Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving week

We had a few days off for Thanksgiving, and it was a welcomed break. We hosted Thanksgiving here for about 8 people - - they arrived around 1 pm and left around 9 pm (!) But that was because we were all having a good time. We had turkey and then turkey again about 6 pm, and of course lots of drinks. The next day we met up with the Klemme's for a small hike to the Toadstools. The boys ran the entire way, which is a marked change from former years when they complained it was too far. We're back into a regular routine of school and life....for now.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Balloon Regatta

It was the hot air balloon festival again. It was just as impressive this year as it was in previous years. The "balloon glow" lasts for only an hour or so,but the streets are lined with crowds milling about the dozens of hot air balloons. The flashes of light and bursts of sounds set a great background for an evening out side.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Typical school picture

Jacob in Kindergarten - 2009

Happy Halloween!

It's taken me a few days to upload these. We had a good and busy Halloween. Jake had a Halloween party with 7 of his friends (in lieu of a birthday party earlier this month). They mostly wanted to run around in costume, but we did manage a few Halloween games. Later, we went trick-or-treating. I think we had about 200 kids at our door! The kids had to give up some of their candy, to fill our coffers. They did so without complaint, and I was very proud of them! Page, Arizona does trick or treating like no other town I've lived in. (and I've lived quite a few places).