I guess I will go all the way back to Thursday and tell you I picked up my 10 year old grand daughter Lindsey after school and the two of us went to see Annabel play another volleyball game. What a good time we had! Lindsey will be 11 in Dec., and what a little grown up girl she is becoming. She chatted non-stop and filled me in on all she has been up to. Her progress report brought all A's! She is also her class president right now (they get to do it for one quarter of the year) and I am soo glad she is soo focused and into her school work. Annabel's team lost (booo) but she did VERY well. She chatted and visited with us for a while after the game. How I thank the Lord for both of these girls, and that I can do things like this with them.
On Friday Jeff came home a little early so we could get dinner out before going to my parents to play cards. I enjoyed a delicious sea food salad at my favorite restaurant (Market Broiler) and we split a Salmon roll...soo yummy. I think I could eat seafood everyday. : ) Then we went to my parents where us girls got sooo ruthlessly beat that I am surprised we didn't just throw in the towel, haha, instead of going to the very bitter end like we did. My stepdad is doing much better, but he is still kind of weak and his stomach is still somewhat bothering him. I am really hoping he feels better soon. He has just gotten sooo thin. My mom continues to have different problems too...sigh....growing old is just plain old hard sometimes.
On Sat. morning Jeff & I went over to my oldest son's house and visited for just a bit and then took Jeffie with us to travel down to San Diego to see JD's last soccer game. We have been wanting to do this all season but it just hadn't happened yet. But grandma and grandpa both REALLY wanted to see him play. How glad I am that we did! He was just adorable (sorry my Grandmaness shows pretty frequently) JD just turned 5 of course but he is bigger than most 6 or even 7 year olds....He played goalie most of the season I guess and I got to see why. He'd dive on the ball with such gusto, oblivious to the fact that the other little players would kick him when he was down there in their excitement to get the ball. It was just hysterical. I was also reminded why they call it "bunch ball" at that age as they all run along in a pack, haha. I have no idea who won that game, lol, as I don't think they were even keeping score. JD's coach soo favored him she was hard pressed to keep it from showing to the others. She just gushed about him after the game to his parents and my hubby and I saying he was a coaches dream as he was not only just flat out talented, but has such a sweet little personality you just want to squeeze him. Couldn't say I disagreed in any way....haha She sent the goalie jersey home with him to keep. Soo cute. Here are some pics of this.
|One of his many dives for the ball!|
|Hi Grandpa! Such a cutie!|
|Getting watered down by daddy! It was soo hot!|
|Lots of water breaks!|
|Cooled down and ready to go again!|
|Tella's seat on Grandpa|
|Fans! That's Grandma under the umbrella, haha|
|JD and his sweet coach!|
After the game we headed over to the Pumpkin Patch that is becoming somewhat of an annual event for us. The kids just LOVE it. The place is HUGE and there is soo much to see and do. I did have a hard time walking everywhere there was to go, so I took lots of breaks on hay bales that were pretty much everywhere.
Everyone had a wonderful time, including their little dog Bruno who came along as well. After we were through we went back over to their house and enjoyed a home made chicken soup that Larissa had left simmering for supper in the crockpot,. It was sooo good. We let the kids play for a little longer before we made the drive back home. Such a LONG, but fun day! There were soo many cute pics to chose from that I decided to just put together a quick little video of the day....but I decided to share a couple of my favorite pictures as well
|TOO MANY TO CHOSE FROM!|
|THEY HAVE SOO MUCH FUN TOGETHER!|
|SWEET LITTLE SMILES|
|READY TO GO TO MEET HIS TEXAS COUSINS|
|ONE MONTH OLD TODAY ALREADY!! HE LOOKS LIKE A MINI VERSION OF HIS DADDY HERE|
|MELODY'S GOOD FRIEND WHO MARRIED MIKE'S FIRST COUSIN....MEETING SAM FOR THE FIRST TIME|
|6 MONTHS MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE RIGHT NOW, HAHA|
|HE LOOKS SOO TINY IN HIS CRIB....HE LOVES HIS MOBILE!|
On Sunday we went to church but forced ourselves to leave right after service so we could get back home to do some grocery shopping etc. Jeff enjoyed a couple of football games, and I enjoyed a brief nap, haha, Well guess I better end this for now...sorry it is so long. I do thank the Lord for all of the sweet blessings I enjoy in my grandkids. They do keep me busy. I am going to begin my Christmas sewing tomorrow, and the next day will take me to my mom's to help out there with some doc appointments. Hope you all have a wonderful week!