Thursday, November 13, 2014

Celebrations! Birthdays, Bottles, and Babble. . .

A Time To Celebrate. . .

LM1’s Third Birthday was a success--she was a little bit under the weather, but she had a good time and celebrated in her style. I am amazed that she has not eaten a bite of her birthday cakes (3 now)--at least not while the party is going on. The theme, Frozen--trampoline, UnderArmour, and AG doll, the bounty. 

Nannie (Our It Girl’s Mother) also celebrated her birthday. She is also celebrating life's progression--starting a new job, living away from home during the week, and moving from her home and hometown to be close to grands. Her present was my first attempt at book art--a pumpkin.  Took two books, but it was a success, I think!

LM2 is starting “school”. Yes, it doesn’t seem possible, but she is 3 months old. For several weeks now in practice for going to school, we have been working on her bottle skills. Glad to report she is doing well and taking bottles. Let’s hope she keeps up the good work! 

My Grands are loquacious. LM1 is a talker--we have since she could make sounds had long conversations about her world, yes always! She still likes to tell you how it is! LM2 is a talker too--in the afternoon when she wakes up from her long nap, she likes to talk things over. She is very animated when she tells you her stories about her day. Our It Girl wonders where these little girls get their talking expertness; I just smile as I remember the rating that appeared most on my elementary school progress cards; next to “Talks Too Much” the "Most of the Time Box" was always checked. 

A few of my favorite things--falling leaves, sparkling frost on the lawn, crisp air, planning for the holidays, shopping for the holidays, decorating for the holidays, and clean sheets to name just a few.

May all the seasons be sweet to you,

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Busy Time. . .

Hi to all...

It has been a busy time these last months.  I have been wanting to blog, but as I have seen mentioned on others' sites “Life happened at our house”.  All is good. Here is the condensed version of what I have been up to---

Little Miss 2 is growing like a weed.  She is doing well and is such a joy. She is “talking” to us and wants to sit up and be a part of the happenings. Our It Girl goes back to work soon so we are gearing up for that transition. Our hard work on bottle feeding has paid off and we are hopeful that LM2 will do well at school.

Little Miss 1 is three! Yes, we can’t believe it, but it is true. We celebrated her birthday with a Frozen Party. She had a fever and was not quite herself, but I think she had fun. She is going to gymnastics--the class is going well--at least the last two. She loves school and has been the best big sister ever. She calls LM2 “her baby”. 

We are so blessed to have these two beautiful, healthy, smart, and adorable grands in our life. 

Hiatt House (what I like to call Coach’s and Our It Girl’s new house) is coming along. Outside is complete and Dirtman has the yard in shape including new grass peeking up. Work inside is progressing.  Painting upstairs is complete with cabinets and flooring to be installed soon. Downstairs is close to being painted--the den is being used as a paint booth for doors and molding but will be painted soon.

Next, packing, moving, and decorating so Hiatt House is ready for the holidays. 

And then Thanksgiving!

May all the seasons be sweet to you!