Busy Day - Kids Christmas, Theater, Dancing

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Old Ranch Children's Christmas

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ORCC 2012 Kids Christmas Party

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Guess who we saw as we walked in the door? Santa had just parked his sleigh and reindeer!

Standby... The Fun Is About to Begin!

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Great way to start the day.... A big red fire truck!!

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Sue verifies that we are supposed to be here....

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Charlie and Alex attack the pizza.... Then off to see Santa

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You will never see this table clean again!

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Amy and Charlie spotted the cookies while waiting for Santa

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In the Santa line...

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Charlie flashes a smile

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We are almost there....

Santa... We Have Been Very Very Good

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Success! Mom does not look worried

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Now this is a great picture....

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"So Santa..... Are you ready for my list???"

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Alex has spotted something outside

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This is my bestest smile

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"OK Mom and Dad... We need you guys in the picture

Quotation To Remember: Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.  ~Carol Nelson

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"OK... Now, I will look down!"

Quotation To Remember: The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  ~Burton Hillis

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Looking good

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"OK... I think it was a success!"

The Staff And Fearless Leader

The Old Ranch Staff get the "Bravery Award" for courage in facing the "Attack Of The Kids".... Actually, the entire affair was quite well done!

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Renee gets clean-up duty

Pass Number One Though The Line

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"Joe found the kids line... For the kids!"

Quotation To Remember: Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.  ~Jim Davis

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Linda is looking for James.... "I know where he is!"

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In the kids line.... Mac & Cheese, hot dog , and chili

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"Like is good!"

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Pete and Lisa are well into their second helping...

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Sarah and Jon keep the conversation light

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Did Someone Say "Ice Cream Machine?"

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"Hey Mom... I will help!"

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"I am just holding it for the kids!"

Quotation To Remember: I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert.  ~Jason Love

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This delicate machine requires a Mommy's touch!

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Amy filled mine.... This is a good thing!

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Seconds??? Where is the bacon sundae??

Quotation To Remember: Ice cream is exquisite.  What a pity it isn't illegal.  ~Voltaire

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"If you eat it with chopsticks then it has no calories"

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Sluuuuuurp

Meanwhile Back At The Table...

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"Dad... I made it disappear!!"

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Daddy Joe instructs on the proper way to devour soft serve ice cream

Did You Know? - Over Memorial Day weekend of 1934, Tom Carvel, the founder of the Carvel brand and franchise, suffered a flat tire in his ice cream truck in Hartsdale, New York. He pulled into a parking lot and began selling his melting ice cream to vacationers driving by.

Within two days he had sold his entire supply of ice cream and concluded that both a fixed location and soft (as opposed to hard) frozen desserts were potentially good business ideas. In 1936, Carvel opened his first store on the original broken down truck site and developed a secret soft serve ice cream formula as well as patented super low temperature ice cream machines.

Dairy Queen also claims to have invented soft serve. In 1938, near Moline, Illinois, J.F. McCullough and his son, Alex, developed their soft serve formula. Their first sales experiment was August 4, 1938, in Kankakee, Illinois at the store of their friend, Herb Noble. They sold 1,600 servings in two hours.

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Miles of smiles....

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Let's stretch.... Look at the gazebo carefully....

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"I can protect this table"

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Hello there

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Father, Son, Grandson!

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"Yo! Pete... Wanna share your ice cream with me???"

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Mac is the center of attention

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Crayola's are always magic

Did You Know? - The company was founded by cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith in New York City in 1885 as Binney & Smith. Initial products were colorants for industrial use, including red iron oxide pigments used in barn paint and carbon black chemicals used for making tires black and extending their useful lifespan.

Binney & Smith's new process of creating inexpensive black colorants was entered into the chemistry industries competition at the 1900 Paris Exposition under the title "carbon gas blacks, lamp or oil blacks, 'Peerless' black" and earned the company a gold medal award in chemical and pharmaceutical arts.

Also in 1900, the company added production of slate school pencils. Binney's experimentation with industrial materials, including slate waste, cement, and talc, led to the invention of the first dustless white chalk, for which the company won a gold medal at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

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Art being created

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Mac is on a mission

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"Come on Mom.... I will take you to the cookies"

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Eek! There has been an explosion

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Our grandson did NOT do it.... This time!

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