When I was in grade school, Andy Griffith used to come on at 4:00. We got off the bus right about that time and if we ran into the house fast enough we got to see all of it.
I still enjoy the Andy Griffith show . . .
|Atlas holding Kathryn|
|Michelle holding Eliza|
|Cali rocking Kathryn and Ezra|
|Cali rocking and feeding Kathryn|
|Grace reading and rocking Levin, Afton and Eliza|
|Grandma rocking Kathryn|
|Eliza holding Ezra|
|Afton holding Kathryn and Eliza|
|Grandma holding Ezra|
|Joe holding Ezra|
|Ty holding Eliza and Afton.|
|Abe holding Henry|
|Ande helping Levin with a beesting|
|Ty, Eliza, Atlas, and Afton gathering the eggs for breakfast.|
|Zeph and Afton helping make biscuits.|
|Atlas and Zeph feeding the steer.|
|Ty and Atlas doing the dishes.|
|Abe, Ray and Calvin moving the grill back and forth depending on the rain.|
|Joe and Abe were on the rib detail. They made goooooood ribs.|
|Grace and Michelle building their pizzas for the grill.|
|Trent, Crisa and Calvin manning the grill.|
|Tradition: Sunday dinner. |
We didn't serve it fancy, but it tasted really good: corn on the cob, steaks, melon salad and baked potatoes.
|Ray and Calvin digging the holes for Fort Payne|
|Zeph and Ty|
|LaTaTa and Henry|
|Eliza and" Dan|
|Joe jumping with Henry|
|Crisa, Trent and Ethan giving Joe and Afton a big bounce.|
|Ray rolling as hot lava and the kids squealing and trying to jump over him without getting burned.|
|Brena and Kiara|
|Zeph and Afton|
|Ethan playing the flute for his part in family night.|
|Trent and Crisa|
Brena, Kiara, Ethan
|Ray and Cali|
Atlas and Levin
|Grace and Abe|
|Michelle and Ty|
Afton, Kathryn, Ezra
|Joe and Ande|
Zeph and Ezra
|Ty, Michelle and Eliza with the official yellow envelopes|
Brena, Trent, Abe
Joe, Levin, Calvin
Grace, Ande, Afton
Kiara, Crisa, Cali
|Team Ethan -- Also known as The Winners!|
I thought Ray would/should drive, but when we ran to the car to start the race he jumped
into the passenger side and yelled, "You drive. I think." Turned out to be a great plan.
He offered me $100 if I could pass Team Levin. I almost got it.
Team Brena blocking the driveway so no one else could get out until they had finished their puzzle.
Team Afton at the lake. Ande wrote, "That time I slipped and fell in the lake while holding
Afton on our first stop in the Amazing Race. Grace laughed so hard she peed her pants.
I laughed so hard I cried. Afton cried that her sparkly skirt got wet.
Cali said, "Although Team Kiara came in dead last, Kiara was sure we were first because
she had worn her 'fastest shoes' (Hello Kitty Mary Janes)."
At this point they were in first place.
So many funny memories of this game.
|Afton, Levin, Atlas|
|Ray and Ty|
|Ande and Cali|
|Ande and Michelle|
|Abe and Ty|
|Abe and Calvin|
|Joe and Abe|
|Trent and Crisa|
|Abe, Grace, Crisa, Trent, Brena|
|Late night snack.|
|Grace made dirt pudding with gummy worms for the kids.|
|Zeph with a wooly worm.|
|Ande, Cali, Abe, and Atlas digging potatoes.|
|Cali, Levin, and Ande collecting flower seeds.|
|Ande, me, and Ty waiting for the next game of Werewolf to start|