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Halloween Party

We went to a Halloween party on Saturday night. There was a stipulation that you had to go into costume. So the 4 of us obliged.

K chose an outfit that had lights in it! I mean what self respecting 6 year old girl wouldn't want to dress as a Princess with a dress that requires a battery pack?!

Z opted for a Ninja outfit as he got to use his Pirate sword that we got when we were in Florida over the summer.

I wanted to be comfortable and not show too much skin so I chose a prisoner outfit complete with ball and chain.

Ben was going to go as the Devil but changed his mind when his goatee beard growing did not meet expectations. In the end he opted to be Death. I am pleased he didn't glue anything to his forehead like he had said he was going to. However, he did managed to use ALL of the makeup remover that I had!

In the afternoon before we went to the party, I took the kids to a local cupcake store to get a free cupcake each. Holy Cow Cupcakes had said that any kid aged 12 or under…

Scholastic Book Fair

My kids went to Donuts with Dad and the Scholastic Book Fair at their school this morning. They had $100 to spend as their dad was the highest bidder in a silent auction for a book voucher.

This is what they spent it on. In total we spent $99.84 of the $100.

New Toy

My phone has been playing up for a while. It had a good run I suppose. I had it for almost 2 years and pretty much used it to death. It was time for an upgrade and the contract expired also. So, Ben took over the contract as his boss was paying for the phones. On Wednesday he went to Verizon with his boss and got us new phones. He has the Revolution by LG as he likes the Android platform. I got the iPhone4S. I have spent the last little while playing with it and getting used to the phone and what it can do. I have set up iCloud and as a result have yet another email address. I have added a few games for the kids as they will no doubt play with it. I have been asking Siri all sorts of questions and some of the answers have been very amusing. I am now trying to find a decent turn by turn sat nav app for it.

Technology is amazing and I can only imagine what Z & K will have access to when they are my age! If my grandparents saw the phones/computers/3D movies etc that are around now t…

Visit to Nashville, Indiana

We made our 2nd visit to Nashville, Indiana this weekend. We went last year and enjoyed the scenery so decided to go again yesterday.

It was a glorious sunny day so we headed south equipped with camera and a little bag of snacks. We did plan on eating out whilst there too though but it is always handy to have snacks on hand, especially with my kids!

On the way there and back we went past dozens and dozens of bikers. Ben commented on the fact it was a good day for a ride and that he would like to be able to ride a motorcycle. He is planning on learning soon as one of the things on his 'list' is that he wants to ride a Harley through Monument Valley. On the way home we saw a huge group of bikers who were on a charity ride to raise awareness of teen violence.

I know we have not hit the peak of Fall foliage colors yet but it was a nice day out and we got some good pictures and the kids had a great time.

They had local grown corn and some ice cream from Ferrin's Ice Cream  & …

Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday we went to the Pumpkin Patch at IU Health North Hospital. (This is the hospital K goes to for her check ups on her kidney)

The kids got a pumpkin each and we all got a hot dog, drink, packet of chips and a piece of pumpkin bread. K & Z also got a new Indianapolis Colts poster as well as a prize from the Indiana Pacers after spinning a game wheel. K & Z also went in a LifeLine helicopter with their dad.

Z & K also got up close to some alpacas. They felt their fur and held on to their guide ropes.

We spent about 2 hours there and then drove down to Rivers Edge shops and I got to go in the new Container Store that opened that day. As I am a little ocd about some stuff, it was a fabulous store but a little crowded. It did seem as if there were people expecting it to not be open again so they had to get there on Saturday!


Sometimes I just love surprises. This is one that I got today. Huge thanks to my lovely brother and sister in law (and her mum) for getting us it.