Tuesday, October 18, 2005

From Winter to Fall

It's hard to believe that just 2 weeks ago we had snow. Instead, we spent most of the day Saturday mowing up our leaves. 15 bags worth (and that is the big lawn and leaf kind)--and that was only the back yard. But before we cleaned up the yard, the kids enjoyed a rather nice, sunny day playing in the leaves.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Is Six the new 13?

Well, it's already begun...Bryce received his first phone call from a (gasp) girl. There's nothing like answering the phone only to hear this high-pitched voice on the other end saying, "Is Bryce there?" uh and who is this? Dariann. Last year "the" girl was Naomi. At least the whole conversation was about ladybugs and spiders (from Bryce's end of the line, anyway). Now I am a little old fashioned, and I'm not even sure I approve of girls calling boys. That argument was a 'little' different when I was 13, though. I'm sure my mom remembers the arguments. ;0) But I can't blame these girls, because of course Bryce is a complete heart-throb!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

80 Degrees On Sunday?

I find it hard to believe it was that warm this weekend, but it was. And now look at the weather. The high today is supposed to be low 30's. Oh, well. At least I'm getting a little break from beet harvest ;-). We didn't even get as much snow as some places (6-12 inches in parts of North Dakota with 3 foot drifts). Last week, I (Rick) got to substitute teach Bryce's first grade class...talk about "exciting". Nothing like trying to manage 19 six-to-seven year olds, but at least it was only half a day. I did have visions of Arnold screaming in his Hungarian accent...by the way "it's not a tumah! [sic]".