Saturday, October 31, 2015
Well, it was supposed to rain all day and night, but it didn't. We had another torrential downpour all morning, it dissipated by noon, started raining again by 3 and finished up just after 4. And it hasn't rained all evening. Our first little trick or treaters arrived while it was still light out at 5:40, and then we didn't get any more until almost 6:30. And they were all scattered throughout the evening, coming every 10 or 15 minutes. We got a whole bunch (like 20) just before 7:30 and then a few more closer to 8. All totalled, there were 48. I talked to #3 and they got 69. #2 got 50. I think it was a very slow Halloween night.
Posted by Joanne at 10:25 PM
Friday, October 30, 2015
The torrential rain from this morning stopped around noon and it ended up being overcast for the rest of the day.
Posted by Joanne at 9:40 PM
Miracle #3 made a witches brew for her children this morning and my daycare children and I were invited to join her.
Posted by Joanne at 12:46 PM
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Halloween decorations seem to be getting more and more popular with each passing year. Sweetheart and I decided that we like the cute fun pumpkin and spider houses. We really don't like the ghoulish skeleton and dead body ones. Even Baby will point and say, "Ewwwww."
And she took her cousin's hand (who surprisingly allowed her to) and they toddled up to my driveway. Their specific instructions were to be safe, hold hands, you need a walking buddy and you need to take care of each other. And so they did! Aren't they the cutest little blessings that you ever did see?
Posted by Joanne at 8:12 PM
The monsoons have arrived. It was unbelievable to listen to it around 7 o'clock this morning, but by 8:15, the rain had totally stopped. Miracle #3 watched the littles while I took the school-agers to school.
Posted by Joanne at 12:23 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Around ten years ago, my uncle phoned Hubby and told him that he had a 1972 Pontiac that he was going to give him when he dies. For some reason, a lot of people think that Hubby loves cars because he works for a car company. Not true. I mean, he likes them but certainly doesn't love them like one would think.
Anyway, my uncle passed away on Sunday, and my Dad called to tell him that he now owns a Grand Am. We have never even seen it, as it has been in storage forever, and we really didn't even know if it was really true. People say things and don't mean them all the time. Well, I guess it's true. This is his new car. I guess it actually runs, as my other uncle fired it up. Happy 60th Birthday! I wish we could actually be thrilled about it! But it sort of just looks like a make work project. Anyone want to buy a 1972 Grand Am? I hear it is a special edition.
Posted by Joanne at 10:36 PM
Miracle #3, Grandson and Sweetheart met Stacy and Chase at the Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, and a good time was had by all. Everyone had a wonderful afternoon, as you can see by the pictures that she sent me. Looks like it will be the last nice weekend in October as the rain has arrived today and it is forecast to stay until next week. I hope that the weatherman is wrong.
Posted by Joanne at 10:52 AM
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
It was another beautiful October day. Like, it is the 27th of October and it was sunny and 17 degrees. Kristina comes to help me on Tuesdays, so she went to the school with Sweetheart and Tai to pick Lucas up and I stayed home with the babies.
Posted by Joanne at 5:40 PM
I am not surprised that at four years old, that Tai can do the monkey bars. But he is very young to be able to accomplish it. He impressed all of us, including himself by swinging his way across!
Posted by Joanne at 5:05 AM
Yesterday went by way too fast. And I actually heard this little one cry for the first time. He got two teeth last week and I am sure that he is teething. All I had to do was pick him up and he stopped, but he didn't sleep as much as he usually does either. We went to the playground when we picked Lucas up from school and I think it is safe to say that Baby Joshua liked it very much!
Posted by Joanne at 4:50 AM
Sunday, October 25, 2015
It's 2:20 on Sunday afternoon and I feel like my weekend is just starting. I went to church this morning and listened to a great message about boundaries and barriers. Jenelle met me there this morning, and she told me that it was just what she needed to hear today. God is good that way, isn't he? I enjoyed it too, and it was what I needed to hear as well. Especially after the crazy week that just flew by!
I went out on Thursday night with Corinna to watch the Canucks get beat by the Washington Capitals, Friday night Hubby and I were at the Giants game and they lost to the Seattle Thunderbirds, and then last night Hubby and I had another date night and we watched a pretty good game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings. (for the first 2 periods, anyway) Unfortunately, the outcome was another Canucks loss, but at least it was in overtime and they got a point. I also had a First Aid course all day yesterday, and I really enjoyed spending time with my friends and learning new skills, but it was an 8 hour course. When it rains, it pours......we never seem to do very much during the evening and I was out three nights in a row, into Vancouver each time. And really, I was at Bible Study on Wednesday night, and yoga on Tuesday night, so that is really five nights out for me. I actually feel not too bad, but I sure was tired last night.
These are the beautiful maple leaves that I walked by this morning on my way home from church. The sun is shining, it is 21 degrees out there this afternoon and I am enjoying my view from my front room window. We have had a magnificent October, weather-wise. Hubby and just got back from grocery shopping and have eaten lunch. I put cabbage rolls into the oven, and we will have an early dinner before going to watch Grandson and Sweetheart take their last swimming lesson of this set. Hubby started a big project yesterday and he cleaned out our walk-in closet in our bedroom. Needless to say, this means I have a whole bunch of clothes to sort through that I really don't feel like doing, but I had better get doing it anyway. I had too much fun this weekend, so my bedroom and my bathrooms await. Hubby just told me he was going to go mow the lawn. I really do think that we should have four day work weeks and three day weekends. It would just be so much nicer for everyone!
Posted by Joanne at 2:20 PM