Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Thought this was appropriate to share on Halloween with the election right around the corner.... Happy Halloween.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween Care Package and Treats!

We got another care package from my awesome in-laws... Janet and Hal Denton. You guys rock and we thank you for our holiday treat. I have already worn the dress, Blake has made a dent in the candy and Pierce loves his flashlight.

Here is a picture of some treats that I made for all the kids in Pierce's class... I am so excited to be a mom for many reasons and a small one is that I get to make treats for his school... I am probably going to be one of those annoying moms that has to go to everything, bake the biggest cake (not the best but the biggest), and stay up all night make treats... My mom did this for me and it something I just can not wait to do for Pierce.

Happy Halloween!

Vote Values on November 4th!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A sad day.... our last day with The Carr's!

The Carr's left on a Tuesday at 2am so all these picture were taken the Monday prior to their departure. We were so sad to see them go, they were such great company and we had a blast. Here they are with there new addition Pierce. We often joked when people would ask if they were twins. I would say the boy is mine, Lisa would say the girl is mine and then Mark would say they are both mine... HE HE HE.
I had bought the kids some Chinese outfits to wear on the last day... so we got them all dressed for pictures.
We had a short trip to Holland V for lunch and we ate at Swenson's and got some balloons for the kids. Do you think they were having fun?
Right before nap time... someone is tired but don't they look cute in their outfits?
Nap is over and we headed to the city, this was taken on our condo bus.
Pierce wanted to be a big boy and sit by himself.
Our first stop the famous Raffles Hotel. This is the lobby and Mark was not allowed into the hotel bc he was wearing short and flip flops. Crazy but beautiful.
Another shot outside the hotel.
I think the kids were enjoying the tour.
Inside the Raffles Hotel is the famous LONG bar where the Singapore Sling was invented. I was not impressed this was my first time there and I was expecting some crazy LONG bar... go figure.
Mark did a great job hauling the kids around and keeping them entertained.
Then we meet Dad at a Mediterranean restaurant for dinner. Look at those skewers.
Then it was time for bed and this would be the last time the Brooklyn and Pierce would see each other (this trip at least)... there were lots of hugs.
And more hugs (pierce tried to stay occupied but he did enjoy the lovin).
And finally the KISS... they break my heart.
We had such a wonderful time with the Carr's and can't wait until they can make this way again.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Singapore Beer Festival and Clark Quay with The Carr's!

We had to go to the Singapore Beer Festival to check it out... All four of us love beer so it seemed like a perfect fit... but it was alittle overrated. We still had fun and wanted mostly to share with you the video of the two boys racing... see below.

Blake found him a Blake beer... tasted like liquid smoke in a bottle... TERRIBLE.

OK... here is the race on the Bungee Run. I know alot of you don't watch all the videos but you have to see this one.

This is hilarious... there was this game on a blow up apparatus (you will see) that you were tied to a bungee cord and you had to run to grab a bean bag straight ahead... hoping that you would make it if not it would send you flying backwards... you will just have to see it. Here is Mark and Blake racing. Who do you think wins? Watch and see.

Here are some still shots of the boys on the Bungee Run.

This was an end product of one of the races... see Mark's legs in the air on Blake's side.

The boys seemed to have so much fun the girls had to join in. Lets just say when girls jump up on the Bungee Run it brings a crowd, especially at a Beer Festival...

This was one of the end products... neither Lisa nor I got the bean bag... we were both Loosers.

Here is the famous CLINIC chair (you saw my mom sit in this chair when she was here) at Clark Quay. What a great night full of great memories.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Random Pictures from Singapore!

Here are a couple of random pictures from Singapore that I thought you would enjoy.

Here is a picture of a Hawker Stall (fast food here) and if you look in the window under the word "sliced fish soup" you will see the letter "B"... Health Food Dept. rates all restaurants in Singapore on a scale from A to C... A being the best, B middle ground and C bad on cleanliness... It is very difficult to find a stall with an A but most restaurants have A (or at least the ones you should eat at)... I think this is a great concept.

Mark and Lisa loved this sign when there were here and they loved that fact that McDonald's delivers... they do not have many drive up windows here but they do deliver.

Just a really cool shot of one of the condos downtown.

Here is a picture of our AirCon (air conditioner)... there is one in every room and you turn them off when you leave the house and they are only running if you need them or if you are in that room, so they are independent of each other.

Here is our maids quarters... we do not have a maid but all condos are built with these quarter... the door that is slightly open on the right is the room (as big as my closet back home) and the bathroom that you see is their bathroom.

Most vans or trucks have these numbers on the back of them and while Mark was here he asked what it meant and I thought it was interesting... never knew before he asked. For instance this van can hold up to 5 pax (passengers) and have a max speed of 70 km/h.

Here is a shot from our balcony... it is very difficult to find a condo that is looking out at another condo... we have a tree farm below us that give us a good view of the water and ship yard.

A while back I showed you the stand where they sold fake money for the Chinese to burn to give to their ancestors... if you do not remember click here.... but here is a shot of a lady burning money in that black pot at the top of the picture. She has the money in her hand and is waiting for it to burn.

Grand Ballini's and a night out!

Last Saturday we went out with some friends to an Italian Restaurant near the red light district. Since we were so close I convinced the group to go so I could take a look. The Red Light district in Singapore is legal and very active. It was not what I expected but I thought you might find these picture interesting.
The picture above is a picture of the street.

