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Wednesday, November 12, 2014


It was time to get a new car. The silver PT Cruiser was 14 years old. We picked it up July 4, 2000.  While the engine itself was still sound, the rest of the car was falling apart.  We were sad to see it go, but we GOT A NEW CAR!
Saying goodbye to the old car.
Waiting, waiting, waiting.  Not his favorite part.  But the waiting  did not last long.  It went by very quickly!
TA DA! The new car !! 
I would have taken a picture of it yesterday, but it was dark when we got home. 
The new car will be sleeping in the garage. 

Cub Scout Marionettes

Monday night was our den meeting. They were going to make marionettes.  Lon did a great job, he was focused and on task for the whole meeting!
Tracing the pieces onto cardstock, then coloring them! They had to look like scouts. Lon put his scout in shorts.
Lon carefully cut out each of the 5 pieces.
putting the popscicle sticks together to make the controller.  He attached the strings to the marionette cub scout, I helped him with the knots to attach it to the controller. This is the only part he did not get finished up, I have two more knots to tie!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

The End of a Busy Weekend!

Of course the busy Saturday was followed up by a busy Sunday!  Sadly, Mark worked all night and finally got to get into bed about the time we were going to church.  Lon and I just made it to Faith Formation, we were running late. After church, we went grocery shopping. That was very fun, I love shopping with Lon.
We heard about the Taste of the Town.  I am not sure if this was the first year or not
There was a charge for every taste and the bounce houses had a wrist band for unlimited use. Lon chose to pass on the bounce houses, as we only had an hour
Famulari's pizza had a booth, so Lon was happy.
It was not very big this year, but there was enough to keep us fed!
Lon tried the apple stuffed french toast, he said it would have been better if it was more inside and not as much crust.
One of the best things we tried was the teriyaki steak tips over rice from Logan's steak house. We also enjoyed the arancini from Italy (a stuffed rice ball).
It was time to get to scouts!  Getting ready for the Webloree this upcoming weekend.

Working hard on the front of his shirt.  The boys got to do it, the parents did not help.
Practicing their song for the campout.  I like to hear Lon sing.

It never fails, when we are back behind the church, I get bit by something nasty on my feet and ankles. Today as no exception.  I do not like fire ants.  Next time I have to go there I am going to get some serious boots!

We got home after 4,  Daddy was awake and happy. He made chili the day before, so it was ready to eat tonight for dinner.
Another good day.   We are ready to start the week!

Busy Saturday!

There was so much going on this Saturday! We fit most of it in though!
We started the day with the boys getting hair cuts!
Then it was off to the market to see what fun we could find there!
Lon found a cinnamon roll, he was very happy with that
we also found some fun ideas for Christmas presents!
Lon got to try the donuts too!
We walked over to Hutchison Square to the Chili cook off. They had some wonderful vendors, and the chili looked great. Got an idea for entering the pie contest next year!
Lon was all about the bounce house.  He ran ahead, and the last thing I heard was, watch my shoes!!  He had a great time in there.
I hope they do the chili cook off next year.
After a quick stop at the Eastern Star yard sale (Lon found some army men he could not live without!)
It was time for lunch. We stopped at Famular's  pizza.    Lon's favorite pizza in Summerville

After our tummies were happy, we went and looked at cars. It is time to get mine replaced.  Lon does not really like the idea, we have had that car longer than we have had him!  But I think once we get a new car with more updated bells and whistles he will like it. I am looking forward to a cd player!
Then we went to Lon's school carnival.  
That was our last stop of the day. It was fun, we bid on some silent auction items that we did not win.  
It was a great day
Scout did not like being home alone all day. This is him sleeping. No, he is not looking at anything, he is asleep.
We played with him for a long time, he was happy to have us all home.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Lon and I at the Fair!

Today Lon and I went to the Coastal Carolina Fair right after school! The fair does not open till 3 pm.  We got to park in the carousel lot! It made getting out of the lot so much easier!
At Walgreens you could purchase tickets in advance, and they were on sale. I got Lon a ride pass. He could go on all the rides as many times as he wanted.  The pass was a good idea as he went on 16 rides!
The sand sculpture.  All finished.
Lon wants to get to the rides as fast as he can!
the little roller coaster, it goes backward. Lon went on this one three times!
Lon now loves the hang gliders! He went on those twice
Swings!  He had a great time on these. He did both versions of this one!
Another fun house!
Bumper cars!!
Pizza break! Usually, the pizza at fairs is not very good. This slice was good.  I had a gyro and we split the lemonade
Ferris Wheel, but he did not go on it
Ice cream to finish up the day!
Well, almost, we also had another lemonade and an elephant ear, (cinnamon sugar)
We walked through the bee area again, and then we both realized we were tired, it was dark and time to go home.
We had a great time.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Scout update!

Scout was sad today being at home alone.  He was waiting at the door when we came home.
I am so glad he is adjusted to being back inside!
In his happy place.  Mark calls it his ashtray.
He is getting big fast!
He loves to play with the fishing lure toy
Even if no one is holding the lure, he will still play with it.
He is so much fun. I am glad he found us!
I will try to post a Scout update at least every other week to see how much he has grown!

Coastal Carolina Fair 2014

After church today we decided to go to the Fair !
Waiting in line for entrance tickets. It was cold for South Carolina. 53 degrees.  The line moved quickly.
Looking at all the fun informational booths.  Lon got his own bag to carry his stuff around in.  The little 6 inch rulers are great!
The sand sculpture.  Over the course of the fair it will be finished.  We will keep taking pictures as it progresses!
We looked at the horticultural building. Lon was fascinated with the miniature flower arrangements.
Looking at butterflies. Learning a little about how to attract them
Looking at the quilts and sewing. There were some Lego sculptures that Lon thinks he can easily make.  We have to enter stuff next year.  I talked to someone about entering. Here you just show up at the back door the Saturday before the fair starts.  No pre paper work.  Good to know
Corn dog break.  The lady who shared our table also shared her bloomin onion. The thing was huge, incredibly greasy. It was fun to eat a bit of it, glad we did not buy the entire thing!
Face in the hole!
Happy Mark with his smoked turkey leg!
beauty shot
Happy Happy Mark
After years of telling Lon he would really love funnel cake, he finally tried it. He ate most of it.  He really did like it!
At the Bee City booth.  Lon looking for the Queen Bee
He found the Queen
Learning more about bees.
The plasma lights. Lon loved them.
We went to look at the animals.
The velveteen rabbit!
Cows. Cows are wonderful
Petting the BIG bunny!
They did have goats of all sorts too, but I did not get pictures of them this time. Maybe our next fair visit
Lon had been asking the entire time we were there to go out in the kayak.  After our first trip around the fair, we let him! Getting in his life jacket. The man running the operation said that if he did happen to capsize for some reason, he would be the one to go rescue him.  Cursing the entire time, but he would be the one to do it.
Pushing off
He's off, paddling around the pond
He can control where he is going
uh oh. water, spraying water!  I wonder what he will do!
Get wet, that is what he will do. Get soaking wet. Have a blast doing it too!
Paddling away!
Lon was out there almost half an hour. Which is wonderful. He had a great time. I am thinking we might have to invest in a kayak!
Warming up with some hot chocolate.  We walked around the fair one more time. I did feel bad for Lon being so wet and it was chilly. (48) He took off his wet sweatshirt and I let him wear mine. Which had my camera in the pocket. This was my last photo of this trip to the fair.
We did not do much else! We had a great time at the fair.
Looking forward to going back sometime this week. Maybe Wednesday!