T was in his theatre class at school and was lucky enough to be a volunteer for the teacher - her annual gory make-up demonstration... Now, because I took a few theatrical make-up classes in college I could tell you that there are some serious "no-no's" happening in this particular make-up job - but at first glance... well, let's just say it's a good thing that I HAVE taken a few classes and didn't freak out! T hammed it up all through school (theatre is first period of course) and got a few sympathetic reactions from teachers and students... Where on earth did he learn to be such a dramatic little booger?
( This is where the arial shot of everyone around the fire pit belongs... it disappeared into the ether and apparently Blogger doesn't want me to upload it again... Grrr...)
Then we had company - (yes, the company that I cleaned up for... no worries, we're back to clutter as usual!) - and because we're the consummate hosts we pulled out all the stops and did tin-foil dinners. Yep that's right, Hobo dinners for people that drove 3+ hours just to see us... It was Hubby's call, but they were actually pretty good. That, and I love that when he cooks outdoors - I'm completely off the hook - especially since I got paper plates and cups just for the occasion! (I know, I know... very un-green of me!) After the sumptuous meal we crowded around our backyard fire pit and roasted a few marshmallows, ate a few s'mores and answered questions such as "would you rather clean the bathroom with your tongue or drink a cup of cat spit?"... a real winner for the kids to be sure! Never let it be said that we are not a barrel of laughs around here!
After a very relaxing nights' sleep (well, I'm assuming someone relaxed at some point) we were lucky enough to be blessed by our local good weather. With temperatures in the 80's even this late in October we decided that it was a perfect day for the reservoir. So - we picked up the Sea-Doo's (from our time-share type rental club) and headed out. There was really no chance of getting nasty sunburns - but a few rays got through and I do have a little color to show for it. This particular pictures shows W learning the water-skiing ropes from Uncle L - who happens to be pretty good at it as he demonstrated. Q gave it a go as well and surprised us all by staying up for quite a ways around the reservoir but also rewarding us with a nice splash in the end!