Archive for November, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Jan, Leah, and Cory invited us to their home for dinner this year.

So we packed up the baby and the old lady and headed north. 🙂

Actually, Kim and Anne packed up the “baby” and we picked up GG. 🙂

It was a pleasant day … no snow! or rain, and the company was delightful.  It had been quite some time since we had seen Emily.  Alex said he and Carol had not seen Jack since GG’s 90th birthday party!  It was nice to get caught up with everyone.

The turkey was especially tasty.  Jan thinks it is “letting it sit for an hour before carving” that lets the molecules ….? something about commingling or something.   LOL

We believed her.  She taught science at Lowell High School.

Someone let Jack take some photos with my camera.  I’ve got to admit, at 3 he takes some pretty good snaps!

Here he has captured his beautiful “Auntie”.

After the main course some of us hopped up and took care of the first round of dishes. (Not me!  I got up when they were nearly done and took photos. 🙂 )

The Patriots were playing Detroit during dinner. 🙁

But the fans were good about dashing to the TV room when there was a lag in the dinner presentations.

Some fans didn’t want to cooperate for the photos!

At last it was time for dessert!  Jack had helped his Moms bake a cranberry raisin pie for GG.  Auntie Jan thought that merritted some praise.

For dessert we were offered apple pie, chocolate cheese cake, cranberry raisin pie, pecan pie, and pumpkin cheese cake.

The Covell-Barretts do love a good dessert. 🙂

It was a great day.  The Turkey did it’s job. 😉

Then it was time to go home.

GG gives Jack a ride on her “red Cadillac”.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Quick Visit

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Flowers for Mom.

The “digger” is a wonderful thing!

Just my size!

Strange cookes.

( you had to be there)

And now ………………………………..

Soccer practice! Ted is in yellow.

Untitled from Cass Barrett on Vimeo.

Just one more. 🙂

Untitled from Cass Barrett on Vimeo.

I had a blast.


Sunday, November 7th, 2010

The kids came to town for the 90th birthday party and stayed for Halloween.


First a little pre-Trick or Treat party.

Attended by Snow White!

The kids got all decked out in great costumes.

Now we are ready to go …..

To the Hall for a group photo.

We had a couple of Witches, 2 guys from a Swat Team,  Batman,  a hippie type,  Snow White,  a Frankenstein Monster,  and a LOBSTER!

One very cute Lobster!

Sporting “light sticks” and buckets for goodies we were off and running!

Happy Halloween 2010!

Busy Busy Week End!

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

On Saturday we celebrated Bill’s Mom’s 90th birthday.

She shared the party with her Brother-in-law, as she has many times. His birthday is a week before hers.

It was his 90th as well!

Big, big do’ins.

We served two ninety inch long sandwiches.

We had 90 cookies, all perfectly numbered.

Special cakes with likenesses from their youth were printed on them.

Special for Great Gram Pat, we made a scrap book with 90 memories.

Her two kids and her 4 grand children and their families compiled 15 memories each.

We popped them into a scrap book!  Hefty.  But very satisfying for all concerned.

There were kids:

There were grand kids:

There were great grand kids:

And all sorts of family and friends in attendance.

Great party for two great folks.

Grammie Thursdays.

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The Thursday before Halloween!  Jack helped me try on my costume.

I begrudgingly allowed him to take a photo of me.

(I don’t let 3 year olds mess with my camera)

This is what he took!

He also took some great photos of the Hullabaloo game which I deleted simply because I couldn’t see using my computer memory on them… But they were great.

Jack is into a new phase.  I guess he is tired of me taking his photo, so the following is his ….retaliation? Or just being 3.

For the most part he is still very good natured.  (I remember Paul making all kinds of weird faces when asked to smile for the camera. It seemed to last into his teens…)

Put a pop in it!