Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My "Scary" Guys

Someone please remind me why we spent half an arm on Halloween costumes?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Does Anybody Else Do This?

If this had only happened to me once, I'd call it a fluke, but since it happens occasionally (rarely, but regularly), I'm beginning to think I'm a little more addlebrained than I like to think I am.

What happened: I ran an empty load of laundry. Well, actually this time I lucked out and only filled the washer with soapy water, but since I left the lid up it didn't actually run.

I think my laundry-doing technique lends itself to my screwing it up. Here's what happens. First I start the washing machine and add soap and let it begin to fill so the soap can dissolve while I hang up any just-washed items that I don't want to go through the dryer. The next step, ideally, is to add dirty clothes to the still-filling washing machine, close it up and walk away. What happened today was after hanging up a couple shirts, I skipped filling and closing the washer and went straight to the walking away part.


Please tell me I'm not alone in this. I'd love to hear anyone else's "sheesh" stories and know I'm not alone in addlebraindom!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

He Must Be Growing

Elijah had an apple with lunch today. When he was finished, this was all that was left!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Hot Chocolate Time!

Fall has been here all of a week, and already winter is knocking at the door! October 5 marks our first snow of the season this year.

Tomatoes, refrigeration not required.

The boys bundled up and played in the slushiness for awhile, but boy were they wet when they came it!

You'd think the snow could've waiting at least until the pumpkins were out of the garden!

What a brave and cold little bud!

In a Pumpkin Patch

The weather was iffy -- chilly and threatening to rain -- but we braved it and were rewarded with a wonderful afternoon at Papa's Pumpkin Patch in Bismarck. Farm highlights are hay mazes, a petting zoo, hay rides, pumpkin trebuchet and a quarter of a million pounds worth of pumpkins (that's what they told us, anyway!). Here are are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure.

No, I did not intentionally dress them all the same -- those are the jackets they grabbed on the way out the door!

Friday, October 02, 2009