Here is a picture of the vegetables he roasted (before he roasted them)...
Aren't they beautiful? And they were yummy!
Tom and I did something different this Thanksgiving. We started the day off with some exercise. I ran the 5-mile Deep Run Turkey Trot. And then I went back home and picked up Tom and we both did Adrenaline. It is an hour long outdoor fitness class. It was great. There was a huge turnout. And we had a lot of fun.
It was a very busy holiday. And I was left with no time to blog. I wanted to write something about how we're so thankful. But, I think you already know that. So, I'll spare you.
I'll jump to today instead.
The weather has been great so the kids have been playing outside a lot. Yesterday, a group of kids in the neighborhood set up a lemonade stand. So, today Murphy came in and asked me if he could sell some toys they don't play with anymore. Of course, I said no. A while later I went out to get the mail. And I found Murphy and his friend selling leaves, and those flower-grass things you see sticking up from the upside down recycle bin.
They were also drawing pictures on a pad of paper - and selling their drawings. Here's the sign...
All you really need to know is the beginning - Drawings are $1. PS - if you don't have a dollar, you can pay .25 or draw your own. Ahhh, they are funny kids. I asked them if they were distracting drivers as they drove down our street and they said they were, "entertaining" them. Nice. Of course I had to tell them that no one could read their sign while driving. And I had to tell them that no one would buy their leaves considering they were dead leaves and they were everywhere! After looking around, Murphy nodded in agreement.
I then told him that if he wanted to sell his artwork - he needed to take more time with his drawings. So, he went inside and got some supplies.
When I spent some time looking at this "display", which I think was very clever of them, he said, "Mommy, they are not everywhere." Which is true. This plant (whatever the heck it is called) is not in every yard.
|I have to give them credit for their display.|
I can't believe it, but they actually "made" $15.00! One mom drove by and purchased several drawings for $10. And then a neighbor purchased a few for $5. Honestly, I feel terrible! So, Murphy is going to take them some cookies tomorrow. Tom and I made pumpkin whoopie pies last night. And I have to say that they are pretty darn good. While I can appreciate their desire to make some money - I really don't want them out there asking for money, you know? So, I will feel better if I think that they got something for their money. And I think that's an important lesson for Murphy to learn, too.
And the evening ended on a positive note - Brandy had her baby girl tonight - a week after her due date! Brodie Myra was born at 6:56pm and weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. I told Harlie that Brandy had her baby and she smiled. Harlie's been swaddling her baby lately. I think she's practicing! I can't wait to take Harlie to meet Brodie. That's going to be fun!
That's it for now. More later!