Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgivings Through the Years

I think I need to take more pictures at Thanksgiving, but this is what I found without looking too hard. 
1989 - Mae, me and the kids.


1998 with Lori's family

In Santa Barbara with Kyle's aunts ( and our Rotary exchange student Connie) - 2001

2002 - Thanksgiving in New York.

Last year - 2009 - games after dinner.


Blake at 3 months or so - I think he has more hair than Braden, but there are similarities.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Busy Afternoon

Braden came to visit yesterday while his dad went hunting with Uncle Russ.   He is fighting a cold, but was pretty happy anyway.  I have dug around in the space under the stairway where I put toys when we moved five years ago and found a couple of things he can play with right now.  He likes to bat around a Sesame Street floor toy, and we tried Abby's old walker.  The older two had a different one, but as with many things, they lasted through two kids but not three.  We had to stuff blankets in front and back of him to give him some stability, and he lasted for about half an hour in it. 

He liked the blue dog toy, but it kind of covers his face in the picture.
We all met Tamara at Leonardville for supper and enjoyed their prime rib special.  They will be back for Thanksgiving, so I might go down and see what else I can find. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm A Bus Driver

 I took my FCCLA kids to Abilene on Tuesday for the Dictrict C Fall Leadership Conference. This was a new experience for all of us, and we had a great time. The kids were a little unsure when they had to look at their name tags to be divided into groups which meant they were separated, but I assured them they would be OK for half an hour and we would meet up again. We were the only middle school of the 200 or so students there.

We knew we would have enough time to stop at Dairy Queen before coming home so the kids brought money. I really miss DQ ice cream, and although I am disappointed they no longer carry butterscotch flavoring for toppings, there are other selections. I let them go first, and then got up to the counter. The large and loud lady in charge says, "Are you the bus driver?" After pausing a second I said, "Well, I am with these kids and I am driving the van." Good enough - I got a free treat. Hot dog - that made my day!