Friday, October 25, 2013

Field trip to the Browndale pumpkin farm

Good ol' farmboy, chewin' on straw

King, er, queen of the mountain, er, hay bales

Selling "eggs"

Corn bin. One was impressed; the other, not so much.

Love those blue eyes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Home days

So, what to we do on sick days?

We scratch a lot. Dang hives anyway.

We practice crawling.

We color Halloween pictures, with Kleenex nearby:

We veg out in front of the TV, with juice, Kleenex, and Violet Sparkles the Little Pony:

We take pictures of sweaters:
"Oh, no! Lainie melted into the floor and only her sweater remains!"
We might be a little slap-happy from too many interrupted nights.

What is your sick-day routine? Besides napping...because that would make too much sense.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Celebrating 10, mall-style

Miss Maggie turned 10! She is still my most gregarious, fun-loving, work-hating, smart, stubborn, determined, single-minded, reading-crazed, colorful child.

In our family, double-digit means you can get your ears pierced. And she was ready!

During, aka Maggie's "not-going-to-cry" face


Friends (and BFF necklaces) make everything better

And maybe a sibling or four

And maybe some orange leaf to top it off.
We were going to have a picnic on top of a big hill, but crazy Kansas snow in October deterred that.

And as far as caring for her ears, she forgot the first day. Then I said something about googling infected ears. I had to leave for work so didn't get back to it, but the next day she told me she had already cleaned them twice by ten a.m. I asked if she wanted to google those infected earlobe pictures, she said, "Don't worry. I did. I'll clean them. I promise." Thanks, google! And all those crazy images!

Party continues today, as every ten-year-old birthday should be a multi-day fest.
Maggie's dinner choice: breakfast supper of waffles, blue scrambled eggs, and bacon.

Our double-digit daughter!

We love you, Maggie!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mello Jello

Today, this...

and this...

and this...

and this...

and this...

and this...

made this...

much more bearable.