I just found the coolest feature on foxsports web sight. I watched live action stats of the White Sox-Tigers game. Every 5 seconds the screen refreshed and I was completely up-to-date! Way too cool. Being techno challenged that feature has eluded me in the past. GO WHITE SOX!! BEAT THE TWINS TOMORROW & WIN THE DIVISION!!! (Yes, I meant to yell).
Joel is off in California again and the kids and I soldier on. I got the dirt spread over Karra’s flower beds in anticipation of the rain they swear is coming tonight. I put down some more chicken litter & it was stinky! Please, let it rain.
Kristen had a wonderful birthday party. All 5 of her guests came along with 5 parents and 4 siblings. We had a great cookout and for the first time in the history of birthdays at our house, there was no cake left 2 days later. We’re usually eating birthday cake for a week.
I had decided to do sack races for her "hoedown". Instead of going to the feed store (another errand in an already way too busy week), I bought laundry sacks at the Dollar Store. They started ripping apart on the first heat!! By the time we had two finalists for the race – we only had one bag. Ok, pick a number!!! We had some stiff competition for the watermelon roll. (I was going to do a pumpkin, but couldn’t justify spending $5 apiece on pumpkins that I wouldn’t use again since we don’t make jack-o-lanterns – so we used the watermelon from the garden. By the way, we ate that watermelon tonight and it was really, really good!) Again, we had a tie and had to pick a number. Even pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey was close! Such competition! We rarely entertain outside of family, so this was a real adventure. Poor Joel was so tired, that he went to bed early!
Everyone was still saying at church on Sunday how much fun they’d had and what a good time it was. It was nice to visit with people from our church and get to know Kristen’s friends’ parents a little better. When Caroline walked into their Mpact class on Sunday morning, she started right off with: "I got to hold a chicken!" Needless to say, the chickens were quite a hit! I was afraid they’d quit laying, but they took it all in stride. We got 6 eggs on Sunday.
Now I shall bid you adieu for tonight. I’m sure we’ll experience something exciting to report on in a day or two. TTFN!