Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
This is just a large tin with fresh pine, berries and lights by the fireplace.
A closeup of the ginger guys.
Obviously jars of candy on my counter...
A small tree in the corner of our dining room table.
And now we are back to the Polar Express. It really is a fun thing! We just got it last week. We've read the book and now they want to see the movie.
They've been going a good job sharing...so far. They're having lots of fun with it! I love Christmas! Fa la la la la la la la la
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Opening some gifts
Kayden had a birthday last week and turned five.Cmon, how in the world did that happen? Seriously. He was a tiny babe at the hospital just yesterday, Cuhrazy!. And now he doesn't want to hold my hand in public anymore because "grandma, I'm big." He has soaked up so much knowledge in these five short years...he's been like a little sponge. He started preschool this fall and goes two full days a week. He told his teacher at orientation that he only wants to learn about dinosaurs and trains. He loves school...he's been known to get up at 5:30 and he'll get his backpack and announce to his sleeping parents that he's ready for preschool...of which, they are less than thrilled! He was excited because his birthday fell on a preschool day and he took cupcakes along for everyone. His friends at school are Paris, Maylee and Jakobi. He loves dinosaurs, trains, pirates, the Cat in the Hat, listening to books and grandmas smoothies. He really doesn't like to take naps or just sleep in general...he would rather be awake and living life...he loves to wrestle with his little brother and daddy. He reminds me in so many ways of his daddy when he was little. I love being his grandma and watching him grow into his own person!
Happy Birthday big guy!
Friday, November 11, 2011
Gail did end up flushing my port then. She did a very good job except pushed the needle a little bit slow. I had forgotten to put numbing cream on, so it hurt. But didn't last long. The whole thing went well. I'm so glad she's willing to do this for me. They will deliver the flush kit every month. I go back in a couple of weeks and hopefully I will feel better by then and lungs sound better!
Monday, November 7, 2011
So at 5:30, they had cooking demonstrations by Lee Ann Miller (a Taste of Home field editor) and Betty, another lady who works at the store. The did a really good job together. We learned how to make a pretty apple stomboli, as well as a meat one, a chocolate toffee "Christian crack(le)"(you had to be there), a very cool upside down pecan apple pie...all using products in the store and Butter Churn.
Afterwards, we could sample all the foods that that they had shown recipes for or done demonstrations of and others samples throughout the store, as well as a discount to shop. The meatballs and the smoked turkey were awesome! And that's what I'm having for Thanksgiving! I loved the tables decorated for Christmas too...I got some good ideas!.
Monday, October 31, 2011
We were visited by two little trick or treaters yesterday...Spiderman and a Transformer.
I entered a pie contest that is this week and now I'm wondering what I was thinking?! But I guess it'll be fun. I decided on lemon meringue. I just hope it turns out at least semi-good and doesn't fall apart that day!! This was one of my two practice pies I made and we ate!
My port is good...there is a nice little healed up bump there. Next Tuesday I have a clinic appointment and I'll get it flushed for the first time.My nurse friend Gail is going to go along to learn how to do it, it has to be flushed once a month so I don't get clots. I might even try to learn to do it myself, but that doesn't sound too fun right now.
Happy last day of October!