Monday, October 27, 2008

A Win, Parties and All Else

Yahoo! I won the most wonderful gifts in the Fall into Fall Giveaway from Doris at Threads of Conversation. Inside the package was the cutest bag filled with all sorts of goodies. Check it out.
I love it all -- the fabric, the book, the green (my favorite color) bag and a VERY handy lanyard to keep tract of my scissors. Boy! Do I need THAT!!!!
It has been a rather hectic week around here, but what else is new? Between houseguests, repairmen, babysitting, dental and doctor appointments, parties and sewing the week has flown past me.
Our son, DIL and grandson were down for the weekend. It was a party weekend for all of us starting off Saturday with a birthday party for Miss P's 3rd birthday.
There were lots of goodies before dinner ......
and lots of cherished gifts being loved at the same time -- jacket, shoes, doll, umbrella and a roll of gum. How much better can life get?
The John De*ere tractor gift was the hit of the party and loved by all the little ones.
Sunday was another party to meet the new baby. Of course he was loved by all and was passed from one to another. Can anyone ever get enough baby love?
This one isn't too sure when his mom held the tiny one.
Miss M
Master Z
Of course what party would be complete without a brownie topped with whipped cream?
Our eldest son had a slight mishap last week while diving for lobsters. He slipped on rocks when getting back to the boat and managed to obtain a freak break in the foot. At this photo he was waiting for the swelling to go down enough for surgery to be done. The surgery itself was finally done this a.m. and two pins were placed in the severed bone to try to reattach it. He is on bedrest with the foot elevated for five days and then in a wheelchair for the next 5-6 weeks.
He is not feeling this chipper right now.
Since lobster season just opened a few weeks ago, I told him that he could now relate to the football players who get injured the first game and are out for the season. There is some consolation in the fact that he had caught his limit of lobsters before the accident.
This has also been a week for working on Halloween costumes with the grandchildren. It would be nice to have them make up their minds before the last week when the fabric stores are so short on supplies.
I did manage to get a photo of Master A in his snail outfit. It is really funny when he is crawling, but in this photo he was much more interested in climbing.
Our weather has been glorious. I love the heat and we have had such wonderfully warm weather. They are saying that it has been the warmest October on record. Too bad that the days are so much shorter as I would love to see more of this. I guess it is making up for the summer that did not exist.
I will sign off for now because I am awaiting two more grandchildren to come over to sew costumes for Friday. I hope that everyone will get lots of treats and NO tricks this week.


  1. Wonderful fun photos - tell me, what is that dip you have with chips? The little ones seem to love it!

  2. What a lovely family!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. I love seeing the photos of your happy family!

  4. congrats on the giveaway!
    look at all those adorable little darlings! Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a nice gift package you received! And I'm envious that Louise won your cute pillow!

    The grands are so adorable - what fun you have been having.

    Lobster season - must be like deer and elk season around here - I had never heard of it before. Always good to know something new!

  6. Wow! You won a lovely prize too! All kinds of goodies! I am enjoying my pillow, it is just perfect for this time of year and I LOVE to decorate!

    So glad Son came through the operation well. I hope he mends quickly as he won't want to be inactive for 5 or 6 weeks will he!

    All kinds of birthday fun! That is such a cute shot of the little one on the John Dee*re! You have a lot of birthdays to celebrate!

    I'm going to talk to the case manager tomorrow and see what the chances are that we can bring Mom home soon. I can hire some part time help and have the PT people come to the house. She is just so unhappy there it breaks my heart!

    Take care my dear friend! Good e-mailing with you this week!!! xoxo

  7. Looks like everyone was having fun, it is always fun when there is a new baby.

  8. What a fun, busy weekend. My kids just love chips and dip as do the grandkids. Family parties are always the best. How many costumes are you making. I usually make a couple but this year I was off the hook, noone asked me.

  9. Sounds like you had such a fun weekend:) Love the dip all over the faces!!
    (good stuff!)
    So sorry to hear about your son's injury. It's no fun being laid up, that's for sure. A wheelchair for that long will be quite a challenge.
    Congratulations on your win. So many festive goodies everywhere in blogland.
    You sound like you're up to your ears in Halloween prep. I know it will be fun for the littles!

  10. Congrats on winning the giveaway, its so much fun receiving them too!! The chip & dip looks good, makes me want some this early in the morning!!
    Your family is sure cute :)
    Have a great day.

  11. Oh, what a lovely fun and busy family weekend. Makin' more memories!

  12. Beautiful Family! How many grandchildren? I have 3 and one on the way. They keep me so busy but I love them.

  13. Congrats on winning, it's fun to get some treasures in the mail. Looks like a full house hold. The little snail is just the cutest.

  14. O my, what a gorgeous baby! Looks like the party was a great success! Glad your son is doing better.

  15. Congrats. on your gift.
    The little ones all look like they are having fun.

  16. Hi..thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Your family looks like they are enjoying themselves. How wonderful to have that time together! Oh, and congrats on the giveaway winning!!

  17. That snail costume is adorable!!!