Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sick And Tired...


...of being sick and tired!

I have spent the past three days in bed with a fever that I could not shake.

Until this morning.

This is the first time since Saturday night that I have been fever-free! Which means that there is an end in sight to being sick and, more importantly, having to lay in bed with nothing to do.

You know, as a mom, the thought of spending days in bed with nothing to do seems like a luxury, a vacation, but I have to say...I was so bored, I could hardly stand it.

I am happy to be on the mend and cannot wait to get back to normal life!



Prior to getting sick, we had a great Halloween!

We carved our pumpkins on Thursday night and, just like every year, the boys were in charge of cleaning out their own. In past year's they've tended to be a bit squeamish about it, but this year they got the job done!

Ellison, however, was happy to help...

(funny girl! Who actually likes to clean out the insides of the pumpkin?)



Once all of the pumpkins were cleaned, Will carved the designs that the boys had chosen. They turned out great!





This pumpkin came from our very own garden...

It was just as big as our store bought pumpkins!

Still a bit green, but I think it added to the scary look!



Ellison and I made the moon and a star...




On Halloween day my parents came over and it turned into a day of cooking and baking.

We made Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
(a family favorite! You can find the recipe here)

and two different kinds of pizza:

a 4 cheese pizza that Will makes with
Mozarella, Asiago, Parmesan and Blue Cheese
(seriously - blue cheese! It's really good on this pizza!)


and a Deep Dish Pizza recipe that we got from a good friend
(my favorite pizza!)

Both delicious!


And Caramel Apples...

Yummy!



Finally, it was time to get dressed up and head on out...


Owen, the Skeleton

Ellison, the Witch

William, the Dementor
(a Harry Potter character - his choice)


We always hit Grandma's house first. It's only three doors down and she always makes special bags for her grandkids. After a couple more houses, Ellison calls it quits and gets dropped back off at home with me to check out her loot...


It was a fun day and night!

And with the exception of coming down with the flu, it was a great Halloween!


Now, time to take down all of those bats...




19 comments:

Shannon said...

Hope you continue to feel better. Y our Halloween pictures are adorable!

Photographing Mom said...

Glad you're feeling better!!

Will said...

BEST COOKIES EVER!

Chelsea said...

Glad to see your back! By the way...great pumpkin carving skills!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Great looking pumpkins!! Glad you are feeling better!
Janell

Jenny B said...

glad you are feeling better hope you shake it soon...great pics!

Mama Thompson said...

Sorry to hear you were sick...but I am glad you are feeling better...LOVE the Halloween pics...tell Will he did an excellent job!

Cassie said...

Sorry to hear you are sick, but at least you are starting to feel better!

The pumpkins turned out so good! I really love the spider one, how awesome is that?!

The pizza sounds good and so do the candy apples mmmm yummy! What a great day for you all!

Noodle said...

Isn't it funny how forced inactivity is so different from chosen inactivity? And with a fever, reading and other quiet pastimes are impossible. So happy to see you blogging again!
Thanks for the pictures. Your kids did a great job on the pumpkins!

Lori E said...

The good thing is you will probably be immune now and will sail through Thanksgiving and Christmas while those around you are dropping like flies.
I spent months in bed during a pregnancy and I'll tell you it wears thin real fast. You get so bored you can't even read any more. Blah.
Now how cute are those kids. Great job on the pumpkins. I like the squishy feeling through my fingers.

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Glad to hear your feeling better...being sick is no fun at all!

Bella's Bowtique said...

Um forget the cookie recipe! I want the recipe for the a 4 cheese pizza that Will makes with Mozarella, Asiago, Parmesan and Blue Cheese!!!!!!!

AngieDphotography said...

Hope you feel better soon! I've had some yucky crud too. We've both got to get better so you can see your photos!!!

Allyson said...

I'm sorry that you were so sick! Didn't you get the memo? Mom's aren't allowed to be sick. Good thing your husband was home! :) Your apples look great!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Glad your feeling better. Your Halloween look very similar to ours!

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Rocio @ Casa Haus said...

Hi Karla! Hope you're feeling better now. I can't wait to see what you're up to next. By the way, what a lovely Halloween you had! Your kids look great! I was just like you with bats in our house, but I'm done with that for now. =)

Rocio @ Casa Haus said...

I also wanted to let you now I have just started blogging, you being one of my inspirations. I really hope to be as good as you are. LOVE your blog!

Lori said...

great pictures of your Halloween memories ~ the kids are adorable!