Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friends, Family, and Slingshots

Yes, I’m still talking about our trip back home. We’ll be back to our regular scheduled craziness soon. I promise. Need to catch up? We started with Caedmon’s first flight, then Honor finally met her Uncle NLB, and we went shootin’ and rodeo’n.

Sunday morning, we went to church and saw a lot of friends. Caedmon got to see Coe (our “other brother” and NLB’s roommate) before he went back to school. I didn’t carry the camera into church, which was probably a good thing. Especially since Honor’s rash was much worse (again) and she looked like a leper child.

After church, we got lunch at Sonic and met Brandon and Jill at the park for lunch. I left my camera in the car, and again, it was probably a good thing. The wind was crazy and Jill’s hair was quite bothered by the wind. It was so good to see them. And I’m glad Brandon was there to take Caedmon to pee on a tree (shhhh!) and push him “higher and higher!” on the swings. We miss them terribly. Jill also worked her magic on Honor, because when we got home, the child took a 3+ hour nap, which she desperately needed.

We hung out at Mom & Dad’s the rest of the afternoon & evening. The rest of the family came over for dinner, and the only ones we were missing were Husband and Squirt.

Caedmon and Q played together on the trampoline.


NLB helped guard our dinner while it was cooking.


Mom cooks ”cowboy style” a lot of times when we have family gatherings.


Ribs? Good. Potatoes? Good. Peach Cobbler? Goooood.

Dad made Caedmon a sling shot. He’d been asking for one for weeks, and was so excited that Papa Duke was going to make one for him.

First, they had to locate a proper stick.


Then came the fabrication.


Finding a perfect rock. (We moved to shooting acorns later.)


And then? Figuring out how the thing works.


Demonstrating it for me.


He went back to the slingshot later, but quickly moved on to roping Taco, Papa Duke’s roping dummy.


Cousin E was hanging out in the exersaucer.


Honor and her little leper rash hung out with Mimi and Meemom.


Caedmon and Q played on the swings.



And we finally got to eat.



Uncle HLB was late to the party, but not too late to shoot some acorns with Caedmon.


We stayed up too late, but had a ton of fun with everyone.

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  1. Did I catch a Friends reference in there?

    Custard? Good. Jam? Good. Meat? Goooood.

  2. Ha! Amy, there's almost nothing that can't be described with a Friends quote. :)

  3. I agree! I was moving this weekend and discussed with my roommate whether we could get her couch in the elevator. I said "I hope we don't have to take it up the stairs Friends-style. PIVOT!!"

    and she didn't get it. I was so sad.