Thursday, October 30, 2008

5 more friends


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs

I love bulbs. Nothing says Spring to me like bulbs.
On Friday, Bea and I planted 132 bulbs in our front yard. She and I think it will be beautiful.


The Bacon Brothers

came to Geneseo this weekend and I was there--just 10 rows away from Kevin Bacon!

I love this picture.

I have been fans of them since their first CD about 12 years ago. I have been on the lookout for any appearance nearby or not so nearby. Luckily for me, Suzy saw they would be in the area and called me.


My Sick Baby

My baby has a bad, bad cough, and she's had it for a while. Everytime she gets sick, she gets really sick, so this time I took her in to the doctor. He thinks she is probably asthmatic. She did a nebulizer treatment in his office then we went over to Darren's building for X-rays, and then went to pick up antibiotics and an inhaler.

She slept better last night than she has in weeks. No coughing. Yeah.
Annabel goes in today. She is convinced she has asthma as well. Darren thinks Noah may also be slightly asthmatic. They didn't get this from my side of the family.


Hairstylin' by Bea

Bea tickles me because she is so into fixing her hair. She wears 3 hair elastics around her wrist every day--just in case she needs them. She is constantly fiddling with her hair--flipping in out, putting it into a bun, or a ponytail. This is a look she created herself, with little thought. It just comes naturally to her.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Morning Walk

Winnie and I went on a nice early (9am) walk yesterday. We found many lovely signs of fall. I love the look of frost and I found it in many places.

This made me laugh. We have a neighbor that reeeally likes plastic.

I took all these pictures with my Canon 850 that fits in my pocket. I still need to explore this camera and its features.

Winnie was so happy just to be out to sniff new ground.

Queen Anne's ice

Fluffy cattails. Darren's office is just off to the right in the distance.

I noticed this small maple with it huge leaves growing up the middle of this other tree with its small faded leaves.

I had to stop to get rid of all the pebbles I had acquired. I am always surprised how so many pebbles can get inside my shoes while walking. It drives me crazy.

The park used to be a farm with an orchard. Several pear trees still remain and I have been too late to pick any fruit in the past.

It was a little icy, but it tasted great.

Who knew?

Buckland house

Thanks for tagging along on our walk.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

October Visitor

It hasn't snowed here, so where did this guy come from?
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Guess Who?

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a question

This is a call out to all photographers. Do you reformat your memory card after every download of pictures? I read where a professional photographer reformats his memory card every time he empties it to keep it clean and free from errors. Any thoughts?


Noah in Pictures

Darren and I have enrolled Noah in the National League of Junior Cotillion. They promise to teach this boy some manners! He is not happy about this and is attending under duress. Sunday was his first class and we thought he looked so handsome in his new navy blazer, which is required for the class. After giving me an earful of complaints about the class, he graciously agreed to let me take pictures of him in his new clothes. We stopped at the bridge over the canal at Schoen Place and tried to get as many shots as we could before I lost all the light. I seem to have a problem loosing light.


He loves the bowling game I downloaded on my iphone.

This is his serious pose. Joanna, did you teach him this?

This is a little better.

He gets braces in two weeks to bring in those beaver teeth. I may be partial, but I think he's a pretty good looking kid.
He is quite please with himself these days. He eye balls me and at 5'6" is only two inches shorter than I. I don't think that will last long.
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Last week, we had the Gregory girls spend the night. It was so exciting to have a big sleepover on a school night!


What pretty little girls.

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Amanda is hidden under the blanket and Abby is working hard to get to sleep. It is too distracting with bright flashes going off in the dark.


Monday, October 20, 2008


Noah went to Camporee this weekend with his scout troop. We made two trips back to the house from the church to get things he had forgotten and to get his warmest winter coat. Glad we did, because he said he never took off the coat the whole time he was there. The weather was below freezing during the night and didn't get much warmer during the day.

Noah, Christian and Kristian
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Homage to Pioneer Woman


Monday, October 13, 2008

Apple Picking

The kids were out for Columbus day and so to keep them from fighting and entertained we went apple picking with the Gregorys. At the last minute, Annabel went to play with Jack. We all enjoyed our day.
Oh, yeah, it was 80 degrees on Monday.

Noah and Bea are great apple pickers. Bea loves apples and is very particular about picking perfect apples, free from any defects.

Bea thinks she is very cool wearing my sunglasses.

I ask them to pose--this is what I get.

Noah looks a little thick-necked in this picture and he reminds me a little bit of John (my brother). He definitely has the Daniels' nose here.

We tried to pick raspberries, but we ate what we found as the bushes were fairly picked over. My kids are the tall ones.