Thursday, September 30, 2010
On the last morning, we got to stop at Silvia's office and see a Rapid City landmark. He's a giant cowboy that is outlined in neon at night!
We found out that Rapid City is known as the City of Presidents and wondered why until we found our first President. We found James Garfield, the 20th President!
Then we found another one! This one is James Polk, the 11th President.
We wanted to keep looking for Presidents, but Sonja said it was time to leave because we had a long drive back home.
Sonja promised that I could come back with her the next time she comes here to visit her sister and look for more Presidents. Since Val got to come this time and Riley had to water the plants at Sonja's house, I think next time I might ask Jenni if Riley can come along.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
We looked through the kids menu because we're kids. No, we're not baby goats, we're baby sheep! Shesh!
Have you noticed how BORING the kids menu is? Andi and I decided that we may be kids, but we needed something exciting! Something BIG! Something YUMMY! Something CHALLENGING! We decided to conquer the Airbus!
2 pounds of ground beef, lots of bacon, four slices of cheese, onion rings, lettuce, and tomato in a ginormus bun, served with a large order of french fries. Yeah, we can do it!
We convinced Jenni to order the airbus for us. We're growing sheep, we need it! Jenni said that we could share it. No way! We each needed our own. We ordered two while she was drooling over the pizza menu.
Wow! The airbus is big! It was bigger than us! We worked hard, we tried to finish it. Alas, we petered out.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
D.J. started to put the disk in the Xbox when Erin walked in front and threw up her hands. She said, "Well if you're going to play video games without even eating dinner than you might as well set up the new Xbox 360 I bought."
New Halo AND new Xbox!? Have we sheep told you lately that we love Erin!?
We'll we pulled the Xbox 360 out and took a look. It is SOOO COOL! As we were looking at the new improved Xbox I swear I heard the song from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
D.J. of course still couldn't wait to play.
But Chris pulled out the instructions and explained that we needed to set the box up before any of us could play.
Plugging the box in meant that some sheep had to brave the dangerous mess of cables behind Erin's computer. So Sheepy and I nominated D.J. since D.J. was too busy gnawing on the headset cord to be listening to us.
After D.J. plugged in the cord we were off and running. Time to set it up. Our first language wasn't on the Xbox but Erin told us to pick English. She said that Xbox doesn't support Baaa-ing.
And then we got to a page that asked us if we wanted to have any game restrictions.
Unfortunately, Erin had never left the room. She always seems to be around when we don't want her to be and never around when we really need her. How does that work?
We were all ready to game when...NO INTERNET CONNECTION! What was that about!? I had to crawl under the desk and check it out this time.
And of course, I found that D.J. had unplugged the router while he was back there plugging in the new Xbox. You know what they say; Never send a lamb to do a sheep's job. But I fixed it.
And then D.J. said, "Out of my way, I want to play!" But Erin stopped us again and said, "No you have to transfer all the content from my old Xbox to my new one." And she said something like, if we had just waited and ate dinner she would have had it all finished in no time at all. But with all us sheep it was going to take longer. She obviously doesn't understand that we are helpful. Silly human. So I took the controls and Chris and D.J. took over the hardware.
But I didn't hear her because I had my headset on. The opening scene looks good.
And to all those Halo fans out there; we hope you enjoy Halo Reach. Not that you have time to read our blog. We all know your standing in line at your closes game store waiting to buy it at midnight when it goes on sale. We'll see you in the game lobby!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Shortly after meeting Smokey, we saw a group of bighorn sheep. They would have been a lot easier to spot if they had been white like us...
A couple of miles down the road, we meet their girlfriends. They were hanging out in the camp ground dodging the sprinklers. Silvia told us afterwards that it was hard to find sheep in the park because they usually live higher in the hills.
There were buffalo everywhere! We wanted to get out and see them closer, but Sonja and Silvia said it wasn't safe because they could run faster than us and were very big.
Sonja and Silvia found a great place for us to sit in the front of Silvia's car. Right between them...
What did they pack for us?
A few miles down the road we found a really nice spot to sit by the river. We really wanted to go wading with Silvia, but Sonja said we should stay on the shore because the water was cold and we might get wet.
Our first 2 days were really busy. Tomorrow, we get to go to a parade. It might rain so Sonja said we might have to stay in the car, but we'll see!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This year we are asking for entries to be submitted by October 1st. We know it's early. And yes, we will still post entries submitted after October 1st, we just want to start filling up the parade route. And if your sheep are anything like ours, they're already tugging at your apron strings wanted to pick out a costume. If your creative juices need a little squeeze to get started, check out last year's awesome parade here.
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/Scary movie. Yup mixing it up a little this year.
We have had request to know what costumes are already taken to avoid repeats. But we don't want to ruin the surprise. So if you want to be original, email us and we can tell you if your costume is already being worn by another.
Need some more creative inspiration? Well, DJ was so excited that the little lamb wanted to have a practice run. So enjoy the creation of DJ's practice Halloween costume and start thinking about your own!
DJ wanted to play pirates so we collected all the pirate-ie materials we could fine. And then started putting it all together.
But then DJ insisted on setting the scene. So off to create a pirate stage. (Backgrounds not needed for costume entries...but always fun!)
And despite the fact we lost the crayons, DJ had a great time coloring with Erin's normally off limits color pencils.
With a few materials, some time, and a lot of love, we would like to present to you the DJ, the Pirate!
Friday, September 3, 2010
I'm Sammy Sheep. I'm just a baby, but I'm much more grown up than Riley and Andi. (Shhhh, don't tell them I said that!) I belong to Sonja, who is a pretty cool person. Almost as cool as Jenni. Yes, almost as cool. Don't tell Sonja that I said that, she might be sad, and might leave me in South Dakota. I'm currently on vacation in South Dakota, and have lots of fun things to do there. I'll be posting South Dakota pictures soon!