Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Fall Vacation 2009!

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This year we stayed at Big Cedar Lodge a few miles from Branson. 

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It is owned by Bass Pro Shops….so Joel and I expected it to be clean and nice.   It was!

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A stream that runs across the road at the lodge….

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We crossed over this swinging bridge to go eat at one of the eateries at the lodge.

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We went to Silver Dollar City one day-----the coldest day that we were in Branson.

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We also went to the Landing several times where Zach got to ride Bob the Builder. We went to see several shows…..and of course we saw the Duttons again even though we have seen their show probably a dozen times.  Zach loved it….especially getting to watch all of those animals dance.

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We went to see the trail of Christmas Lights….Zach loved getting to sit in the front seat and see them.

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Zach had a great time “swiding” and spending time with his daddy.

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What a silly guy!  He was a wiggling and wiggling.  So his dad had Zach’s butterfly friend come talk to him.  Zach was making butterfly back.

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Butterfly is probably landing right about now. 

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We also enjoyed eating at Lambert’s while we were on vacation.  The atmosphere at that place is so lively.  We enjoyed

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some yummy fried okra and…. Branson 2009 053

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So did….ZACH! 

As always…it is so easy to be discouraged at the end of a good vacation time with the ones you love.  But you have to think of the good things that lies ahead….like getting ready for Christmas. 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Little Shopper


Well little shopping carts sure make the teacher’s store a desirable place! 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

How’s this for a special “breakftast?”


“Mom, Mom, you hungry?  You want breaktfast?”  “Sure, Zach!” 


I walked into the kitchen to find breakfast really prepared for me!  Yum!  Cold pizza and a Diet Coke on a pretty Thanksgiving plates and napkins all among his morning painting supplies. 


It was a 3 year old’s dream breakfast, and it was pretty special if you ask his Mom.  It really wasn’t what I wanted for breakfast, but I sure did sit down and eat a few bites.  Thanks, Zach for making breakfast for Mom on her 12th anniversary!   

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fall at the Robinson’s!

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Well, now that I’ll be getting ready for Christmas soon, I decided that I ought to invite someone over to see my fall decor.  I think after I decorate for Christmas, I’ll try to have some “real live” guests since I did all of this and only had guests in our home one time. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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Yesterday, Zach and I were sitting in Dr. Rao’s office again.  Yes, that’s right!  He has another ear infection and another upper respiratory infection from his allergies.  He was not too happy when Mrs. Tara gave him a shot.  In fact, he was very upset.  But with much medication, I think he is already beginning to feel better.  Thank the Lord.  I don’t know how many more nights I can take like Saturday and Sunday nights. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

One SCARY Night!


Saturday, Zach and I carved our first pumpkin!  I don’t guess it turned out too bad for beginners. 


WE put it out by the front door and waited for our trick or treaters. 

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On Friday I made 55 treats to hand out to our little scary visitors.  We handed them all out and a whole basket of candy. 


Zach watched for our scary visitors.  One of them REALLY scared him! Needless to say, he scampered away with a frightened whimper. 


And then there were these scary creatures! 


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Joel even got in on the fun of handing out candy….


and taking Zach out for a little trick or treating.


But this little Thomas guy didn’t need too much trick or treating.  He was a sleepy guy who didn’t get a nap.


He was glad to see Autumn, Sara, Alex and Morgan.


Here are Sara, Alex, and Zach….the little messes in disguise.


We even tried Papa Murphey’s take and bake pizza that night.  It was good.  I really enjoyed the bread sticks.  It was nice being able to heat at our convenience. 

Well, what an exciting evening in our neighborhood!