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Makin' tracks...
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My co-pilot. The more snowflakes that are eaten, the less we have to plow!
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Play date! Rose, Alex and Rebecca.
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The hand puppets were a big hit with the children!
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With no mantle on the brick wall for the stove, this is where we have our stockings for Santa to fill.
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Emmy has given our reindeer her approval, so it's ok to proceed...
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A little cleanup that I should have done in the Fall. The deer are secured to the ground with hooks, and I gave Alex the mallet to hold until we were ready to bang the hooks into the ground. While I cut out the dead goldenrod, he hammered it. :-)
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All set. When we asked him if he knew what gender the deer were, he pointed to the smaller one and said, 'that's a doe." Pointing to the larger one, he said, 'that's a duck.' (I kind of miss "duck" now that he knows it's actually buck.)
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I was thinking these two should be called "The Indian and the Pilgrim" and then I looked closer at the headdress. So, I guess, here we have the "Turkey and the Pilgrim."
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Midnight wasn't too sure about having Pilgrims, or turkeys, in the living room...
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The puppets were a HUGE success!
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Mmmmmm, I LIKE Raccoon!
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This particular Batman keeps lollipops in his utility belt
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Na na na na na na na na BATMAN!
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Chillin' with Peggy Sue
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"The baffled king composing..."
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The ball is somehow still in action. Another hole? No problem, we have plenty of duct tape.
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The Three Amigos in Alex's room, night-night time. One IS asleep and the other two are fighting it but not far off.
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Chicken breast assmbly line. $1.99 per pound at Price Chopper. Babcie does the heavy work of trimming away the unpleasant stuff, Alex takes the finished piece and puts it on a tray for me to put into bags, 4 per bag, and Seal-A-Meal. Why 4 per bag when there are 3 of us? Peggy Sue and Dusty and our two cats... :-)

While Alex inspects his glove, he's holding the chicken about 6 inches from Peggy Sue's nose. She NEVER touched it... never did anything more than make kind of a funny groan. (She got some extra cooked chicken later on)

The kitchen remodel, like so many other aspects of our life, has been put on hold. Mary is a super trooper!

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Alex must have 75 toy planes that he keeps in a big container. When he sets up his airport, he doesn't have to think twice about which planes to set up, and who they belong to. We haven't noticed if he configures them in the same order or not; we'll try to pay closer attention now that WE know whose plane is whose.
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Alex loves to draw. He likes to sit in the recliner at the front door with this little table.
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The belly... oh my, he's starting to look like Grandpa!
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Peggy Sue is almost always right there wherever Alex is. You can just see her nose resting on the edge of the chair at the lower right of this picture.
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"...But a dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
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Nap Time...
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Seems like an odd place to hang out...
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Thank you, (sister-in-law) Kathy, for the Man Fort addition!
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Peggy Sue and I didn't get our trail walk tonight after all... Shelter frame and camper top are squished, garage is fine.
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Note the *3* Bubba burgers. Peggy Sue chased her burger with an ear of corn.
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Chase is busy "handing me my head" in the game Medal of Honor:Allied Assault.
The other side of the room...

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This is a picture of the motorcycle side of the garage as it has been for years. I finally decided that I was unwilling to deal with the jumbled mess...
8' workbench instead of the floor, surge protected outlets, a receiver & CD changer, computer, (that's also a very capable multiplayer gaming rig), with Internet access via Linksys router / wired LAN, and NO jumbled up mess!

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You just might see a familiar face on this billboard, if you look close enough! (Grin) The hospital has an ongoing "We Care for You" campaign, and Mary was chosen for one of the billboards. It rotates to a different location every 6 months.

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Another St.Hilaire operation: Blow leaves to driveway and plow!
Three plow trips to the tall grass had the leaves taken care of.

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Taking Mark's bike back down to Norfolk
Mark made a 1st class meal at the Navy Lodge

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Farmer Mark hard at work
"You mean that's NOT a sock drier?"

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"Hey Dude, what's up?"
Two guys on weekend leave from "The Home"

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"I'm too sexy for my hat, too sexy for my hat..."
Cruising along in our automobile, no particular place to go...