Saturday, October 27, 2007

A Fall Day Away

Kensi, Harry & Amy
The Boys Find a Great Tree in Their Woods

Yesterday we took off and visited Grandma Simpson. Our friend Bonnie took Grandma Hazel to Rochester for the day to visit with her nurse friends over lunch. We took Grandma S. and met up with Amy's at the Golden Corral for lunch, then toured Amy & Chuck's new place. He has plans for the sprawling ranch on 17 acres that include subdividing the acreage and selling lots and uncovering an indoor pool that was covered with flooring and made into a rec room/playroom. It's a beautiful property with lots of potential. They won't move in until Chuck's done some of the remodeling he wants to do. Always easier without kids under foot.

Amy is home schooling the boys and doing a great job of it. She is using Utah's K-12 program so the curriculum is set and it's just a matter of sticking to a schedule and introducing the subjects and motivating the boys to get their work done so that they can go do something else.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Busy Week on the Farm

Grandpa and Grandma Lyon visited us with George and Anna & the gang for lunch today. Sam got his first taste of pie and I'd have to say he is into it in a big way.

Amy and the kids visited last Sunday evening and Monday. We had a great time and are so happy to have them back in Indiana. She's home schooling the boys so they spent Monday morning doing their assignments. Grandpa gave them the tour of the Fort and Headwaters Park downtown to augment their history lesson for the day.

Grandma Hazel is doing better since her vertebroplasty on the 8th. She woke up Monday morning and noticed one of her front teeth was broken, so we spent a couple hours at the dentist Wednesday getting 4 teeth "bonded". In spite of that, she felt well enough that we met up with her nurse friends Lillian, Beth, and Della in North Manchester for lunch on Thursday. She's enough better that the home health nurse said she can't come and visit us anymore - Hazel is too healthy. Tomorrow will be her last day to come. We've enjoyed the luxury of not having to go to the doctor's office lately. We love our doctor but it's usually a 2 to 3 hour wait, wait, wait when we go.

The landscaper came a couple of weeks ago and got the mound seeded out front. We're excited to see it greening up out there instead of looking at a big pile of dirt. It may actually look good one of these days. We still get comments from people wondering why we have all the dirt out front. The small hill has 3 nice blue spruce trees on it and Harry got it mulched last week.