Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snow Days!

Our first snow of the year arrived a few days ago and the boys have been loving it. Well, Max and Gus have been loving it. Jack, not so much. He prefers to stay warm and cozy (just like his mama!) I'm so glad I was able to pick up snow suits for the boys this summer at a garage sale. $5 for both suits! It may have felt crazy to buy them while it was 80-degrees, but it certainly paid off! The boys stayed nice and warm in them.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Happy Baker

Gus and I made sugar cookies for Max's class this morning. That kid LOVES to bake!

My entire kitchen was covered in flour by the time we were done, but as Gus and I like to say, "Oh well, it's just flour!" Messes can be cleaned & no amount of flour would keep me from baking with this sweet boy.

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Give Thanks

Check out my Thanksgiving garland. I made it last weekend and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I think it adds just the right amount of cozy to the living room.

I'm hosting the big feast this year. Fingers crossed that the food turns out!

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Monday, November 1, 2010


This year in the Kaetzel household we had a jedi, Buzz Lightyear and a monkey.

Max's costume was pieced together using his karate uniform, pajama pants, a pair of Mark's socks (worn over his shoes to look like boots), a cape that Mark's mom made last year and a belt made from a scrap of a brown pillowcase I got at Goodwill for $0.99.

Doesn't he look like a Jedi Master? Darth Vader beware!

Gus' costume was borrowed from my sister's neighbor, Beth. He wouldn't wear the wings, but he did put in a pair of vampire teeth for part of the day, announcing he was "Vampire Buzz."

I picked up Jack's costume this summer while we were at the Oregon Coast. I was at the Carters outlet oohing and ahhing over this sweet monkey costume, but lamenting the price ($25) when a nice lady came over and whispered to me that Costco was selling the same exact costume for $11.99. We hurried over there and picked one up tax free! Gotta love that!

Here's daddy holding the sweet monkey boy:

All 3 boys together at my parents' house. I could not for the life of me get Jack to look at the camera.

What a darling bunch of boys!

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