Sunday, November 7, 2010

Remember when...Costume in a Box

If you were a kid in the 70's/80's then you should remember the exciting time where you got to pick out your own costume & mask in a tiny cardboard box. The full face mask with the very tiny eye holes. I remember trying to shove my tongue out the tiny mouth opening. It was hard to breath behind those masks! The string that held the mask on that would always break. The full body plastic smock that stuck to you and was very noisy when running.

*sigh* Good times.

I wish we still had those available for our kids. They sure took the guess work out of what you were with the name plastered all over the front. I was thinking about those today and was wondering how much they cost back in the day. I googled some random pics up, here they are:

Chewbacca & Yoda (classics!)

Strawberry Shortcake, Spiderman & not in a box Annie

Darth Vader, Ewok(I was an Ewok junkie), Patches the Clown

Elvira, not in a box Minnie, Frankenstein

He-man, Darth Vader, Skeletor(I would always play Skeletor with my brother), Garfield, Snoopy and I think thats the Honker off Sesame St.

Jem and the Holograms

Monchhichi (I was a junkie for them too) & not in a box Leia

My Little Pony (loved them)

Pound Puppy & Pound Purry (loved 'em)


Interestingly, I think Spider-man is the only well known survivor that most kids can pick out. Strawberry Shortcake and My Little Pony are hanging out on the fringes though. When my kids are older I'll force them to watch all the Star Wars movies, but right now they aren't into action movies or anything that's not cartoon.

Monday, October 4, 2010

School Pictures 2010

Ravyn (8) 3rd

Cody (4)

School Pictures 2009

Ravyn (7) 2nd ~ Cody (3)

School Pictures 2008

Ravyn (6) 1st ~ Cody (2)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Warning - Beware of the Potion! (Part 2)

These kids are nuts! Carly told me not to put this on Facebook...well...this isn't Facebook...

1 - Eric goes nuts (we had nothing to do with this)


2 - Cody goes nuts (Eric is starting to worry about video 1)


3 - Carly & Cody go nuts


Potential Halloween Costumes 2010

The Recruits...

Buzz & Bug...

Uh...Fairy Monkeytoes?!?...

My Aunt Wilma

Uncle Sam actually had a park dedicated to him. Very impressive! The kids loved it...

Aunt Wilma's swiping Pat's clothes...

LOOK!! She's all proud of it!...

Cousin Rebecca and family...

Dressin in style...

Aunt Wilma & I...

Aunt Wilma's Daddy's name...I think A. Wilma is trying to take it home...

Thanks for the long visit A. Wilma...we had a great time!!
We love and miss you!

One of a Kind

Wow! This is the very first time and probably the only time that I'll ever see someone working out WHILE eating cake. You're one of a kind Aunt Wilma!

Warning - Beware of the Potion!

If you give your kids this...

This could happen...

Great Example

You know how they say you shouldn't leave your kids or pets in a parked car...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas Gift for Cody

Since we weren't about to drag a huge box all over the states for xmas, we left his big gift from his grandparents at home. After we got back we put it together and called the kids out, we caught the perfect example of Cody's attitude toward the end. Here is the video: