Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Busy Blessings of October

Time keeps getting away from me. I am still in a little bit of shock that we have a 6 & 7 year old. We went to Newhope to see the family a couple of weeks ago. Alex was out of town. He went to a Creed concert with some friends from high school and had a "boys weekend". I loaded up the girls that Friday and we went to spend the weekend with Nana and Poppa.

My cousin, Tricia, had her little girls first birthday party. We got to see a lot of our family and had a great time. Ayla was adorable and Tricia did a great job making Ayla's birthday cake!
Someone couldn't be still for the picture.

The girls had a great time playing with their cousins. We all don't get to see one another enough.

We also had a family get together Saturday night for the girls' birthday for the family that didn't get to make it to the bowling party.

We had a cookie cake and it was delicious. The girls got more  birthday gifts. They are so rotten.
We really enjoyed spending time with everyone and had a great family weekend.
My battery died on my camera at that point but we also had family potluck on Sunday after church.

This past week I was on call for the first time with my job. Being on call pretty much means that I have the on call phone and if anyone calls into the DHS Hotline after hours between 4:30 pm and 8:00 am, the call goes to me. I am required to go out on some calls and could possibly have to take children into foster care. Call lasts from Tuesday to Tuesday and my call ended today. It was a nervous week for me but thank goodness it wasn't bad this time. We stayed close to home this weekend due to me being on call. We picked up some groceries and ran around Little Rock a little bit on Saturday. All of us girls wore our boots. I think Makayla's match her personality.

Abi and KayKay were out of school yesterday and today. Our good friend's daughter (who is also our good friend), Megan, babysat for us yesterday and Alex's mom came up and kept them today. They have had a pretty good week. All three girls had dental check ups yesterday morning at 7:00 and they all got a good report (for once!!! No follow up visit!!). Abi has a couple of weak teeth and was prescribed flouride like KayKay, but overall it went well.  Now that Abi and KayKay are going back to school tomorrow, we got a call around 3:00 this afternoon that Olivia had a stomach virus at daycare. I picked her up early and it looks like we will be spending our day trying to get better tomorrow. This has been a rough season for sickness.

I forgot to mention that Abigail and Olivia have both been on field trips to a pumpkin patch. This was Olivia's first field trip. I am working on getting some pictures from Mrs. Lisa to post from Olivia's trip. She brought home a big ol' pumpkin and Abi brought home a tiny pumpkin. It was funny to see which child brought home the bigger pumpkin.


Nanna Nette said...

I like the boots! Poor Livi, somebody is always sick, huh?! Hope it is a short-lived illness. Love you all!

The Harper Family said...

The boots are tooo-cute!!! Love all the pictures.