Now that the 8th birthday party is going to be at our house (details still not confirmed) (although bids for port-a-potties are pending) we're really motivated to keep up the momentum on clearing the back yard (and front yard, and side yards, and completing bathroom renovations).
There are piles upon piles of debris that had been dumped over the past several years (decades?) down by the creek, and it's our objective to clear all that debris (and unhealthy looking trees) between now and Saturday, October 13, so we can have a good course for Capture the Flag (or Laser Tag or any assortment of activities which we'll need to figure out this week).
Today we chopped up three big trees. More woodpiles were generated, which we think will be an awesome hide-out for our snowball fights this winter....
And the kids made up a new game called, "See if you can get past me with out falling down..."
Charlie and I were so consumed with our efforts at cleaning up the yard that when the kids complained that they were hungry, I looked at the clock and was dismayed to see that it was nearly 3:00 PM and we'd completely missed lunch. So we gave them (all-beef, KOSHER = healthy!!) hotdogs to cook over the fire.
You mean this is all we're getting?
Meat on a stick?
Oh, don't worry!
Once we finish clearing up the yard, we'll be able to focus on feeding you properly again.