Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday with family in Parsons

Early this morning, our resident squirrel (we have many) was perched in the pecan tree behind us.  The only shot I had at him was at an angle through the window screen.  I think it turned out pretty good considering.  He's busy having breakfast. I see a fat, fluffy tailed creature that entertains me.  Don sees a big pot of stew!  Yuk!our resident squirrel I know you haven't seen Clifford in a long time, but he's excited today because we're on our way to see Emma over at Aunt Sherrie's in Parsons, KS... about 30 miles.Clifford looking at Altamont, KS We traveled the back roads and cut off about five miles.  Road wasn't the best, though, but the scenery was nice.back roads to Parsons  SE KS country When we arrived, Emma was reading a book and Papa Doppy had to check it out with her.Don and Emma Camden was so cute... when he saw me, he started dancing in place, clapping his hands, saying, "Nonna! Nonna!"  And then he presented his famous "cheese" face complete with squinted eyes.100_0158 Isn't this just too funny?  If he sees you with the camera pointed at him, this is most likely the results you will get.100_0162 They just gravitate to Papa Doppy. Papa Doppy playing with Camden & Emma Aunt Sherrie had prepared a Soup & Sandwich Supper.  It's capitalized on purpose.  This was not your everyday grilled cheese and Campbell's tomato soup supper.  Oh, no!  Homemade everything:  Chili, Chicken Vegetable, Potato, and Turkey Rice... gourmet all.  Wonderful breads (she saved time and purchased a variety of fresh loaves which she sliced... with Khalil's help.  And there was dessert:  pecan oatmeal pie (a different but delightful twist) and Pumpkin Cranberry Cake.  And let me not forget the cheese loaf covered with jalapeno jelly and the cheese ball covered in roasted pecans as appetizers.  Oh, my!  So yum-dilly-ish-ous!Aunt Sherrie & Khalil Ooops, he saw me.  The only reason he is this still:  time-out for turning off the TV.  He's recovered from his remorse.100_0171_thumb Emma has found a pretty favorite spot.  Smart girl.  I like it there, too.Papa Doppy & Emma playing

But alas, Papa Doppy was replaced when baby Autumn Elizabeth arrived.Emma and Autumn Grammie (Khalil's mom) gets in the floor with the girls. Camden is taken a nap.Grammy, Emma & Autumn Grammie is teaching Emma a dance move.Emma, dancing lesson Isn't this just too precious?:  Emma and her Grammie (Khalil's mom).Grammy and EmmaKhalil & Scott, Autumn's daddy.Scott and Khalil My Leslie.Leslie Well, happy boy didn't get his nap out and it took a few minutes for him to wake up.  And where did this other baby come from???100_0202 Dinner and an orange made everything all better. Camden loves oranges Camden and Autumn ate together.Autumn loves food Khalil cornered Don after dinner.  I'm sure they are cooking something and solving the world's problems.Don & Khalil Emma, engrossed with something.Emma Autumn and her grandpa, Khalil's Uncle Bill.Autumn & Grandpa Bill Camden loves to be read to.... Camden loves to readfor about thirty seconds. 100_0212 Camden also loves to see his picture immediately after it's taken. Don't you just love the digital cameras. Remember when you sometimes didn't see a developed picture for months after it was taken.100_0217 There is one way that Leslie is just like her mama:  she loves watching her babies.  Love, marriage and motherhood sure looks good on my girl.  Thank you, God.100_0219 1 Is this all boy or what?  Always on the move.  I love the candid shots but most of the ones of Camden are blurry.100_0220 Autumn with mommy, Khalil's cousin.100_0221 Camden hugs Grammie's doggie, Boozer, a miniature Australian Shepherd.100_0225

Autumn likes this view of the world.  100_0226100_0228 

Emma had so much fun with Aunt Sherrie:  face painting...100_0237 wig... who is this glamour girl?100_0240 100_0243 And all the while, Camden is making the loop through the house, making a vocal entrance into the living room each time.100_0246 Khalil:  "There's a reason this look stayed in high school (the '90).100_0250 100_0252 Camden looking a mommy (is that my daddy???) and oh yeah! Grammy's in the floor.. giddy-up!100_0253"One more famous pose for the road, Nonna."100_0160What fun to see and spend time with family.  We can hardly wait until we see the rest of our family in a few weeks.

Must say at this point that Don is quite pleased with our Oklahoma Sooners!  It was a really good game.  We got home in time to finish watching the second half.  Must say we were surprised that OU was picked to play in the Big 12 championship against Missouri, but when all things were considered, they tipped the scale.  Condolences to our Red Raider and Longhorn friends.  Have to say that the Baylor Bears looked really good IN Lubbock.... scared the boots off the Raiders.  Happy that the Bears are once again becoming a competitive threat in the Big 12.


Bob and Snookie said...

LaVon, I had to laugh at your sentence about having a digital camera and do we remember when we didn't see developed pictures for sometimes a few months. I have a roll of film to be developed of my great nephew's first birthday. He's now four and a half! I'll get it developed someday.

LaVon Baker said...

I KNOW.. right? When we sold our house in 2007, I found a roll of film taken, I think, on a vacation to Calif. in 1986 or 87! Chunked it.