Friday, December 25, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Then I visited Portland Head Light, or PHL as some of the locals call it.
I don't see what the big deal is, looks WAY too small for me; lets see if they've got anything more my size around here...
Success! Just my size!
Seriously though, the scenery was gorgeous. Here is a camera-phone, postcard quality picture that scarcely does it justice.
I'll be heading back to Maine for some camping and more seafood ASAP! Wanna come?
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Until they decided to eat all the candy they got in one sitting. Now they are in a diabetic coma. We hope they snap out of it so they can keep blogging. But we will have to see.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Then they tried to get me to change my insurance to Gieco - 15 minutes and they didn't even save me money!
Once I FINALLY got inside, I saw some crafts, including a carved Mr. Potato Head!
Since I was from the furthest away, they even gave me a coupon for Malt-o-meal. I like the food people! Then, right by the Malt-o-meal people, there was a tractor from home; yay John Deere!
After some tractor riding, I got to play in a puppet show. I sang "I've got no strings," it seemed appropriate.
Next, I went to play in the New Mexico Department of Natural resources building; do you see me?
How 'bout now?
Last, I went to see Old McDonalds Farm.
I got nervous when I saw some future HAMburgers...
Then they tried to keep me!
I decided they were right in the first place, I should have stayed out to begin with and insurance sure would have been a good idea!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thanks so much for participating in this year's costume parade! We ended up with SEVENTEEN entries (wow!):
1 – D.J. as Shaun the Sheep
2 – Quinn as a member of the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band
3 – Andi as an Iowa Cheerleader
4 – Scout as Monk from the TV show Monk
5 – Aerin as a Banshee
6 – Chris as a Mummy
7 – Farfner as a Witch
8 – Taylor as a Ghost Buster
9 – Franklin as a Famous French Pastry Chef
10 – Marty as Harry Potter
11 – Jesse as a Soccer Hooligan…I mean Sounder Player
12 – Elliot as Vince “Offer” Shlomi the Sham-Wow guy
13 – Val as H1N1
14 – Riley as a Pirate
15 – Pink Bear as a Witch
16 – Jeremy as a Witchcraft
17 – Shaun the Sheep as D.J.
Now, you have 11 whole months to be thinking what you're going to be for next year. Erin's accepting pictures anytime you have a picture to send in before next year of Halloween. I can't wait!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Shaun the Sheep is bringing us full circle with his costume of our very own D.J., who is going as Shaun the Sheep this year for Halloween. Shaun loves cotton candy ever since the famous episode “Sheep on the Loose" where a younger member of the flock Timmy gets caught in a cotton candy machine and comes out as a big wad of candy. Who wouldn't love that? Thanks Shaun for joining our parade and bringing us back to where it all began.
Jeremy as Witchcraft
Jeremy from Scotland is a big fan of Frank Sinatra, so he dressed up this year as Witchcraft. With this costume, Jeremy is sure no one can resist his blue eyes and they will give him his favorite candy, chocolate covered Brazil nuts. Thanks, Lil' Blue Eyes for jumping the pond and sharing your wonderful costume on the parade and bringing a little culture to the group.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Val from Iowa tends to stay in the lab where it is nice and safe. This year Val was convinced to come and join the parade; but only on the condition of being allowed to dress up as the most scariest thing, Swine Flu. So all dressed up, Val is downing the candy of choice to fight off infections diseases, Flintstone vitamins, and is joining the parade! Thanks Val for conquering your fears and joining the parade!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Now that I have your attention, let me introduce Marty who is dressed in the finest Harry Potter costume this year. Marty is trick-o-treating in Scotland for the first time, but no worries he has his Cheering Charm all ready to go to make everyone happy to give him lots of candy. And if that doesn't work he can always use "Accio" to snatch his favorite candy, lemon sherbets (just like Professor Dumbledore). Thanks Marty for coming all the way to America to show us your costume!
Franklin from Iowa is trick-or-treating this year as a famous French pastry chef. His main course is sheep shaped sugar cookie but his most favorite candy is peanut butter twix. Unfortunately, chocolate is not good for growing puppies so he can't eat the twix. Instead, he trains his human, John, by giving him twix whenever he does tricks. Franklin, thanks for joining our parade and passing out the best candy.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Fafner from Washington saw all the cleaver, tasty sheep on parade and wanted to join in. This fierce little dragon likes to hang out and play video games all day long. Which led him to want to join a more mystical rank of witch this Halloween. When not playing games, Fafner likes to snack on his favorite candy, red hots. Thanks, Fafner for adding a little sizzle to our parade and double thanks for not eating the other entries.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
If you would like to participate in the parade, please send entries to Sheep.4225SC (at) gmail.com. Please, only one sheep (or whatever plush animal that provides you with therapy) per picture. And remember to provide explanation of costume if needed, general location, and favorite Halloween Candy.
Let the parade begin!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
It was a good time, but I think I might have to bring someone with me next time. It seems that without opposable thumbs it can be a bit difficult to do things such as apply suntan lotion or tie up swimwear.
I can't wait until next year, good thing I have plenty of time to come up with another idea.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Here's how the other weekend went down:
We were all talking about going and hanging out on the weekend and Erin wanted to go canoeing and Chris wanted to go hiking. So Angela suggested we compromise and climb a mountain and THEN go canoeing all in ONE afternoon. So we first planned to go climb Rattlesnake Mountain. Ummm...does anyone one else see what could go wrong. I mean sheep and rattlesnakes don't get along very well. And well...while we are on the subject, sheep and mountains don't really get along well either. Do I look like a goat!? But Erin tossed Chris and me in the car and we were off despite my major objections. We picked up Angela and VJ and drove to the mountain.
At the base of the mountain was a map to show you how poorly they planned the trail. Don't they know that the fastest way to get from one point to another is a straight line?
Ok, I must admit climbing the mountain wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We even found some walking sticks and were having a great time.
So we were off to the go canoeing. Which sounded like a lot of fun. But it soon turned to scary watching those uncoordinated humans try to board the canoe. I didn't even get a life jacket. I just knew we were going to all drown with the lack of balance they all had. It was clear that us sheep would have to take charge. So we sat on the bow and yelled at the humans to tell them when to row.
Erin said we reminded her of Hyacinth Bucket. And well VJ said he couldn't handle it anymore. And he threatened to throw us overboard. YES HE DID! He is a big meanie. We even got proof this time as Erin was messing with the camera and accidentally put it on video record without realizing it. (Although there isn't much Erin does that she realizes.) Here is the footage of the crime, see for yourselves how mean VJ is.
When we threatened to call the police, VJ got scared. And all of a sudden we found ourselves stranded on a log in the middle of the raging white rapids. The canoe was rowing away really fast and I was got really scared...I mean...Chris was really scared and started to cry. So I yelled at the humans to come back and we would behave.
We rowed a little furthered and then we made some new friends. Nice friends. The ducks seemed very nice and lazy. They were just floating in the water. Our kind for friends.
After supper Chris and I ran off to talk while Angela, VJ, and Erin sorted out the bill. We had a long conversation. I mean really long, like a whole minute. We talked about about how Angela was making us do impossible physical activist and how VJ tried to abandoned us on a log. But then we though of how Justin makes us go to the gym. And we remembered that one time when Mikey put me in a ziplock bag and took me to the boob factory. So in reality, these new friends were just as unstable as Erin's other friends. Really it seems that these acts are what human friends do to each other. So I guess Angela and VJ are really good friends. At least good by human standards. But I am still going to hide next time they all talk about us going to play in the wilderness. Humans are crazy.