Autumn Happenings

It seems like when Summer is over and school starts, the year speeds up and there are so many things to do and places to go.   With five grandchildren, there is always something going on that we grandparents must attend.

Every year about this time my three older grandchildren’s school has grandparents’ days.  One year we went to the elementary, middle school and high school to attend for all three.  This year we only went for two days, for the middle school and the high school.

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Every child in my  grandson’s class had made a poster for their grandparents. This is the one our grandson made.  I thought it was very appropriate.

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We attended classroom activities and chapel.

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There was an election for mayor and our grandson was in the running.

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I always take pictures of their lockers so I can use it for blackmail when they are older. Ha.

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I love this boy.

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He is so much fun to be with.

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I see this picture and think, oh, my, he’s taller than me now.  He was just a tiny boy a few days ago.  I always tell him he reminds me of my father and tell him I hope he grows up to be just like him as my father was a very wonderful man.

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The next day it was the high school’s grandparents’ day.  These are my two oldest grandchildren and the tallest one is not the oldest.

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The school was putting on Sound Of Music and our granddaughter designed and painted this sign for it.

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We are very proud of how talented she is.

We took them both out to eat and spent a nice time with them.   Love how nice it is to carry on a conversation with them.  They are not ones to sit and say nothing, that’s for sure.

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Next we had Halloween, Thanksgiving and a birthday all on the same day since three of my grandchildren will be in Chicago for Thanksgiving.  So I asked the grandkids to dress up.  This is a Blue Man and a Wizard from Harry Potter.   The other one is dressed like a teen-ager.  I don’t have pictures of our other two, but one of them was dressed as a prisoner in a black and white striped suit and the other was dressed as a policeman.   They were so cute.

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I had made a birthday cake for the boy in blue. He requested my chocolate chip applesauce cake for his birthday.  He had already blown out the candles, so I asked him to re-enact it so I could get a picture of it.   Our younger grandson thought this was funny!

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I’m getting ready to paint our kitchen.  I don’t know why I do this, but every time there is a holiday, I think I have to paint something or rearrange something.   You can’t really see this yellow very well, but it’s really pretty. David said I just picked this color because it had the word, “chick” on it.  Maybe.

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Next up was the musical.  Sound of Music.  One of my very favorites.  I had been singing the songs from it all week and was so excited to see it.

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Our granddaughter played one of the nuns. “The grouchy one,” she told me.

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Here’s our son with his daughter.  He was in several musicals in high school and in college.  It runs in the family.

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The orchestra tuned up.

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A sold out crowd.

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The whole play was so good. There are some really talented young people in that school.

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Maria being dressed by the nuns for her wedding.

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Some of the nuns.  There were a lot of them.

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“Climb Every Mountain.”  That song always brings tears to my eyes.

I always look forward to the musicals at this school as they are so professionally done and of course I am not a bit proud of my granddaughter’s parts in them.

This week we are going to our two youngest grandchildren’s school where they are going to have a veteran’s day program.

We have some other plans, but I will tell you about that in a later post.

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Nothing like the pure blue skies of Autumn.

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And nothing like a hot cup of mocha latte with whipped cream on top.

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With birds feasting at the feeder.

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And knitting socks with beautiful yarns.

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I’ve finished a pair with this yarn.  I have become a sock knitting machine.

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Time to get out my Jim Shore Harvest Angel.

Time to pick the last roses of the season.

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I wish you could smell this rose. It is from one of David’s grandmother’s rosebushes that we dug up and brought to our house after her house was sold.  This has that old fashioned rose smell that is so wonderful.

 

I hope you are enjoying Autumn.  It goes so fast just like every season.  So wrap your arms around it and take pleasure in each crisp, lovely day.  Soon, the snow will fly.  Bye.

 

 

 

 

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