Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall is here!



Okay, so I'm sure that you have all discovered fall all on your own, but it seemed almost overnight the tree in our front yard turned yellow, now orange. We are all set for the Halloween season, as you can see, and The Shanley Spider Shack is alive and well! Aside from the usual cough that goes around through the schools, we are rather healthy. We are just looking forward to what the end of the month holds for us....
1) Seeing the Hardy's from Washington - They are coming down to baptize Awsumb and we can't wait to see them!
2) Adult Halloween Parties!!! Yes that is plural, we have been invited to one and we are throwing one!
3) Kyle's Birthday - good thing we bought the presents so I can tune him out whenever he asks for something!
4) Kyle's Baptism - this will actually be ON his birthday, Oct. 31. This plus his party the same day will make for a very busy weekend!

Check in on this to see what happens and if we survive this spooky season with our sense of humor in tact! We will be posting all the wonderful events, plus the picks of our Halloween costumes! Stay Tuned!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkin Field Trip!



Jessica's preschool class went on a field trip to a local farm. They were able to pick out their own pumpkins (I got one too!) and we had a good time playing. It was interesting to watch Jess because the two other kids we had in our car were boys. And you could tell that they were her friends. Patty (her teacher) says that Jess prefers to play jets with the boys, than dolls with the girls! Well, she's either going to be a tomboy or just like me because I remember my best friend from preschool... Charlie Nickerson. Yup, you guessed it, a boy! But she has an older brother so it's easy to understand her comfort level with boys vs. girls!

In other news, my mother went in for back surgery. This was to fix stuff from her last back surgery 2 1/2 yrs ago. We used to be the same height, but she couldn't stand up straight anymore and lost about 3-4 inches! So with going back into her back, they cleaned it up and fused many parts of her spine. From her neck all the way to the top of her tailbone was worked on in some capacity. She is doing well and should move to the rehab facitily here in Logan in the next week or two. Now I just have to make sure that my dad gets fed and he remembers to take his medication so he can watch over her when she is better!

Othwise it has been a busy week! We'll keep you updated with all of the Halloween/Birthday festivities for Kyle and us so check back in!