Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birthday Boy Blake

What a wonderful weekend. Tom and I rode with Brent, Layla and Marley to Noblesville for Blake's 5th birthday. (Elizabeth needed to stay behind due to her father's cancer diagnosis and therefore is in the hospital.) Blake really enjoyed his "pirate" party with cousins and friends. It was such fun having all five grandchildren in the same house for the weekend! They do so well together. There was not one fuss from anyone the entire time. Such good kids! We left Kendra and Jason's at 10:00 Sunday morning so the little girls would have time to rest before visiting Grandpa Pedler at the hospital this afternoon.

The day was topped off with a win by the Indianopolis Colts as they ready to win the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks! So exciting!

Nicholas (6 yrs.) and Alexis (9 mo.) share a laugh.

PopPop actually have all three granddaughters in the same place at the same time and are all looking at the camera!!! Alexis loves playing with the plastic cup! Who needs expensive toys!

Nicholas and Layla challenge PopPop to a game of "Trouble". They are now at the age when they are learning that they don't HAVE to win. They are just enjoying playing the game. Of course, Blake would rather look at a book. I'm surprised that he's not looking at a book about pirates! It's the fairy tale book that has been read so many times, it's falling apart!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Three (More) Teeny Tiny Tumors!

What is it about the number "3"!!! I now have 3 more teeny tiny tumors but since they are teeny tiny, Dr. Fretz decided (at my suggestion) that we wait until the next "3" month exam and take out today's "3" tumors and the next "3" tumors all at once. He said that some people can't handle that but I am fine with it. I'm thrilled about it!!! If there were any reason not to wait, I would have a surgery scheduled.

Ok...enough about me.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Alexis...9 months old!

Time is flying! Lexi turned 9 months old and it seems impossible. I happened to be in Noblesville when she had her " birthday" so I was able to get photos. Go figure! She has a doctor's appointment Monday which will give me an update on her weight and then Kendra and Jason will go to the Down Syndrome Clinic Tuesday.

Lexi is such a joy! She is so happy and responsive to whomever is talking to her. She loves her brother's many kisses. She is getting better at trying to sit up unassisted but needs a little more strength. She loves music which makes her JoJo very happy.
Winter finally decided that it wanted to be appreciated! It really hit the Elkhart area, then I snuck out of town to head to Noblesville and after I got there, it decided to follow me. In spite of storm warnings, school wasn't cancelled, so Kendra bundled up and walked Nicholas to the bus stop. Good thing they love winter! As for me....I'm moving soon as my grandkids are grown!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Layla and Marley stayed with us last night so their folks could go out with Craig and Stacy Mc Dowell. I'm so glad that they were here or it would have been a pretty boring evening for New Year's Eve. They were soooo good! Layla is now into the Junie B Jones books so Tom ended up reading two whole books between yesterday afternoon and 11:00 this morning. Layla was ready for bed last night when I told her that since it was a holiday, she had a choice: either go to bed or help make pumpkin muffins and then eat one. Guess which she chose? She did most of it herself since she has made them with me several times but she is really getting old enough to do nearly all of it. Marley was asleep but it won't be long before she can "help".

Elizabeth came by to pick up the girls and Layla decided that she wanted her ears pierced. Wow!!! Marley stayed here and Elizabeth took Layla and she did it!!!!!!!! The earrings are ....... pink!!! That girl can't say that she didn't have a new look for a new year! She called her daddy and told him the exciting news. Brent left this morning to head to Indy to help a friend move. We really did have a good time.

Well, the big news of the 1st day of the new year is that we are under a big snow warning. When Tom and I came home from eating this evening, it was difficult to tell where the lane was. As I look out toward US 20 bypass, it is strange not to see even one car go by. There are usually many! I just saw a road truck travelling very slowly. Guess I'll have to quit writing and check out the weather. I'll bet it says snow!!!!!!!!!!!