Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
ooo...what do you think it is?
It didn't take us long to get the package open. We might not have thumbs but D.J. has razor wire on the teeth. So we ripped it open and LOOK!
Shaun the Sheep! Our favorite!
Erin told us that we could watch it right away. It was perfect because we were getting a little cabin fever from all the snow. It is still really bad here. But now we have something to do to pass the time instead of just watching Erin "work." So we got some pop and popcorn and put the DVD in. Which was an even bigger treat because Erin normally doesn't let us have popcorn on account of D.J.
Next year D.J. needs a popcorn snorkel for Christmas.
THANK YOU, Marty and Jeremy. We really really REALLY love your gift. And you saved Christmas for us. You see Erin ordered our Christmas presents and yours a long long time ago but on account of the weather the UPS guy can't deliever it. :( Erin is rather unhappy about it. She calls them daily about it. They won't even let her come and pick it up. But she says as soon as it comes we can redirect it to you guys in the UK. Anyway, we hope it doesn't spoil your Christmas. Merry Christmas, Marty, Jeremy and everyone else that reads the blog. We are expecting great adventures in the year 2009.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Erin also took some pictures to show us why we can't go out side.
Erin said it is probably people that can't get up the hill.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Erin said she had to work from home and told us to go play. Jesse didn't want to play and went and hid under the covers.
Chris made the belly. I said it should be a large belly like Santa. But Erin warned us about making it too big that we couldn't pick up and stack the balls.
But we got it done. We got pretty dirty. Chris got smashed under the head for a second but we got the head on and even gave him an face.
Ok, just a few more touches. Hope Erin didn't want her socks. They make better scarfs anyway.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Step 1) The Hunt
You need to go 0ut and find a turkey in its natural habitat. It's important to sneak up on it as not to startle the poor thing. Be prepared to wrestle it to the ground if it has a bit of a kick.
After you hog tie the turkey (we don't want it to wriggle away), you need to prepare it. First and foremost don't forget the stuffing, you can also put lots of goodies in the pan. This will help add flavor.
Step 3) Cooking
They say you should cook a turkey a half hour for every pound. But we say cook it until its wool catches fire and falls off. That will seer in the juices and make it nice and moist for eating.
Step 4) Eat
Eat the turkey with lots of good food and friends. Gobble Gobble!
Ok D.J. gets to eat first because D.J. was "playing" the role of the turkey and because we got blackmailed. It was either D.J. eats first or Erin learns how the little sheep's bottom got blackened.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Whew, what a whirlwind, the first half of October I was on the road - 6 Big Ten campuses in 8 days. First I went to
Check out this Harley! I think I need some sunglasses to keep glare and bugs out of my eyes, and a leather jacket to keep my fur from getting nappy and my bones in tact in case I crash. Maybe I should take a driving lesson. Oh, and insurance is a must, I wonder if Gieco is so easy a sheep can do it???
The next weekend, I got to go on a Mini Big Ten Road Trip. I went to FIVE schools in one weekend.
First I went to
The next day I went to
After the stadium, we went to Harry’s Chocolate Shop, it’s listed as the best grub at Purdue, according to the book Big Ten Country. No chocolate there, not even shakes, just a bar with burgers and pizza. What a misnomer.
The next day, Sunday, was the Chicago Marathon. I didn’t run it, but I watched part of it. While 10,000+ saps were running 26.2 miles I was exploring
Then I was going to look at the WIRED exhibition, but the sign outside said there were sheep at work. Since I do enough work during the week, I didn’t want to get confused as part of the help. I took some pictures, then high tailed it out of there.
After the marathon ended, we went to Northwestern. We couldn’t get in their stadium at all.
That made four stadiums in two days, but I wanted to get ONE more, so after the long car ride back, I went over to Kinnick.
I couldn’t get in the press box there either, but at last my Big Ten whirl-wind mini tour had ended.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
We finally made it! And Erin's mom volunteered (or was volunteered) to give us a ride. She was was much better at it.
Then we got to see where we were going. It was the race track! And Erin said we got to make bets with her help. And we got to see all the ponies! Erin said we could look but we couldn't take any of them home. I don't know why. Erin had a horse when she was little so we should get one too. We promise to feed him. Pllleeeasssseeee
Ok time to get down to business. If she won't get us one maybe we could win one. Let see who looks fast. O Jelly Roll Journey seems like a winner to me. At least all my jelly roll journeys turn out great.
But we got to the counter to place the bet and we didn't know Jelly Roll Journey's number. And we needed that to place our bets. Erin told us we had to pick a number if we wanted to place a bet. We didn't have time to go back and look up our horse's number. So we put our heads together and guessed 5. Well we got our ticket for horse 5 and found out that #5 was Splashof Panache. Jelly Roll was number 3. Erin said that Splashof Panache was probably a better bet. But we'll see.
Let's go get our pony. Erin told us that we didn't win the pony that came in we won money. So we went to get our money and then the next step is to buy a pony. OOO...look at all the shinies! This has to be enough for a pony.
But Erin said that our winnings wouldn't even buy a bail of hay for a horse. What a Debbie Downer. But then she said we could get a large ice cream cone. So everything was great. And even though we couldn't fill our pony's tummy ours were happy. Let's go again!!!