November 2009

Thanksgiving

November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving this year for us was in Ken Caryl Ranch at the Dilger's house.

The Denver Broncos played today, which is very rare, so we all wore our orange and blue.

It was a great meal, great to see some people we don't see as often as we would like, and they went out of their way to make it special and condusive for kids. The kids didn't want to leave!

Lexi & Brie in their Broncos Best

The grass is always greener. . .

Grandpa with Alexia and Brielle

Great Grandma W with Brielle

Aunt Laura with Cousin Hailey and Brielle

Piano Lessons

November 26, 2009

Tracy started some non-official lessons with Drew who wants to learn to play the piano.

They both had a lot of fun, and he really did learn a few things. More than Jamie knows about the piano!

Learning the Basics

Starting to Play

Brady's Birthday Party

November 21, 2009

Brady has his birthday party today in Fort Collins, so Jamie took the girls and Tracy followed soonafter with Drew after another, conflicting party.

As always, the party was loads of fun, especially the pinata, which was homemade by Robyn and Gabe.

There is always something fun for the kids to explore or play with in their back yard.

The Birthday Boy gets first crack at the pinata
(pun intended)

Big Sister gets the next swing at it

Lexi tried her best

Brie also took a few swings, but at a bad angle for the camera

Goodie Bags

Little Brother was having fun too

Drew showed up in time for the most important part: Ice Cream!

Genghis Kahn

November 20, 2009

It was a special night at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for members to see the new Genghis Kahn exhibit.

Tracy had some other prior plans, which made it a perfect evening for Jamie to take the kids to Denver to meet Erik (who the kids just love) for dinner and the museum.

After some great Thai food, we headed to the museum. There aren't many pictures because it was crazy trying to keep track of all of the kids, but we did snap one great photo after the exhibit with our new conquerer hats.

This style is coming back for sure

Veterans Day

November 11, 2009

Andrew has a calendar that Tracy made for him that has a lot of different pictures on different days. Some are for birthdays, others for anniversaries, and others are for holidays like Veterans Day.

As each special day approaches, Drew asks what each picture is for, and we explained to him the meaning of Veterans Day.

After gaining an understanding of this holiday and what it means to be a veteran and those he knows that are veterans, Drew asked if he could make cards for Veterans Day.

Tracy was happy to help him make the cards and Jamie drove all around with Drew to deliver them on Veterans Day.

Drew showing his card for Pomi in Johnstown, CO

Drew with PaPa John in Longmont, CO

Drew with Grandpa after delivering his card in Erie, CO

Froggy

November 4, 2009

We are unsure if Froggy has been introduced to the Deba Blog yet. So, here he is, just in case.

Froggy (also known as Hoppy) came home with Drew near the end of his first year of preschool.

Drew has known him ever since he was a tiny black dot in the water next to many other tiny black dots.

He is an African Water Frog and, as this species name implies, he spends his entire life under water, coming to the surface for air occasionally.

Froggy has really become Tracy's frog, but if you ask Drew, he is still Drew's pet.

Froggy in his tank which was "abandoned" by Tapper and Roper

Preschool Halloween Party

November 3, 2009

A snow day pushed Drew's preschool Halloween party into November. Here are some pictures from that day.

Parading through the school

The Whole Class
(notice Lexi & Brie in there too!)

Drew eating his snack

The girls got their snack too

Drew with some classmates