Friday, November 30, 2007

Hide and Seek

This is the kids favorite game. As soon as Kevin walks in the door Anna is begging to play hide and seek. We have some Christmas boxes out and they have become the new hideout.

Are you ready for children

thought this was funny

Mess Test:
Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Place a fish stick
behind the couch and leave it there all summer.

Toy Test:
Obtain a 55-gallon box of Legos. (If Legos are not available, you
maysubstitute roofing tacks) Have a friend spread them all over the
house. Put on a blindfold. Try to walk to the bathroom or kitchen. Do
not scream. (This could wake a child at night.)

Grocery Store Test:
Borrow one or two small animals (goats are best) and take them with
you as you shop at the grocery store. Always keep them in sight and pay
for anything they eat or damage.

Dressing Test:
Obtain one large, unhappy, live octopus. Stuff into a small net bag,
making sure that all arms stay inside.

Feeding Test:
Obtain a large plastic milk jug. Fill halfway with water. Suspend
from the ceiling with a stout cord. Start the jug swinging. Try to
insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal (such as Fruit Loops or Cheerios) into
the mouth of the jug, while pretending to be an airplane. Now dump the
contents of the jug on the floor.

Night Test:
Prepare by obtaining a small cloth bag and fill it with 8 - 12
pounds of sand. Soak it thoroughly in water. At 8:00 PM, begin to waltz
and hum with the bag until 9:00 PM. Lay down your bag and set your
alarm for 10: 00PM.Get up, pick up your bag, and sing every song you
have ever heard. Make up about a dozen more and sing these too until
4:00 AM. Set alarm for 5:00 AM. Get up and make breakfast. Keep this up
for 5 years. Look cheerful.

Physical Test (Women):
Obtain a large beanbag chair and attach it to the front of your
clothes. Leave it there for 9 months. Now remove 10 of the beans.

Physical Test (Men):
Go to the nearest drug store. Set your wallet on the counter. Ask
the clerk to help himself. Now proceed to the nearest food store. Go to
the head office and arrange for your paycheck to be directly deposited
to the store. Purchase a newspaper. Go home and read it quietly for the
last time.

Final Assignment:
Find a couple who already has a small child. Lecture them on how
they can improve their discipline, patience, tolerance, toilet
training, and child's table manners. Suggest many ways they can
improve. Emphasize to them that they should never allow their children
to run riot. Enjoy this experience. It will be the last time you will
have all the answers.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Indian Rock

Kevin took the kids up to the Parkway and stopped off at Indian Rock. Not really sure why it is called that, but it is a stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway that has several large rocks stacked on top of each other creating some fun little caves and look out spots. It was a chilly day, but the kids had fun anyway.

Friday, November 2, 2007


Halloween in Buena Vista is a city wide event. The festivities begin at 4:00pm when all the stores in our downtown area are opened and decorated for trick or treating. The downtown parking lot is cleared out to make room for games like bean bag toss, cake walk, pin the face on the pumpkin, and others. There is also a costume contest and refreshments. The downtown activities go till 6:00pm and then it is time for everyone to go trick or treating from house to house. Over half of the homes in our neighborhood participate. A few homes have haunted houses or paths you can attempt if you dare. Buena Vista trick or treating is so famous that families from other communities drive into our town to go trick or treating. The kids had a great time and ended up with tons of sweets.

Jared's Birthday

We celebrated Jared's birthday on Monday. Jared loves to play board games so our theme was...Board Games! I bought a white sheet and made a life size Chutes and Ladders game so the kids be their own game pieces. (One of my rare moments of brilliance) Then we played a version of Hungry Hungry Hippos where the kids were the hippos and the balls were jelly beans. They had to scoop up jelly beans with a spoon between their mouth and drop them in their little bags. I think the kids enjoyed it. We then had Jared blow out his checker board cupcake cake and ate cake and ice cream. It was a lot of fun. I just can't believe my little guy is 6!

Grandma is Here!

Grandma Dunn is out visiting for a week. The kids are having a great time playing with her. She flew in on Jared's birthday for a surprise. After I dropped Jared off at school Anna and I drove down to the Roanoke airport to pick her up. Jared was surprised to see her standing in the road when he got off the bus. He was grinning from ear to ear. It has been a fun visit so far