Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chili

 On Sunday, Andrew joined us for lunch and the Packer Game...and Grandma Ellie's Chili!!  It's so good!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Iowa and a costume party!!


Anna and John traveled to Iowa this weekend to visit Gma and Gpa...but Anna made it back just in time to go to a friend's costume party.  Here she is as a "pink crayon!" 




Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday!!!


 Anna had Open House at her school this week....here she is in her 5th grade class...Look at that neat desk....so proud!!  She had basketball try outs the same night, right before open house, so she is sporting her new uniform...YES, she's #1 !!!
 

 Some days I need this cup to help get me fired up to "take on my day!"  Wonder woman!!



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The squirrel hunter

John refilled the birdfeeder which grabbed the attention of the squirrels.....some 4 legged girl has been doing a little squirrel hunting.  She's got one treed.....


Monday, October 22, 2012

The Mall

 Our big outing on Saturday was to Mayfair Mall.....Luke found some basketball shoes and Anna found some shoes too.  Luke was a good big brother and walked into a "girl store" so John and I could look at comforters at the Boston store!  He's a good sport!  

We also watched the Iowa game on Saturday night....the game was ugly....an ugly loss....but we turned our frowns upside down by making it a "Dairy Queen Night."

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday FUN!!


 Hey, Anna's friend's enjoy the basement just as much as the boys do....COOL!!!


Here's Anna's friend, Molly with Minnie....and a bag of Fritos.....



 Here's the breakfast casserole that I made in the crock pot....it was SOOOOOO  good!!
 Bella is all worn out from working at the school.....

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pics of Ben during Homecoming week...


 This was seniors wear BLUE day.....




Toga Day...at school and at the Football Game.....



 School Color Day....


Monday, October 15, 2012

Homecoming Weekend


 This weekend was the Homecoming Dance...and Ben had a DATE!!!  Here he is with Emma!


 and here he is with the group that he went with.....  the house was very interesting!!  It was a ranch house that had concrete floors and the whole right back side of the house was windows-- wish it wouldn't have been raining!!!  Oh Well, he had fun!

 


Friday, October 12, 2012

Total Random Pictures...


 Here are some leftover pics from our week.....in no particular order.  This guy visited our feeder- I love our birds!!!



 Ben tried out his painting skills for his AP Art Studio class..he decided that painting wasn't his favorite medium....
 Anna's favorite medium is HAIR....I taught her how to cut Luker's hair...the good ole buzz cut!
 Minnie Moo was NOT happy that temps were in the 30's and Mom put a sweater on.....oh well!!
Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Homecoming week!


 It's Homecoming week at Ben's High School.  During the week leading up to the big game on Friday, the school has a certain theme for students to participate in each day.  Monday was dress as your favorite professional athlete...so.....Ben was  Paul Pierce....I froze just looking at him!!!
 Tuesday was toga day, and he ran out of the house before I could capture a picture..again, I froze just looking at him...brrrrr.  I did happen to catch WACKY day....here he is in all of his glory....certainly a wacky outfit!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Going to the Chapel....


  We went to a beautiful Fall wedding last Saturday.  Our neighbor girl, Danielle, got married at Glacier Hills Park in the little chapel there.  Here are a few pictures from the wedding....

Here is Anna when she was ready to go....I can't believe how grown up she looks here...



Those eyes........
Seated at the wedding....it was COLD.  This would have been a nice photo, but someone (Andrew) will being silly.....

 The beautiful bride and groom....
 Our neighbor, Donovan was all dressed up....
 and look at the beautiful bouquet....love those Fall colors!!