November 2014 archive

Random Rambles

We all ventured out to the sale barn with daddy today.  I needed a whole slew of random items from Wal-Mart and I always feel bad making hubby face the mad house after working all day.

Wryder shopped with me while sister stayed and collected money from all of the elder cow buyers to buy a pop to go with her popcorn.  ;)  She’s kind of a hit around that place.

Brother and I met up with them a bit later and good gravy does that boy love the sale barn.  He ate his fair share of popcorn, gave high gives, moo-ed at cows, double-fisted suckers and fell in love.  This boy is ALL about tractors these days and he found a tractor house magazine…

Tractors!

Tractors!

Tractors and popcorn - a match made in heaven

Tractors and popcorn – a match made in heaven

He had a death grip on that magazine and cried when we took it away to eat lunch.  He was reunited again once we got in the pickup and he fell asleep with it in his arms.

The boy is all boy

The boy is all boy

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Our sweet neighbors finished up corn harvest today and the kids snuck in one last ride around the field before next year.

Cuties in the corn

Cuties in the corn

At dusk...

At dusk…

Serene

Serene

I'm not totally sure what's going on here, but I LOVE this pic!

I’m not totally sure what’s going on here, but I LOVE this pic!

They were so excited to ride the combine in the dark and came home a bundle of loud, raucous storytellers!

Thank you, sweet Kruegers, for all the starts and stops so the Phipps kids could experience harvest!!

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Tomorrow is election day in Colorado.  We’re gonna head to the local courthouse tomorrow and do our civic duties.  The last time we voted, Sawyer thought we were going “boating.”  She kept asking, “Where’s the boat??”  Poor kid was slightly disappointed. We told her she would be grateful for the chance to vote one day.

Lately, she’s been playing Sesame Street and having words and letters of the day.  The past couple of days, she’s been saying that “ridiculous” is the word of the day, but she pronounces it ree-dick-lee-us.  It’s hysterical.

We’re not big supporters of Proposition 105 for a plethora of reasons.  We were talking about it tonight at supper and we got her on video saying this tonight…

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Funny stuff.

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Speaking of funny stuff, Wryder has a new “trick.”

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WHY is poop so fascinating to children?!?

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Love this weather.  Love this family.  Love this life.

 

Halloween 2014

The day before Halloween, it was a balmy 75.  We picked pumpkins (sans coats) and played outside all afternoon.

The day OF Halloween, it was 47 with 25 mph winds.  Figures, right?  It was COLD!

After nap, I got the kids dressed and we ventured into Grant for Trick or Treat Street.  All of the local businesses head outside and hand out candy to all the little trick-or-treaters downtown.  It’s a fun, safe, delightful afternoon of candy hoarding.

Sawyer even made their Facebook cover!

Miss Piggy is famous!

Miss Piggy is famous!

We came home and started our 4th annual Halloween Camp IN.  We started this tradition by accident.  The first Halloween in this house, we didn’t have much of our furniture yet and were busy working/painting in all of the rooms, so we were all sleeping in the living room.  The next year, we made it a little more purposeful and brought in the tent.  Ever since, that’s been our gig!

I made a fun supper complete with mummy dogs, jack-o-lantern sliders, potion punch, caramel apples, ghost marshmallows and their stash of trick-or-treat treats.

Ghost balloons...that later lost their fill and ended up floating on the table

Ghost balloons…that later lost their fill and ended up floating on the table

YUMMO

YUMMO

The ghosts are guarding the candy bowl...

The ghosts are guarding the candy bowl…

One of Sawyer's favorite sweets

One of Sawyer’s favorite sweets

Jack-o-lantern burgers!

Jack-o-lantern burgers!

Sawyer and her mummy dog!

Sawyer and her mummy dog!

Dessert!

Dessert!

These two are so fun to have fun with

These two are so fun to have fun with

Kermie and Piggy had a ball playing in the dark, waiting for Daddy to get home and then it was tent time!  We set up camp, ate treats and watched a few fun shows.

Hot cocoa with dad

Hot cocoa with dad

Trying her first Fun Dip

Trying her first Fun Dip

Snacks!

Snacks!

It was a goooood day.  A real good day.  We still have WAY too much candy floating around the place but having daddy home for the weekend has put a dent in it.