It started with a visit to the horses.
|Cedrus and Jessie Anne|
|Kestrel and Jessie Anne|
Mister McCoy wanted attention too, but he is *so* big.
|Steve and McCoy|
|Kestrel says hi to McCoy|
Whenever something else wasn't going on, Cedrus was playing the piano.
|He is very good at the piano, but sometimes his position is a little odd.|
|Kestrel plays the guitar well. Here he is reading chords for a song from the web via an iphone (or something)|
They had arrived Friday evening, the week before Thanksgiving Day. We ate our big turkey meal on Saturday. On Sunday, we went to Dallas to swim in the pool there. The boys love to swim. They both jumped off the diving board and tried diving off the side of the pool.
On Monday Johnny and the boys made sauerkraut. Here Kestrel adds salt to the shredded cabbage from Grandma's garden.
It takes a lot of pounding to turn shredded cabbage into juicy cabbage..
|Munazza caught the action on her phone camera|
|Kestrel and Johnny poured the now-juicy cabbage into a plastic bag|
|Munazza took photos to document the procedure for Johnny's next talk at the boys' classrooms. It will take several months for the cabbage to ferment into sauerkraut.|
We crunched over lots of fallen leaves on our trip through the woods
|The boys are way ahead.|
|Here come their mom, dad and grandpa|
The creek was high and cold. Of course, Steve had to balance on a log jutting over the creek. The boys threw stick boats into the water.
There were lots of downed trees from a recent windstorm to get over on the way to and from the creek. Cedrus could go under this one.
On the way back to the house through the arboretum, I had Cedrus stop the EZ Go by two other Cedrus trees, Cedrus atlanticas: Atlas Cedars.
|This Cedrus atlantica is already taller than Cedrus|
|Two boys, two Atlas Cedar trees|
Although it was Cedrus who did most of the driving of Johnny's EZ Go, now christened "Roustmobile Too", the photos I took were of Kestrel driving. He is the only one who goes slowly enough to get a picture of.
While Kestrel drove around the arena, his dad snacked on rose hips.
The night before they left for home, the boys gave us a concert. They alternated with Cedrus on the piano, then Kestrel on the guitar and singing. Grandma videotaped them.
|Kestrel's dad served as a music stand|
|Kestrel singing and playing|
I'm glad we have videotapes to watch and remember. We're not sure where those kids got their musical talents, but very glad they did!