Saturday, October 24, 2009
Last night Aubrey and Lyndon spent the night with us. We stayed up quite late; it was after ten when Lyndon fell asleep in the living room chair, Pepere was the next to crash followed by Aubrey after 10:30. She was sleeping on a pallet in the living room; Pepere was in the recliner. I just wasn't sleepy so I stayed up reading and watched TV before going to sleep at 1:15 or so. Seven AM seemed to arrive very soon! Lyndon and Aubrey began playing store early. I made oatmeal while Pepere slept in. The three of us then went to the park and walked a mile before playing on the swings and slides. I was very proud of them (and surprised) for walking the entire mile without complaining that they were tired. When we got home, they wanted to build a tent. They played for hours inside the tent, cooking and playing store.
Aubrey and Lyndon really got into the spirit while making these Halloween treats. We wanted the full size moon pies, but couldn't find any so we made do with these minis that Audra found. We used oreo cookies, candy corn, frosting, sprinkles, and M&Ms. It's a miracle that Aubrey didn't get sick; every time I looked at her, she was filling her face with moon pie, oreo or M&M. They did a very good job with their art, as you can see. They were both quite proud of their work, and they made extras for Audra, Cody and Leah.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
My favorite time of the year is here, and I'm really enjoying it. It's in the low fifties today so I'm taking advantage of the cool weather. Promptly upon arriving home from the shop, I lit a fire. I've got candles lit, the fireplace blazing, and all of my autumn decorations up. This is definitely a feel good moment.
One more room is painted! The living room has definitely been the biggest task yet. I applied joint compound to the vertical lines of the paneling and textured the wall to look like drywall. I also painted the moldings and doors as with the other rooms. I then painted the walls. It's taken weeks, but I love the result. Here are a few photos.
Of course I still have some decorating to do, as you can see. I need drapes and I need to hang my pictures. The living room is totally re-arranged compliments of Audra. It makes a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE! She's such an artist. I didn't want to go to bed after she arranged the furniture, because I just wanted to sit and look at my new room!
On to the entry; I'll begin it on Monday!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Lyndon has been playing soccer on Saturday mornings. It's much more fun to watch them play this year as opposed to last year, when they had no CLUE what to do. The Tractor Shop sponsored their jerseys; sadly, the vendor forgot to put the "THE" in the name.
I'm a litte LATE, but a few weeks go Aubrey and I went to Wichita Falls for errands and fun. We went by to visit Sheri; her granddaughter, Eva was visiting. It was pretty funny watching the girls. They are both dramatic and acted like they'd known each other for years with hugs and all.