Here's a video of the guys pulling down part of the tree. I think they enjoyed yelling "TIIMMMBBEERRR" more than anything else :)
Then....we found the scorpions. In the bark of the tree were TONS of gigantic scorpions. (we decided it was evolution...you know, the tree evolving into scorpions) It turned into a game...the younger boys would use hatchets and strip the bark off the stumps and then when they found a scorpion, Mr. K or Geramy would grab it (they had gloves on), and then we put them all in a jar. Final count....16!! And we could have found more.
Dad: "This is heavy!!"
It was fun, until Mr. R got stung. A scorpion crawled up his pants leg and stung his knee. Pandemonium broke lose as everyone ran around getting ice, Benadryl, etc. Everything turned out fine, but it made some of us put on boots and tuck our jeans into our boots so no scorpions could go up our pants! Aaahhh...I hate scorpions!!!!! They're so evil looking!
Here's a video of Dad and Mr. K breaking our "Waddell Wishbone." Yeah, we grow 'em big out here in the country!
So, I think everything is ready for tomorrow. Brooke and I had so much fun because we had so many inside jokes that we would just start laughing about and it was driving the girls crazy cause we wouldn't tell them! We got called "trouble," "cohorts," and "hard working airheads!" (The last was because we were trying to set up tables...and failing!)
It was really fun, and thanks so much to everyone who came and helped!!
Sooooooooo excited for tomorrow!