Anyone still visiting my little blog? LOL, I have been so busy and had so much going on that I have really put this blog on the back burner, and I miss it so much!!! I miss sharing with my friends and I miss visiting my friends and I have decided tonight to do some catching up as I have one more day off for Thanksgiving vacation tomorrow. So this will be random, possibly long with lots of pictures!
My girls are growing up quickly and I really want to be sure to blog for them and future generations so I'm recommitting to blogging more frequently.
In Kathleen's class they each get a chance to bring a little stuffed owl home and a journal. In the journal they write all about the places the took their owl to for the week and the things they did. She had a blast with this one!
She has also been very busy learning all kinds of designs on her Rainbow Loom! She made a bracelet for each friend of her Nana's for they high school reunion in their school colors. She is quite talented with all he new designs and she watches You Tube to get some tutorials.
She even made one for my dad for his birthday, we went down to celebrate and ended up celebrating Halloween at the same time. ;-)
I made a fun Halloween pasta salad and a pumpkin pound cake for my dad. I get my love of pumpkin from him and Kathleen loves it just as much as we do!!
My mom's house again was warm and welcoming... great setting to spend time with family!
She even took her rainbow loom and uses one of my Thirty One bags to organize it all. :-)
Always laughter and good times.... these smiles melt my heart....
Hayley's outfit was pretty creepy this year... yikes!
Always a bonus to see the beauty of nature outside their windows. So peaceful...
Back at home.....we had fun carving pumpkins!
We put together out good Samaritan shoe boxes/ Operation Christmas Child and donated them...
Kathleen made me a cool turtle necklace, I just love it!!
She also had her first sleepover with Hayley and great friends of ours and theirs. They helped us out after Jerry had to have surgery on both his feet. They kept the girls for a couple days and brought us meals, what a blessing they were to us!!
Jerry has had a rough time with the surgeries and is unable to drive or really do much of anything so it has been a lot on me as well. Not a lot of time to rest and lots going on with Kathleen's birthday, the holidays, work, etc.
These were the terrible shoes they gave him at the hospital for when he first came home... luckily the Dr. gave him a more supportive boot!! He was sliding and they didn't fit him well at all. I was so afraid he was going to fall and re injure himself. :-(. Luckily we have a sofa bed downstairs in front of the TV, he was there by day and sleeping in the guest room downstairs by night. No way he was climbing stairs... Girls made sure he had lots of stuffed animals to keep him company :-)
Even though he's been in a lot of pain he didn't want to miss Kathleen's 8th birthday party we just celebrated on the 23rd at SkyZone a cool trampoline place, her actual birthday is November 25th. He's such a great dad :-)
Since Jerry's surgeries changed our plans for traveling to MD. for Thanksgiving, we decided to celebrate while my parents and sister and family were here. Thinking that ordering it from Giant would be a good idea and we'd have a home cooked meal like advertised... we were quite disappointed at all the frozen meals in the order with heat up times :-( Definitely will not go that route again... food terrible, but we made the most of it and had time with family, that's what's important.
At this rate Christmas may not be happening with family either if he's not released to travel. Not what I'm used to for a holiday meal! LOL. Having her party the same day didn't allow much time to cook and prep ourselves. But we were thankful to have food on our table knowing many families do not.
Kathleen was able to open her gifts once we finished eating.
This was one of her favorite gifts of the night. So adorable!
Love these girls soooooo much!!!!
Jerry enjoyed the hat/gloves too...lol....our cat Elvis is looking at him like what in the world...??? lol
Finally in a quick wrap up we did some decorating this weekend for Christmas. More pictures to come....
For some reason he thought he could use rubber bands and his cane and put our angel on top the tree... I had to persuade him to use the ladder after the angel almost fell and broke...silliness or the powerful pain pills....lol... I think he just wanted to feel helpful ;-)
Well we finally got the tree up and ready to go for Christmas. Lots more things happening but wanted to at least get caught up! LOL Hope to blog more frequently and have some time to catch up with everyone.....