Friday, November 1, 2013

Day Three Hundred Five 2013

Hello, November!  TGIF Randomness
Grandson Knox browsing in the clothing store after lunch today ~ needed some new stylin duds to wear for his upcoming 2 year photo shoot.
Put a hat on his head and his first reaction is to take it off even though he looks great in a hat
Running off some energy on the trampoline this afternoon, baseball in hand. His newest word is “Mine!”
“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Grandson Elijah’s second grade class had their ‘Harvest’ party today [whatever that is ~ they don’t have Halloween parties anymore in school and heaven forbid you should wear your costume ~ so the day after Halloween they had a ‘Harvest’ party ~ which sounds more pagan-like to me than Halloween] They got to dress up these little gourds. Elijah dressed his like a character in the movie ‘Avatar’. I said maybe he should have painted his gourd blue. Cute.
Elijah got this award today at school for displaying the 3 R’s ~ Ready, Responsible, Respectful which makes him a Super Student and an Awesome Kid! Way to go, Elijah!
“Come, little leaves” said the wind one day,
“Come over the meadows with me, and play;
Put on your dresses of red and gold;
Summer is gone, and the days grow cold.”

~Come Little Leaves  by George Cooper
Daughter Kelly and her hubs Kerry and son Knox moved here this past week, although they’re not quite ready to inhabit their new/old house yet. Lots of boxes to unpack and organizing/cleaning to do. Their house, on the left in this picture, was built in 1913 which makes it 100 years old this year. They’re staying with Neil and me for a while. Their house is just around the corner from us. We walked down there late this afternoon to feed the kitties [and locate the coffee maker ~ Kelly has to be there early tomorrow morning to wait for the Direct TV guy to come hook up their TV ~ and coffee is a must].
November sunset
“November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.”
― Clyde Watson

Happy TGIF!  Happy November!


Kelly said...

Lovely photos! One correction, house was built 1913 not 03. Looks every bit of it :)

Kay R. said...

Thanks for pointing out wrong year, Kelly, I fixed it :)

Jane said...

Beautiful pics! I love the quotes. The Harry Potter quote was perfect! October did "extinguish itself in a rush of howling winds" (not much driving rain, tho). The Harvest parties bother me - let's just call it what it is. HALLOWEEN!! Cute gourd! Way to go for being the awesome kid you are, Elijah!

Ann S. said...

Great pics one and all! Congrats Elijah!! What pray tell is a harvest party?