Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

It has been a while since I wrote ... sorry. I had five days off for the Thanksgiving. It was great. The day before Thanksgiving Meg cooked a ton, I patched a five year old hole in our ceiling and the kids spent a good long day at Nana and Grandpa's (with a nap from Hazel)!! They're even up to doing it again - the kids that is - I haven't asked the grandparents, but I think they'll be game too.

For Thanksgiving we had twenty people at our house. It was one of my favorite holidays we've all had together. I've been enjoying the food for almost a week! The behavior of the kids couldn't have been better, they were no trouble at all. I particularly liked the time I had with my eldest nephew Evan. We share a lot of interests.

Throughout the weekend we also had a great trip to the library, a good time with the boyz at the Higgin's Armory and McDonald's and a pretty well behaved time at Bertucci's. We even did some clothes shopping with the kids.

Here are some good quotes from the kids before I forget.

Henry: "Why do turkeys like Thanksgiving?"

Hazel: "Mommy outsigh?" Henry: "There's a 'd' at the end of that Hazel!"

Henry: "I'm my own brother."

Me: "Hello" Hazel: "What you say?" Henry: "I said 'hello' to Henry." Hazel: "Why?" Me: "Um, because he came downstairs."

Here's two pictures of the kids creativity. There's been even more we don't have pictures of, lots of drawings and some cute playing. Yesterday they made a camp for duck in Hazel's room and Meg overheard Henry teaching Hazel "Jingle Bells" with instruments. I'm sorry I missed that one!

This is Henry's scene he made. He told me it was Tougas Farms, with benches for sitting and eating donuts, houses for the people who work, a building to sell donuts and a building to sell the baskets for picking apples. I tried to get in the photo so I could put in on their Facebook page ... oh well. Notice the increased realism now that I have let him use some trees and bushes I made years ago.

Here's Hazy in the morning with a see saw she made.

44 small dollars had nothing.

8,009 half dollars got me one 90% silver half (1964) and twenty-three 40% silver halves (1965, 6 x 1966, 8 x 1967, 5 x 1968D, 3 x 1969D).

17,680 quarters turned up three silver quarters (1959D, 1962D, 1964D), twenty-one Canadians, two UK 10 pence, one US penny, five US nickels, one Kenya 1 Shilling (2005), one U.A.E. 1 Dirham, two Bahamas 25¢ and two South Korean 100 Won.

12,050 dimes yielded five silver Rosies (1959, 1961D, 1963D, 2 x 1964D), twenty-three Canadians, two Bermuda 10¢, one Irish 5 pence, one Swiss 10 Rappen, two US pennies, three UK 5 pence and one Venezuela25¢. This pushes me over the 2,000,000 mark!

2,880 nickels rounded up three War Times (1945D, 2 x 1945S), six Canadians (2 Ni), one US dime and one US penny.

10,000 pennies produced forty-two Wheats, sixty-four Canadians, two US dimes, one Brazilian 1¢ and one Barbados 1¢.

1924, 1936, 1939