Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We got together on Saturday to finally celebrate Stacy and Nathan's birthdays as a family and
posed for a family picture

carved pumpkins, roasted pumpkin seeds, ate yummy food and laughed alot.

From left to right - Spongebob by Stacy; Boo by Nathan; Old School Jack by Dave, Free Form Cat and Stars by Carrie and ??? by David.

Tonight, Superman came to my door, and said "Bag" as he showed me the trick or treat bag I made for his father 29 years ago

He did say trick or treat, but after he had been in the house for awhile.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

Another list of things I want to remember... How he goes all around the house naming everything - chair, pillow, ball, book, banana, etc

How he looks when you say "Can you say please?" and he nods his head yes, but won't say it

How he meticulously uses his spoon to get all the soup broth out of his bowl

How he says "It's hot" for all his food. (I think since everyone has been telling him that for months when he is given food - he associates hot for food)

How he studied the neighbor's Halloween display and called the ghosts - monkeys

How he names all the people he knows - MaMa, DaDa, Tito, Carrie, Hat, Josh, Becky, Shari, Emmett, but no Gram yet

How he put this pillow on the floor, put his head down and said Nite Nite.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I am the youngest of 5 - quite a bit younger, my siblings are 22, 21, 19 and 12 years older. So for the most part of my growing up years, they were married and not living at home. Most Saturdays, one or more of them would visit with their families. I have several nieces and nephews close to my age and always looked forward to having someone to play with. I now think my parents enjoyed these visits as much as I did. It is wonderful to have your grown children come home. Most Saturdays one or both of them call and says "What's for dinner?"
Sometimes we just sit around the table and talk.

Sometimes we play a game.

Sometimes there is a puzzle to be worked.

Sometimes there is a Wi bowling competition
Sometimes we just let this little one entertain us.

(He was pushing himself backwards in his truck just like Tito does his chair.)
But whatever we do, I treasure these times. I know there will come a time when they have better things to do than hang around with Tito and Gram, but until that day comes, I really like Saturdays.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Birthday!

The facts aren't quite right - it was 31 years ago and he didn't wake me up at 4:00 am, he kept me up until 4:12 am, but when I saw this cartoon many years ago, I had to cut it out and put it in his scrapbook.

Happy Birthday, Nathan! It has been such a pleasure watching you grow up into the man you are today. I love seeing you with your family - how much you love your wife and son.

I couldn't imagine 31 years ago how I could love you more, but I do. Have a great day!

And the threat is still there -someday I will call you at 4:12 am to wish you Happy Birthday.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Indian Summer

The flowers are living on borrowed time. They keep putting frost warnings and snow in the forecast and taking them out again, but it will happen soon. I brought in all the tomatoes last week when a frost was a possibility and now we have green tomatoes lined up on the window sill to ripen. This weekend I dug the beets an carrots and cut back more flowers. We will remember this summer as the one

  • Carrie grew the smallest cherry tomatoes we have ever seen
  • We couldn't keep up with the rhubarb, but did keep up with the zucchini
  • Nathan and Stacy planted their first garden
  • Tita, Ricky and Sarah, Roger and Lynda came to visit
  • Kaiden discovered the moon
  • Kaiden renamed Dave 'Hat'
  • Kaiden talked about balls, birds, bugs, planes, monkeys and SpongeBob

We had a very good summer

Monday, October 11, 2010


He is becoming very opinionated - he has one and will let you know.

He is also talking in sentences. Sure they are very short sentences, but we are going to capitalize that first letter and add the period after the second word, because that is what grandparents do.

Moon gone. Have monkey. Bye,plane.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Week in Review

We made it up the mountains last Saturday and were able to see some of the aspen colors. The trees were past their peak - quite a few had already lost their leaves. But it was a beautiful day and I never tire of seeing the bright gold among the pines.

We had brunch on Sunday to celebrate Stacy's birthday. Kaiden found a bottle of bubbles and we had to go outside so he could blow bubbles. Tito and I are amazed each week the changes in this little boy.

I brought out Halloween decorations. The jack-o-lantern in the middle is one I made several years ago. It has been laying in my sewing room since last year. I didn't pack it away after Halloween last year because I intended to make one for Carrie and Stacy. Well, I finished them on Saturday night to have Stacy's ready on Sunday. Carrie - yours is sitting on the dining room table waiting for you.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Stacy

Happy Birthday to our dear daughter-in-law. She is a sweet, funny, endearing person and we are so blessed to have her in our family.

This is one of the big birthdays - one that ends in a 0! Have a great day! We love you!