Sunday, February 17, 2008

Update on the Trailblazing

We've managed to spend some more time trying to tame our part of nature. We cut down an additional 40 - 50 trees, most pretty small, cleared some more briars, and have begun raking up the decades of leaves in varying degrees of decompostion. Hopefully, we'll get a couple more rounds in before growing season kicks into gear and the briars and undergrowth start fighting back.
Things we have left to do before the end of April: Cut up and burn all those trees, take a dozen or so trips to the landfill to get rid of the briars and other brush we don't want to burn, get all those annoying little stumps ground up so kids can run free without impaling themselves (never a good thing).

Wish us luck! Or better yet, let us know a weekend you'll be sitting around wishing you had something to.

Friday, February 01, 2008

We have snow in NC!!!!!

Okay, it's snow but not the kind you are thinking of - but to the kids it was snow. Today's forecast was cold and rainy so what is a mom to do? Playdate time!! We invited the Forwards over for a visit. The kids had a great time playing in the castle (thanks Jenny) and soon wanted a boat. Creativity of mothers around me rubbed off and before you know it I found a box for the kids to sit in. Only later would I realized that I had not thought things through carefully.

Here's the boat for the kids to sit in. Looks so innocent right!?!

Here's Judah pushing the boat or trying to with all the weight.

Here's where it started to "SNOW". The bottom of the box was covered in white foam that if little kids tore off would breakdown into hundreds of little white pieces of snow. Of course the kids discovered that small detail that mommy didn't notice and began to screaming it's snowing as they threw hundreds of little pieces of snow all over the place. Here are the wonderful pictures.

Here's the aftermath which demolished the boat and took me 45 minutes to clean my house. Kids had it from one end to the other and all over themselves. Too funny and what a wonderful rainy day.