Sunday, November 29, 2009
The weather in Aledo was great. Robby and I went shopping Friday and the kids stayed with their grandparents and had a great afternoon of adventures with some of their cousins. We returned to dirty, tired, excited kids. They had worked all day on their clubhouse in the woods. PaPa has a treasure trove of items for clubhouse building. He let the kids paint, use the cordless drill, hammer all they wanted and drag stuff from all over to outfit the club--The Double C (Cousins Club). Meda and Sadie gave me the grand tour. The kids ended their evening around the firepit with PaPa.
On Saturday, we had the Bow Thanksgiving feast. More cousins were on hand for adventuring and improvements were made to the Double C. Sinks and cooktops were added. The kids had so much fun making their club. Some of the adults enjoyed more shopping and Sadie had a ball being a model so her aunts could get some photography practice in. A highlight for T.S. was "writing on the wall, because you never let us do it." Grandma has a wall that is waiting to be finished, so the grandkids get to draw pictures on it.
We arrived home today to this:
I guess it was our first official snow--we're back to the reality of Panhandle weather.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The fourth grade graduated from the feast this year, they had their own version of Thanksgiving in their home room. A highlight was homemade rolls with REAL butter. Before this group ate, they went around the room and each fourth grader had the opportunity to tell what he/she was thankful for.
We are enjoying an afternoon of laundry and relaxation. We're thankful indeed!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Here are the highlights:
- At morning assembly, T.S. was named Kindergarten's Outstanding Student for the second six-weeks. (This meant he was recognized and got to go on stage in front of the whole elementary--in his way-too-short sweat pants because that was all that was available that day. Thanks, Robby, for at least having those clean.)
- Fiddle Lessons--Sadie is now working on three songs.
- Dance/Cheer--Sadie and her friends are tweaking and finishing up their routines for upcoming performances at home basketball games.
Wednesday and Thursday--Sadie and T.S. spend a day and a half with GeGe. Happy hosted our district elementary and junior high UIL events those days. Sadie was an alternate for oral reading and creative writing. We were proud of her for trying out.
Friday--Sadie enjoyed a movie and ice cream sundae at school as a reward for participating in UIL. I went Christmas shopping after school. Robby and the kids hung out.
Today--We worked most of the morning putting laundry away (again, thanks, Robby for getting it washed) and returning the living room to normal after the craft explosion. Plans for the afternoon include more laundry and a visit to Nonnie's.
We are looking forward to the Thanksgiving break next week. Hopefully I'll get around to taking some pictures.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I had a great weekend at Happy's first annual craft show. Thanks to all of you who supported me at the show!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
T.S.: Mom, there are cranes outside.
I looked and, "T.S. I think those are geese flying."
No, mom, on the ground, not with the chickens, but by the chickens.
Oh, those are our quail, they've gotten big.
Yeah, they're all grown up and in Kindergarten.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sadie was a "good witch"--the hat has been misplaced. T.S. chose to be Spiderman--he didn't care for the mask. We had a fun time trick-or-treating.