Saturday, November 22, 2008

Look who was in our front yard yesterday

What happens when three bucks are after one lovely little girl? Lots and lots of stand-offs. This first guy, with the biggest rack, won. He was protecting his gal. They ran around our backyard for a couple hours, the big buck kept chasing away the younger ones with smaller racks.

Stand off time
This guy was in our front bed, right outside our den window. His one antler didn't fair too well. Can you see his look at me, like don't take a picture, I'm having a bad antler day.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Mr. Dyson ~ that Animal

Look who came to my front door today by that wonderful man in brown {ups}. Yes, yes, my new toy. I LOVE LOVE this vacuum cleaner. This thing is wonderful and Mr. Dyson was right, it doesn't loose suction. You wouldn't believe the stuff that was in our carpet ~~~ YUK!!! My biggest complaint with my Hoover Windtunnel was that it never had suction when I used the attachments to clean the steps or baseboards or furniture. This dude doesn't loose suction ... AT ALL. You will be impressed. We got the Animal model well, because we have a golden retriever that I love but an allergic to. This should help.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Santa ~ Our {condensed} Christmas Wish List

Both boys want Nintendo DS ... red and blue please, oh and lots of games.
Little girl is ready for a new bike {with hand brakes and pink, please}....

Santa, if you can find these Bakugans, the boys would really, really like some .....

Sweet girl would like a Swim to Me Puppy, just because .... it would be fun:
Our family would love to get Wii's Mario Kart with an extra steering wheel.

Bear thinks these would be cool ... Night Vision Googles. I'm sure BB will use them too.

I'm pretty sure they all would like this Martian/Alien Maker ... how cool:


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wii Fit ~ It ROCKS

We are having more fun than I can imagine with our Wii Fit. I bought this back in oh, May for my husband's birthday. We never opened it because .... well, quite frankly, we had our Wii in our great room and the TV is mounted above the fireplace and it just wasn't practical. Now that the basement is finished, our Wii has found a new home and a perfect place to play Wii Fit. Big N and I are competing against each other and we are daily challenging each other's scores.
The kids are having as much fun. Brock, in the photo, is snowboarding. As you make your way through the games you earn points, and the more points you get the more new games get "unlocked." So it really is family fun. Both my boys are on it right now. Hard to find now in the stores before Christmas, but if you do, snag one up. You'll be happy.

Old Red Barn Co. THREE Quilt Giveaway

Can you believe the Old Red Barn Co. is giving away not one, not two, but THREE quilts!!! Can someone say WOOHOO. The generosity of these gals is amazing. Of course, I can't hardly sew anything so the fact that these gals actually made quilts makes me green with envy!! I love the pink & brown quilt. Go now and enter the raffle.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Better late than never ....

It's a what? A Grapple

Have you seen any of these yet? I, along with my entire family, was thrilled to find these beauties at our market yesterday. Try them, but fair warning, they are pricey. A special treat. Don't miss it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

taken through the eyes of a 5 year old

She insisted I take one of her on the play structure.