Thursday, December 29, 2016

More Fun

We had some excitement yesterday when the Grandkids were here.this guy totally ran in the ditch in front of our house. Richard went out to see what he could do to help...The guy was a mess.

Our driveway is super wide, so not real sure on how a person could do this.

Eventually there was a tow truck and two cops there also. Got to see the guy get searched, handcuffed, and hauled off to jail.  
Fun times on a Wednesday afternoon!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Fun Day with the Kids

We wanted to spend the day with the two older Grandkids today....we sure had fun! They brought in some lego sets with them, among other things. Emily had a Cinderella set and then we did her Little Mermaid one.  Had a good time with them!

She found a bow to put on her forehead....she called herself a Christmas Present!

Loved this puzzle on the United States....

It also had pieces to move around on the highway on the puzzle

Tyler and Richard did a Star Wars lego set...he also brought in a Battleship game, which they played.
We had a busy but really fun day!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Weekend

We had a really nice Christmas weekend. I should have taken more pictures...We had our gathering here at our house on Christmas Eve.   Here is Miss Emily

Ben and Jack were still battling being sick....but they were in good moods.

We started our festivities earlier in the day this year and we liked that better, so will likely stay that way, at least while the kids are little..

Tyler waiting patiently. He is such a good boy.

Things getting a bit crazy!

about three-fourths the way through the present opening, Emily decided to take a break..

Used a box as a pillow and a big sheet of used wrapping paper as a blanket.

She is something else...too funny! She had been sick last week so maybe she really did need the break.

Tyler liked this little Simon game.
That Tree  early on Christmas morning....

and Jack using the bird bath as a water source.
sure was a nice weekend!

Friday, December 23, 2016

More Sign Fun

Just over a month ago  a highway sign in front of our house got knocked down by some farm equipment. Now the speed limit sign has been knocked down! This time I did not see/hear it happen.

It is snapped right off!

The artesian well was running from the tiny amount of snow we had!

Today's Sunrise

Not the best pictures, but this was this morning's sunrise. The colors were so vibrant! It only lasted a few minutes. I took these pictures from inside our front door. I should have gone outside and gotten some better ones!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Last Day of Fall

I spent a small portion of the last day of Fall planting a couple flowers to enjoy the next few weeks.  I have grown one of these before and it's fun to watch them grow.  Here are the bulbs,etc

they come with a little "disk" of "soil"  you add three and a half cups of water to this

and it starts growing!

after it absorbs all the water, it's time to plant!

I gave one of these to Tyler....I thought he and Emily would enjoy watching it grow.  He picked the one on the left...which kind of surprised me, since the other one was up a  bit already. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

First Day of Winter

We went down to check on the cabin today....the river is low and has some ice in it.

We had some much colder weather over the weekend and had seen a picture someone else had taken of the river and it had much more ice in it than this.

 I like how the trees reflect in the water! Pretty and peaceful down there today!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Tyler Time

We had Tyler for the day recently....We sure had a good time! We got a couple little puzzles from the had a date of 1979 on the box, the other is also of the same time span....we had fun doing these puzzles!

We played a few times with the Lincoln Logs.....this is a structure that had an
We sure enjoyed our day with him!