Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

Everywhere. And there seemed to be a bumper crop this year. We raked, shredded, drug, bagged, canned, blew, and swept about 1,945,637,208 leaves out of the front yard. And there are still plenty out there and more to float down from the neighbors’ trees.

But of course we had a lot of help. And here are the annual children playing in leaves pictures . . .

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And how about those big oak leaves? Almost as big as their heads! Did I mention we only have one tree in our front yard? And that leaf did not come off of it.

Thanksgiving 2014

Was hosted at our house. Grammy, Grampy, Aiy Ai, Thor, Grandma, Pa, Aunt Becky and the Happy Hasslers were all in attendance.

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As we went around the table and said what we were thankful for Alec kept saying “and thankful for me?” after/during each person’s turn. We were all giggling by the time we made it around the table. He was so serious.

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Aunt Becky and Claire made a pumpkin pie from scratch. Meaning they baked the pumpkin and everything. It was delicious.

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After dinner Claire, Alec and Aunt Becky gave a little concert. Claire played her guitar and sang and Alec sang too.

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Alec at one point kind of took over the show. He just kept on singing different songs her knew and telling people when to clap. Being such a performer must be thirsty work.

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And even if they don’t look it here

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They did really like their Christmas stories they got.
Christmas pj pictures will come along later.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our local Hero

Auntie Aiy Ai got an accommodation at the Air National Guard for being an excellent Guardsman.

She saved a two-year-olds life when the guard was having a ceremony. The toddler started choking and turning blue and Alison was quick on her feet. She did the equivalent to the Heimlich on a baby. She saved his life. And now she got an award, certificate and medal.

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We are very proud of our Aiy Ai!

Grampy Turns the Big 8 0!

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We had a “Leg Lamp” birthday party for him.

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I think he liked the cupcakes

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Happy Birthday Grampy! Here’s to another 80!

Halloween Book Style

For Halloween at Claire’s school they all dressed up as their favorite book character. And here she is . . .

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Junie B. Jones!

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And of course you can’t take a picture of one without the other one wanting in on it.

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We put Junie B. over Claire’s name on her backpack

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And so Alec had to show his back too.

She was very cute and called her teacher “Mrs.” all day.

Tricks and Treats

We went trick or treating a little early so we could go to some of our favorite houses.

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We went to see Aunt Cindy

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And Grandma and Pa’s – see their knees? For some reason there aren’t anymore pictures with anyone with Claire and Alec. We need new photographer.

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And Grammy and Gramps’. And lucky for us Aiy Ai was there too!

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See not another human

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until Helsebib and she’s just a bust.

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Riding the rocking horse

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We tried a couple of other houses but they weren’t home. We had a lot of fun trick or treating on Halloween too.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Super Alec

Alec got to wear his Halloween costume to school two days this week. So the first day he went as a train engineer like he is going to be for Halloween and the second day he wanted to be a superhero.

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Sometimes super heroes don’t want their picture taken.

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But then they leap and climb large buildings

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and have a change in mood

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and they also know

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how important it is

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to keep a super hero’s fan base happy

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and have good publicity shots.