Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
My Papa Joe has been given a terminal diagnosis from some heart trouble that he has been having. I don't think that it really has set in yet that soon I won't be able to see him anymore. My grandparents have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid they took me on a 6 week RV trip across the country. We got to see Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore and even went into Canada. Actually I was at Yellowstone with my grandparents when the fire started.
Since we don't know how much time we will have left with him I took the kids and went over for a visit for most of Sunday. It was nice to get to spend time with my grandparents and other relatives that were there today. I feel very grateful that I was able to get a nice picture of the kids with Papa Joe. Hopefully there will be many more opportunities for pictures, but if that does not come to pass at least I will have these pictures to show my kids when I tell them about their Papa Joe.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Abbie's hair has been getting longer lately and I have come to the realization that I need to DO something with it rather than just let it hang in her face. I found a cute blog that is all about little girl hairstyles and it has helped me with a few tips to make it easier to work with Abbie's hair. It has also inspired me to be creative rather than always just putting it in a ponytail. I have started taking pictures of the cute styles, but it is a bit difficult because Abbie sees the camera and will keep trying to get in front of it so she can look at the pictures.
This is my version of butterfly hair. I need to get some more bows made since Abbie likes to take them out and loose them and we are down to just a few now.
So I was sitting on the couch this morning reading my email while the kids played in the other room. Then I hear Alex calling to me for help. Since he didn't seem injured I ignored him for a few moments to see if he could figure it out for himself. When he started calling that he needed help to get out I decided that I indeed had to go investigate. Alex had taken most of the toys out of the boon bag and had managed to zip himself inside and couldn't get out. Since the boon bag is well ventilated I decided that I had a moment to grab my camera and record the moment for posterity.