Calling off the camping trip probably turned out for the best anyway, since poor Clara came down with a sore throat and a fever on Thursday night. It was better for her to be snuggled up at Grandma's house that night, rather than trying to rough it in a camper bunk.
I didn't take many pictures at all -- too busy cooking, eating, visiting and playing with the kids. This picture, though, is of Robert, just after he pulled this quintessential 6-year-old-boy's joke on me (Yes, he turned six years old this week!):
Robert: What's under there, Grandma?
Grandma: Under where?
Robert: Ha ha! You said "underwear"!
Yes, I really did fall for it, which tickled him no end :-)
After the kids left on Friday, I switched gears -- from fall to winter. Since we will be spending Christmas Day at the kids' house, I didn't see a need to have Dan climb up into the attic and pull down the big tree and all the trimmings, just for the two of us. So I put up a very small tree and decorated it with a paper chain that I made this afternoon. It would never do if the family were coming, but it will suffice to bring Christmas cheer into our house for the two of us this year.