Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Carving Pumpkins...

This was this past Friday night. This was an interesting night. I was so sick I couldn't even sit up for more than 10 minutes because I was so sick but Xander did carve a little and Izzy helped to clean out the pumpkins. Dimon did a lot of poking the pick into the back of pumkins and feeding guts to the dog. It was cute.
Xan liked to stab the pumpkin. Izzy was covered in flour from head to toe, and chasing Uncle Ryan around.... but like I said I was sick so getting pictures was hard, cause everyone else was involved in carving, or chasing kids.

two of these are mom and dad's but the other 3 are ours, I still have 2 to carve, since I didn't get to do it Friday night.

The Wreck of the Black Cat

How many people do you know that love halloween so much they build a shipwrieck in thier front yard? Now you know of at least 2.... mostly 1, but I did help him. This is the wreck of the Black Cat. Under construction here....

I couldn't take pics of the skeleton of the boat, because I just plain forgot. But it is made from old parts of a trampoline and 2 poles from out hammock holder. Its amazing what people have lying around their garage. (Especially us....) While the wreck is still a little under construction it will be finished in the next 2 days..... it has to be! And no, we have no idea what we are going to do with it afterwards. But right now it is the most awesome clubhouse the kdis can have, they crawl under the front of it, between the "rocks" and sit under the ship and play. Its so fun! I'll post more pics when its finished.

We had to age the flag and the best way was to have a flag burning! Dad helped build the whole thing, but Andy did most of the work himself. Lillian helped name it, and the kids tried to get themselves painted brown a lot when the painting was going on! Its been fun.

Why a pirate ship you may ask? Because how else do you have a Pirate Halloween Party (On the Day of the Dead, Nov 1st) without a pirate ship? More on that later

Ahoy me hardies!!! Yo ho, yo ho A Pirates life for me!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

so what else has happened?

Well Andy wrecked the car. (Silver Van) Mind you my green van has been in the shop for the last 3 months, lets not talk about that one. No everyone is fine, Dimon even slept through it. A bug or a rock, not sure which, flew into the window and hit Andy in the eye, he swerved and had an argument with a speed limit sign. It took the bug/rain sheild on the passenger side. ripped off the black tire thing (over the wheel well), and prety much took out the whole panel. It looks like someone just took a knife and cut the metal. I'll put pictures up shortly. But that happened last Friday, Oct 17. Now 2 days before that Lillian was in a wreck where a really stupid girl ran a red light and Lil couldn't stop and hit her! As she said "Its a good thing that I drive a big damn truck!" She is fine, but her car is in the shop now. And the Sunday before that my mom hit a curb and ripped the tire, and tried to take the undercariage off! Everyone agian is fine, but the cars are not safe in our family right now.

Oh and then on Saturday the 18th, our washing machine quit working! It just filled up with water, while there was a load in it, and just stopped. Just sat there. When we found it we assumed that the button had gotton hit and just stopped it. So I restarted it and guess what, it just kept filling with water! Needless to say the floor got mopped. It just kept filling and overflowing. So I bailed water out about half way,, called Andy told him, and tried the spin cycle, it wouldn't spin. Huh?!?!?!?!?!?!? SO...... we wait a day, try agian, same thing, only this time, the thing will spin, but the water just starts flying out, the best water fight in history is what that thing was trying to win.
So since it wouldn't drain and was now spinning out of control we decided that we were going to have to call around and find a repair man, guess what, a repair man visit runs about $100, plus labor, plus parts, we can buy a new washer for the trouble. So we start looking.
Well lucky for us Lowes swooped in and saved the day! We now have a beautiful new washer sitting in our laundry room! However, not all things are perfect.... it is a beautiful front load washer, but it opens up right into the furnace! So right now we are trying to figure out how to solve that problem. But it will all end up well right??????????

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tournament results

Bloomington ATA Martial Arts recently took 35 students to the regional tournament in Terre Haute. Participants were, from left to right, front row: Lane Barnes, Kaiden Bosstick, Jordan Messina, Lily Cooper and Bryce Raper; second row: Alex Kritzer, Dakota Black, Izzy Bartlett, Claire Freeman, Sabrina Bosstick, Tyler Goff, Tanner Goff and Dylan Robertson; third row: Leo Olavarrieta, Ethan Zaleski, Sydney Way, Lydia Freeman, Cordell Perian, Kacey Merrifield, Davin Crockett, Lindsey Way and Jacob Breedlove; back row: Charlise Pate, Riley Allen, Carl Factora, Mr. Wolfe, Jon Wolfe, Cody Gearhart, Jacqline Wolfe, Brynn Bosstick and Lauren Bosstick. Courtesy photo
this was in the paper today!
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