Playing Catch Up in November

Well, it is almost the end of December and I wanted to include a few of our November events.

November 8

Erik walked in the Veteran’s Day Parade with Boy Scouts.  We want to say thank you to our family members who are Veteran’s.  In our family that includes:  Grandfather Bird, Grandpa Brown, Aunt Peggy and Uncle Mike on Jim’s side of the family.  On my side it would be Grandpa Bales and Uncle Jamie.




November 14

Elizabeth was in Hutchinson with a Youth Conference for Church.  Erik enjoys any time that he can have our undivided attention so we went to Exploration Place.  He loves to spend time “flying.”  I would not be surprised if we do not have a pilot in our future.


November 22

This was a week for music.  Erik had his first piano recital on Sunday and then on Monday night, Elizabeth and Erik sang with Newton Community Children’s Choir for their winter concert.    Erik has been taking lessons for less than 1 year.  Last year at Christmas he wanted a piano book with Christmas songs in it so we bought a beginning book.  Between the 3 of us we taught him the names of some of the notes on the staff as well as where middle C and some other notes on the piano were.  Well, by the end of the holiday season last year he was able to play a song or two.  His repetoire of songs continue to grow.  He amazes me in the fact that many of the songs he has memorized!

The weekend wasn’t all work….Elizabeth and her friend Elyse with mom in tow went to see New Moon.  This is the sequel to Twilight.  We enjoyed the movie and then a sleepover.


We were greatful that we were able to spend a few days with my mom in Nebraska.  We spent  Wednesday until Saturday in Beatrice enjoying her company and good food.  We were also able to meet the newest addition to her family, Ted E. Bear.

Jim got into the spirit of things by helping in the kitchen.  He does enjoy cooking!

Maisy was not too excited about this trip to grandma’s as she had to share her time with the new puppy.


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