Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 6:14 AM
Monday, October 27, 2008
There were even the furry variety. The Hubs and I stood and watched the cow show for a few minutes and then marveled at how we just spent 5 minutes staring at cow asses. How romantic!
So we tried to enjoy the fair like a couple of teenagers and decided to tempt fate with a few carnival rides. We spent $20 on tickets at $1 a piece and stood in line for the roller coaster. When we reached the front of the line and saw that the ride was 5 tickets each- that would equate to $5 each if I am doing my math right- our excitement wained. We tried, we really tried to enjoy it but all we could really muster was a laugh, mostly about how ridiculous it was that we just wasted $10 on a 30 second ride. It was much more fun as a kid when we didn't realize or care what a waste it was and could enjoy the fair in all of our carefreeness.
The Hubs and I did manage to come up with a retirement plan though. As we were watching people get in an out of the roller coaster cars, we did some figuring. 4 people fit in one car which leaves every 30 seconds. Thats $40 every 30 seconds or $4800 an hour. Figure a minimum of 12 hours a day and you're talking $57,600. The average fair runs for 2 weeks which comes to a whopping grand total of $806,400 for ONE FAIR!!!! Granted, I imagine the insurance is costly and you have to figure the cost of the equipment and manpower but still...
So, we decided that we are going to travel the world as carnies, charging $5 a person for a 30 second ride and live the good life. We don't even have to shower if we don't want to, brushing our teeth is optional and we can avoid talking to people all day long and resort to grumbling!
Ok, ok, truth be told, this is the real reason I come to the NC State Fair...
Pottery, pottery and more pottery!
Despite our best attempt, we couldn't find much to enjoy about the fair (other than the pottery) but we did enjoy a little alone time holding hands, so I guess it was worth it after all!
Fair Tickets: $14
Fried Food: $12
Ride Tickets: $20
A little alone time with the Hubs walking hand in hand: Priceless
There are some things that money can't buy...
For everything else, there's Mastercard! :)
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 7:10 AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
They each stuffed their own giant scarecrow...
And no trip to the "punkman" patch is complete without pictures of Sprout among the pumpkins. This has been a tradition since he was born and one I look forward to each year.
The next day I took Sprout and Olivia to the movies to see none other than...
They walked into the theatre hand in hand and I couldn't help but smile because they make such a cute little couple...
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 6:13 AM
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I just LOVE this picture- it is one of my all time favorites. This is the day we brought Sprite home from the hospital. Sprout was such a proud big brother and you can practically see the halo over his head in this picture! ;) Sprite was sleeping so peacefully but this may be the first and only picture I have of her sleeping peacefully during her first year-so I cherish this picture of my sleeping angel!
Sprite is growing up fast and is ready for a big girl bed so we would love to win the Summer Breeze set in Vanilla Cream to replace her mismatched, hand-me-down furniture.
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 6:11 AM
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
He struggles a bit with squeezing the brakes. His hands just aren't quite big enough yet but he has mastered the emergency shut off so don't worry too much.
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 7:07 AM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
We bought an old rickety 4 wheeler for
my husband Sprout and because safety is our number one concern, ah hem, we told Sprout that he couldn't ride it without his helmet. Eager to jump on, he slid the helmet on and promptly asked, "does this make my head look fat?"
I quickly replied, "No honey, it makes it look fluffy!" Kidding, kidding! What I really said is, "No, it looks like you have a helmet on your head." In sincere disbelief he walked into the bathroom to look in the mirror and quickly returned to say,"Your kidding, it does make my head look fat!"
You be the judge- Fat or Fluffy?
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
2. SAY THE LAW OF THE PACK. TELL WHAT IT MEANS.
3. TELL WHAT "WEBELOS" MEANS.
4. SHOW THE CUB SCOUT SIGN. TELL WHAT IT MEANS.
5. SHOW THE CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE. TELL WHAT IT MEANS.
6. SAY THE CUB SCOUT MOTTO. The MOTTO is: "DO YOUR BEST. " (I like this Motto)
7. GIVE THE CUB SCOUT SALUTE. TELL WHAT IT MEANS.
8. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the parent's guide, "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse".
He is well on his way to earning his Bobcat Trail badge and really enjoys particpating in cub scouts. I, on the other hand, have a lot to learn about being a cub scout Momma but luckily I have my sister-in-law Amy to call on whenever I have a question like "How do I fold this hankerchief thing?" or "Where does this little gold thing go?" or"Are these badge thingies iron on or do they expect me to sew because if they expect me to sew you can expect a uniform and a few badges on your door step in a few days-ok?-thanks!" The hankerchief thing is a neckerchief by the way and the gold thing is called a "slide". Luckily, Amy was able to explain how to fold it so the Tiger shows across his back and then slide the tails through the little gold thing. Yeah- and the badges are sew on but luckily for Amy I found a dry cleaner close by!
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 3:12 PM