Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Keep your eyes on the drool. It's drool-tastic.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Boys Have Some Cool Moves

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lemme Carnival

Friday night was our school's annual carnival and you would have thought that it was Christmas, the kids (especially Sam) were THAT excited!

I was in charge of the arts and crafts table again. Kids pay 2 tickets to decorate a mask, sunglasses, or make a bracelet. I provided the glue, and all of the doo-dads. Here's Sam's creation:Oh, and then he decided to add some eyebrows:

He wore this bad boy all around the carnival the rest of the night! It was a nice night, but he was all hot and sweaty - and glitter stuck to his sweaty face!
On the walk home, he finally decided to take it off, after I suggested he might need a breather. He commented - "I don't know why, but it's all wet in there." Reminds me of the good old fashioned plastic masks we wore for Halloween. They didn't breathe either!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A New Dining Room Table! (Finally)

Yesterday Damon took the day off so we could go dining room table shopping around Cedar Rapids while the older two were in school. We've been without a dining room table since April when this happened. It was hard finding something we liked that was practical (seat cushions would get stained, dark wood shows every little scratch) and that we could AFFORD! We started out at Bills Brothers, hit a bunch of other places, and ended up back there to buy this guy:
We had barely enough time, but managed to get home with the table in a flat box, and 6 chairs assembled in the van. Max didn't like being boxed in too much - he cried all the way home and finally fell asleep when we hit IC. Got in to town right at 3! Now I'm thinking about what would look good on the new table...placemats?....a fun centerpiece?...for now I've got this bowl we got as a wedding present but rarely use and the leaf runner I had on our old table.