I've been trying to figure out how to get a nice photo of Thalia's new recurve bow. It's about 5 feet tall, unstrung, and really, really skinny, so trying to frame the picture is beyond me. Maybe later she'll string it up and I can get an action shot.
Rick took her to Cabela's yesterday to get appropriate arrows for the bow. We are such innocents -- we didn't realize bow season is starting today, and the archery section at Cabela's was wall-to-wall with customers. In the rush to get the arrows, get out of the crowd and get home they didn't double check the size after getting the arrows cut ... we realized last night that the new arrows are actually too short. So I'll make another trip to Cabela's today to see about sorting that out.
So, action shot may wait until we have a better arrow selection. We have the old arrows from her old bow, but those are old, and not nearly as cool looking as the new arrows.
Other than that, I spent most of the weekend blowing my nose. The kids had a sleepover on Friday night, stayed up until about 4am Saturday, and spent the rest of the weekend in sort of a tired daze. Rick worked all day Saturday outside, trying to get all the lawn work done before the Ike remnants came to town. Yay us -- the lawn was mown and the mulch spread long before it started raining here. Now the rain has passed, the air is cool, and we're ready to move forward into another busy week.