Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sometimes it seems like my grandkids are growing up even faster than my kids did. My third oldest grandson, Wil, celebrated his graduation from kindergarten this week. He loves school, but I think he is glad for summer to be here so he can focus on his true love-baseball. He has surprised his coach in his first year of little league with his skills and knowledge about the game.
My youngest grandson, Beck, has struck fear in the hearts of his family by learning to crawl. No more putting him down on the floor and having him stay put. Nothing that belongs to his two sisters will be safe with this little guy on the move.
Do you think you are hot?
Update: I was also tagged for this by my friend Betty at http://glimpseintomidlife.blogspot.com/
Betty is a wonderful friend and her blog about her life in Paraguay is always so interesting to read. ..and I know she will forgive me for not following all the rules.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Both of my littlest girls are now 3. I love seeing what good buddies they are becoming.
It seems like around here the fad for Silly Bandz has given way to a fad for feathers in your hair. Lots of the little girls at Hope's party sported these feather hair extensions.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
My daughters and my daughter-in law and I had planned to start out Mother's Day early Sunday by doing a 5k charity run/walk together (I would have been the walker). Our plans changed when my son-in-law, Brandon (Joanna's husband) ended up spending Saturday night in ICU at the hospital. I spent the night with their kids and my other daughter, Jill, helped me with them on Sunday.
On Saturday afternoon Brandon started having numbness on one side of his body, starting in his eye and ending up in his foot. Against his wishes he was finally talked in to going to urgent care and from there was sent to the hospital emergency room. Many tests later, they ruled out MS, a stroke (very unlikely in a 35 year old), heart problems and some other serious problems. His symptoms were gone by about 9 p.m., but the doctors wanted to watch him in ICU over night and do additional tests on Sunday morning. The still don't know what caused his symptoms but he is feeling fine now and will meet with a neurologist tomorrow. You can read the whole story on my daughter' blog http://harphouse.blogspot.com/ here. She tells it much better than I do.
Even though they didn't get home from the hospital until about 3:oo Sunday afternoon we were all able to pull it together to do a Mother's Day picnic that evening.
Brandon was more than glad to be outside playing baseball with the kids instead of in a hospital bed waiting for another test. We were all very grateful that he was feeling fine and that so many serious things had been ruled out.
We even thought to take a few pictures.
All the moms
Joanna, me, Jill and Leah
Friday, May 6, 2011
This is a repeat of a post I wrote a little over a year ago on what would have been my mother's birthday. It kept coming to my mind as I thought about her this year with Mother's Day coming up, so I am sharing it again in her honor.