Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fall into Winter

It is always difficult now with digital cameras to keep up with photographs. I decided to post for all our friends some of the places we've been and people we've seen from the fall. These first two photographs were taken at our old Stillwater house, that's Bradley Hayes in our backyard and Tabby and I in our garden.

Barbara and Phil, my mom and brother, came for a visit in June. As usual, it was 90 + degrees, so we took Spencer to the waterpark.

Phil and Spencer.

In August, we took Spencer to the Oklahoma Noodling Festival in Paul's Valley, which is 45 miles south on I-77 from Norman. For those of you unfamiliar with noodling, it's catching a catfish with your bare hands without rod and reel. Back in the old terriorial days, it's how people without means put food on their table, so it's a celebration of the human spirit to persist. As usual, it was 100 + degrees with a heat index of 115, so we only stayed a little while!

An Oklahoma noodler.

Tabby's photograph of the BNSF line down to Paul's Valley.

Spencer and his monkey.


In August, Pat, Tara, Kestrel, and Kaya came to visit us. This is Kes and Spencer reading.

Tabby and Spencer.

It was Tara's birthday, so we had a birthday party and she was the princess!

Spencer gets gnarly with the pink featherduster.

In July, we took Spencer to the Cleveland County Fair and he began his fascination with cars, tractors, and trucks, so he's sessioning on this John Deere rider mower. I won't put the photo of him freaking out on the kid car ride. He's not ready for amusement rides yet!

This is Aaron Friskee (aka: the Friz) at Brad's backyard halfpipe. We visited Brad on my way home from Lincoln in September.

Brad and his ramp. Brad's house is like the tree fort for all skate kids in the neighborhood. He's like Captain Hook, and the kids are his pirate band!

Meghan, Bradley's wife.

Spencer, hanging out at the skate session.

Spencer and me at the park.

We took Spencer to get some pumpkins before Halloween. He was into it this year.

Spencer on the slide.

Spencer in his Halloween costume, as a skeleton. He was into it and ran all over the yard.

Spencer at Halloween.


Spencer learned the word "bee" for all insects when our mums attracted butterflies this fall.

Spencer checking out the scene outside.