Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas at the New House

We had Lynne's parents and her brother's family join us for Christmas this year at the new house. We started the day with a visit from a special guest all the way from the North Pole. We had a great time with a house full of people.

Jesse played Head Elf this year and handed out the presents to the proper recipients.
Brighton couldn't wait to open her presents.
There seemed to be a cooking theme to some of our gifts this year. Here we are ready to start a new resturant.

Is he cool or what?

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Updated Train Show Pictures

After the train show last month we visited the Texas Western Model Railroad Club in south FtWorth. I finally found a good way to display these pictures.
They were having computer problems, so the trains weren't running that day. It was still cool to see all the scenery and buildings.

Cool Slideshows

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Misc Christmas Eve

Will has found a new pasttime when he's bored.
I think Wheezer is lonely. She's grooming Lynne's blanket.
It was foggy in the bottom the other morning.

Nany Nany Ha Ha

No, Little Sister, you can't play with it. It's mine, mine, all mine! Ha Ha!! I always got the trains to play with too. BaHaHA!!Some of the pieces are missing now. I don't know if they are in another box or not. And it was made by Hotwheels.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Andy's Wild Ride

Well, if you read Lynne's post below you know that this was her worst nightmare. Andy is fine, but my truck isn't.This is what a tree does at approximately 30 miles an hour.

And this is what the tree on the other side of the road does.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Another Milestone

I kind of felt like Jill on Home Improvement today. I took Andy to get his official license this afternoon. He then drove me home. Later this evening he left the house, picked up Kate, and went to a play at school. He called when they got to the school and then when they left. He was home within the hour. I was nervous the whole time. Not because I didn't trust him but just because he was not with me. I have lost another knot in the apron strings and I have to admit that it hurts. It just takes him one step closer to leaving the nest. I know that we raise them up to do that but it is a hard thing to do. I know this is a good thing but right now it is tough. They really do grow up too fast. I look at my son and all I see are this little guy still needing me but standing before me is a young man.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Maypearl Christmas Band Concert

We got Will there early to help set everything up and to warm up with the band before the concert started.
The Middle School Choir was up first. They sang with the High School Choir.
The Middle School Band played their three songs very well. Will played snare and cymbal on the first and last song. Base drum on the second.
They continued the tradition of letting the little kids come on stage and help direct Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

There were several GranPas there to see their granchildren in the band.

The High School Choir sang next.
Th High School Band played last. They played a real cool jazz number to start. Then we went home. Lynne liked the nice short 40 minute show.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Cool Christmas Lights

This is really cool. Those with a high speed connection should load this faster than I did. Some people have said they can't load the video. That's strange, it works fine on my dial-up connection. Just takes an hour to load.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Whistlestop Christmas

I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause!

We took the kids to Cleburne Saturday night to see the Christmas lights at the park. The lights looked good in the park as we arrived. It was a little chilly so we didn't stay too long in the park.

Of course we took the kids with us. They are (from left to right in the train car), Andy, Kate, Will, and Jesse.

Jesse was contemplating the toy soldier.

They dressed up the old locomotive for the holiday. We didn't see any cats that night.

That's the moon crowning the top of the light tree. It was almost full that night.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

A Chilly Night

It was a little chilly the other night, so the more delicate members of the household had to wrap up in a blanket on the couch.