Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Love Sticks, Love Holes

Jackie sure does!
Unceasingly in fact.
Always and forever.

These are the sticks that she has brought back from our walks, mostly over at the UHS Short Track and Training Course.
There is a poor Scarecrow underneath there somewhere.
There is also a toothbrush, some lacrosse balls, a baseball, a few pine cones, some chestnuts, a surveyors stake, and a few things weren't not sure of-

And I just found this gem this morning.
Hard to tell how deep it is, but it is, and it's a very nice and cleanly dug hole. She's perfecting her trade-

And here's some of the minefield that used to be our back yard.
It's very dangerous to hang laundry now, but it's worth it to have Jackie be so happy-
Well gosh darn it, can't find what I was looking for. Gotta go, be back in a few...

Well, regardless, some of the others aren't as amused at this, including my mother and these poor guys-

And yes, Willy has on ear protection. Poor little guy.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Another Lost Child

We have come to that wonderful time of the year when the WVU students are leaving for the summer! This week is always interesting, b/c as you probably know, college students dump a ton of their crap before they leave. It truly amazes me what these kids just throw out instead of donating to Goodwill. Needless to say, gunnar and I are not above dumpster diving, if something catches our eye.

This is what I found on the way home from work on Friday. He was just sitting there on top of a pile of trashed furniture.

Can you believe these kids? I mean a) poor Pooh, and b) I wonder if it ever crossed their mind that some kid might love a giant Pooh??! He really is brand-new.

Here he is making friends with my old big Pooh, who I rescued from a garage sale when I was 4 years old. It's kind of neat to see the old and new version of Pooh. Anyhow, the new big Pooh won't be around for long, b/c we will give him to Christian Crossings and some little kid will be thrilled to get him.