Sunday, November 22, 2015

Almost Thanksgiving time

On November 1st we went up to Mt Lemmon to see if we could catch the last of the Fall colors. There was some.  We ate at the Cookie Cabin.  Dawn felt a little sick going up and down the mountain, probably because of the antibiotics she was on at the time.

Paul and Nathan went to the Cops n Rodders show on November 7th.  Then they went to Caleb's birthday party at Peter Piper Pizza.  Caleb is one of Nathan's classmates.

Tulla turned 9 on November 9th.  Her Golden Birthday!

Nathan had off school on Veteran's Day (November 11).  Nathan and I went to Tucson Botanical Gardens so that he could see the Lego Exhibits as well as the one he entered in their contest.  Then we went to the movies to see The Peanuts Movie.  That place was crowded!  But it was a really good movie.

We went to meet Kyle Busch at Hot Rods on November 12th.

We attempted to go to the NASCAR race in Phoenix on November 15th.  It started raining shortly after we got there.  There ended up being a long rain delay.  They raced later that night, but we left before the race started.  We needed to get back home because Paul had work the next day and Nathan had school.

Paul left for Hartford, CT the next day for work.  He was there 11/16-11/20.

Dawn went to the Reid Park Rose Garden on 11/18.

This week will be a short week.  Thanksgiving day we will be going to the Alvirs.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fall is finally here!

I went to the opening of the butterfly exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens on 10/1.

I went to the Reid Park Zoo Safari on 10/3.  Nathan had fall break from 10/5-10/11.  We went to Sedona 10/8-10/11.  There was a little bit of Fall color, but not much.  So then we decided to go up to Flagstaff.  We went to Lockett Meadow for the first time and the aspens were bursting with color.  It was a beautiful hike and the weather was perfect.

Shortly after returning from our trip to Sedona/Flagstaff I got a rash on my upper leg.  It then spread to my arm and other parts of my body.  I went to CVS Minute Clinic and they thought it was a yeast/fungal infection.  The cream they gave me did not work.  So then I went to the dermatologist and they determined that it is a bacterial infection.  The rash is much better, but as I am writing this now it is still not gone.

We had a teacher-parent conference on 10/14.  It went pretty well.  She said she considers him one of the good kids and academically he is doing great.

We went to the U of A red blue basketball game on 10/17.

Paul went to Chicago for work 10/19-10/21.

I went to Reid Park Zoo on 10/20 to see the new baby tapir and the baby flamingo.  Then I went to the Reid Park Rose Garden afterward.

Nathan went to a costume party at school the night of 10/23.

We decided to go to a pumpkin farm closer to home than Apple Annie's.  We tried out the Marana Pumpkin Farm on 10/24.  It was on the warmer side (one of the perks of Apple Annie's is that it is cooler).  There were also too many people for my liking.  We had a good time, but I prefer Apple Annie's.  That night we went to Phoenix to see Garth Brooks.  It was a great concert.  Nathan even enjoyed it until he fell asleep.

I went to Reid Park Zoo on 10/31 to see them feed pumpkins to the animals.  I went to the Reid Park Rose Garden afterward.  Nathan was Scooby Doo for Halloween.  We went trick or treating and then we went back home and handed out candy.  Nathan was excited when a trick or treater came and was also dressed as Scooby Doo.  She looked like she was in high school, but she was excited that her and Nathan were dressed alike.  I also dressed up Tulla like Scooby Doo.  Bella was a lion.