Monday, November 26, 2007

Ashley's family

These pictures are of my step-daughter Ashley, her husband Mike and their children Phoenix and Griffin.

I bought the Santa suit.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sea World

We went to Sea World half a day Friday and most of the day Saturday. Our passes run out soon. Only three kids and I were able to go.

Jessica has a thing about dragons so a couple of hers went to Sea World.

Jessica and Jasmine.


Ty, Jasmine, Jessica

It was really dark in here so I'm surprised I got these shots. This was after the Polar Express ride (which was really awesome).

Shamu show

Jasmine watching intently.

Ty with the whale and dolphin he won.

Yes Ty and Jessica are on there!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Day

The girls stayed up half the night watching movies. Then they crashed on the living room floor.

The day started with Rummikub.

Rick has cooked the Thanksgiving meal the last 20 years. This year he enlisted the boys' help.

Anyone remember this platter?

Food's ready.

After lunch we usually walk to the park to play and wear off our food but due to it raining all night, it was too wet. So I walked to the goat pen and three of the kids rode scooters.

Feeding goats--we save our veggie peelings and discards , apple cores etc. plus stale bread or popcorn for the goats.

Goats eating





Half the Cassel Crew

Group hug

Saxophone players

Start of the Holidays

There was only a half day of school Wednesday.

First stop--Chick-Fil-A for chocolate shakes.

Next stop--a nearby park. The child who threw another child to the ground at school yesterday and is either suspended or has detention next week is not pictured because he was at home thinking about how he can make better choices.

Jasmine in her new shirt.

Jasmine jumps for the rings.

Obstacle course, wearing off the chocolate shake calories!

Ty makes new friends.


Tyler misses the pecan trees we had in our yard in Georgia. We only have pine trees now.

Ty tries climbing the pole on the obstacle course.

Ty finds out he can do it barefoot.

Jessica and Jasmine.