Where in the world has this week gone? What a wonderful time we have had. So much has happened and gone on, that I have decided to "try" and just give highlights, and quick summaries as best I can. Mike & Mel and Sam are visiting friends today, so I thought I might try to get a post up while they are gone. So let's see.... to start it off, our last Sat. family get together didn't go exactly as we had hoped, as it was my oldest son's family's turn for the stomach flu...sigh, and my middle son had to work. Guess it just wasn't meant to be this year. : ( But! my youngest son's family made it out, and we had all enjoyed the day soo much. We had delicious prime rib, Caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. Soo tasty, and for dessert there was pumpkin pie, plenty of cookies, and ice cream. The kids ran around and played and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and the adults visited and caught up. I took soo many pictures with my new camera, (which btw I have hardly had time to get beyond square one figuring out) that it was almost impossible to even edit them all, so I did try and pick out the best of them, and put some in collages to save some space. This first one is of my youngest son's 3 FINALLY opening their Christmas presents from Grandma and Grandpa. Elvis got in on this one too!
It was really hard to pick from those I took of Sam, but here is one of the collages of him I put together.
Melody and Sam and grandpa took a little walk down to our lake and visited the ducks. I sent my camera and here is the best shot of that...Sam LOVED this!
We have had a busy week of visiting the rest of the family including a visit to my mom at the convalescent hospital. Oh my goodness did all the older patients there get a kick out of Sam! We were also able to go by and see my oldest son's NEW karate studio (more on that later) made a trip down to San Diego to spend more time with James's family, and Mike and Mel have had dinners and lunches and breakfasts with almost all of their closest friends that they have been missing soo much, and of course also with Mike's family. There is always soo many they need to see when they are here that I am REALLY glad they stay with us as that gives us lots of extra time. Sam has been just as good as he can be, sleeping WONDERFULLY at night. Nap time didn't go as well, so he has taken a couple on Grandma, (he dozes wonderfully while I sing to him, which would amaze you if you heard my voice, haha) and a car ride usually puts him right out too. All in all you just couldn't ask for a better baby. Melody is just starting to show, though I doubt you'd even know if you didn't know, if you know what I mean, haha. She has felt really good too, and the morning sickness is almost gone. But considering she is 18 weeks, it should be!
|Napping on Grandma ~ soo comfy!|
|Cousins playing together in San Diego|
|She is Aunt Mel's "mini Mel"|
|Tella crawled up and fell asleep on "comfy" Grandma too...had to crop myself out of it though, haha... SOOO not a good shot!|
Guess that is it for now....I will try and get around to visit you all tomorrow after Mel leaves, that is unless I am at the hospital. I've miss you all....