Friday, November 2, 2012

reviewing past two weeks!

Good morning all! Wow, it has been two weeks since I updated my blog. And when I post the picture of what I have gotten stitched, I have to laugh.....Shari, is that ALL you got stitched in two weeks!?!?!!?! Well, yes it is...
But...when I reflect on the past two weeks, I have many memories that were much nicer than sitting & stitching.
We had our grandsons here for 9 days. The first day, we just stayed around here & 'chilled' since they had driven 8 hours to get here....they were ready for a day to just play & relax at 'home'.
The next day, the weather was gorgeous....nice fall day. The farmer who does our property came to finish the field. I told the boys "let's go watch the farmer". We walked over to the edge of our yard....Farmer Dale saw us & said hi. I told him he was going to have an audience. He asked if they would like a ride. Oh my! Would they ever!!! So he got the combine ready & the 4 of us loaded in with him. He took us to the back of the field & back up to the yard. The boys loved it & that was the talk of the day. We stayed outside & played in the leaves, ran around the yard, generally had a blast!
The next day, our public library had what they called Halloween Spooktacular. The children could dress in their costumes & trick or treat at the different areas of the library. I didn't want to spend money on costumes, so I put them in their Thomas the Train shirts. They were the THOMAS LOVIN' TRIPLETS!!!!
Sat. papa was home with us. We had lots of company that day. Lots of relatives like to see the boys when they are at our house.
Sun. we went to church in the morning but the evening was our fun for that day! The local college has what they call Fall Fest. It is an alternative to trick or treat. They set up the rec center as a big game area. The theme was Take me out to the Ball Game. There were all sorts of games for the kids to play. After they played the game, they got to choose two pieces of candy out of the bowls.
Mon. & Tues. we stayed home, but had fun things to do. We learned how to play a game that took PATIENCE....waiting our turns! We learned more about our colors, our counting, etc...
We have kept an outfit that was their daddy's when he was little. My brother was stationed in Germany at the time. My parents went over to visit him. Between my brother & parent's, our son got an entire German outfit....the shorts, the shirt, the sweater & the socks. So one evening, we put it on each of the boys & had a photo session. (papa took pictures!)
We did a fun craft to feed the birds. Take an empty toilet paper roller. Coat it in peanut butter, then roll it in bird seed. Then, take it out & push a tree branch thru the hole in the roll.
We made 'spiders' out of hot dog chunks & spaghetti noodles. Put the noodle pieces in the hot dog chunks, then cook til noodles are done.
We had more company on Wed. We also carved a pumpkin before taking the boys to their other grandparents house that evening.
Yesterday, I caught up on my errands & house cleaning. Pet Smart opened here over the weekend, so I was excited to get in there & get Elmo a new toy.  He LOVES chew toys, literally!!!
I hope to catch up on some stitching now. The piece I have shown here was kitted up for me by one of the girls who came to my stitch in. I hope to finish it soon.....ready to switch seasons!
stitching progress?!?!?!!?!

Elmo & his new toy!