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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow in Austin - What Fun

This much snow in Austin is really unusual, so the grandkids made the most of it. These are just three of 12 that Arrion shared with us. Kaylee looks really neat in her snow gear!


With help from Mom, they even had enough snow for a snow man.
They made snow angels, as well.


Alex has really wanted to get some real snow - well, her it is!


It was another very good day!  ;-)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rathsacks to San Antonio Zoo

Arrion posted some photos of their family trip to the San Antonio Zoo earlier this week. Here are three of my favorites. First, Alex with the giraffe.


Kaylee being Kaylee.


A nice family photo!

It was another very good day!  ;-)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Weekend Puzzles

We did one puzzle on Saturday, and other on Sunday. No snow, so maybe it was good luck!

Here is the Saturday puzzle:


Here is the Sunday puzzle:


It was a great weekend!  ;-)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Checking out the old Iowa farm

This is a test of Google Map of my homeplace farm (corner of B Ave and 300th Street):

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Here is the farm in an ariel view from 1947:


It is another interesting day!  ;-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A reason to visit grandchildren

Alex, he'll be six in late April, likes Grandma to read him books as he goes to bed.... of course! One night this visit, Grandpa got the honor, as well. Also, of course, he seems to prefer to lay in Grandpa and Grandma's bed, rather than his own.

This time, Grandma Nancy remembered to get the camera out, before we returned him to his own bed.
This is why we visit as often as we can.


Sweet dreams, Alex!  ;-)
It was another very good day!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Austin to Hollister

Made it home in eleven hours, to the minute.... very cold here... no precipitation.
Nice drive, on the Interstates, all the way home.

It was a very good day!  ;-)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Austin 7 Feb 2010

Here are some photos taken after church earlier today.


Arrion made Kaylee's dress, yesterday, on her new sewing machine.
This set is the best of what I took, with some editing, of coure. Kaylee.


Grandma and Alex, looking at his Sunday School papers.

Kaylee wouldn't sit still, but Arrion did.  ;-)

I caught a quiet moment, when Kaylee didn't see me...  ;-)

 Prepared during half time of the Super Bowl. 

It was another very good day!!  ;-)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Austin 4 Feb 2010

First photos of grandkids in Austin

We got Alex a new Texas Longhorn cap on the way down.


 Kaylee siting at table with her mother, Arrion.


 Kids on couch with Nancy.
Kaylee took an unusual nap... cute to see her asleep.

It was a very good day!  ;-)  ...in spite of the rain...  ;-)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Robins in the Snow

A couple of weeks ago I saw a dozen or more pairs of robins up the hill when I was out for a walk. I didn't have my camera. Well.......

Yesterday, I had my camera when I saw many robins in the snow outside my office. As I slipped out, they sort of flew away, but I captured a few of them....

 Just one, but I got him there by the water coming out the the ground.

Used the telephoto feature to good advantage.


 Couple of decent closeups... in the snow.

... in the grass. Neat!

It was a very good day! Off to Austin for a week, tomorrow!  ;-)