Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Week in Pictures

I've been keeping the camera in my purse all the time lately. You just never know when you might see something interesting.

Coming home from school last Wednesday, we got caught behind a line of peanut harvesters going a blazing 25 mph. We could only see the last one, but as they were turning the corner at the top of our hill, we saw that there were 5 in the line. Two days later I was on my way to pick up the girls from school and got caught behind the same machines headed out. These machines are 2 lanes wide and there is NO PASSING them on the roads around here. It's just part of living in George County.

This is Grisabela, our glamour cat, sound asleep on the couch. Quite often, she sleeps flat on her back with all 4 feet up in the air. Sunday afternoon, I found her like this: her bottom half is on her back, but her top half is on her side. How she sleeps like that, I don't know.

Our eldest was home this weekend. Fall break went through Tuesday. M, our middle daughter, wanted a new picture for her Facebook profile. She wanted them all to be in the picture. (Well, she wanted her older sister to be in the picture, anyway...) We were getting ready for L's first band concert, so they were all looking nice.

The concert was held in the Middle School gym. This year the 6th grade was kept at the local elementary school, so instead of one 6th grade band at the Middle School, there are 5. Mr. Slater, the band director, travels to each one, every day. Last night was the first time they had all been together. I think there were about 120 6th-grade musicians there. I couldn't get them all in one picture. Just imagine if they all stay in band throughout high school!

To cap off the musical evening, the high school band played their show for us. The guard did the standing version of their performance. I was excited to see rifles are making a comeback. You haven't seen them on the field for several years.

These last pictures are from the Fire Safety presentation for Mom's Day Out. The little man in the plaid shorts is one of my favorite people. He is a great conversationist and will try just about ANYTHING!! He was not afraid of Sparky like some of the little ones were. When the firemen demonstrated spraying the firehose, he was literally the first one in line to try it himself. When they sprayed the water from the top of the truck with the really big nozzle, creating what resembled rain, he was right there in the downpour. He's loaded with self-confidence. I wonder if he'll stay that way?

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