Thursday, November 25, 2010

Day 165 (11/25): Happy Thanksgiving ~ 2010

First off, let me start by saying: I am so thankful for all of my family and friends!  This year is a quiet year for us as we are staying in Manhattan and just having a feast and Wii game filled day.  We started by cooking biscuits and gravy and watching the Macy's Day parade. The turkey is in the roaster, Mark has the noodles started and the rolls that I finally got to bake like moms are ready to be warmed.  It is nice and quiet but different than having all the family around.

Colton has been busy in school creating some Thanksgiving art and writing.  I thought they were worth sharing.
This lovely story was created by Colton and it was from the viewpoint of a turkey pleading with the reader, his teacher Farmer Lowman, not to eat him.  It was hilarious! 
Let me rewrite the story:
Dear Farmer Lowman,
How are you doing today?  You do not want to eat me because I have rabies and I smell like a dead bird. If you eat me your face will swell up. I am left out everytime. The reason I got rabies cause a dog bitmeand that's how I got rabies and please don't eat me.

Not sure if Mrs. Lowman is eating turkey today but I sure as heck hope that my turkey in the roaster did not get bit by a dog and has rabies!

Here's a piece of writing that I will hang onto for a long time because of some of the things that Colton was thankful for.

H: Having a mom and dad
A: Athletics
N: Naps - I'm hoping this means that he will be taking them more often..especially when I want to take one too!
K: Kansas
S: Sports
G: Games
I: Ipod
V: Video games
I: I am thankful for football.
N: Napkins - Umm...It's interesting he's thankful for them considering he does not use them! Maybe he's thinking about his pants that he uses for a napkin!
G: Giving

Have a safe and blessed holiday!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 164 (11/24): Nothing but Crack

I don't know what my fascination is with butt cracks is but my eyes just seem to gravitate towards them in a crowd.  I chuckle every time I see them and then I have to take a picture of it.  I'm sure there's some kind of name for this disease - crackophelia or buttcrackology.  Who knows but of course now I want to share it with the world.

During halftime at the KSU games there's always games the college kids play to entertain the crowd. This particular game was similar to musical chairs and the players had to make a layup and then go back and stand on a John Deer mat that Willie the Wildcat would take away one by one.  There are so many thoughts that went through my mind when this was going on as this girl had a full 2 inches of crack showing. What did Willie think as she showed him her better half?  I wondered if the tv station that was broadcasting had to go to commercial with all the skin showing or put up a big black out line for that piece of crack.  But most of all I wondered where the heck her underwear was?  I can't imagine going commando with jeans on!  Doesn't she feel the air blowing around back there with so much skin showing?  Are her parents watching and what are they thinking?

Well I doubt we will be seeing any more cracks with this game that is played at halftime because the at the next game, all the contestants wore humongous John Deer t-shirts over their shirts to cover up any possibility of crackage!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 162 (11/8): Football's Over Party

You can't see this but I was just doing my happy dance.  My happy dance because football is over!  The season was long and it just about sucked the life out of me and I wasn't the one suiting up in pads!  The kids improved so much.  After the first game which ended in a loss to over 60 points to placing 3rd in the Super Bowl, it was fun to watch each kid have stellar plays at some point in the season. 

The party was out in the country at the Hankins house which was absolutely amazing.  It was dark so the kids weren't able to play outside much but they all had a great time. Coach Munson handed out awards after a lengthy speech which had his own son questioning words that he used.  "Sacrifice" is not a word on the 3rd grade spelling lists so I don't think they had a clue what he was talking about.

The boys all got a trophy and this happened to be the coaches son. His dad did not think that nerdy Erkel should be playing football and kept telling him to put his pants down. He said he got that goofy side from his mother! Thank goodness that my nerdy kiddo didn't hike his shorts up!

The team went together and got the coach a jersey that they all signed and a football which had the team photo on it.  The football with the team photo was a great gift idea if you need a gift for a coach.  A parent googled best gifts for coaches and the store was on one of the links.  He was very appreciative and the boys were glad to get the awards ceremony over so they could get back to playing.
The last huddle of the 2010 season: Go Indians!  It was a fun season but a very long one!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 163 (11/9): D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G!

Football is over and I enjoyed last weekend so much.  No more getting up at 5am to make it to an 8:30 am game in Topeka. No more rushing from Colton's football games to the KSU games. Freedom.  Yes that is what I felt - freedom to do whatever I wanted and sleeping in waas at the top of that list!  :) 

We packed up Colton's football things and took them to the football party but before I stuck the helmet in I took off his mouth guard.  I paid $20 for that thing and I thought well maybe he could use it next year. going to happen.  Check it out - so gross and disgusting. All ground up in the back and then it is full of grass.  He has been sticking that thing back in his mouth with grass stuck to it. Yucko!  I feel like I should paint spots on his uniform and have him start moo-ing since he is practically eating grass.  So this will be deposited in the trash asap and we will buy a new one next year with hopes of it staying a little more sanitary.