Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving in Denver

Kyle, Abby, Derek and I traveled to Kyle's sister's in Denver - actually Centennial, for Thanksgiving.  Russ, Paige, and Neelly had to come separately since babies take up a lot more room proportionally than their size.  Jenna, Lori's daughter, and Neelly are getting acquainted. ( And 1/2 of Austin in the picture)

I didn't take a bunch of pictures and didn't realize it until we were getting ready to go to Austin's playoff football game.  He goes to Grandview High School which is really close to their house.  Grandview was playing Columbine in the semi-finals.  Below are Lori and Brad all decked out as Wolf parents.  Kyle got up at 5:30 that morning to help feed the team at 7am.  Their game started at 11am.  
I was impressed with the number of people at the game.  Brad said it was one of the bigger crowds he had seen at any game.  Usually the bigger the school, the smaller the following.  In Colorado, 5A is the largest classification.  I think Brad said there are 2600 in Austin's high school.

It was a great ballgame, but Grandview lost. 

The ballgame crowd.  Derek, Abby, Jenna, Lori.  Back row - Bradly, Brad, and Kyle.

We had a great time and even though we didn't go up into the mountains, there was a great view of the snow capped peaks from Lori's house.  The weather was warm enough to be outside without a jacket which is always good.  We did a little shopping on Friday, but mainly visited, played games, and watched ballgames.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Another Weekend

The weeks roll on fairly quickly.  This weekend I went to Manhattan on Saturday to keep Braden while Tamara was giving a horse riding lesson.  Blake was at his 151st bachelor party.  My goodness, surely his friends will all be married soon! 

Braden and I first went to Hobby Lobby to get fabric for stockings and some Christmas things.  He was a good boy in the cart.
Note to his parents, I did use the cart cover thing behind him until he had to get out for a bit and then it went behind him. 

Then we were going to go to the zoo in Manhattan, but they don't open until noon during the winter and I thought that was too late to have a good time and take a nap.  So we went to McDonalds for our treat.

Note to parents - he had milk instead of pop.  The downside was he wanted to hold it himself and that wasn't so successful.  Also you can still faintly see the mark on his cheek which is a bite from a boy at the babysitter's.  Better the bitten than the bitee I guess.
Then we went home for a little play time and nap. 

In the evening, I fixed soup and we went to Paige and Russ's for the KSU game.  Neelly was really excited even though she forgot to wear purple.  I told Paige I have a hundred pictures with this expression in different outfits.

Then Paige helped and the Wildcats had a good play, and we got these.

Not to worry.   One of her favorite things to play with is the infant Tylenol bottle you see.  Or the wipes wrapper on the left hand side. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Russ and I tag-teamed to keep Neelly this weekend while Paige was gone to Women of Faith.  We got along just fine, but I didn't get too much else done!  Neelly is showing off her new thing - lifting her arms so she will get picked up.  Even if I was sitting right next to her, she would do this to sit on my lap. 
She is facinated with the computer screen, just like her cousin.  Maybe I am too.