Every year for Christmas, the kidlets exchange names and then make a gift for their giftee. This year Abigail picked Caleb. She decided she wanted to do an action book with Baroo’ and Doc Brown and the adventure that they have when Caleb is busy about his day. Here are some pictures from the day she took for her book.
This is a favorite park of ours.
We talk about owning the house in the background and then having a park in our side yard. Baroo’ and Doc Brown swinging on the swing.
Today is the day that two amazing things happened. First Sean graduated. At the last minute he chose not to walk, so presently we have no pictures, but we have all the stuff and we’ll take pictures, eventually. One of the main reasons he did not walk is because this is also the day that our house in Iowa closed and we were busy signing papers and tying up loose ends until 1:15 our time for a 4:00 central time closing on our house in Iowa. I would say that is a great reason to skip walking.
The funny thing about a graduation ceremony is that it really does not mean anything, especially since Sean’s thesis had not been approved yet. It was waiting on minor edits in formatting. The thesis itself was done, but you know acedemia and their perfectionist ways.
We celebrated Friday night with his parents.
If you have seen Cake Wrecks, this cake could land on that site. It was supposed to say, “You did it. We are not the least bit surprised.” Yes, fail for the Costco cake making department. It still tasted excellent.
Sean and his cake, with Levi looking, longingly, on.
Come on Dad, you know you want to give me some.
Nathan glad that Dad had graduated and that our old house had sold.
Grandpa enjoying the quietness that is our home.
Yes, the easy way out, pizza from Costco.
Caleb in his dinner concert.
Grandma and Uncle Ted listening intently while Caleb plays with all he is.
Olivia doing her part.
It is good to be a the end of that season of life. Sean has since had his thesis approved and he officially graduated, we even had the diploma to prove it. Now onto getting a job in his field. He has started a website, but it is still under major construction. Sean Kelly, GIS
Bethany is definitely my daughter. I asked her where she wanted to go to eat her birthday meal and she chose Chipotle. I love that girl. She chose a burrito bowl with 1/2 chicken and 1/2 beef. Yes, she is my daughter.
I ordered the same thing.
I have no idea why I think it is a god idea to take pictures of her eating, I do it quite often.
I thought I had taken more pictures, but it does not appear that I did. We like going to that location because there are always firefighters or policemen there. It is a fun location, even if the parking is horrible. Anytime anyone wants to get us anything, a Chipotle gift card is a great idea. bwahahaha.
After we ate, we went out on the town and did some shopping, nothing fun, just food and stuff. It was so fun to spend some 1:1 time with Bethany, we laughed and talked and then laughed some more. I can’t wait until next year. We can do it all again.
Winter has left and spring is here in full swing. The trees are blooming, the grass is growing, the weeds are blooming, the kids are antsy, the sun is shining, the wind is whistling through the trees, the rain is pouring. For all of this I am thankful. We threw up the camper last weekend and we are looking forward to being able to enjoy it as a family. We need to find the tent as we no longer will all fit in the camper. Exciting times.
Where did Caleb want to go for his birthday meal with his Mom? Texas Roadhouse. What did Caleb want to eat at Texas Roadhouse? A hotdog. Yes, we went to Texas Roadhouse, a steakhouse, and he wanted a hotdog. Yes, you can laugh with me.
An entire glass of soda, and I can get it refilled? Awesome!
The rolls are so yummy and the honey butter, what could be better?
Yum, my hotdog and french fries.
And an ice cream brownie sundae.
Yes, Mom, I will be able to eat it all, I promise.
We had such a nice time eating and talking together. He enjoyed his food and I am so glad to be able to spend some 1:1 time with him.