Monday, October 27, 2008

in our neck of the woods...

Last week was a busy one. Busy in different ways than normal busy. Which means that I'm behind in all the normal things. But such is life, right?

*Mom and Dad came up to visit! We had an early birthday celebration for Gray, complete with cake and ice cream. Gray got Papa to watch his new favorite movie, Last Days on Earth, with him. Papa and the kids "dunked cookies"...gingersnaps and milk is a tradition with them (and they even let Grammy and I have a couple gingersnaps this time). Max read to Grammy. Papa and Gray played a lot of chess. Annie and Papa played a game, too, and we're still teasing Annie about how she let Papa take her queen with a pawn. Mom and I gabbed and gabbed and gabbed. Annie performed a mini concert for Grammy. Max and Papa were involved in an awful lot of rough-and-tumble tickling battles. Annie and I took them to lunch before they left the next day. Yep, we all had a great time.

*It was another fantastic week in college football! I'm trying not to "count my chickens" but Penn State is looking so good! And while I hold no illusions for the Dolphins making the play-offs or anything, a win over the Bills sure felt good!

*Baker had a great birthday...silly dog just loves it when we sing "Happy Birthday" to him, joins right in howling. And even more, he LOVES opening presents!

*Annie and I got her blog set up for What's in a Name 2. She picked out all new categories this time around. Hope you'll join us!

And I guess that about covers the highlights of life in our little abode during the past week. This coming week will be another hectic one...first celebrating the 8th birthday of one incredible, compassionate, creative, sensitive, emotional, handsome, intelligent young fellow, and then all the hoopla of Halloween.

Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!


Anonymous said...

How neat! Grammy and Annie favor so much. Sounds like such a wonderful time.

Jean said...

No mistaking Annie's family history in that picture! And the one of Baker and his present is priceless. What was it that he was opening?

Nymeth said...

I love that picture of Baker! And the one of Annie with her grandparents too. She does look a lot like her grandmother...they have the same smile!

Speaking of Annie, I've been having some fun trying to think of what to read for each category of What's in a Name II :D Medical condition has been giving me trouble...I think I'm going to wait to see what everyone else is reading and get some ideas that way :P So yes, I'll certainly be joining you again.

I'm glad you all had a nice week. This one sounds like it's going to be wonderful too, even if busy!

Dawn said...

It sounds like a fun fun week! How nice to have your parents down. For the life of me I still can't figure out how to play chess!!!!

I love your pictures. You have such a great, involved family!!

Oh, and you have been boo-ed. Go to my blog and you'll see what I mean!

take care,

Melody said...

The pics are lovely! I can see everyone had a great time, Debi! :)

Woohoo to Annie for hosting the challenge again! I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't been doing well for the present one, hehe... anyway I may consider doing it again!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you guys had fun!! I'll definitely be in for Annie's new challenge. But right now, I don't have the brain power to pick my titles yet!! I think I still have 3 more to go to finish the 1st challenge!

Jennifer said...

So glad you had a nice visit with your parents!
Trying to get caught up on blog reading/commenting here...I've really been slacking lately!