All of the doors had a mesh screen over them so it was hard to see inside but the picture of the door above eliminated the "stairway to heaven"... NASTY.

Then we headed to the Grand Ballini... one my new favorite places in Singapore. It reminded me of being on a cruise ship at night... this is a hot spot for Singapore and you have to have a membership to get in (that is why we had never been) but we were invited by Geoffrey and Rita (on the right) to join them. There was tons of entertainment (see below), dancers, impersonators, music and more. We had a blast and will be celebrating New Years there.

Here is a picture of the dancers, they danced about 20+ routines all night... it was awesome.

More dancing of all types.
More dancing.... if you know me you know I loved it.
More dancing.
Here is the Michael Jackson impersonator... you have to see the video... To GOOD.

The King was found in Singapore.

Michael Jackson was even spotted... crazy but so good.

The dancers at Ballini... if you know me I was in heaven... I love dancing... I love to watch dancers... I love to be with friends...I love it all.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My first play date without mommy.

I was invited out with some ladies from Norway and Denmark to join them for lunch and I told them that I had Pierce that day (no school) so Annette offered for her helper to watch Pierce for me while we went to lunch. So this was officially Pierce's first day to have a play date without mommy. On our way out I asked him if he wanted to wear his backpack today like a big boy and he grabbed it from me and with my help this is what he looked like. I got him all dressed up in his clothes from Norway (a gift from Annette) and he was ready to go... doesn't he look so grown up?
Here we are in the elevator... still such a big boy with his big backpack and he was so proud. (His hair was doing something crazy and I could not tame it)
Outside he fell down... I think it was getting a little to heavy... he could not get up... so I took it off of him.
We decided he should just carry it like this till we got there.... but still so happy.


OK... this definitely needs an intro... My friend Lisa (who just came to visit) asked if I would do this... when her daughter was here I would sing Pierce and Brooklyn this song and she really liked it so Lisa wanted me to make a video and post it so she could learn the words. I learned this at MOPS (mothers of preschoolers at church this year).... Pierce really loves this song bc it has a surprise ending and he loves anticipating it.... I hope you enjoy.

This might be something really cool to start... if you mothers have any nursery rhymes/songs that your children love and want to share them... I would love learning more.

There was a little turtle

His name was Tiny Tim

I took him to the bathtub to see if he could swim

He drank up all the water

Ate up all the soap

And then he got a little frog stuck in his throat

Bubble, Bubble, Bubble,

Bubble, Bubble, Bubble

Bubble, Bubble, Bubble,

Bubble, Bubble POP! (Start off soft and end with a big POP).

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Daddy's Shoes... look at me mamma!

I could tell he had a plan... he is learning new things everyday.... watch and see.

Look at me mamma... he was saying "daddy shoe, daddy shoe" the entire time. BTW he put these shoes on all by himself... our little big boy.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The ANSWERS to all your questions and comments!

This blog is for all my "Denton News" readers that have commented on the blog or emailed me with questions in reference to one of my post.... here's to you... and these are in no particular order.
1) NO I AM NOT PREGO... I mentioned on Pierce's baby doll blog that he might be ready for a baby in the house and you guys went crazy... calm down... I was really just checking to see if you guys read the blog.... I guess you do.... this blog got the most hits for sure.
2) BLACK CHICKENS.... YES THEY DO EXIST...... they are called Silkie and I got the following information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia online
A White Silkie hen, non-bearded
Country of origin - China
Skin Color - Black
Egg Color - Cream
Comb Type - Walnut

The Silkie (sometimes spelled Silky) is a breed of chicken named for its unique plumage, which is said to feel like silk. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black flesh and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot (most chickens only have four). They are often exhibited in poultry shows, and come in several colors.
In addition to their distinctive physical characteristics, Silkies are well known for their calm, friendly temperament. Among the most docile of poultry, Silkies are considered an ideal pet. Hens are also exceptionally broody, and make good mothers. Though they are poor layers themselves, they are commonly used to hatch eggs from other breeds and bird species.
Silkies most likely originate in China, but other Southeast Asian countries are also sometimes proposed. The first written account of the breed comes from Marco Polo, who mentioned chickens with fur-like plumage in his Asian travelogues in the 13th century. The Renaissance author Ulisse Aldrovandi also spoke of chickens akin to Silkies. Today, the breed is recognized for exhibition, and is fairly common in the poultry world.
Here is what it looks like with feathers.
De-feathered... yummy.

3) FISH REFLEXOLOGY... yes it does tickle at first and alittle scary but oh so much fun. It does work well but I think that it would be impossible to get your feet feeling like little baby feet after one 20 minute treatment.... I could use about 5 (and I get a pedicure every other week) but Blake could use about 50. Here is a video of Lisa when she first stuck her feet in the water to give you a good idea at what happens.

Fish Reflexology.... here is Lisa's reaction live... do you think you could do it?

4) THE BUTCHER... is where I get my meat. An Australian company that only sells meat and they home deliver... Fresh, fast and easy... I love it.

5) FOREVER 21 is my favorite store... my good friend Shelly pointed out that I am almost 31 and my favorite store is Forever 21... Here is why: 1) it is familiar to me, we have it in the states, 2) they have really cute hip clothes, 3) the clothes fit (everyone here is petite so all the local shops are too small), 4) cheaper prices, 5) I will forever be 21.

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