Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas in Michigan

The grandsons were still in school for the week before Xmas, which meant we didn't get to spend as much time with them as we'd have liked.  But Christmas weekend was packed full of fun with the boys.  We played lots of board games and a few Wii games as well, chiefly after Santa had arrived and brought new games.  Our son came from St. Louis with his dog Zeno (a Border Collie) to spend the holiday weekend with all of us. Ace, the family's Labradoodle, has "territorial" issues, so the dogs have to take turns having time-outs in their respective crates.  

The week was capped off in fine style by attending the Little Caesar Bowl game with the grandsons, our daughter, and son-in-law.  The game was between Western Michigan and Purdue.   Our son-in-law teaches at Western Michigan.  WMU lost the game, but it was a close and exciting one, in many ways almost as much of an "offensive show off" game as was the Baylor/Washington Alamo Bowl game!

I went off and left my "memory stick" from my camera in my computer, and thus I took NO pictures myself of our fun time in Michigan for Christmas!  My daughter did, though, so I have a few from her to share.

Saying good-bye to the grandsons

Xmas Eve--two happy brothers!

Uncle Rob and the labradoodle Ace

Granddaddy reading The Night Before Christmas to the grandsons