Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hats off to the Birthday Boy!

Grandpa Jack turns 80 on the 28th. Wish we could be there to help you celebrate.
Have a great birthday!


Claire, John, Alison and Joey

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Following in Grandpa's Footsteps

A Star Is Born

Bob Burns stayed home today while Joey Burns made his big debut. Joey's first grade class performed poems and songs and afterward enjoyed a re-enactment of the first Thanksgiving. Joey even gave his permission to have his birth name printed in the stage bill. Now that's progress!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What's in a Name?

We visited the Point Reyes National Seashore today to do a little research on Claire's Native American Indian report for school. She is researching the Coastal Miwok Indian tribe.

It was a long ride and during the trip, Joe decided that he wants to change his name. He brought it up by asking, "Mom, can you rename me?"

"No," I said.

He persisted.

I replied, "Well, that depends on what you want for your new name."

"I want to be called Bob," he said.

"Bob. How about Joey Bob?"

"No, Just Bob."

Of course, Claire recommends Bobby Joe. But, Joe is convinced that Bob, Bob Burns has a nice ring to it.

For some reason, I'm just not completely convinced. Maybe it will grow on me!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Joey Daniel checking out the abandoned building.

Claire and her cattail.
Claire hamming it up in the vineyards.

We went hiking this morning and found an abandonded building. Apprantely a radio station used in WWII. Joey was in his glory!
We planted a victory garden in honor of our new president!

Another beutiful day here in Napa. Hope you are able to get out and enjoy the day!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Well, here we go. Don't know what to expect. Let's just see how it all pans out.