Welcome to Prarie Pi. This blog exists to journal and document the memories that our family experiences. Pi is "an amount of type that has been jumbled or thrown together at random." We hope to assemble in words and pictures the daily thoughts and activities that happen in our household. We do this to help those that are distant from us get a glimpse into our days so that the miles that separate us won't keep us apart.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Twas The Night Before All Saints Day....

.....and all through the house....
....the creatures were roaring and buzzing....
....even the mouse.

With the Football Player in his jersery and the Warrior Fan in his gear....

...they set out for "Trick-or Treating....
I had nothing to fear.
A wonderful time shared with neighbors and friends....

...A beeeautiful night.......that kids didn't want to end.

But I heard them exclaim when they came back inside.....
"Wow, my own private stash.... where can it hide?!"

Happy Halloween

Orange is the color of the day today....
...and it just happens to be "Letter H" week at our house....
and saying
 is the perfect way to learn our "H" sound!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Carving Out Special Time Together

Sunday night was pumpkin carving night....
....and Mark worked hard...
.....using manual labor to help cut and follow specific orders and directions from the younger artists.....
...so much that his mother thought he was "working up" a sweat.
Mark claimed he was just fine.....
....although, we all got a little "worked-up" about this creature who made it inside our house with a free ride on the pumpkin....
The boys tried to use different utensils to get it out....
but then Grandma H. comes right in a squishes it with a napkin.....getting the job done without a squirmish bone whatsoever!
Ky wanted to show (especially Grandpa Wes) how his "double-jointed" arm was good for something.....that something being able to successfully clean out pumpkin guts.
We will now have jack-o-laterns....
....on our front steps tomorrow night!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Library Story Time

Nacho LOVES library story time.  We go every Wednesday and today's theme was "Halloween."

After the stories were read, we did a craft....which turned out to be a decorated treat bag.......and, for a bonus, the librarian happened to have treats ready after story time.
Normally, there isn't a snack served, but today was special.....it was a treat pot-luck!!
Nacho actually counts down the days until the next story time......and he loves it just as much without all the Halloween hoop-a-la!!

Happy Birthday, Andy!!!
You are now closer to 40 than 30!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back In The Saddle

Rocky had his last football game this past week-end.

Today is only Tuesday....
...and he already misses it.
Rocky had a great season and was a force to be reckoned with.
Good job, Rocky...can't wait for next year!

I had a good view from where I was standing at the top of the bleachers....I could see the football game, but also turn around the other way and see the kids playing and enjoying a nice, fall day.
Moe had fun practicing his punts...
...and playing catch with Grandpa S.
Nacho was captivated...

....and had fun.....

....playing with the tackle dummy!!

I think he got the best of the Big Blue Guy....

....when all was said and done!
Buttercup enjoyed the open grass...
...and did summersaults....

..to her heart's content...
...even trying to toss a football up in the air...then quickly do a summersault.....and catch the ball as she stood up again....all before the ball touched the ground.
Didn't quite work, but she gave it a try!
Half-time snacks are always a treat...

....and so is having your very own sidekick....

....who always seemed to have her eyes on Papa and waited for him to follow her wherever she wanted needed to go.

Thanks for coming Grandpa and Grandma S.....
We appreciate all your help!
Come again soon!
We are back from a 2 week blogging break!! During that time we experienced technical difficulties with a computer virus. It took a toll, but we are now back in the saddle with one new computer. Tonight, I am trying a new program that allows me to publish my pictures easier than I did before. I am pretty sure everyone should be able to leave a comment now that our infected computer is gone. I think the virus was to blame for taking away that option. If you have a moment, please try and leave a comment so I know everything is working!
Thanks, Sara

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October Swimming....

.....with your neighbor is a wonderful past-time on a fall day.......

....and so is celebrating a birthday with your friend when he turns 5.

A day with just the right amount of heat to make you feel warm....

.....and just the right amount of bending light to create a sun dog.....perfectly visible from the pool....perfectly enjoyable day!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Vikes Win- Part II

Why did Buttercup take sole responsiblity for Minnesota winning on Sunday?

...becasue she wore her brand new Vikings jersey that she got for her birthday from Grandpa and Grandma S.....this could be the start of successful winning streak!

Rocky wants her to wear the jersey again next Sunday for a win against the team he loathes the most...the Bears!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Vikes Win!

There was excitement in the house today.....the Vikings did something "different" this week.....they won!!
Buttercup is taking sole responsiblity for the win!!!
This picutre is from 2 weeks ago.....I'll post a picture on Monday explaining why the Vikings did well today.
Stay tuned.....!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

For The Birds

Those city birds were pretty slick....Nacho couldn't quite catch one!!!!!

Have you have a wonderful week-end!