Saturday, September 3, 2016

Wow it is already Labor Day weekend.  Makes you wonder where the summer went.  We went to Teagan's open house for grade 1 the other night and I think she will do just fine.  Her teacher is really nice and there are 5 children in the class that she knows from before.

I am going to be retiring soon and am looking forward to being home and not having to go out in the evenings. Especially in the winter, it will be wonderful.  It will be so good to eat dinner a bit later.  4 o'clock is so early; by the time I get home at 8 I am hungry again.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Just got back from our latest camping trip.  We were up at Burt Lake in Indian River, one of our favorite campgrounds. Toby does so good now, we can even go over to Bets & Jeff's site for a campfire in the evening and leave him alone in the camper without any problems.  We will be going again in a couple of weeks and hope to be able to leave him long enough to take a bike ride together. Will have to see how that works out.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Toby is 2 years old now and has grown into a beautiful boy.  He is really tall and very strong, although he doesn't have a lot of stamina with his arthritis. He is so smart, when we are camping we have to keep him on a lead in the camper, because he can open the door so quick it will make your head spin.  He stays if he wants to, but if something gets his attention he is gone.

Now that the garden has come in he loves it when Gabe goes out to pick beans or peas.  He will stand and watch him pick and then sit down to wait until he gets some to eat.  I really think fresh beans are one of his favorite foods.

I am working on hats and mittens for the children of Pine Ridge Reservation in SD.  It is really fun and I am getting quite a selection.  Ethel is crocheting some and we are going to send them all off the end of the month.
This photo was taken in May and I have quite a few more sets since then.  Will take a photo of all of them before I send them.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Believe it or not we are all well and doing just fine.  Toby has grown into a fine looking gentleman, 52 pounds and very tall. We are keeping his weight down to help the hip dysplasia and give him glucosamine daily for his arthritis.