Saturday, October 24, 2009

Its Been a LONG LONG Time!

I know it seems like forever since I've posted anything, but we've been so busy that even though I take lots of pictures, I just never seem to find the time to put together a new post. I took this picture of Larry one night when he was working on his laptop and Emma was VERY interested! I had a hard time not laughing as I was taking the picture.

These next few are just pictures from school that I had on my camera...the first is from "Pajama Day" where not only did I get to wear my pj's, but Rascal had some made specially for the day also. (The kids LOVED it as he greeted the students in the entry hall as they arrived that morning!) Next, is one of my students holding a spider we made in art after reading the book "Arrrggghhh Spiders!"...yes, all 500 of my third, fourth and fifth graders made one! Last, is a picture of one of my fourth grade "contestants" as we played "Topsy Turvy Tic Tac Toe" where kids pick a question and have to choose the wrong answer's a favorite "Fun Friday" game I play each fall with the older students.

Larry took this picture of Emma last night when I was on the's her new favorite place to nap while I work on lesson plans!

We woke up today to a beautiful fall day and decided to go explore a pumpkin patch I had heard about though friends at school. My expectations were really low considering most people here have never seen fall up north, but it turned out to be wonderful! It turns out it's run by a Christian family and this time of year it's the main event in the hill country. They had lots of entertainment as well as activities and food for all ages.

Well after all, it is Texas, so they had to have a real longhorn there amongst all the other attractions!
Much to my surprise, I found Santa serving apple dumplings at a little farm stand! Actually he told me he only makes time for this because he enjoys it so much, but on the first of November it's back to Christmas preparations. (He really IS the town's Santa!)

On the way out of town, we stopped at their little restaurant where they serve lunch and apple goodies along with lots of other tempting items!

and last...Shelley has a new car! Yep, she was rear ended on her way to church a few weeks ago and insurance totalled her car, so Larry found this 2001 Ford Taurus for's cute!!