Monday, December 12, 2011

Sewing & a Christmas Photo

We were babysitting this weekend and Elise wanted to sew some buttons into a necklace. She really enjoyed the activity, and intently picked out her favorite buttons and sewed them together while Corinna just liked to play in the buttons!
The last is a picture of Gary & I at our Christmas gathering with our Bible Study. I need to get a new outfit as I think that I have worn the same one for the last 4 years or so!

Thanksgiving & Birthday

Thanksgiving & Gary's Birthday always seem to run together. I didn't get too many pictures from Thanksgiving, but here are a few. We made our family tradition, pull apart bread for breakfast and Roxanne helped me set the table.
The next week we met at a restaurant for Gary's Birthday. These are the cards that Rocket & Roxanne made for him. I think everyone had a ggod time but Corinna. She is not happy in this family photo!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Missouri trip

Well, I hadn't blogged for a while, partially because we hadn't been doing much and partially because my lap top was broken. But Gary and his co workers fixed it and now I am back in business.
So we just got back from a trip to Missouri to visit Becca & family. While there we

Played at the camp...
Went bowling...
Played outside...
Played with Rubber Band Guns...

And most of all took lots of pictures.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


No it was not a protest. It was a rally at City Hall to help save the Post Office. I chuckle to myself to think that we grew up in the 60's when there was a lot of protesting. And we didn't participate in any of them. So now, we are in our 60's, we start attending them. But it is for a good cause. We need the Post Office and Gary needs a job. It was a very unique experience.

Another September Birthday

We had a second birthday here last week. Corinna turned 2. We had a BBQ, presents, cousins, and cake & ice cream. Corinna loved to open her gifts, and chocolate cake was also a favorite. The tired Momma looks like she enjoyed the cake also.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Roxanne'a Birthday

Roxanne had her 8th Birthday at our house on Saturday. She had Patrick cake (from Sponge Bob). We played a get to know Roxanne game and then everyone played with her favorite gift, a microphone. It was great to celebrate with her.


We ended the summer with a family picnic in Denver.
Rocket caught grasshoppers that were in abundance int he park, the girls played in the water, and Grandpa bought ice cream for the kids. It was a relaxing Labor Day.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday Night Fun

Our neighbor called us last night and said we had a bear sighting in our neighborhood. After looking outside we found him in our back yard. He was very content to just sit under our tree. We thought he was going to spend the night there, but he eventually got up and left. He climbed the fence and walked along the top 2 x 4 where our neighbor puts out peanuts for the squirrels. What a balancing act. We didn't take many pictures as we were afraid of what the flash might do. And even though it was hot last night we slept with our sliding glass doors closed.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

School Programs

The end of the school year means school plays. Rocket had the lead roll in his production playing John Henry. Here are a few of our favorite scenes, from John Henry's birth, where he didn't fit in the crib, to beating the steam engine. And Rocket's favorite, the falling down after beating the steam engine.
Elise was in the singing production of circus circus. She sang along with all of her classmates in a fun performance.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Almost Finished

I know that I haven't been posting on a regular basis, and now I have 4 posts done. Sorry, it's feast or famine. Mostly I have been working on my baskets. I made 170 of them and finally got them sewn together. Now I just have to figure out a border. I am thinking blue, but have been trying many colors. I will post a picture later when it is finished.


We thought that with Easter being later this year, we would have a chance at warmer weather. But no, this is Colorado, and we woke up to snow. Not a lot, but enough to make it feel cold. but that doesn't stop us from celebrating. We had the traditional egg hunt, and picture with the eggs making the year. Tim said this was the easiest year to make, just 2 straight lines. Yea.

Rocket turns 9

Rocket had his ninth Birthday this last week. We were able to go up for his party. It was a science experiment party. They made slime or gack, or whatever it is called. The kids had lots of fun. Naomi did a wonderful job on his cake. Rocket said it had to be better than Cake boss, and I think she succeeded.