Friday, October 31, 2014

10-31-2014 Missed Halloween

DH & I were on the road home
on Halloween evening
so missed handing out treats
to the 'trick-or-treaters'...
granddaughter made a cute bee, yes?!?!?
Thanks for texting me this pix, DD.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

10-30-2014 Another Road Trip

Another Road Trip
to see mom.
She loves looking at pix of the family
that my DH loads onto the tablet.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10-29-2014 More Gingerbread Boys

After decorating some felt gingerbread boys
during 'quiet time' (baby sister's morning nap time),
big sister decided that she and Oma should make some
REAL gingerbread boys.

 She gave them almond shoes,
ginger buttons,
a heart (or two)
and cranberry eyes...

and AFTER she ate her homemade soup for lunch...

...she ate 2 of her gingerbread boys.
Mmmmm.
What a good cook and baker!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10-28-2014 Turkey for Raffle

Made this Turkey
for a raffle prize
at the upcoming Knitting Retreat.

Monday, October 27, 2014

10-27-2014 Where's Waldo?

 GD#1 has fun playing in the leaves!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

10-26-2014 First Haircut

Grandson's first haircut!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

10-25-2014 Autumn Colors

 ...in my backyard...

Friday, October 24, 2014

10-24-2013 Monkey Around

Finished knitting this little sock monkey today.
It is supposed to have black eyes
but since the eye placement falls on a navy blue stripe
I didn't think black would show up very well
so decided to try the orange.
Not sure I like them?!?!
May switch them out with white ones,
or maybe store-bought googley eyes.
Still working on the scarf.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

10-23-2014 DDS

Today, GD#1 was very brave
during her very first visit to the dentist!
She's growing up so fast.
Tear.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10-22-2014 Mums!

Love this pix of my granddaughter!
Thanks for texting it to me, DD!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10-21-2014 Fall Colors

DH & I drove to Castle Rock Park
and Black Hawk Park
to enjoy the beautiful autumn colors today!




Wishing my dear daughter a very happy birthday today!
Wish the photographer could have incorporated
some of the beautiful fall colors
into your family pictures.





Monday, October 20, 2014

10-20-2014 Jack

Today I knit up this "Jack" pumpkin
(inspired by the Tim Burton movies).
'Jack' had fun hangin' with his sisters
before jumping in a box and going to the post office
for a trip to Chicago!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

10-19-2014 Drywall

DH & Son
did some electrical work and
hung drywall in the basement this weekend...
finishing off a playroom for the boys.
Any chance my son can text me a picture of the progress
so I can swap out this picture for that one?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10-18-2014 Fun In Chicago

Happy 4 month Birthday, dear Grandson #2!!!

Among other things,
Oma had fun making 'backyard soup'
with Grandson #1 this weekend!

I think we successfully tuckered him out by day's end!
I love my Chicago family!!!


Friday, October 17, 2014

10-17-2014 Elf on a Shelf

Finished this "Elf on a Shelf" today.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

10-16-2014 Striations

Saw this beautiful color change pattern in the leaves
on this morning's walk...

 Finished knitting this blue sweater,
so plan to seam it up
at "Sit & Knit" at the LYS tomorrow night...
  
GD#1 loves her new brightly colored hat!!!
All snuggled up for a ride around the block...

Someone had too much toddy in their tea this morning?!?!?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10-15-2014 Gingerbread Boy

Each Monday morning
GD#1 and I go to the library
to check out some books.
This week, she chose a book about the 
Gingerbread Boy...

which led to us making some Gingerbread Boys!
Ours didn't run away.
We ate them!



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10-14-2014 Calm Before the Storm

The Mississippi River
during our morning walk today
was sooooo calm...
looked like a mirror!

Monday, October 13, 2014

10-13-2014 OUCH!

Two year olds
are hard on their feet!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

10-12-2014 Water

On our way home...
Enjoying water
before more falls
out of the skies
later today!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

10-11-2014 Enjoying an Autumn Day

While DH & I are on our road trip,
the grandkiddos enjoyed the beautiful fall days outdoors!
They texted us these fun pictures.
(Thanks so much!) 

Grandson #2

Grandson #1

Granddaughter #2

Granddaughter #1
going for a ride in a 'cow train'
ALL BY HERSELF
("I don't even need mommy
'cause I'm not a little tiny baby.")
Tear.






Friday, October 10, 2014

10-10-2014 Road Trip Sights

A T-Rex riding a bicycle...

A serene lake at dusk...

a Minion pumpkin!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

10-9-2014 The Ends Justify the Means?

While on our road trip
we had lunch at the HyVee deli...
not sure I agree with the bottom one...?!?!?
Do you?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

10-8-2014 Total Lunar Eclipse

This morning DH and I
are up early for a road trip
so we got to see the total lunar eclipse at 5:47 a.m.
I took these photos from our front porch.
Pretty awesome!!!