Thursday, January 16, 2020

Xmas in Lyons

The grandkids with the directional sign for Grandma Joan and Grandpa Cecil:

Grandpa Cecil made ladder ball sets for all the kids!

The crew:

Lincoln logs:

The big kids on cots:

Clue (Zoey won.  Twice!):


Monday, January 13, 2020


Ready for Santa:

Coop got me the Friends Lego set!!

Santa brought Cooper a desktop computer!

All set up and playing Minecraft:

And a metal detector!!

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Christmas prep

Cooper's winter choir concert:

And the school spelling bee:

Coop placed third!  (He missed Tabasco, which I would have as well!)

Puzzles and a bridge-building kit with a Christmas movie:

And some time with the wii:

Monday, January 06, 2020

special things

Coop came home from school looking like this:

Theater make-up from speech and drama class:

We had tickets to see Potted Potter, a Harry Potter spoof:

And we ended up in the second row!  So good!

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Secret Santa

Cooper and a group of friends organized a secret Santa gift exchange.  They met at our house one afternoon to decorate cookies:

And exchange gifts:

And play nerf guns:

Monday, December 30, 2019

Daily life

Coop went back to visit Raintree teachers.  This is a round table that Alan made for Cooper's pre-K classroom.  Still in use!


Helping the school secretary change the school sign:

Nana Beverly decked out for the holidays:

Dress for Success Monday:

Reading in bed:

Monday, December 23, 2019


Cooper made district choir.  Vest and bow tie for the occasion:

The concert was held at Topeka High School:

A bit of one of their songs:

I found Coop in the audience (with the other choir members) after they sang.  He was less than thrilled to see me: