The older kids went to a costume party the other night, for a friends birthday. We don't celebrate Halloween. Our church has a Reformation Night Party, which the kids really love, but it does limit the costume choices. So they had fun dressing up in something other than historical garb.
Shay was a gypsy, Elisa Wednesday from Adams Family and Forrest was Tracer Bullet from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip.
This picture cracks me up. Shayleen looks like she's having a blond moment there. Shhhh. Don't tell her I said that. She hates blond jokes.
Our digital camera gave up the ghost. About a month after the warrenty expired. Grrrr.. So I'm saving the change jar for a new camera, but in the mean time all we have is Rand's phone. It works, but it isn't the greatest for picture quality.
Well, it's still all dug up, even more so. There are little trees growing out of that big pile of dirt, and it's pretty much been sitting there all summer. When your husband is a contractor you learn to wait and be flexible with things being torn apart. Summer is really busy for him so our house has to take a back seat. But we also need to get it done before the rain really sets in, so Rand and Scott have been working on it for the past week. If it wasn't enought ot have the side of the house dug out they are now digging up lines in the basement (For the plumbing for the bathroom we are going to put down there.) Forrest got to use a jack hammer today. We took a picture, but it hasn't been uploaded yet, so I'll post it later.
Now my basement is full of little piles of rocks and rubble. And the boys just can't stay away from the dirt. We've only been getting the bare bones of school work done. They just have to see what is going on. Scott is so patient with them and lets them crawl all over his truck and see what he's doing and EVEN took them to Home Depot. What a guy. The other evening I came downstairs and Owen was down there helping Rand. I asked him if he was working hard. He said "Yep, you know why?"