The biggest event of the Summer was the birth of my first Great-Grandchild. (I’d always said that since all the Great-Grandkids were Gary’s, I wasn’t old enough. Guess I can’t say that any longer.) William Purjue Pak Henderson arrived on July 9th, the day before his Dad’s birthday. He would be Robert’s first grandchild, so I’m sure he’s bursting his heavenly buttons.
|Add caption3 day old William|
|William with proud parents Hailee and Cory|
|Cory walking Anna down the aisle.|
|Anna & Lynn|
|Quite a family!|
|Gary & Katy|
|Katy, "Standing on the Corner in Winslow, AZ."|
Earlier this summer, my friend Diane and I attending a hummingbird banding at the SIPE Wildlife Area, outside Eager, AZ. It was very interesting. They weighed, measured, assessed, and banded several hummers in front of us and explained much about their migration habits.
|Hummer inside the screening, being weighed.|
|Hummer taking a well deserved drink after banding.|
A dear friend of ours, Kathy, came to visit and rented a trailer just down the road from us for a couple months. She and I got to most of the craft fairs while she was here and with Gary and Bandit had several geocaching outings. The August Geocaching Challenge this year was to do one of six different kinds of geocaches during the month of August. We each got a Virtual, Traditional, Puzzle, Multi-Cache, Earthcache, and Event. We had to go to the Petrified Forest to get the earthcache and attended an event about 50 miles east of here in the White Mountains near Payson. As usual, its a great way to see new things and learn new facts.
|Kathy, Gary, & Bandit at the Petrified Forest|
I've been doing some Kumihimo braiding and some with beads this summer. My friend Diane Hitzel introduced me to this. Its fun and addicting. Here's a couple bracelets I've done.
My friend Susannah and I took a quilt class called Accidental Landscape that was a lot of fun and taught us new techniques for landscape quilts.
|Accidental Landscape of the Beach|
I continue to enjoy the water aerobic classes from 4-5 mornings a week. The gals in the classes are really fun, so we have a great time while getting some good exercise.
Gary continue to enjoy his pool tournaments and while practicing on the pool table in the our clubhouse, has met some other pool players in the park.
I've been learning to play Mah Jongg, a Chinese game played with tiles. It's a lot of fun. Hopefully I can get some converts at the Roost when we get there.
Bandit got a surprise one night when he was outside in our yard and met some of the local wildlife. Fortunately, it wasn't too close, but the smell certainly let us know it was a skunk. His facial hair got the the brunt of it, and he was rubbing his face and eyes for quite a while. I washed his face that night many times and hte next day we used a recommend solution of 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1 tsp to 1/4 cup dawn dish washing soap. It worked great and took 99% of the odor out.. We're all hoping it's a one time occurrence.
|Poor Bandit after a dozen face-washings.|
After that we will return to Show Low for a week and then head for the Roost in Casa Grande, our Winter home. Please do not mail anything to us here after October 1st. Send anything to us at our Roost address: 3241 S. Montgomery Rd. Casa Grande, AZ 85193.
Dancing Through a Show Low Summer, 2014
Hugs, Gary, Katy, and Bandit too!