I’m very happy to have a weekend to spend at home! Two weeks ago, we went to Ohio for the family get-together at the nursing home.
Last weekend, we went to Jessica and Adam’s, then went on to West Virginia to Drew and Katie’s wedding.
Both weekends were very enjoyable, but they left me exhausted afterward.
Two weekends ago, John and I, Amy, Megan, and Abby, and Peyton, left here and drove to Ohio in our big, roomy conversion van. The kids sat in the back and watched movies while Amy and I sat in the middle seats – also watching a movie. John was our chauffeur 🙂 The kids enjoyed a movie called “Chestnut”, about two orphans who hid a Great Dane from their new family. We spent the night at my mom’s where Grandpa told the kids a ghost story!
We listened to a nice piano concert the next morning 🙂
As we watched another dvd, Abby said, “There’s the Pickle Man!” I didn’t know what she meant until she said, “He’s on the pickle jar.” I realized there was a pelican wearing a blue uniform!
At the nursing home, Pam had some fun craft projects to keep the kids busy.
We also had a baby shower for Bryan and Danielle’s baby girl-to-be.
Last weekend, John and I, Amy, Megan, and Abby went to Jessica and Adam’s house in time for a delicious supper. Adam grilled chicken (for chicken salad) in the rain. He said it always rains when he grills, so I told him to remember that when we have a drought! Megan and Abby
showed off their Halloween costumes I made them.
Adam got out his violins and gave us a mini concert.
Megan decided she was going to sleep on Adam’s sumo sack and had to fight Sayaka and Grandpa for the opportunity to sleep there. She won, of course 🙂
The next morning, Aunt Jess painted Megan’s nails and the girls made picture frames from a couple kits I’d bought a couple years ago. I brought a lot of my scrapbooking things to help Jessica make her wedding album. We got a couple pages ready and then ran out of time. I left my supplies there for her to use in her spare time :)?? Then we drove two hours to Drew and Katie’s wedding. Katie looked beautiful and the wedding was very nice. We had a yummy sit-down meal at the reception and got to spend some time with family.
John was anxious to get home since we had a seven hour drive and he needed to be up early Sunday morning to get ready to preach.
Thursday night, I got crafty and made four of these little pumpkin bags. I filled them with candy and gave three to Dorothy, June, and Kathy at cards last night and I gave the fourth one to John. When Jeremy saw it, he said it looks like a Jewish pumpkin!
Peyton dressed up in his Bumble Bee costume and Daddy had to try on the mask too.