This dude has been eyeing up his big brother’s skateboard since it was purchased this summer. Travis fell once and decided that was enough skateboarding for him. So the board and all the protective gear sat in the mud room…til now.
It’s so very cool to see him out there working hard to keep his balance and follow directions on how to swing his board around. So proud of him…
ghords around us. The kids took off with their bags and picked nearly every little pumpkin they could lay their hands on. I tried not to get vines and twigs stuck in my flip flops.
We decided that since we were picking all the oddities of the patch that we would pick out some corn too…and a hay bail…to decorate the front of the house. Not having watched Children of the Corn, Mike braved it and went in to pick it.
As soon as we started walking back with the loot that we had plundered, I spotted him. He was across the field. The sun on his back. The perfect pumpkin that would adorn our front porch this Halloweenie season!
I was a good 30 feet away, but I knew that he was the pumpkin that I wanted for our front porch. The kids and I were giddy as Mike grunted at how heavy he was.
I couldn’t wait to get him back to the farm to see how big he was. And when he was plopped on the scale it read 41 pounds! Crazy! What was even crazier was with all the stuff we bought the bill only came out to a little over $12!
So after riding some ponies, checking out the farm animals and loading up the car with out loot, we headed back to civilization. Good times were had at the farm in the middle of nowhere, but next time, I think I’ll pass on the hayride.
Oh, and if you’re wondering what we ended up bringing home…here’s some of the Halloweenie decor I’ve managed to put up.
Anyone that knows me knows that I have this insatiable draw to anything Egyptian. If ever I’m asked what period of time I could go back and travel to I always answer the same…anywhere around the time of Ramses or Tut. It’s just simply fascinating to me. I’ve watched every Discovery Channel documentary, every Dr. Zahi Hawass interview, anything Egyptian and I’m there.
So you would think that I would have run to Philly to catch the Tut exhibit that has been there since February, right? Nope. I waited until nearly the last possible day to go. Luckily, we checked online before we schlepped to the Ben Franklin Institute because we needed to get tickets in advance…nothing like reserving them on Wednesday for the Friday visit!IMAX showing of Secrets of the Mummies — totally cool. The exhibit was really neat too. It was full of artifacts that were found in Tut’s tomb back in 1922…nearly 3000 years since they had been laid to rest beneath the earth. And for those of you that are wondering…no…Tut didn’t make the trip from Egypt. He was left behind. Regardless, Mike and I really enjoyed the morning that we got to spend at the Institute. The only bummer was the fact that the museum staff made it emphatically clear that no photos were allowed : ( So the only images I were able to get were ones of Ben…greeting us in the lobby.
For some reason, I can preach a good one on how to push yourself, get out of your shell, make your wildest dreams come true because, after all, if you really set your mind to it, you can do anything. However, when it comes to following my own advice, I really suck at it. I always seem to come up with the best excuses on why things just don’t happen…not enough time, not enough money, not enough whatever. This time I really just have no excuse.