Monday, November 25, 2013

I'll Take Random Randomness For $200 Alex

Here are a few random pictures from the last few weeks:

Child labor: Tyler increased the efficiency of the shoebox operations by using his wagon

At the ripe old age of 8, James is a pro at this and is our official stacker.

If I play my cards right, they will be able to take over operations shortly.

And they would certainly look cute doing it!

Resting after I worked them like rented mules. Ha!

Moving on to other things, after watching a show about a circus the kids decided to have a circus of their own and busted out the vintage clown costume Mom made for me when I was a wee lass. The costume is pretty much epic, with oversized spray-painted canning lids for buttons. 

Believe it or not, this is not circus related. Going with a long standing tradition originating with Auntie Rachel, Katie dressed up with the Christmas tree skirt. She accessorized with a Dr. Seuss hat and an elf nose (she taped a Lincoln log to her nose)

And behold, a giant spoon! I can't explain why I love this so much. When I saw it, alone and forlorn in the corner of Home Goods, it called to me. Somehow I convinced myself to buy it and I LOVE it! The kids and I giggle about it almost every day. Giant spoon!

It looks quite classy with my ornate chandelier, no?

P.S. You read that right. We have begun decorating for Christmas. Because we can.


Shay said...

We'll be decorating this wknd, can't wait! And I love the giant spoon, it suits you. I love when you find something that just speaks to you. I feel that way about my duck.

Phillip and Rachel said...

Oh the infamous clown costume…it's almost a rite of passage to wear that thing in our family. Also, I want that spoon.

Terry and Linda said...

I had my tree up last week...I just couldn't wait...I don't know why I just wanted Christmas to come!