Did you get a trick or a treat?

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Hello There! I feel like Dorthy. Oh you know from Wizard of Oz. I went to bed at my home in Florida. However I seem to woke up in a FREEZING state. Hmm..what happened to my warm Florida weather. Oh that is right Fall is here. TIme for warm fires, hot coco, hoodies, & boots. But seriously, we have freezing warning tonight.

Well how was everyone’s halloween? My day was horrible. But I won’t hash that out on here. As you know I live my like with Positivity. The good part is that after work and that horrible day I got to come home to a amazing man and we got to take Xavier trick or treating. My outfit didnt work since my pregnant belly is Popping out finally. But I did do my Sugar Skull Make up. My son was his favorite character, BATMAN! He was also batman last year. Which he wore the costume twice. Hey SAVED me some money. Plus last year my dad had to go to like 5 stores from My town to almost 2 hours over to find the Batman costume my son wanted. Because he said it had to be the one with muscles. So getting 2 years of wear and play out of it is perfectly fine with me.

This year since my son is 3 he was all excited to go trick or treating. At each house those he would use his manners, which makes for a proud mama. But he also would turn and ask us if we were going to get more. Each time we would respond with yes lets go to the next house. Took 3 blocks before he stopped asking. Priceless!
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As you know I am a crafter as well as a hands on mom. The night before halloween. We did some painting and crafts. We made a pumpkin stamp from a potato. We make a Frankenstein, black cat, pumpkins, & a spider & web.
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The weeks was full of fun. It was my sisters birthday so I made her a girl camo cake. The boys had their soccer & football games. Those went great! Anthony was picked for all star team. Which only the best players get picked for that team. I am SUPER proud of him. Both boys for their great jobs at their sports. I kept them Saturday night and we had pizza night.. seems to be tradition in our family. We also had a BON FIRE! Sorry I love bon fires. My country girl comes out. Even made smores. I live in the country so it was a stary night with a warm fire & I relaxing next to the fire in my hammock. I was in HEAVEN!
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We also got our branches and rocks picked for our Thankfu llTree! Which I will explain tomorrow on that. 🙂 But for now I am gonna go to bed. Its almost midnight. Sweet Dreams!

As always,

Peave.Love.& Happiness to you all!

Nerdy.Mama.Owl

Lauren Akin

Expanding Ghost.

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One of the best things about being a mom is all the fun times I get to have with my son. Xavier loves to learn and he is a very inquisitive person. So I decided we would do Science experiment to teach my son bout carbon dioxide for our craft time last night.  And to add extra fun with Halloween just around the corner why not make it a ghost. 🙂
This is super simple and fast. But lots of fun!  Now I call that a TRIPLE WIN!   I am willing to bet most of you even have all these ingredients in the house. So then it is a another win.  Yes? If not it I’d all cheap and easy to get. So that is also a win!

Here is what you need:
– 1 balloon
– A sharpie marker (optional to draw face on balloon)
– 1 empty water bottle
– 1/2 a cup of vinegar
– 1 Tablespoon of baking soda.
– 1 funnel..now I didn’t have a funnel so I stretched the opening of the balloon and had him dump the baking soda in the balloon.

So what you do.
You take you water bottle and pour in 1/2 cup of vinegar.
Then you take your balloon. If you want now is the time to draw your face on your balloon aka your Ghost.
Next you Will place the funnel in the opening of the balloon. Then add the 1 tablespoon of baking soda inside the ballon.
Now you want to attach the balloon to the top of the water bottle..WITHOUT letting the baking soda fallout of the ballon into the bottle.
Once it is attached you lift your Ghost up so the baking soda falls inside and mixes with the vinegar forming the carbon dioxide.
And your Ghost comes to life and expands 🙂
Here are some pictures I took while my Xman and I did this. I also have videos posted on my instagram you can check out! 

http://instagram.com/nerdy.mama.owl

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Just before we made out Ghost come to life

Smiles before he brought our Ghost to life.

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He was hugging his new friends. My boy is such a sweetie. 🙂

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                            He loved this!

And here some pictures from the rest of our night. ..

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                     Playing on the couch 🙂

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Playing his Abcmouse. He loves it. If you have kids check out Abc.com it truly is a amazing site! You have nothing to loose. They offer free 30 day traial! 🙂

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A nd we ended our night by watching Little Mermaid 2 Return to the Sea. 🙂

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Well thanks for checking this out!  And thanks for all the love you guys leave me in comments and likes. 🙂 Happy Wednesday!
Sending lots of Peace Love & Happiness to your family from ours!

Til next time,
Nerdy Mama Owl
Lauren Akin.