Monday, November 19, 2012

Twice in One Month

We have had company off and on all month. 
My dad had to be over here to deliver some beef.  It was the day before his birthday.  I can't remember the last time my dad and I were all together for his birthday.  I was kind of excited.  On Sunday at dinner I told the all the kids and my sister that Papa would be here the next day and that Tuesday was his birthday.  If they all would like to come back we would have leftovers and cake for his birthday.  My sister said she would make the cake.  It was lovely.  So  everyone came back on Monday and we had dinner and cake with my dad.  I think he would a little flustered because he wasn't expecting it and we had to deliver the meat.  It all went well and we had a great night with him.  He got up and was gone in the morning.  LOL  Almost ghost like in the way he flutters in and out so fast. 


My Daddy the night before his birthday.  I love this man!

 Years ago my dad made a tomahawk for his cousin who was really involved with Boy Scouts.  He passed away early this year.  His wife wanted my dad to have the hawk back.  I thought Dad had decorated the hawk but Dad said he didn't and didn't know who had.  It is really beautiful.  The picture does not do it justice.

The other day at Charlotte's she had a VERY protective Hummer.  Anytime any other Hummer came to the feeder he just ran them off.  He was so pretty and protective! 

Mr. Hummer

Heir asked me to a Seattle Sounders game.  It was a playoff match.  I haven't been to a soccer game since Heir played the last time.  I think it was 8th grade.  I love soccer.  I get VERY emotional!  Heir told his friend that he could always hear me WAY across the field.  I was never rude just LOUD!  LOL  Last night was no different.  BUT Heir was LOUDER!  It was a great game.  We outplayed LA in shades!   There was some VERY bad calls made.  That makes it very frustrating.  To loose because you were outplayed is one thing but to loose because some yahoo can't open his eyes and see what is going on in front of you is MADDENING!  Oh it could have gotten ugly! Since it was a play off match we had to win by 3, we won the game but not the play offs.  They played great though!

Us waiting to march to the stadium.  SO MUCH FUN!  It was pouring. 

Drew Carey!  I heard his voice and went FLYING!  I am short so I just weaseled my way as close as I could.  I was so excited!  I also saw David Beckham, but he was on the OTHER team. 

Us during the game.  We really had a great time!

 Sounders marching in!  It POURED the whole night!  We were under cover so not a drop!

During half time we walked over to see the band.  It was The Presidents of the United States... or something like that. 

Heir walked up to meet the lead singer.  I took their picture. I AM that mother. 
The Sounders band as we were leaving.  These are some dedicated folks!  It was a disappointing loss and it was POURING. The band played on.  It was a great night! 
This week is Thanksgiving and everyone should be here.  My parents are coming for Christmas.  I can't wait. 
I hope you have a blessed week.

Friday, November 2, 2012

A public post for Rescue Rita

As you can tell I haven't been writing much.  Several reason's why.  I had computer issue's and just dealing with life and I just don't like being such a downer all the time but want to be honest and not always have unicorn poop and glitter floating about.  Sometimes life is just HARD!

We are doing something different with Bugs for school this year.  He is doing an online program.  It's hard when you have taken a year off of school.  Bugs is struggling but working hard to catch up and do well.  It's a learning curve for all of us.   He seems to really like it and tells everyone who asks that he does.

We just had Monkeys parent/teacher conference. He is doing fine. He is doing well above grade level in reading and math.  We talked with his teacher about not letting him get bored.  He loves school and I want it to stay that way.

Our big boys didn't "do" Halloween.  I just hate the whole deal.  Children dressed up in scary stuff threatening and begging candy from people.  It's just a weird deal to me.  (my big boys HATE that description that I use).  Well when Princess was born DH changed his thinking and The Littles have done Halloween several times now.  They love it.  They did some of the cutest  pumpkins this year.  I just sat thinking what a waste of pies. LOL  I'm a  party pooper.  If nothing else the big kids will have something to discuss with Oprah  their therapist because you can just bet they NEVER had candy and are scarred from it.  Princess and Buster were so cute!  Buster was DONE DONE DONE though.  He was just tired and ready for bed. 

I did a photo challenge for October and am still 4 pictures behind.  I will finish!
 We have voted and I would like all the ads to stop NOW!  I'm just so over all of it! 

In October my sister and her family moved back to the area.  It is really nice to have more family here.  Her daughter my beautiful niece came home from college for a visit.  It was so good to see her.  She is named after me and I cherish her so much!  Then a week later my  brother's daughter came to visit too!  It was great to see both of them.  Now my mom is here for a horse convention something or other and she is here off and on for a week too. 
In October we have LOTS of birthdays.  For us it was Dh's and our DIL.  We all went out together and my sister and her partner joined us.  We had so much fun.
I guess that's it for now.
 There is a little update!

My brother's daughter Coreen.  
My sister's daughter Nikki

The over 21 club plus my beautiful sister at Dh and DIL's birthday night out. 

Bugs and the pumpkin's. They are vampires, not cats.  Just so you know!

Bugs and Monkey heading out for candy!