Thursday, December 31, 2009

Snowy Greetings

Thought I would post these pictures for my friends that don't have snow. I enjoyed watching black squirrels jumping among the trees this morning. Even saw a blue jay. These pictures were taken out of my kitchen window.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Dirt Road Christmas

Andrew is posing as a shepherd in the lavendar outfit during the Dirt Road Christmas in Rhoads Hall.

American Heritage Days

Andrew posed as a pioneer during American Heritage Days. Note his journal on the table with pictures from Hales Farm.


Andrew managed to talk Grandma into sharing her float!

Home Depot and Santa

In December Andrew made a wagon for the craft project at Home Depot. Santa stopped by to find out what the kids wanted for Christmas!!

November Craft Project

Andrew made me a trivet during the November craft project at Home Depot.

Christmas 09

A couple of days before Christmas Andrew hinted to me that he was almost breaking the 10th commandment because he was almost jealous of another gift that a classmate had received at school. After futher questioning he explained that it was balloons that could be made into animal shapes. Fortunately I found a kit!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hale Farm

Mom and I took Andrew to Hale Farm in preparation for Heritage Days at SWA. Andrew was to pose as a pioneer. He sure learned a lot from this trip, and I did tooo!!

Time for an Update

Thanks, Missy, for reminding me to update my blog. Was shocked when I realized I have not updated since October...I sure have a lot of updating to do. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Wishing you a Happy New Year!!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Annual Leaf Ride

Every fall Mom would take Grandma for a ride to see the leaves. One of the lasts trips that my father took before he passed away was just such a trip. Last week Mom and I continued the ritual. We went on a back road that I have never been on before. Stopped at a beautiful tree near Thompson Cemetary and took some pictures.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Family Night

The weather was perfect for raking leaves in our front yard. We finished raking by the light of the jack-o-lanterns that I carved out.

Andrew managed to get pulled a couple of times so that the leaves would not blow away!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Andrew Staining a Plaque

Andrew helping to stain an engraved plaque for my kitchen with the words "bon appetit"

Saturday, October 3, 2009

First Horse Ride

Today was a rather eventful day for Andrew. It started early this morning when we went to Home Depot for the monthly kids project. This month they had him build a fire station that serves as a bank. At the same time Home Depot had invited a lot of emergency personnel to show off their equipment. Besides being privileged to watch the life flight (helicopter) land, he was allowed to climb in the helicopter, sit in a police car, climb into two ambulances, and a fire truck. He was really excited! Of all times, I did not think to take my camera today, so no pictures.

After we arrived home Robert Sorrel stopped by with his horse and offered to take Andrew for a horse ride. Andrew thoroughly enjoyed his first horse ride. I did have presence of mind to take some pictures.

Friday, September 25, 2009

School Picnic

Enjoying the playground at Centennial Park before the picnic.

Next in line for his team at the relay race. His team one this race!!!

Eating at the park with his cousin John.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Little Sweetheart!

These roses are from Andrew. He was beaming as he carried them out of the store for me!

Monday, August 31, 2009

First Grade

Andrew all ready to start his new adventure in first grade!!!

Painted Placemats

Andrew had fun painting these placemats for me!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Vacation, Story Land

New Hampshire Vacation

Ripley Falls...100' drop...hiked .5 miles to see falls.

A stick always seemed to aid the hiking part.

Arethusa Falls is approximately 200' high located about 1.3 mile from the road. Took approximately 60 minutes one way. It was well worth the hike.

Spent an hour at the base of the refreshing!!!

80' Cloudland falls located on Falling Waters Trail...hiked 1.4 miles one way.

Taking a break along a hiking trail.

20' Stairs Falls along the Falling Waters Trail

Standing on top of the Cathedral Ledges.

Spring that Stan found on Route 2

New Hampshire Vacation Continued

Our cabin was secluded in a wooded area.

Walking around Wiley's Pond

Closer view of Mount Washington Resort

Moose spotted one evening by the road.