Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom - and a mini Halloween Party

My beautiful mom's birthday was October 29. She never ages and has a smile that makes me so happy. We started our celebration with lunch at Binkley's with Claude, Sara, Ashley, Evan,Andrea, Baron, Addi and Gigi. A few gifts and laughs like only family can have made for a great lunch. Then mom and I went shopping at Von Maur. Mom got a new shirt thanks to birthday money from Claude and Sara. Then we were back home to prepare some food for a mini Halloween Party. Andrea and Baron and the kids and Nick and Micah joined us for a little food and a Pumkin carving party. Then of course the kids and I had to do the Monster March to chase off any Halloween Monsters! We had a great night.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It is definitely fall!

On Sunday Baron was trying to get paid for some odd jobs so he decided to start raking leaves. The kids thought it was fun time and they did have fun playing in the leaves. Our neighbor heard that there might be money to be made so decided to come over and help rake ours instead of his. After they left though John and I decided we might as well pick them all up. More work than I wanted on a beautiful Sunday but it had to be done.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gigi's Birthday Weekend

This weekend was Gigi's third birthday party. She had a duckpin bowling party and she loved it. The kids had an hour to bowl and then we went upstairs to a 50's type diner for lunch. Andrea and Baron had several activities for the kids to do. Then Gigi got an ice cream sundae with a #3 candle which she was excited to blow out. She smiled from ear to ear when we sang Happy Birthday to her. Then she said "Thank you for singing Happy Birthday to me". Such a cutey! I love you and so enjoyed watching you have fun with your friends.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Chicago - Birthday weekend for Andrea and I

The last two years we've made a weekend in Chicago for mine and Andrea's birthday. Baron and Andrea, Missy and Andy all the kids and I went to Chicago this weekend. We had such a great time. On Saturday we went in to the city and took the girls to the American Girl Store and then to Disney for Addi. We also hit some shops for the girls and to Gino's pizza for all of us. The kid loved the hotel's adjoining rooms. They had so much fun and we have so much fun watching them. On Sunday we hit Ikea and then a long drive home. It was a great birthday weekend. It is always fun to share my birthday with Andrea.