Highlights: My parents visited from Idaho in October and Aunt Bean (my sister Crystal) is visiting from Ecuador on her way back to Idaho. Blastball (pre-T-ball) ended, basketball class ended, hockey is in full swing- the boys skating is improving by leaps and bounds. Thanksgiving went well-- here and in Richmond. We got two new nieces! Teddy has started jumping and eating solid food.
|Cal became a farmer at Cox Farms' fall festival.,|
|Teddy fell asleep on Papa at Cox Farms|
|The boys are going strong with hockey- |
so much so that Clark does push-ups to get ready.
|How often will this happen? All three boys with all four grandparents |
at the last Blastball game of the season
|Teddy's cheeks getting some quality Uncle A time|
|We threw together an early Thanksgiving dinner with relatives |
from the area...however for this picture we missed four of them...
We named it Thankstoberfest.
|This was Teddy's first time meeting Papa!|
|Mom and Dad took the boys to Toys R Us for early Christmas|
presents, including this hockey game that is ALWAYS in use.
|Plenty of piggy-back ridin'|
|Conducted experiments and made art |
with Halloween candy
|Aunt Bean came to town!|
|Cal, Clark, and Teddy got two new cousins in November! |
Here is little Clara at Thanksgiving dinner. We will
meet little Ivy after Christmas.
|We went to Richmond for our traditional day after Thanksgiving |
Uncle Pierre made wooden swords...yaaaay...
|Did some skating at the downtown Richmond rink|
|Uncle Pierre found a hockey player.|
|Aunt Bean brought a hat from Peru for Teddy.|
|...and Ecuador soccer jerseys for Cal and Clark|
|Morning coffee/hot chocolate with Aunt Bean|
|Football with Aunt Bean|
|Some hardcore Candyland complete with a little trash talk|
|Decorating the living room wall with Spidermen? Thanks, Bean.|
|I got a picture of all three boys smiling.|
|A superhero and a cowboy took a nap at my house.|
|Teddy got a Jumparoo!|
|We had a striped pajamas party.|
|Teddy had his first solid food. He only likes applesauce and pumpkin pie.|
|Brian took Cal and Clark in full hockey gear and Teddy grocery shopping.|
|Teddy met fire. And liked it.|
|Aunt Bean tie-dyed shirts with Cal and Clark.|
|Only a little dye strayed from the shirts...|
|Teddy went on the bus and metro for the first time. |
He is ambivalent about them and declines comment.
|Did some museuming and Christmas tree-looking downtown with Aunt Bean|
|Theodore Crosson, concerned citizen, took his|
concerns to Congress.
|He is optimistic that his concerns will be addressed.|
|And his hair is also excited about having done|
its civic duty.
|One Monday Teddy woke up frumpy.|