Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

New Year's Day the Johnson's and I traveled to Nora Springs. There we met Terry and Pat, Jay, Dianne, and Bailey. We helped Mom celebrate her 87th birthday. We ended our day at Godfather's Pizza.
Brett is pretty interested in sprinkling some cheese on his pizza.
Mom and her three kids She had a good day.
Jay, Dianne, Bailey and me as we were getting ready to leave
The Johnson's and Mom
Dane helped Mom play bingo. We all played - and everyone won at least once. Dane really got the giggles at one point during the day. He was laughing so hard that tears were rolling down his cheeks. One of the residents said something that tickled him.
We were in the recreation room and had the place all to ourselves. We are waiting for Stacy to dish up the cheesecake. I had also brought a big plate of cookies so we had plenty of food.
The other side of the table
Terry gave some instructions to boys on how to play pool. Dane did a pretty good job for his first time at the pool table.

Christmas 2010

We had a great time at Christmas this year. Everyone was able to make it and the weather was cooperative. Thanks Craig, for taking the group picture - wish you were in it as well.
Dane, I have a feeling you should have cooperated with the photographer. He told you to SMILE!
Okay, that will teach you to make goofy faces! Dane is actually laughing in the photo, but he will learn not to mess with his Uncle Craig!
Santa was good to Dave. Being a Steelers fan, he got a jersey with the name of one of his favorite players on the back.
Not sure what was so interesting but everyone seems to be looking at Dave or Craig - who were out of picture range.
This year instead of stockings for the adults, a large basket of "stuff" was put in the center of the room and after the adults drew numbers, they took turns taking goodies from the basket. There were a couple grab bags, and Craig took a chance on one of them. Not a good idea - it happened to be a tie with all the books of the Bible on it. Doubt that will get worn too much.
Well, guess I have that picture in twice - and everytime I try and delete I delete the whole entry so, guess it will just stay.
Drew is anxious to see what is behind all that paper and tape.
After opening gifts there always has to be some time for games. Brett is the game player, and he and Cari were having a game of Memory - guess who won?!
Dane is more into using his imagination with all of his figurines, and he loves to have Cari play with him. It is fun to listen to them make up their game as they play.

Another shot of the "intense" game player.