Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween - California - Baptism

Things have been a bit busy here and so I haven't had that much time to update the blog. Recently we celebrated Halloween, I went on a trip to California and Hazel was baptised.

Henry arranged these magnets on our fridge and then told Meg they spelled five dollars. I don't see it.

One of Henry's better Hazel pictures.

Henry wasn't in his costume much at all. We got him in it for about 10 minutes at a Halloween party and somehow snapped this photo. He didn't want to wear it at all for trick-or-treating. He still had lots of fun, however.

Hazel in her ladybug costume with Meg.

Henry playing with his cousin's lightsaber on Halloween night. He wanted Meg to use the other lightsaber so he could duel with her, but she was holding Hazel and that would have been a bit difficult.

This weekend I took down three items from our attic for Hazel, the jumperoo, the exer-saucer and the high chair. Henry helped me "fix" the jumperoo for Hazel. She likes it quite a bit.

Hazel's first attempt at eating "baby cereal!" She didn't like it so much.

Hazel's baptism was today. Afterwards we took some pictures.

This week while at a conference for work in northern California I did a lot of coin searching. I was helped a lot by a bank that let me just fill up plastic bags with loose pennies for machine counting (it takes a few days to credit the account). I sure wish I could find a bank like that at home. I dumped a dozen bags on them!

20 large dollars and 121 half dollars just turned up one lone 40% silver half (1967).

57,350 pennies rounded up one proof (1969S Proof), one Indian Head (1894), two hundred thirty-seven Wheats (including one, very rusty Steelie), sixty-three Canadians, eighteen US dimes, six Euro 2¢, two Hong Kong 10¢, two UK pennies, one Euro 10¢, one Panama 1¢, one German 2 Pfennig, one Norway 50 ore, one Euro 1¢ and an Argentina 10¢. That's the most pennies I've searched during a West Coast trip! I didn't find any new Wheats, but I feel like I got close and I was pretty pleased with the Indian Head (first found on the West Coast), the new country find (Argentina) and the first proof I've found in a roll. Perhaps I'll find my next Wheat soon; it has been a long time. The Wheats were:

1910, 1911, 1920, 1920S, 1924, 1929, 1935(3), 1936S, 1937D, 1937S, 1938, 1939S, 1940(2), 1940D, 1940S, 1941, 1941D, 1942(4), 1942D, 1943S, 1944(15), 1944D(4), 1944S(11), 1945(11), 1945D(2), 1945S(3), 1946(6), 1946S(4), 1947(2), 1947D, 1947S, 1948(3), 1948D(5), 1948S(2), 1949, 1949D(2), 1949S(3), 1950(3), 1950D(3), 1950S(2), 1951D(4), 1951S, 1952, 1952D(9), 1952S(5), 1953(4), 1953D(7), 1953S(2), 1954D(5), 1954S(2), 1955D(5), 1955S, 1956, 1956D(23), 1957(2), 1957D(28), 1958(3), 1958D(22)

Found: 3 pennies, 2 dimes, 1 foreign coin (a Canadian 25¢)