Thursday, October 15, 2015


We bought some fake blood in anticipation of Halloween.  And just my luck, I found a vampire that needed to be stabbed in the heart with a wooden stake.  Mission accomplished.

Coop and I went to KC to see Wicked:

Very cool!

And then we went to Ikea.  Way less cool.  Still impressive, but overwhelming.  And heavy.  We picked out a new desk and chair for him, though.  And then I spent hours assembling it all:

And then Coop spent hours getting it all organized:

Monday, October 12, 2015


Our church held a weekend campout event in celebration of its 20th anniversary.  Coop and I were able to go for some of festivities.

At the bonfire:


Pedal boating:


Thursday, October 08, 2015

Ren Fest and A New Car!!

Coop and I headed out to the KC Renaissance Festival on Saturday.  A fairy gave Coop this origami dragon, which he loved:

And we ate a scotch egg, which I loved!!
(The outer breading coating is sausage based.  Man, it's good!)

In other news, the Hyundai Santa Fe (lovingly named Stanley) died recently.  I went car shopping and Coop send me with this list of "approved colors":

I think I did ok with this RAV4:

Coop's rendition:
(He's lucky I picked the base model and so there were only two extra "features" for him to list!)

Monday, October 05, 2015

Halloween prep

Coop has decided he wants to be Indiana Jones this year for Halloween:

He's quite excited about the bull whip, even though we can't actually make it "crack."

 He even drew Indiana Jones maps that we aged (by burning and soaking in tea):

Unrelated to Halloween or Indiana Jones, Coop had a playdate with his friend Molly and came home with this:

Yeah.... that's sharpie.