Monday, October 3, 2011

Sometimes the best way to do a blog post is just to put up a whole lot of pictures and comment on them.

Meg and Kristina took the kids to Purgatory Chasm last week. If I remember right it was a bit rocky (mood-wise), but these pictures make it look like solid fun to me! (funny how that happens) Here's a picture of Henry and his buddy Griffin.

Hazel doing some climbing at Purgatory Chasm.

Last week Meg also took our kids for a fun rail trail walk. It sounded like a great day. I wish so much that I was there, especially today when I'm back at work.

After the good times they had on the trail (tiring though, pushing their combined 60 lbs. takes a lot out of one) Meg and Henry made pasta during Hazel's nap. Henry did a good job and was very proud of their work.

This weekend was our town's fall festival. Henry wasn't too keen on the parade still because of the loud sounds and so I took only Hazel at first. She enjoyed it a lot and scored some candy, beads, a ruler and a cup. Henry watched the parade from our window and later came to get some candy. He only saw three or so vehicles, but got more than enough candy. Afterwards he told me, "I liked that parade a lot." I asked him what his favorite part was. "Watching it from the window." Meg told me he enthusiastically narrated the whole thing.

Henry and I killed some rainy afternoon time at Home Depot doing one of his favorite things ... looking through all of kitchens there. He (and Hazel if she were there) get a big kick of exploring the sample kitchens, refrigerators, ovens and blinds.

7 small dollars had nothing.

8,000 half dollars turned up one 90% silver half (1964) and twenty-two 40% silver halves (1965, 2 x 1966, 10 x 1967, 6 x 1968D, 3 x 1969D).

5,000 pennies rounded up just five Canadians. These consisted of only post-82 pennies and clearly were searched by some copper hunter before me ... boring.

Found: 5 pennies