Monthly Archives: October 2007

NC State Fair – Whare’s the butter statue?

Well, it’s official. I’m lame. Today got off to a good start. The kids were up early and were excited about the fair. I was prepared and at my sister’s early so we could get Makena’s seat in my car, get some cash, and go. The first dumb move happened on the way to the […]

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Stephanie - October 18, 2007 - 5:24 am

Oh, yes! (she rolls her eyes) You’d be much better off eating a deep-fried twinkie than a (albeit processed) chicken sandwich!
Lame, indeed.
And saved yourself a hundred bucks to boot!
shame, shame.

At least you didn’t get trussed up in a trailor, or sweet talked by the “Oddities” guy!

whimsigal - October 18, 2007 - 11:58 am

I just wanted the whole experience, you know? It just felt like I did it wrong, LOL.

A carnie didn’t even talk to me!

Rinnyboo - October 18, 2007 - 1:01 pm

Holy crap! We totally look like sisters in the car picture. Even more than my sister and I do! I don’t mind if you post pics of Ian or me (just as long as it is flattering. I have a horrible pic that Buck took of me. I will have to send it to you.)

Can I post a pic of Iain? I have a cute one from the swings when he was telling me about his robot arm! It was so funny cuz he told me he had a robot arm and I asked where he got it and he said he didn’t know but at least he was sure that his robot arm (right arm) was stronger than the other one. It cracked me up.

It was just nice to see you guys in person again. We planned to meet Buck anyway so it was not a problem that you had to leave. Besides, now we get to see you next week too! :)

Thanks again for coming all this way.

whimsigal - October 18, 2007 - 1:24 pm

LOL I know, don’t we though?! I did a double take when I saw that one.

Go right ahead and post a picture of Iain, it’s no problem. I can’t believe he told you about his robot arm. He’s too funny and he comes up with stuff like that all the time.

It was good to see you too, though I was sorry we had to leave before meeting Buck. I was looking as forward to that as much as anything else!


We’ve been busy!

Here are some things we’ve been doing since yesterday: Iain and Ryan have been pretending to be superheroes. There was pumpkin painting to be done: Here is a picture of a project that Sean began with the boys a few weeks ago. It finally got to a point where they were happy with it today. […]

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Stephanie - October 17, 2007 - 2:34 am

Go crafty boys!

never been to the fair.
too dangerous.
double :)

Carnies are an interesting lot.

I dare you to eat one of those fried snickers or cococola things (not really, in case you’re one of those people that can’t resist a dare).
So wierd!
I took a picture of the sign, but that’s as close as I got!

Have a great time!
It’s a photographers paradise, to be sure!

whimsigal - October 17, 2007 - 11:18 am

I was thinking about the deep fried things at the fair but I don’t know if I’m brave enough to try them. It’s going to take us an hour and a half to get home so I’m kind of scared to upset my stomach -with my fear of public restrooms and all.


I’ll take tons of pictures though!

VanderbiltWife - October 17, 2007 - 2:50 pm

The boys look so different with short hair. The picture of Ryan being a superhero is adorable!

–Your friendly blog stalker, Jessica ;)

Colleen - October 17, 2007 - 3:23 pm

What lovely photos. Maybe we’ll paint pumpkins today. It looks so fun! :)

whimsigal - October 17, 2007 - 5:38 pm

Hey Jessica!

I laughed when I saw the pic of Ryan when we got home. It reminded me of my Dolly Parton halloween costume when I was little.


The boys love to paint their pumpkins – you should totally give it a shot! We’ve done it for a couple of years now and I always expect that they’ll paint a face even though they always go for something more abstract. They have so much fun!

Stephanie - October 18, 2007 - 3:43 am

Where are you?
You still at the Fair?
You get snatched by Carnies????

whimsigal - October 18, 2007 - 3:48 am

I’m here. Working on a post for the fair!

Fall Festival and New Haircuts

On Saturday we went to a Fall Festival that was being offered at a local park. Admission was free and it seemed like there were a lot of fun things to do with the kids so we were off! Well, the parking situation left something to be desired but once we finally got into the […]

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Stephanie - October 16, 2007 - 1:01 am

How wonderful!!
When I see things like this, I think (sigh) we gotta get out more!

and then I realize that Madd is just little, and we have time yet.

Did you lighten their hair?

whimsigal - October 16, 2007 - 1:59 am

LOL I didn’t lighten their hair chemically. Photoshop can do some amazing things. I got some new actions and a new filter and was playing around with it on the new haircut photos.

Was it too much? I thought it looked really cool.

carri - October 16, 2007 - 11:33 am

Oh the hair! My son has always had long hair. There were a few times when he has cut it really short but he has always went back to long. It’s the longest it has ever been right now. I wish I could show you a picture, but alas he just won’t let me.

whimsigal - October 16, 2007 - 1:15 pm

Oh, I would love to see a picture but I understand his desire for privacy, too.

I was a little sad that they wanted it cut but I had to respect their desire to cut it. As sad as it made me to do it! They just looked so free with that hair!

piscesgrrl - October 23, 2007 - 1:45 am

Those faces! Those eyes! Precious.

whimsigal - October 23, 2007 - 1:51 am

Hey Laura!

They get those eyes from their dad. And that blond hair too. For years I paid good money for hair that color and then my boys exit the womb with it naturally!