I am bored with my daily photos. I did the mile-a-day and the hair-a-day and the photo-a-day…I think I just need some pressure-free days for awhile, okay? I still have several fun photos to share.
This week, I showed Campbell how to play Hi Ho Cherry-O. It was the first “board” game Evan ever learned to play, too. She doesn’t completely get it, but she’s getting better. She does love it. It’s really impossible to resist when she gets the game and says innocently, “Wiw you pway wip me?”
I know it looks like she and Evan are playing so cute together here but they’re not. They’re fighting and I just happened to snap an in-between shot that looks peaceful. That’s the beauty of still images. Evan is bossy and controlling and can’t quite handle it when Campbell wants to put the blueberry basket in the apples spot or put the oranges on the blueberry tree. I try to tell him it doesn’t matter which tree or which berries or which basket spot, but he can’t do it. By the looks of this photo, he’s put them all in the right places, which means she’s about to move them around again.
The kids try to do puzzles. Evan was a bit less of a control freak here because he was also watching T.V. Look how long his legs are!
Evan drew this picture of Ronald Morgan (book character) in school and I think it’s cute and funny (as is my magnet).
Campbell loves piggy banks. After breaking two, she finally acquired this Little Tykes one that is more durable.
Chili is one of my favorite meals and so easy to make! I put a huge pile of sugar and cheese on mine. I always crave chili on the first few cold days of fall. We actually turned the heat on last weekend!
Evan and I made Chris a welcome-home sign and hung it on the garage. He didn’t get home until about 11:30 on Sunday night, but he still liked it.
This is his Enve Performer of the Year award. It has a little base that lights up. Very cool!
His more valuable gift was a set of wheels from Enve. Here’s a fun article about it: Xterra Performer of the Year.
Campbell took one of Chris’s swim caps, put it on, and crawled around on the floor saying, “I swimmin’!” She was wearing my shoes on her feet (flippers?) but they fell off.
Evan is really coming along with his reading this year. He reads at least one book every night. Right now, he’s reading all of the Little Bear books. They’re such sweet little stories. He used to adore that show when he was 3 or 4, but he doesn’t remember that.
Chris turned 40 this week! He looks even better at 40 than he did at 20. Well, I didn’t know him at 20, but I think he was 24 or 25 when I met him and he looks just as good as he did then. Athletes have to be pretty open about their age which is why I’ve decided to broadcast it to the world here. Evan and Campbell opened his present for him (excuse the scattering of flashcards in the back).
Today we went to Target and Home Depot in search of goods to make Evan’s Halloween costume. I don’t want to post a picture in case it doesn’t turn out. He might have to be something with a store-bought plastic mask after all, haha. We found some very detailed directions online but they require things like spray glue, insulation, speaker mesh, etc. We found maybe half of the stuff. We need to make a trip to the craft store and also consult with Daddy. I’m already overwhelmed and we haven’t even started on it yet. Evan used his own money from the fair premiums and some other things to buy himself a new Lego. That was a lot simpler purchase than the Halloween costume goods.