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November Weather

Here is the sun report for November. 

Sunny: 17 Some Sun/Some Clouds: 3 Cloudy: 10 We had 0 snowy days.  We had 3 days with some fog.  We had  5 days with some rain.  We had  2 days with crazy wind (over 20 mph)

Our yearly total for 2016 through November: 
Sunny: 220 days
Some sun/some clouds: 58 days
Cloudy: 57 days

Snow: 3 days
Fog: 13 days
Rain: 47 days
Crazy Winds (over 20 mph): 25 days
Smoke from Fires: 2 days


Check out this amazing vegetable train that Laura and Elizabeth made!!!! 

It was the most impressive thing about Thanksgiving this year. 

A picture before dinner. 

The head chef. Good job chef!

Trying to get a family photo. 
Eating the vegetable train. 

It was quite the train. 

Pippa managed to find the turkey guts bag that was left outside. Here she is running around with a turkey neck in her mouth. It was funny to watch Laura try to chase her down to get the turkey neck from her. 

Papa and Elizabeth played hangman. They are both scratching their heads here so something confusing must be going on. 

Elizabeth helped Papa alphabetize his letters. 

Nathan and Jeremy tried to teach Pippa a new trick. Shake! 

Jeremy got Papa Norm's old record player going. Here is Nathan watching the record player. He thought it was weird.The record player is from 1968. 

Elizabeth arranged all the furniture in the dollhouse. 

The turkey trot. 

Pigeon Hunt

The boys headed out on a pigeon hunt. Papa Norm has a lot of disgusting pigeons that like to come roost in his sheds. They make huge messes. He's been wanting someone to shoot them. Jeremy thought he'd give it a try. He missed and all the pigeons flew away. 
Nathan decided he wanted to go shooting again. It was all he was asking about. So the boys headed out to find a bank to shoot into. 
Preparing all the guns. 

They set up a little table so Nathan wouldn't have to hold the guns that were too heavy for him. 

It was easier for him to sit and shoot. 

Checking out his accuracy. 
A little more practice. 
Jeremy was the range safety master. 

A few pictures before the pigeon hunt. 

Pippa did not head out target shooting. She preferred to stay in the house and nap. None of those loud shots. 

Grandma Pam's

We went to visit Grandma Pam this week since the kids had the week off from school. We stopped by her house for a bit and then traveled on to Royal City to have Thanksgiving.

It was decided that it is time for Nathan to learn how to shoot. He's been waiting a long time and wanting to learn. It's a very good skill to have. We just wanted to make sure he was old enough to not shoot his sister.  Jeremy is, of course, an expert shooter. He is also a good teacher and very calm so he set out to teach Nathan the basics. First, Nathan had to learn the 4 basic rules of shooting and memorize them. Then, he had to demonstrate the rules. 
Jeremy showed Nathan how it works with his pellet gun. 

Nathan would run and stack the cans back up as Jeremy would shoot them down. 

Some instructions. 

Practicing. The guns Jeremy have are quite heavy for Nathan. We are going to get him a bb gun for Christmas so he will have one he can control more easily and shoot by himself. 

Nathan had a good lesson…

Badger Mountain hike

Jeremy and the kids hiked Badger on a foggy day. They wanted to see if they could hike above the fog.