Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fun Christmas decoration ....

Now here is a fun and creative neighbor ...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

The Thanksgiving Weekend was full, very full.  Friday we bought our Christmas tree.  As we told the tree salesman ... we brought our smallest car to buy your biggest tree. We somehow got it home.
Jonas, Moritz and Leticia decorated it.
Later, I learned that my camera had been commandeered.  Here is Moritz and but one of the fun photos I discovered later.
We celebrated with a steak dinner and a bottle of sparkling grape juice.

Saturday morning brought many neighbors from the 400 block to decorate the circle.  We were treated to hot chocolate delivered by a horse-drawn wagon.  Here Claudia and Jonas enjoy their hot chocolate.
And here are some of the happy decorators.
Afterwards, Jonas and Moritz helped me decorate the house.  We installed our traditional wreaths ...
and plugged in Tommy. 

After a brief shopping trip, we then all went to the Potwin Players performance of The Elves and the Shoemaker.  Mark and Meg were fantastic as Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker but the neighborhood kids stole the show.  Here is the entire cast: 

As we delivered Moritz to the bus in Kansas City Saturday night for his trip back to St. Louis, Jonas and his buddies attended the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade.  In fact, they were IN the parade.  Sorry, no photos.

At the end of the weekend, we had full tummies, special memories and a decorated circle and house.

We hope your Thanksgiving was full of love.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day

While Samantha and Jake were enjoying their Thanksgiving in California with Beth ....
we hosted Thanksgiving here.  Family and friends joined us to be thankful.   We had Crows from Kansas and Missouri.  Jonas and Moritz experienced their first Thanksgiving in the USA.  Jorge represented Paraguay.  Oma, Nancy, Heidi and Carolyn joined us too.  Here are some random shots:

and the group ...
Oma and Jorge joined us after the group photo so they are included here:
After dinner we sat by the fire, played Trivial Pursuit, listened to music and laughed.  

This morning we received a rock ... 
delivered to our kitchen through our dining room plate glass windows.
 I am very thankful it missed the stained glass windows.  

Happy Thanksgiving 2010.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Jonas earns his Rugby shirt

After a lot of hard work, some bruised ribs and a black eye, Jonas earns his Topeka rugby shirt.

 Congratulations Jonas!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday - The World of Crow

The World of Crow is 5 years old today.  Started on November 15, 2005, it was designed to keep the family in touch by allowing members to share activities, events and photos ... no matter where they were.  The first post can be found here.  Thank you Google and Blogger for allowing us to share 5 years and 232 blog posts. 

 Happy Birthday The World of Crow.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Helen Friday ...

Yesterday was a big day for Helen.  The morning newspaper featured an article about the Kansan Grill and how they had named menu items after some local celebrities.  The Helen Crow Plate got top billing.

By lunchtime, Helen was addressing 300 people at a luncheon meeting for the Junior League of Topeka.  Helen served as the Honorary Chair for the JLT annual Merry Market event.

By nighttime, Helen was on the local TV news.

Yep, Friday was Helen Crow day.
Congratulations Helen.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Arkansas golf, Colorado visit and Kansas Fall

Last weekend I took a 3 day trip to Arkansas for my first ever Fall Golf trip.  Only 6 of us were able to go.

Even though the golf was ugly, the trees were beautiful.

The same weekend, Helen took Jonas and Nick to visit Samantha and Jake in Colorado.  Here are all the pictures Helen brought back to share:

Upon my return, I found that the trees around our house had exploded with color.

Fall is beautiful.