Monday, September 17, 2007

busy weekend!

i'll apologize in advance for the image-heavy post. sometimes pictures tell the story better than words can, especially when it's morning and the coffee is only half-drank. half-drunk? which is it? see, i can't quite form a complete thought yet.

first thing this weekend, the kids got proactive and made their own halloween decorations. this lovely bat made by h is hanging over our heads in the kitchen.
and this one-eyed giant greets us when we walk into the garage.
then, t decided to take the kids to the chatham county fair in pittsboro. it's a complete rip-off, almost $4 per crappy little ride. but hey, it was fun, and it was something to do. all the fair photos were taken with his iphone, btw.




they both got to try their hand at milking a "doot," more commonly known as a goat. "doot" is what h called 'em when he was a tiny little guy.
they got home and got ready for bed. s fell fast asleep while h buried his nose in harry potter until he got sleepy. the phone rang, and it was the people that run the fair. guess what? they had some door prizes and h won a brand-new bike and matching helmet. t jumped back in the car to retrieve it, and before h went to sleep he got to see the shiny new bike. i'll bet he had sweet dreams, 'cause at 7 am sunday morning he was ready for a ride. he and i, along with jane (the dog who loves to herd bikes), took a spin around the block to test it out. luckiest kid on the planet, huh?

13 comments:

gmcountrymama said...

I love the decorations and it reminds me it is time to get out my own!
Congrats on the bike, way cool!
Which Harry is H reading? I am on book 4, just a little behind the major.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Yay! He won a bike? That's awesome!

Booklogged said...

There's that orange door that I love. Pretty exciting for h. Makes those $4 tickets not so bad afterall.

Lotus Reads said...

Love the pictures, everyone's having such a great time! H is a lucky boy, that's a really neat prize to win!

ML said...

What fun! And winning a bike? Can't get any better than that!

Family Adventure said...

I love the decorations they made! Way better than anything we could create in this family unit. Good for them!
Heidi

Susan in Italy said...

Oh I can't wait to see your kids all dressed up for Halloween. Since it's not really celebrated here in Italy and you're the only artistic mom I know, I get my Halloween on with your blog posts. I even remember a team of Star Wars characters who came calling at your house. Or was that for Carnival?

hellomelissa said...

gmcm-- he's finishing book 1. he's hot to get onto book 2 already! those things are addictive...

j-- yep, the lucky kid actually won a bike. i still don't believe it.

booklogged-- good way to look at it!

lotus-- you know, my kids are still young enough to have a great time at a crappy country fair. isn't it great?

ml-- nope, life doesn't get much better, does it?

heidi-- set your kids free on piles of scraps, and i'll bet they'd come up with masterpieces, too!

susan-- at this point, t is going to be a pirate, h will be dr. who, and s will be a leopard. the star wars people were to give t an honorary membership into a legion of stormtroopers.

Beenzzz said...

It looks like they had a great time. Nice bike that he won!

Da Mommy said...

Very very cool on the bike...guess it was worth the $4 per ride. I have to ask who came up iwth the one eyed monster giant? Was it the same one who came up with the popsicle stick kitty????
ps. your knight is pretty fantastic...wonder what trick or treaters will think of that?

Lainey-Paney said...

oh wow! what a lucky kiddo!!!!

...and LOVELY decorations!

mrsmogul said...

The first one I thought was a real arm with the cat!! I thought..how really SCARY HALLOWEEN LIKE!! LOL I am tired!!

Jay said...

At 4 bucks per ride, I'd say it was steep, even with a bike thrown in, but it looks like you had some happy campers, and what's better than that?