Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving at mema's November 29, 2013

 Reed is enjoying turkey delivered by Aunt Amanda and Grandma Shirley. 
 Izaac sat between Asher and Ava at the 'kid table'.  (Asher and Ava are siblings and friends of Joe's, not actually cousins of Izaac's).
 I was attempting to get a picture of the table with all the delicious food on it my mom made! (John made the dinner rolls but had to get on a train and didn't get to spend the day with us.)
 Another attempt at the table/food before the hungry crowd makes it disappear! (mom is at the far end with mashed potatoes in her hand... not her favorite food, either.)
Great-great Uncle Charlie holding Miss Harper, now 4 weeks old!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A little progress with 'furry children' interactions... November 26, 2013

 Queen tried to sleep away the day in hopes of waking up and finding out that two more cats arriving at her house was just a nightmare (it wasn't)....
 Patrick LOVED playing with all the toys laying around.
 Ron tried some leaping when the feathers were flying by his head...
 This is Patrick trying his hand catching feathers.  (Grace is hiding between the tv stand and the hearth, watching closely.)
Here's how the feathers game started.  (Ron is on the left, Patrick on the right and Gracie in the middle by the tv.)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The newest 'old' additions.... November 24, 2013

 These are two of the 'orphans' that started their life in our back yard in 2008, Ron (Santo) and Pat (Hughes). Ron is looking at Pat's bowl longingly (they had the same flavor of food in them).  They switched bowls anyway.
Patrick (the black tuxie) is relaxed and playing with all the toys he can find.  Ron is a little more pensive, but still very loving.  They've been at our daughter/son-in-law's house for more than 3 years, but now they're BACK!!!  gheez.....  oh well.
This is Pat and Ron's actual sibling, Grace, who has always lived here and loves to help with my emailing.  This is her 'perturbed' look, which is what she thinks about her brothers coming back to live here.  (Bogie and Noel are NOT happy campers, either, but Queen doesn't seem to mind them too much.)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Our first great grand-niece! 11/15/2013

 That's John holding Harper Lynn Marie W. last Sunday at my mom's house in Des Moines.  Izaac (her cousin) is making sure (great) Uncle John is doing it right.
 That's my Uncle Charlie holding Harper, making him the great-great Uncle (for the 5th time...and two more babies on the way)!  
My son-in-law decided it was safe to hold Harper as long as she was sleeping!  She was born 10/29/2013.  (She was awake but not crying here, so he was okay with that, too.)
Our nephew, Ben, also has a birthday on 10/29, so he and Harper are 'birthday twins'.... (although Ben is now 21 years old!!)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

After the harvest 11 05 2013

The corn stalks are chopped, gathered and baled, and then stacked. 
 One of these days a big trailer will come and load them all and take them somewhere else.
This is the baler.  It moves pretty slowly.
Here's a 34 second video of the tractor and the baler in action.  It's a smidge wiggly since I was in the house and the they were in the field across the road.

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