Typical Autumn smile. She has lost a lot of teeth and her smile is so cute!
The kids were feeding fish on Grandma's facebook Happy Aquarium. They really got into it.
The day before we left back to New Mexico the sun came out and the kids were all out playing in the warm weather. Olivia decided that she didn't need to wear much clothing. Notice how short her undershirt is.
Blake was so good to Olivia. He made sure she had a helmet on and would take her on rides.
Six of the eight Dunow Grandchildren slept on the floor of Grandma's house. Troy told them some really silly stories.
Blake taught us the Shark song. Baby shark do do do-do to do. Mamma shark do do do-do ta do. It was so funny to watch Blake teach it to us. Blake has a very quiet nature and is very polite and composed. I found it a riot to see him loosen up a bit.
Troy in all his matureness (is that a word?) taught the kids the booger song. I got you where I want you now I'm going to eat you.
Grandma and Troy sang the song " There was an old farmer who had a large farm". Fidifi diddle fidum.
Needless to say, the kids did settle down and go to sleep. Twenty years from now the kids will all remember spending the night at Grandma's house with their cousins. Twenty years from now I will remember the nights that the kids were totally hyper and took forever to go to sleep. Good memories.
Here is a little glimpse of the scenery in Missouri. Everyone kept telling me how ugly it was outside with all the trees bare. I thought it was beautiful. Spring was just starting to peek through.
I had Troy drive me around the country side. We did a lot of pulling over. The ground was really soggy so that made it difficult to park on the side of the road. Troy did have fun spinning mud everywhere.
This old barn caught my attention right away. The old tree has grown over the top of the barn.
There is an old cemetery just behind this old lady.
Some kind of orchard?
Everywhere we looked there was little ponds.
Oh the silo's. Love, love, love them!
This old one has vines growing on the outside. Can you imagine how incredible it would look in the summer?
My nephew Blake was telling me there once was a old barn here. It caught fire.
This one has a tree growing out from the inside of it. I was awed by the beauty of the country side of Missouri. So different from New Mexico. Hopefully I will one day see Missouri in all it's green fullness of the summer or it autumn colors.
I was happy to get home to New Mexico. I missed it's mountain sunset's. Mostly I missed it's clear blue skies.
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library." -Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, 1811