Friday, 31 October 2014
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Monday, 27 October 2014
This next one is at the house before we left. It's a bit fuzzy, but you can see the girls dresses a little better. And I love how Goofy is crouching down to be the reindeer he was dressed as! I'll have to take individual pictures on Halloween night, but at least you can see their excitement!
Saturday, 25 October 2014
It finally happened....Tink turned 13! She is growing into such a beautiful and accomplished young lady. I worked hard to finish the scarf I knitted for her, and I was able to finish it in time! We got her a coat, slippers, and a robe--all things she needed, and she was so happy to get!
We went camping again last week during fall break. We went up in the mountains and were able to convince Nana, Papa, and Johnny to go with us. It got pretty cold that night, though (mid-20's), and I don't think they will camp again with us unless it's in the middle of summer!
Saturday, 4 October 2014
We had a bit of excitement on Tuesday night (actually early Wednesday morning, a little after 2 a.m.). I woke to a very annoying beeping sound. PC said he had heard a noise earlier that had woken him, but he wasn't sure what the beeping sound was. It definitely wasn't a fire alarm, but I thought maybe it was the CO detector in the basement. As I got up to go check it out, though, I realized it was coming from the kitchen. My first thought was that someone had accidentally set a timer on the microwave. When I got to the kitchen, however, I quickly realized it was the stove. It read "ERR" and just kept beeping. I tried to stop it, but no matter what I did, it would not stop. Then I realized that all the appliances were reading "12:00." We had electricity now, but I thought something was weird. Then we heard this really loud popping sound. PC and I both thought it was coming from the garage. He thought the springs were breaking loose, and my first thought was someone was trying to break into the house. The next thing I see are these flashes of light coming from the backyard. They were coming from the side of the house where we have no windows, so I couldn't get a good look, but it looked like the neighbors were doing fireworks! I couldn't figure out what was going on. Finally, I got a good look out the boys bedroom window. This is what I saw:
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Tink was convinced by her best friend's sister to run cross country. She was hard to convince, but decided to go ahead and do it. She had fun because her friend was there with her. They have gotten to know each other better and that is good. I think she benefited from being on a school team as well. It develops school pride and a sense of belonging that I just don't think you can get from anything else. (Growing up in a small town where sports is pretty much everything, I guess certain things will always stick with me.) She improved her time at every meet and we were very proud of her.