Monday, October 27, 2008

One thing about our family, like most families, you never know what to expect from day to day. Adam lost one of his top front teeth last week, and the other front tooth was really loose. So loose, in fact, that Clay and I kept bugging him to either pull it or have one of us do it for him. He refused, but kept asking us if we thought it was ready. At one point I even bribed him with taking him to Wal-mart with his money from the Tooth Fairy. Finally he had taken enough of us, he made a face at me and said, "That's it!" and promptly went into the bathroom and pulled out his tooth all by himself. He proudly came out of the bathroom, tooth in hand with a trail of toilet paper and announced, "I did it for Wal-mart!"

The excitement of this morning didn't end there. Clay had let the dogs out earlier in the morning, then as he let them back in asks me if I've noticed anything different about Nestle (our oldest dog). No, should I ? Once I saw it I couldn't believe I hadn't noticed it before since it was practically a neon green. Yep, it was our "Breaking Wind" slime/flubber stuff. This slime stuff is supposed to go into a container and when you push on it it sounds like a bodily function, thus the name "Breaking Wind." Apparently it never made it into its container, but landed on the back side of Nestle. Yuck!

Tonight the family went to Ferrari Farms to go through the corn maze. We let Erin lead the way. We thought we'd go slowly, to get our money's worth. Remind us not to let Erin be the leader if we want to take our time! She found the exit in about five minutes. Clay led us through the maze again and tried to let her find the exit again, this time hoping for it to take a little longer. Erin must have an amazing sense of direction because she quickly found it the second time. We all got a good laugh when Clay hid behind the corn stalks and really scared the girls!

No need to buy pumpkins this year - we finally grew our own

Happy Fall!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It Was Bound To Happen

Sooner or later, I figured he would need glasses. With both of us wearing glasses (I got my first pair in second grade), I knew the odds weren't in our kids' favor of having perfect vision. So here you have it, his first pair of glasses. I had to bribe him with a toy from the treasure box so he would let me take a picture of him. But I think it was worth it!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Peace Offering

So, today I received a present from Erin's boyfriend. A peace offering, you might call it. So, take a look and tell me what you think.

Friday, October 10, 2008


We are now home thawing out from an evening sitting on bleachers. Actually, it wasn't too bad; warmer than I thought it would be.

Tonight was a special night - Homecoming. Normally that would not be a big deal in our household, but tonight both girls would be "performing" out in the cold. Erin is in Marching Band, choosing the "easy" instrument - bass drum. Syd also took the field - she was nominated for Homecoming Queen. There were six girls total, each of them drove in riding a convertible, with their fathers escorting them. All six of them braved the freezing weather (including snow flurries) in their dresses. How exciting to be nominated! But, she was not named Homecoming Queen, although I think she had just as much fun getting all that attention just walking up to the middle of the field even if she wasn't chosen. Our girls are growing up.

At home, before getting out in the cold and snow. This is a vintage dress she borrowed from a friend, and we made a matching shrug.

Halftime with the big bass drum

Father and Daughter - where's the princess wave?

Halftime performance. It was soooo cold

Syd with her escort, David

October Snow!

Yes, it snowed today! Apparently I didn't watch the latest weather report because I heard there was just a possibility of snow flurries. We got 2-3 inches out here! It is already starting to melt, which is a good thing because we are going to the football game tonight. It is homecoming night. I'll be posting more on that soon.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Opening Day at Pyramid Lake

Wednesday, October 1, was opening fishing day at Pyramid Lake. Clay and I both had the day off and Clay asked me to be his "fishing partner" for the day. After we got the last child to school, we loaded up - made sure we had fishing supplies, snacks, drinks, and of course, knitting! - and headed for Pyramid. We only live about 20 minutes away so it's the perfect spot. Clay had been working for weeks on the boat to get it ready for this day. He repatched, sanded, and painted. It looks great! This boat is older than I am; it used to belong to my grandfather. We not only got to enjoy the day, we also enjoyed each other's company. It's nice to spend time just the two of us. We both agreed we need to do this more often.
On our way to catch fish! The weather was perfect. Clay catches a fish.
Took the picture of this while waiting for a fish to bite.Clay made this purple pole for me. Have I mentioned I love the color purple?
Oh look, Clay caught another fish! I work on my knitting....
You guessed it, that's Clay's fish (I'm still knitting)
We're getting ready to bring the boat in and Clay catches yet another fish.
How many did you catch, Clay? Four! Apparently that was considered a good catch for this day. A lot of people were only catching one or two. Let's see how well I did.....
Yes, I caught absolutely nothing.
But look how much I got done on my sweater. I need to go fishing more often!

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