Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Trick or treat!!!

Here is Little Red Riding Hood and James Bond!!

He was so excited to carry a gun!
Hope everyone had a great night!!!
Mary Madeline

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Prep

As much as I would like to think that I am crafty, It just isn't true. However, I did put together a super cute costume for Mo today. I'm still working on Jackson's. Pictures to come!
I saw this really cute idea in one of my Halloween magazines and I love how it turned out.

I painted the pumpkin with chalkboard paint. The picture didn't turn out great, but it is so cute in person. I think I'm going to paint more next year!
And I got this cute idea from my sister, Gianna...

I bought a white plastic pumpkin from Michael's and just painted the circles on them. I love this one, too!!
I love Halloween so much!!!!!
Mary Madeline

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One Week...I Think

We are at the one week mark, or at least that's what I telling myself. It's not official, but this time next week we should be a family of four again. I can't tell you how ready I am for Reyno to be home. It has been a very long year and I have missed him very much. The kids are so excited, too!! We have MANY things to do this week to prepare for his arrival. Even though he says we don't need to do anything, I don't think he would be to happy to come home to a dirty house. :)
I love you Reyno and I can't wait to see you!!!

Mary Madeline

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fun-Filled Weekend

We have had a crazy, busy weekend. Jackson had two baseball games yesterday and a birthday sleepover last night. Marisa went to her friends and I was home alone!! So instead of cleaning my house in preparation of my husband's arrival next week, I got a bowl of ice cream and watched The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders...Making the Team. I ask you, is there a better show on T.V?? I think NOT!!!
Today we headed to the Fall Festival. The weather was perfect and the kids had fun. Our class basket made $950!!!! I was so proud! We didn't stay long because I needed to get things ready for tonight. I, along with two other parents help make dinner for Marisa's youth group. They are an amazing group of high school kids. I am so grateful that Marisa is apart of such a wonderful group. The leaders are so dedicated and truly love what they do. They are such a blessing.
Needless to say, I am exhausted!! Hope everyone had as great a weekend as I did!!

Mary Madeline

Friday, October 23, 2009

Getting Crafty

Every year our school has a fall festival. And every class has to make a themed basket for the live auction. This year our class decided to do a gift card "basket". We wanted to do something different and creative and this is what we came up with...

I love how it turned out! I hope it makes lots of money for the school.

We have a very busy weekend ahead. Lots of birthday parties,baseball and of course the Fall Festival!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!

Mary Madeline

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Well it's official, I'm a blogger!!!
After much procrastination, I am finally starting our family blog. I have wanted to do this for a while, but could never just sit down and do it. After a little encouragement from my sweet sister, I am ready to start.
My husband, Reyno, is finishing up his second tour in Iraq. In fact, he will be coming home in two weeks after a very long year. We have two wonderful kids. Marisa and Jackson. They truly are the loves of our lives.
My hope for this blog is to keep track of our crazy, busy lives and to be able to look back on this when we are old and the kids have left and laugh about this fun time in our lives.
Welcome to Adventures with the Arredondos!!!!