Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
A few days ago I found a large screw in the middle of Jack's room and couldn't quite figure out where it had come from. Well you see that metal pole that is attached? Not any longer. That little booger has been using his crib as a trampoline and it made the screw fall out. We screwed it back in, but turned the crib around to give the opposite corner a chance to get such a great workout. Three kids in this crib...I guess it's met its match.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I'll just give you the highlights and let some pictures tell the story.
Angela told me as I was sloshing around in the mud that it's a no wonder that 20 and 30 years olds were better off being parents.
- Mike doling out compliments like telling 14 year old Brendan (step-nephew) that he's not as introverted as he used to be.
- 1/2 mile listening to Mike give details about his visit with a "roid" doctor.
We developed quite an appetite after that hike and with it being around 1:30 when we arrived back at that house (oh and we drove by a street called Bose Lane, do ya think it was the street we used to live on?). And we had a tray of fruit waiting for us. Yummy! Can't tell you how that hit the spot! 1 1/2 hours later and trying to hide my grumbling tummy, we did have a nice lunch . As the fire warmed up the room and we began to dry off, we did have a nice time and played some games. The girls really enjoyed playing with Jack and he was really good. We left around 6:30. Angela did leave me with one parting shot as I was putting on my wet shoes. Jack saw the plate of cookies and since he already had 3 I told him, "no cookies" to which Angela told Jack, "your mommy is stingy and won't let you have another cookie". Stingy...yep, that's me!
Friday, December 19, 2008
This is a very special Christmas wish for a young child who is not expected to live beyond the next few months. I know you may see many of these requests but this really is a local child with a very simple Christmas wish. I just visited a friend who had cancer treatments with this childs mother and she gave me the following request from her cousin.
Hannah’s Christmas Wish
This is the true story of my 5-yr old 2nd cousin, Hannah Garman, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a rare and incurable brain tumor. She was going to be the flower girl in our wedding in May, but was diagnosed a week after we asked her to be the flower girl. This is especially sad because her mother died 2 yrs ago from breast cancer. Right now she has lost most of her motor skills. She is confined to bed and cannot really do anything or play with the gifts she is getting from people, but she LOVES getting cards - she has gotten so many from people she does not know and just loves to have grandma read about the people who send them and see their pictures and is so proud of all her cards. Her room is just filled with cards. When asked what she wants for Christmas she said she wants to see how many Christmas cards she can get. Many people have passed this wish along to their churches, prayer groups, friends and family. There are school groups where children are making her cards. People are including pictures so she can see who it is that is sending her the card. If you would like to help with her wish, you can send a card to her at:
704 Orchard Rd
Lititz, PA 17543
THANKS! Let’s see if we can have the cards coming in big postal bags
for her this Christmas.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Soccer tournament last weekend. Don't let the sunny skies fool you, it was so cold, the parents were bundled up on the sidelines. Garrett played all four games and was out a total of about 5 minutes and spent the rest of the weekend on the couch exhausted.
Saturday was our town's Christmas parade. This parade is infamous. Infamously boring, that is. Seriously the parade consists of the two high school bands and no less than 50 brownie/Girl Scout troops, Boy Scouts, and oh, Indian Princesses. So that's why we go. Morgan loves being in this parade. Garrett enjoyed being with his friends and the occasional candy that was thrown his way. And Jack loved looking at all the lights. But after an hour of Brownies, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, we headed out to dinner with friends and missed Santa on the fire truck. We did get to see the crowd favorite, the Tube Platoon. All the boys in the one picture were in first grade together and six years later, they are still hanging out together.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
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Wish I could go :-(