catch the yucky cold and we got home on Sunday.  Daniel proceeded to catch it as well.  So, this week has been filled with the doctor, caring for sick boys, and basically trying to keep my head above water.

At one point, Tim and Josh enjoyed a play session outside.  I caught Josh trying to pee in his club house and promptly told him he couldn't do that, but he was more than welcome to pee on the grass.  He proceeded to pee on the grass.  A few minutes later, Timmy comes running in exclaiming, "JOSH POOPED OUTSIDE!"  Sure enough, Josh had popped a squat and pooped right next to our shed.  OY VEY.

Here's a picture of Josh courtesy of Josh.  Sorry for the yucky runny nose...but what can I do?  It's going around our house!

My mom found this beautiful sewing machine for $35 and picked it up for me since I had recently started showing interest in learning how to sew.  Mom taught me the basics as a child, but I didn't appreciate it, nor did I care at the time.  I've changed my way and have enjoyed getting to know my new machine.  Her name is Betty and I love her.  :-)  I oiled her yesterday and so far, she's been quite good to me. I love thee...
My first project:  a pin cushion.  FAIL: turning corners.  Oh well, you live and you learn right?

My second project:  A pillowcase.  FAIL: I measured wrong, so it doesn't fit the pillow.  It's okay because I'm going to use stuffing, so it's still usable and sewn well.  :-)

Third Project:  A TOTE Bag!  I'm sooooo excited about this Tote!  I took my time and it's actually not bad!!!  :-)