Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spirit Week 2014

The week of Homecoming is spirit week at the high school.  Monday was class color.  Peanut's class color is red.  It is the same as Pumpkin's!  We bought these red pants at Goodwill years ago for Pumpkin to wear.  They were huge on him and are huge on Peanut.
Tuesday was salad dressing day.  The sophomore class was Caesar.  There were lots of togas.  Peanut wasn't sure he was gonna wear one until right before he left for school.  I was just impressed that we had a sheet that would fit the bill.
 Wednesday was Wacky Wednesday.  Peanut was so excited to wear his patriotic running shorts.
Thursday was Nerd day and I was such a geek that I forgot to take a picture.  The kids don't have school tomorrow.  It is an inservice day.  Lucky for them!  They have a four day week!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tedious Job

Probably five years ago, we added creek bed rocks to the corner of our back yard.  Over time, the rocks settled and dirt washed over them.  In an effort to remedy the situation, the Big Guy started unearthing all the rocks.  Talk about tedious!  He has patience beyond belief diligently working his way to the corner.  He occasionally gets some help from Buddy.  Once the ground is ready, we will create two rock bed streams.  Our hope is the water will run along the fence line to the storm drain.  This is our pre -dinner entertainment.  That is until the mosquitoes take over.  Tonight, the Big guy is going to wear long sleeves and pants to prevent the mosquitoes from biting him!

We'd love to have Pumpkin home helping us.  No doubt.  He'd be singing while he dug!

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Yesterday, CGA played MMA in the annual Secretary's Cup.  CGA came out victorious!!

Another thrill, Pumpkin got to see a club swim team member from here.  Jordan just started at the Merchant Marine Academy.  Fortunately, I have connections and did not have to wait for Pumpkin to send me this selfie!  They both look good.

Glad they got to see each other.  I hope I get to hear all about it soon...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Gift

I posted about the wonderful tshirt quilt my sister helped create for Pumpkin.  As a token of my appreciation, I knitted her a pair of socks.  She saw the first sock and actually tried it on.  I wanted to make sure they fit before I got both done.  I enjoyed knitting these and hope she loves wearing them.  I ordered super wash sock yarn from Gales Art in the owl color way.  Her description of the yarn, owl, is so fitting - "...the base of the color of these skeins is whitened a series of golden yellows.  On top of this, I have freckled it with a series of browns and rust to emulate the feathers and coloring of a barn owl."  When I look at the socks, I think of an owl perched rustling its feathers.
The FedEx delivery man dropped them off to my sister on Friday.  Her text declared that she has happy feet!  It will have to get a bit cooler for her to wear them regularly.  I do hope she wears them and does her best to try to wear them out!

I'm thinking socks might be on tap for Christmas!  Yep.  I am starting to think about that.  I have yarn that needs to be used up.  We'll see if I can rise to the challenge.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Door Decor

Got some new door decor.  Thank you monkeylynndesigns!
Thinking about raising it up over the door knocker and might even take off the bow as it gets smashed between the door and storm door.  Also, thinking about ordering another one for Thanksgiving.


Ahhh!  That was an easy fix and looks so much better to me.  I've never had a thing for bows.  Like the simple look of just the pineapple.  Can't wait to see what it looks like from the street.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cross Country All Comers

There was an all comers meet on Tuesday night.  It is open to everyone and anyone.  Coach said that it'd be the determinant for varsity for the meet next weekend.  Peanut went out fast...

It was so hot out, again.  If you look closely, Peanut is glistening all over!  He ran strong.  It was fun to watch.  I am so grateful that he has found something he loves.  I pray for him to stay injury free.  As I type this it is raining, the cool weather is on its way.  Yipee!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Coastie Brother Love

I had to react quickly yesterday morning to capture Peanut in a CGA tshirt.  I haven't seen him wear it recently.  I told him his brother would be proud.  He would not pose for a second.  I took what I could get!