Saturday, October 16, 2021

Pumpkins and Movie Night

Big day, starting with the Colorado Pumpkin Patch, north of us by about 10 minutes in Monument, CO. What a hoot! All the pics are here. We closed the day all huddled in the theater room with loads of popcorn and candy to watch The Addams Family 2, Vacation.

Friday, October 15, 2021

That's Entertainment

Following Tri-M Honor Society's first "Open Mic" show (and a very busy week), the fam had a movie night at home! Addams Family II.

Tracy: "Fina was amazing at her Tri-M Honor Society’s first open mic night! Not a dry eye after she made an opening speech about how each person in the room helped carry each other through the last crazy year!! Loved seeing her and all her friends performing!"

I had Good & Plenty and Three Musketeers!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Library Cookbooks

Lexi's gotten into checking out cookbooks from the school library. So... She and Nana have to make some of the recipes. Pictured here is a smoothie with chocolate and sprinkle decoration. Below is a fruit sculpture. Also below is the Christmas gift a foster kid picked out. I don't think so... Well, maybe.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

DCC Homecoming 2021

It was a big day... Homecoming! The 17-member "gang" met up at Zoe's early in the day to get ready, photos at the nearby pond around 4:30pm, dinner at our house around 5:30pm, the dance at school about 7pm, back at our house to party after the dance, and eventually everyone got to sleep after the boys left in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Halloween's Comin' On

By some miracle, Lexi actually got a pumpkin from her "sprout in a cup" that she brought home on the last day of Kindergarten last May. All the while, Halloween costume parts have been arriving. Can you guess the theme?...

Nana and Papa checked at the new Vaqueros!

Costumes are arriving...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Carnival Week at DCC

The week leading up to Homecoming is Carnival Week at DCC. Lots of fun! For Lexi, the week also included some baking with Nana.

Enough to tucker one out.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Pismo and Nipomo

Vickie, Nana, and Papa left Yosemite on September 25th for some time at the beach in Pismo. We did all kinds of hiking around with the Foster grands, enjoyed Trevor hosting us Daou Winery, Old West Cinnamon Rolls, etc. Vicki and Lynn left for home on the 30th while Jamie stayed over to attend some of the activities at the Central Coast Railroad Festival, a county-wide event he chaired this year (and in 2019).

Vespera Resort

Daou Winery

Winemaker dinner at Ox & Anchor (SLO Hotel)

Looking right into where Jamie once officed in downtown Pismo.

Harford Pier

Fish Gaucho in Paso as we were coming in from Yosemite.

Part of the Central Coast Railroad Festival

View from part way up Pismo Preserve

At the SLO Railroad Museum

Chickens in Nipomo!

Lots of beach walks.

Up in the oaks on the Pismo Preserve

Oso Flaco Lake

Jerk Chicken by Trevor

That's the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas