Monday, January 23, 2012

This weekend started with a pretty good trip to the Olive Garden (Henry's idea). The kids weren't too bad, but strangely for that place the bread sticks and salad didn't turn up instantly (that's why the place is pretty good for kids). We had a tough time getting Hazel from under the table. She fit perfectly under there. Eventually I had to crawl under there. :)

On Saturday I journey through the snow with the kids to Evan's Pine Wood Derby (Boy Scout event). It took about an hour to drive somewhere it takes us 20 minutes usually. Oh well. It was worth it. The theme of the event was Star Wars. I have to admit it brings a certain joy to my heart to see the next generation embracing Star Wars so eagerly. I'm definitely not the only one many mom and dads involved got into the event and wore costumes just like the kids (Nicole was not one of them ... next year!). I think next year Henry will be bringing his own car to race. He was quiet throughout the event, but spoke well of it afterwards. On the way home we had a nice time at Papa Gino's with Nana and Grandpa.

Things took a turn for the worse after that.

I started feeling ill after supper. I had chills and felt like I was going to throw up. That happened during a middle of the night trip to the bathroom with Henry. He threw up himself about two hours later. I recovered pretty well after being sick, but Henry was wiped out for most of the day (rallying just to go grocery shopping with me and give mom a 1/2 hour nap). Today everyone is feeling just fine.

Hazel getting dressed up.

Henry dolled up just like his little sister.

The opening ceremony of Pine Wars. Notice in the foreground Hazel's letting Cioci hold her!

Henry was requesting lots of cuddles yesterday. Usually this leads to Hazel being jealous, but for a minute or two she was able and allowed to join in.

Henry was so wiped out he actually fell asleep on the couch with his "Lego" catalog.

8,000 half dollars had one 90% silver half (1964), three 40% silver halves (1967, 1968D, 1969D) and three proof halves (1977S, 1978S, 1983S).

4,640 quarters turned up one silver Washington (1964), two Canadians, one Bermuda 25¢ and one UK 10 pence.

1,000 dimes had nothing.

400 nickels yielded one War Time (1943P), two Canadians (1 Ni) and one Bermuda 5¢.

7,000 pennies rounded up thirty-eight Wheats, twenty-seven Canadian and one US dime. One of the Wheats was the 1926D. I don't find too many of that one!

1913, 1918, 1926D, 1928, 1929, 1935, 1941, 1942, 1944(6), 1945, 1946(2), 1948, 1949, 1950, 1950S, 1951(2), 1952, 1955, 1956D(5), 1957, 1957D(3), 1958D(2)