Thursday, November 20, 2008

"You Got Swatted!"

Chad's first trip to the Marriot Center was met with awe and wonder. He spent the first 30 minutes on Mary's lap just trying to figure things out. We enjoyed this, because we expected him to be all over the place. We'll, he eventually did settle in and tried to move "all over the place." The door prize was a fly swatter with the words "You got swatted!" on it. It was pretty cool to look over and see the whole student section waving fly swatters every time there was a blocked shot. Mary was just glad to finally have a fly swatter at home. Can't blame her; those flies have been around for quite some time. They're getting big. The Cougs put on a pretty good show and beat Long Beach State.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monkey'in Around on Halloween

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As you can see, our little man's animal instincts took over and his true nature came out. Yep, Chad was a monkey for Halloween. He loved being in his costume and never made a fuss or tried to take off his hood. Curious George would be proud. A few days before Halloween we had some friends over to carve pumpkins and Mary made "Ghosts in the Graveyard" pudding, which she'd been anxious to do for weeks. Mark and Mary doubled teamed the Skeleton Pirate, but Mark single-handedly took on the intricate details of the "C. Johnson" pumpkin. Oddly enough, it was the only pumpkin that was still sitting on our front porch the morning after Halloween, while all the others lie in ruins on sidewalk below.