Monday, October 31, 2011

Hats Off

Dad was away so Mom and I did play.
On the 8th, Mom and I headed over to Grandma & Grandpa Herbert's to do some playing along with Aunt Abby.
We found this old hat of Aunt Abby's (G&G H's house is FULL of bounty like this!) We took turns wearing it and it provided some lunch time hide 'n' see fun as well.
GpaH took a turn as well and kind of had a Huck Finn thing going on during story time.

After my nap we decided to make some cookies which I normally rock but as you can see, I was a little distracted. We had the KSU game on in the kitchen and they were MU in Manhattan. Unfortunately this pic was being taken at the same time that the refs had just made the worst call. Seriously, how could they over turn that? Redica!
I calmed down (eventually) and helped GmaH scoop out the cookies, which we know I rock.
I passed the baton the Mom to finish scooping while I laid down a few beats. As my grandmothers will tell you, I'm a prodigy at nearly everything and this kazoo-like trumpet is not exception.
I did volunteer to help again when it came time to sprinkle the cookies with, well, sprinkles. Man, is that why they're named sprinkles? I just got that... huh.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,

Sunday, October 30, 2011


As I mentioned a few posts ago, Grandma Davenport signed me up for Cheer Camp with the Olathe East cheerleaders. I think, technically, I was too young for this camp but in my experience, it's not what you know, it's who you know. And just so we're clear, I know GmaD.
I didn't always follow the group (read: mostly never) but I did roll from station to station and pay a little bit of attention.
Mom knows GmaD too and she was able to get a new friend into the camp as well. The little girl in blue is Emerson and her Mom works with my Mom. And despite being about a head taller than me she's only about a month older.
Here's another shot of Emerson... taking a nap behind me. Needless to say, Emerson didn't make it to the end of Cheer Camp.

At one point, one of the cheerleaders asked if I wanted to play Duck, Duck, Goose. I don't know what DDG is but all of the older girls were sitting in a circle and that looked pretty fun.
Of course, I was the next one picked and rather than chase the girl that tapped me, I ran over to see what Mom was doing. The game kind of broke up after that. Oops!
Okay, so I didn't follow directions much but I did have a really good time and, not surprisingly, I think my favorite part was the the dancing!

At the end, all the girls from camp put on a show so the parents could see everything they learned. Well, not all of the girls...

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I unwittingly ended the ...A Bottle of Ink post a bit early and frankly missed some fun (and odd) stuff.
For a few straight days we had been trying to play tennis with Grandma & Grandpa Herbert but GpaH had been battling a bug so we couldn't go. I think M&D felt bad though so we packed up a picnic basket (including that sweet table cloth), stopped by Jimmy Johns for some sandwiches and headed to the park so I could still play outside a bit
M&D didn't think this one through all the way though because trying to get me to eat while I'm starring at a jungle gym was pretty much impossible. So they gave up and let me go play while they finished.

Uh, wait, who was that guy in the bottom left corner of the pic above? Computer: Zoom in and enhance. This kid looked to be 18 or so and is almost definitely living in his parent's basement. And what's that in his hand? A WHIP! Shouldn't he have been at the Renaissance Festival?
Once this character started practicing, M&D decided it was going to be a necessity to get some video proof. However, rather than take the risk that Indiana saw her videoing him, she pretended to be videoing me so keep that in mind. And make sure you have your volume up.
I assume at the end of that video that you, like me, went, "Whoa." Whoa is right.

After the show ended, we got back to the business at hand - jungle gymmin'. After knocking the green slide out a few times I decided to tackle the curly slide. I was a little gun shy the first few times though so I asked Dad to hold my hand. And at the bottom of each run, I'd declare that I wanted to "do it by myself" next time. Let's see how that went.

After a couple dozen curly slides, we moved over to the swings. M&D took turns pushing and swinging until they were both sufficiently nauseous. Wimps! (Not to be confused with whips...)

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Orange You Glad

Friday the 7th was AWESOME!
Grandma Herbert, Aunt Abby and I rolled over to Hen House to check out the pumpkin selection.
I found a few gems but some of those guys were pretty heavy. Maybe I should have just gotten a pie instead.
Fortunately I had plenty of help with the heavy lifting.
After all the hard work we took a little snack break. We also took a little photo op and something tells me this is what every one of AA's sorority party pics looked like. I'm right, right?
Mouthful of yogurt smile - classic Avery.
I like to think our three pumpkins are a Grandpa pumpkin, a Grandma pumpkin and a grand-kid pumpkin. Family Photo!

That night Grandma Davenport, Aunt Darcy and I went to the Olathe East football game. GO HAWKS!
I'm not too sure what these cats on the field were doing because it was not NEARLY as interesting as what was going on a little nearer to the bleachers.
GmaD signed me up for a cheerleading camp so we were watching pretty attentively.
Whoa... how involved is this camp gonna be?

AD and I were both wearing our converse. Great fashion minds think alike!

The band played at half time which was pretty awesome. Also, anytime you can shout, "the band is out on the field" is pretty cool.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Said a Hip Hop the Hippie the Hippie to the Hip Hip Hop

October 5th was pretty chill. While Mom was meeting with a customer, Dad and I played outside prior to making dinner.
If you recall, Aunt Abby taught me how to properly hop scotch a few days prior so I wanted to take the new... board(?) out for a spin. However, mother nature got in the way and littered my court(?) full of leaves. Well, that just wouldn't do so I decided to clean the pitch(?) before hopping.
Ugh, leaves are the worst.
Well, that was fun.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,

Sunday, October 23, 2011

... A Bottle of Ink

Aunt Abby came over after work on the Thursday the 3rd to get some QT with yours truly. Apparently Mom had bought some shrinky-dinks awhile back and had just been sitting on them...until now!
It was fairly evident that Mom & AA hadn't done SDs in about two decades because the first batch came out a bit rough but as it turns out they were just under cooked and Mom was able to salvage them. AA put her's on her key chain so the next time you see her, be sure to ask if you can check it out.

When we were done with SDs, we headed outside and AA taught me the proper way to play hop scotch. It was pretty awesome - video proof below.

That night M&D and I joined Grandpa Davenport for dinner at Minsky's. GpaD helped me make this pretty sweet crossword but let's be honest, we were both just biding our time until we could go play racecars in the video game room. Not surprisingly, Minsky's has become one of my favorite restaurants!

After school the next day, Dad and I were eating some goldfish crackers and playing with Mom's inappropriately large lazy susan... then we combined activities and Dad gave me a quick lesson in centrifugal force. GO PHYSICS!!

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fight You K-State Wildcats

On Saturday the 1st, Dad and I headed over to Grandma & Grandpa Davenport's to watch the K-State game along with Aunt Darcy. The Cats played a ranked Baylor team and went 10-0 in the 4th quarter to win by ONE. And it was AWESOME!

OnSunday, I went to church with Grandma & Grandpa Herbert. I've been working hard at saving money during the week so I can donate to the organ restoration. Although a lot of the time I just ask Dad if he as any in his pocket. It's WAY easier that way.
I assume this is the face I made when GpaH asked us to smile for the pic. Oops.

When I woke up from my nap, Mom and I made some cookies. They were actually made with cupcake batter so essentially we made cupcake cookies. And they were AWESOME!

Mom let me help a lot which, naturally, I enjoy quite a bit. I'm a wicked good stirrer which everyone knows but Mom also let me scoop out the cupcookies! Check out my handiwork below.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,