Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Mike made his "Frosty" with apricot eyes, a flower pot, and chocolate chips. It turned out a little more like Devo than Frosty--with a rockin' guitar.
Kirsten was intent to make an "equal opportunity" female snowman, so she softened hers up a little with an apron, a cranberry mouth and hair (flowers from the yard)!
The other project we finished was to repaint the gnome Mike received from Toots and Lori many years ago (long, funny story). The Raleigh rains did a number on it, and it needed some work, so Mike picked up some 25-cent discontinued samples at that hardware store and repainted him. We decided he'd be our new weather forecaster in the backyard. "If gnome is wet--rain. If gnome is dry--sunshine."
Well, here he is as we awoke on Monday!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
For Kirsten's birthday on Sunday we went to the site of the "Old Perpetual Geyser" here in Lakeview. The catch is that the geyser isn't actually blowing now, due to a number of factors. Funny, it's billed as being regular as clockwork, but doesn't blow anymore!
The warm nearby pools are a haven for ducks and geese, and Dominic really enjoyed all the racket and water when we went.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Dominic really liked his pirate costume, and even let Dad put a mascara moustache on him. He wouldn't sit still enough for the beard, but you take what you can get at this age!
Here's Dommy with the neighbor boy Garrett, who's about 5 months older than Dommy. No, you can't trick or treat by yourself yet!