Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Taken at Sunday's Halloween Festival. Tonight Spiderman and a Pea Pod will be trick-or-treating in our friend's more kid-friendly neighborhood. (Our community is a bust when it comes to handing out candy for some reason.)

Have a safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Fun

Ignore those kiddos knocking at your door and play some online Halloween games instead.

(You know you want all those miniature Reese's for yourself anyway!)

Halloween Hangman created by The Dimension's Edge, Inc.

Pumpkin Carving

Halloween Games

Ghoulish Games

Bashing Pumpkins

For Daddy

Highlights from last night's Packers win in OT against the Broncos. (Game-winning touchdown is at -0:48.)

Brett Favre does it again. Daddy is one happy Cheesehead today.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Crock-Pot Chicken Cacciatore
Tuesday: Tacos
Wednesday: Miniature Milky Ways, M&M's, Twix, etc.
Thursday (All Saints' Day): Pizza
Friday: Chinese at Pei Wei

Easy week for Mom. Between Halloween trick-or-treating, All Saints' Day Mass Thursday evening and Daddy going out of town Friday morning for the weekend, it's all about quick, easy, and next weekend more dining out than usual as I'll be doing the solo parenting thing for 3 days.

Thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie for hosting. (Go check out Laura's new and improved site!)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

On Being Catholic At Halloween

Lots of posting among the Catholic bloggers about Halloween. Ma Beck says everything I'd have written if I wasn't down a few IQ points from pregnancy, childbirth and baby rearing: WardWideWeb: Obligatory Hallowe'en Post

(But we do have one major philosophical disagreement - who the heck eats Butterfingers? My candy d'Halloween was Milky Ways before Bitty received a 'super silver tooth'. Now our house is a sticky-free candy zone. Dark M&M's in our treat bowl. Butterfingers? Oh, the horror!)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Foto Friday

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Reintroducing, The Adventures of Bittyman and His Sidekick, Ittyboy!

WOW is right! (You said WOW! when you loaded the page, didn't ya?) Is this not the coolest blog template EVER?!?

When I won first place in Splat Creative Designs' contest for a custom blogger template I was just hoping for a cute header in a comic-book font. Actually that's about all the direction I gave Lindsay - I'd like a comic-book theme to go with my blog's title and my two 'superheros' are blond.

Holy cow, Bittyman, did she deliver!

I can not thank Lindsay enough. She is such a super-talented gal! Besides blogger templates she does custom headers, logos, buttons, business cards and much more. So go check out her portfolios and treat your blog to a new and improved look!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Blogs Worth Blogging About

Organized Christmas

Cynthia at Organized Home has begun her free six-week Countdown to Christmas. (WHAT? CHRISTMAS IS IN SIX WEEKS?!? Simma down, now! Take a deep breath. Christmas is NINE weeks from Tuesday.)

The six-week plan will let you enjoy a stress-free Advent season with the goal of completing all your Christmas planning and preparations by the first weekend in December. (Or give you three more weeks to accomplish what you should have done already!)

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Tater Beef Bake
Tuesday: Breakfast for Dinner (Scrambled eggs with cheese & veggies and homefries)
Wednesday: Italian Sausage Subs
Thursday: Leftover Buffet
Friday: Fish & Chips

The weather has FINALLY cooled off enough where I can plan on using my oven each night. (From May through September it's just so darn hot in our part of the country that I only do meals that can be grilled outside, cooked in the Crockpot, or made on the stove top.) So for the next few months I'll be doing casseroles on Monday instead of slow cooker recipes. The Tater Beef Bake is a new recipe from simple & delicious magazine. I'll report next week on its success or failure!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Foto Friday Flashback

Bittyman at 6 Months

Scroll down to my last post and you'll discover my little men still look like twins birthed four years apart - but fraternal, not identical. Bitty had a lot more hair than Itty, who only now has grown some little blond wisps, and Itty's eyes are a much brighter shade of blue than Bitty's were.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Happy 6 Months, Itty!

How far you've come!
And from a fellow blogging Mom, a
6-Month Breastfeeding Award for my sidebar!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Not Hailing the Redskins

I'll be eating crow all week after the Redskins' loss to Daddy's Packers, so no Menu Plan for this Monday.

But to reward those who surfed by, some pictures from the weekend:

Yay! I can sit in the highchair!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Foto Friday

Monday, October 08, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday: English Muffin Pizzas
Wednesday: Baked Ziti
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Grilled Basil, Tomato & Cheese Sandwiches and Soup

It's a gorgeous fall day so I'm off to the park with the boys. I'll link to the Chicken Fajitas recipe during nap-time.

Thanks, as always, to Laura at Organizing Junkie for hosting!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Happy Birth Day, Vinnie!

The boys cousin Vinnie was born to Aunt Cristie and Uncle Tony early this morning. Vinnie, although over two weeks early, weighed in at a whopping 9 pounds, 3 ounces and 21 inches long!

Vinnie has a touch of pneumonia and is on IV antibiotics but the prognosis is for a speedy recovery and he should be heading home with Mommy on Wednesday.

Congratulations, Aunt Cristie, Uncle Tony and big sister cousins Evelyn and Tori!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Foto Friday

Do not adjust your Outlook calendar. Halloween is still almost 4 weeks away. But don't bother telling Bittyman that.

Ittyboy is our mild-mannered alter-ego. He was going to wear the pea-in-a-pod costume that Bitty wore at that age, but I may do a superheros theme and get this costume instead.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I WON!!!

I'm so excited... and I just can't hide it... I'm about to lose control...sorry, former cheesy production-singer side coming out!

I won First Place in Splat Creative Designs' contest! Many thanks to Lindsey for generously donating her time and talent!

Look for a new and improved Adventures of Bittyman and His Sidekick, Ittyboy, soon!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Contest Time!

Splat Designs is generously giving away custom blog template designs. So if you're a blogger and would like a fancy new look, check it out!

I really want my blog to have a theme like this. Yeah, how cool would that be? So I either need to win this contest or come up with the funds to pay for a custom job - and sadly there is no budget category for 'Blog Templates' in my Quicken program.