Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
We had "K" and "R" for the night on Friday so we thought it was the perfect time to put up the tree and they were very happy to help! All the decorations ended up about 3-4 feet from the ground, (it was so much fun watching them decide where to hang what) but with a little rearranging it looks perfect! They both tried to convince me that they could stand on a chair to put some higher up on the tree because "they do it all the time at home!" Sure they do!! :0)
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
...didn't turn out quite as fun as Day #1 for Miss "K"!! While having lots of fun jumping around in one of the fun things to play on she slipped on some water and landed in some rocks!! Her face hit the rocks--no fun, (big, swollen "fat" lip resulted!!) and she put her arms out to break her fall. Well, it broke her fall alright, but it also broke her arm! Thank goodness she was with her Mommy and Daddy that day, I would have never gotten over the guilt (I'm still feeling terrible about the gash and stitches "R" had while on "our watch!")
This little girl is a "trooper" though...she continued on the vacation...a full day at the San Diego Zoo with a broken arm! OUCH!!! She kept insisting that she didn't want to go to the doctor, but every time she put any pressure on that arm the pain was evident!! She loves "Dr. Tony" at home, so they made a visit as soon as their plane landed and came home with a bright pink cast!!
I know kids have accidents every day, but I am sooooo thankful that it didn't happen when Papa and I took them on Day #1!! :0)
Monday, November 17, 2008
These were "K's" words as we landed in San Diego at the airport!! She had been primed for weeks that we were on our way to "LEGOLAND, so she was expecting to see proof of this as soon as the plane landed!! :0)
We are home from such a fun week...LEGOLAND, LAS VEGAS AND LOTS of fun!!! It was sunny and warm (always a plus for us this time of year) and the days just flew by! "A" and "K" just loved LegoLand, and Jim and I agreed with them, it is a terrific place! Here are a few highlights from our trip...
On Wednesday we said good-by to A, K and their Mommy and Daddy and headed to Las Vegas so Jim could attend a continuing education class and I could relax, play and enjoy the beautiful Bellagio! This was the view from our room...it was so much fun to get to watch the water show!
It's a good thing I don't have an addictive personality...those slot machines are soooo much fun!! :0) I ended up "almost" even, so that's a good thing!!!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The entire world is going to notice what we did on November 4, 2008. Not one of the other leading countries, including those who like to consider themselves more progressive and liberal than us, is any where close to the day they will elect a member of a minority to the highest office in the land. We are a New America.
I hope we can put racial issues aside once and for all and focus our energy on making this the land of opportunity for all of our citizens.
It was a hard fought campaign and I am glad that more people rejected negative ads this time. I hope politicians get the message that we want the issues and the truth."
~Denise Tiller, Midwest Voices 2008 Panelist
I couldn't have said it better...it is a wonderful day to be an American!!