Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween 2008

Happy Halloween 2008! And what a happy day it was! We had a lot of fun, and the whole day was full of it! We started the day out with a costume birthday for Charis' little friend Savannah. Then in afternoon the kids and I made a candy haunted castle. We also made my Grandma some soup. She just had her last "bad" chemo treatment a few days before, so we made her our favorite chicken and bean soup, renamed it Witches Brew Stew for halloween, and delivered it to her and Grandpa. Then the kids dressed up and we trick-or-treated around the neighborhood. Selah was a Barbie, complete with the prissy attitude and all ;) Bryson was a Brave Night, and Charis a little mouse. At the end of the night we passed out candy on our porch.

Flashback Friday

Flashback to 1 year ago today. Halloween. I talked my parents into coming over to carve pumpkins and see the kids all dressed up. They almost didn't come... my Mom thought she was feeling bad because she had just got her flu shot. This was 3 weeks before she died. We didn't yet know that she had cancer, nor did we have any idea how bad it was.
She wanted to pass out the candy to all the neighbors and let Alan and I take the kids trick-or-treating.
I'm so glad they came over that night. These last pictures of the kids with my Mom are treasures to me!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"There's a First Ti-ye-ime For Everything"

That's one of those country songs that can get stuck in my head for hours! Well, I had to show a pic of my first time to paint a plate with puppy pawprints. Several people have asked me if I do puppies. So, after many requests, what the heck! And here it is!

Alan is already going crazy with it... he's seeing visions of Christmas "Santa Paws," dog dishes, etc.

I think I like the kids better. That dog peed on my kitchen floor.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Broken Arm #2

That stinkin' trampoline!!! Charis in the spring, and now Selah. I was hosting a plate party in WAY-south Tulsa, and Alan was on a business trip in Houston.
I was right in the middle of getting a kid's handprints when I heard my cell phone ring. I didn't answer. About 10 minutes later it rings again. I excused myself and answered the phone. The babysitter on the other end proceeded to tell me "Selah fell off the trampoline and hurt her wrist." I said "Okay... is it hurt very bad?" She said, "Umm, yeah. Here's my Dad" and passed her phone to him. He then told me to get here asap, and that he was taking her right away to the ER.

Uuuuugghhh. That was one of the worst things I've ever felt. Especially being Selah. She doesn't like to be hurt around other people, plus knowing she probably broke her arm. My heart was hurting because she was hurt, but also because I knew she was probably even more upset because I wasn't there to take care of her.

Needless to say, the babysitter and her Dad were great. They handled it so well. By the time I got to the ER the Dad was holding her on his lap back in her room, and she had a splint and ice on her arm.

Both bones in the arm were broken and angled up at a 45 degree. James hung out with me and Selah until we left, and Lydia took Bryson and Charis home. They reset the bones (which I had to leave for that part. Anyone else, I would have stayed.
but when it's my child... I knew I couldn't take it). James, however, stayed to watch (and listen).

She is doing great now. She got treats from Aunt Lynette, her friends Emma and Sarah stopped by to see her, Aunt Janice sent stickers and a card, and the babysitter and her Dad came by the next day to check on her and give her a candybar. He also offered to help us haul the trampoline to the junkyard :)

Selah said "one good thing about breaking your arm is that you get lots of attention from people!" I said "Yep... people love you!! But don't even think about breaking your other arm!!!"
And we laughed.

the picture is of us washing her hair in the kitchen sink. Bryson was rubbing her legs so it was like a beautyshop/message all in one. Yeah, she just might get use to this!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Flashback Friday

Pumpkin Patch
October, 2004
4 years ago

Fall Photo Shoot

Leslie Everett snapped some pictures of the kids this past Saturday. We got some really good ones... tough to choose. Here is the info to check out the pics:

click on "enter site"

select "proofing"

enter our last name

click on the photo thumbnail of the kids


Which one is your fav???