Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Let the Count Down Begin!!!

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout; I'm telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town... in only 25 days!
Thanks for the fun count-down calendar project Jay!
We have our cotton balls ready!

Starting tomorrow, Ben will learn to put them in the right place! Today, our silly little elf thought it was pretty funny to give Santa a snowball nose.

Full of Thanks

We had delicious Thanksgiving in Hope and a nice shop-less Black Friday meal with family in Spokane. I didn't get a lot of pictures, but we had a lot of good times.

I brought home a hand-made wreath for our door, thanks to a great "How To" session pre-arranged by Grandma Connie.

Ben was ready for action the whole long weekend.
He had a ball with Grandpa Jon. Dylan was his usual entertaining self.
The guys kept a lookout for an elusive buck.
Ben helped Grandpa with his football pool research. We kissed Dylan "Good-bye for now" as he headed back to college.

See you at Christmas Break Big Brother!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Break!!!

DYLAN IS HOME!!!Time to play... Time to snuggle...
Time to celebrate...
Time to decorate cookies...

There were some casualties...

And lots of creativity...

Everyone was quite proud of their creations... But our anatomy student got an A++

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just For The Fun Of It

Feeding the duck a blueberry muffin...Putting the piggie in his pocket...
Piling puppets on the table...

Watching the snow fall...
Being a ninja...

Doing the "Hamster Dance" (Thanks for the fun card Mum & Papa) ...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hunting Montana

Elk hunting is a venture generally undertaken by the deranged or masochistic person who feels the need to explore the parts of mountains not intended for human trespass. When not blinded by the harsh wind swept snows of the Rocky mountains one can catch a rare glimpse of another world... one we too often forget is out there. I had the great fortune of seeing some of these places this weekend and apologize that I did not capture more images to share.

Looking west to the Bitterroot Mountains with Lake Como (elev 4400ft) at right.

Skalkaho Falls, chilled.

The fuit of our labor... not my elk, but at least I got to help.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Interesting Hibernation & Migratory Patterns

Contrary to popular belief, bears do not only hibernate in caves. They will also make a den in high traffic areas under rugs. At least, this has been observed frequently in the Southeastern regions of our feeding grounds. Perhaps this only applies to animals held in captivity.

Lions, at the Burkhart Zoo, travel long distances away from their pride in attempts to visit the porcelain watering hole located far in the West. It is a long and arduous journey only to find that access is prohibited. Only little boys claiming they need to go "Poo Poo" are allowed in (no swimming guests allowed). All animals move North to climb Pumpkin Ledge where they congregate, huddled in masses; apparently to stay warm using the body heat of the mighty Triceratops. Oh, yes... we have a "dinono" at our zoo! We have free admission too! You should come and see it! Ben loves to give tours.