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! 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. We traveled the back roads and cut off about five miles. Road wasn't the best, though, but the scenery was nice. When we arrived, Emma was reading a book and Papa Doppy had to check it out with her. 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. 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. They just gravitate to Papa Doppy. 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! Ooops, he saw me. The only reason he is this still: time-out for turning off the TV. He's recovered from his remorse. Emma has found a pretty favorite spot. Smart girl. I like it there, too.
But alas, Papa Doppy was replaced when baby Autumn Elizabeth arrived. Grammie (Khalil's mom) gets in the floor with the girls. Camden is taken a nap. Grammie is teaching Emma a dance move. Isn't this just too precious?: Emma and her Grammie (Khalil's mom).Khalil & Scott, Autumn's daddy. My 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??? Dinner and an orange made everything all better. Camden and Autumn ate together. Khalil cornered Don after dinner. I'm sure they are cooking something and solving the world's problems. Emma, engrossed with something. Autumn and her grandpa, Khalil's Uncle Bill. Camden loves to be read to.... for about thirty seconds. 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. 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. Is this all boy or what? Always on the move. I love the candid shots but most of the ones of Camden are blurry. Autumn with mommy, Khalil's cousin. Camden hugs Grammie's doggie, Boozer, a miniature Australian Shepherd.
Emma had so much fun with Aunt Sherrie: face painting... wig... who is this glamour girl? And all the while, Camden is making the loop through the house, making a vocal entrance into the living room each time. Khalil: "There's a reason this look stayed in high school (the '90). Camden looking a mommy (is that my daddy???) and oh yeah! Grammy's in the floor.. giddy-up!"One more famous pose for the road, Nonna."What 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.