Today is a very cozy, fog-banked-in, November day. In 15 minutes, Oregon State will be taking on California in their pursuit of the Rose Bowl bid (good luck, you have to get past the Ducks at the Civil war....!), and then at 2:30, we'll leave for the Oregon game. Michael, Michele, and the kids came last night, and the two adults took off this morning for their game and a tailgater with Randy and Nancy. Shortly after two, Mom and Dad will arrive to watch all five kids as we head off to Autzen. I'm wondering if the fog will clear or not, which will determine just how many layers of clothing I'll be adding to my body. Truthfully, I'm hoping for a big win for both teams - it really is great when they both are doing well - this could end up being one of more exciting Civil War games we've seen in a while, potentially with a lot on the line for both teams.
Last night, we had a special treat. Stephie brought her 13 month old niece, Abby over. I've never actually met Abby, though I've heard a lot about her, and I'm not just saying it for Auntie Stephie's sake; she is a delight! She was a little overwhelmed with all of the attention from a ton of kids, adults, and a big ol' dog in her face at the very beginning, but she quickly settled in and took advantage of all the attention. She seemed to most enjoy the attention of Brayden and Traig, who had her giggling on numerous occasions. And, as for Mikayla and Ellie, we got to see the future of two very good babysitters. Enjoy the pictures of lots of kiss attempts by Abby, and all of the smiles of the evening.