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Yesterday Andrew asked if he could make a pinata out of a paper mache pig that he had made in school last month.  I said sure.  So he cut a hole in the top and stuffed a bunch of candy in the hole.  I wrapped a rope around it and hung it from the tree on our deck.  The kids had a great time whacking it and breaking it apart and grabbing for candy.

Andrew's Turn

Tracy's turn (we eventually lowered it for her)

"When Pigs Fly..."

There's a crack and some candy fell out, kids scramble for SUGAR HIGHS.

Another whack and more candy goes flying.  Look closely for Hershey bars and Tootsie rools headed right for me.

Ack, the head broke completely off.  But there is still more whacking to do.
(oh lord, I just re-read that, shut up)

Goooo  Tracy!

...Must... get... candy...

It's nearly over.

Check out that stance, batterbatterbatterbatter...SAwing batter.

And its dead.


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Jun. 28th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
poor pinata!! Great pics though, love 'em! (it almost looks like it's not 100 degrees outside!)
Jun. 28th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Our yard isnt too bad in the summer, its very shady, which makes it bearable. The only problem is the mosquitos enjoy the shade as well...
Jun. 28th, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC)
My inlaws (who live in mosquito-haven, Houston) say that These Off Mosquito Lanterns really work. We bought one but we keep forgetting to light it when we're outside. heh
Jun. 28th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
I think I have some of those. (I have bought just about every mosquito repellent around) I have the same problem, where we just run out to play and I dont really set them up. I should more often.
Jun. 28th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
I got the Mosquito Deleto. We love it. Just takes a propane tank and you have a little thingy that you set up where you are just to encourage them to move away. Works well down here in mosquito haven as Mal calls it!

Your kids are hilarious! Where did Andrew get his redhead from?
Jun. 28th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
I actually have a Mosquito magnet, those $500 doohickeys, that I bought 3-4 years ago. I need to go set it up, good idea. I just need to see if I have any of the attractant refills and go refill my propane tank. This may be different than a mosquito deleto, with a mosquito magnet it actually attracts the mosquitos (from a small area) and catches them to help eliminate the population, so you want to put it in the way back of your yard to attract the bugs away from you, instead of right near you like a repellant.
Jun. 28th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's the same thing. Just probably better. It has this citronella thingy with it as well that you put near you as an added deterent. But yeah, propane with attractant stuff to lure them to it.
Jun. 28th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
btw, you were talking about a cheapy blower, is it corded? Which one is it? I was looking at blowers the other day, I really want a gas powered one but I don't want to spend $100 on a blower. heh
Jun. 28th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
The cheapy one I got IS corded, but the pain of the extension cord is offset by the fact that it's so much lighter than the gas one I had which makes it easier for me to use. I think mine is the Toro super blower or something. It was like $50 or something, I think they had a smaller one that was only like $30, but it was lower powered. This one practically blows itself out of my hands.
Jun. 28th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah I didn't want to get the $30 one and it not be able to blow grass off the sidewalk. So, I'll look in the $50 range, not too bad.
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