Saturday, November 26, 2005

More Thanksgiving Day Pictures - The Mini-Farm

One of my brothers as a hobby runs what might be called a mini-farm. So on Thanksgiving Day afternoon, a number of us went out to see his livestock. Below are pictures of some of the many kinds of animals he and his children raise.

A pet guinea pig

A few bantams

Bottle-feeding a baby goat who was not getting enough milk from his mother

A curious little goat

Friday, November 25, 2005

Our Thanksgiving Day Gathering

Here we are sitting down for our Thanksgiving meal of turkey, oyster filling, mash potatoes with cheese, home-made cranberry whole wheat bread, and much more. For dessert, we had pumpkin pie, apple pie, a very rich chocolate chip brownie, pumpkin roll, and fresh fruit salad.

Among other people, here are some of my nine nephews and nieces.

Here some of us are preparing to play Spoons. It can get to be a very active game when everybody tries to grab a spoon with there always being one less spoon than players.

Here are some pictures of my nephews and nieces and other family members.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Junior Youth Fall Activity Night

Towards the end of October, I participated in my church's Junior Mennonite Youth Fall Activity Night. The junior youth consists of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. I was present because I teach the sixth graders on Sunday mornings. Below are three pictures from that night.

In the above picture, we are playing a variant form of musical chairs.

In the above picture, we are doing a relay race in which we had to run with a cotton ball attached to our noses by means of vasoline.

This also was a relay race in which each person needed to stop at three plates and eat the item on it before moving to the next one without using our hands except to hold the plate still. The first plate had a grahm cracker on it; the second, pieces of a chocolate bar; and the third, a marshmellow. In this picture, I am the one eating the chocolate bar pieces.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005