Friday, September 16, 2011

What a week!

Wow I can hardly believe it is the middle of September already... I mean we just notifications of the first school quarter being halfway over.  HOW could that happen?!?

As a few of you know my mother and step dad have been in town for the past week.... I really do wish they lived closer so that we could see them more often but have come to cherish the time we do have together.  I had hoped to do a bit of baking/cooking/preserving/crafting/shopping together.

But we only managed....
 the shopping... Several times in fact!  It was wonderful to just wander the stores looking at things, gaining ideas,  chatting away (uninterrupted), laughing.

.... evenings spent watching spectacular sunsets.

.....the parent's preview of the marching band show.

.....a trip to a conservatory where we enjoyed tropical plants on a grey day, ate super sweet vine ripened cherry tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine while wandering the children's gardens, tasted stevia (i love it, mom thinks its disgusting... ha ha)

..... and a few evenings of UNO, Phase 10, and Shang-hi.

Yes that is my momma and step dad!!  Seriously doesn't she look great!?!  I mean at 72 years old (in her case it is years young!!) she has so much energy.  She is like the energizer bunny and a whirlwind rolled into one!  I am so glad we had this past week together!  And do you see that hair color?  Yes, it is ALL natural... NEVER been touched Miss Clairol or any others.  Seriously?  How often does that happen?

Sadly our week came to an end as they decided to go home a day early... no there were no hard feelings or illness on their part.  Its just that everything went a little crazy here.  Yesterday evening Evan broke strained the growth plate in his foot.  Yes you read that correctly.  He was in the driveway smacking tennis balls against the garage door when he stepped wrong.  His foot twisted under him and he crawled up to the house.  Since we were going to be going back and forth between doctors all day long my folks decided to head out early.  Oh we also had a cold front drop in which was starting to play havoc with my step dad's sinuses.  Mom does NOT drive so they can NOT risk him getting sick on the way home.  All in all I will miss them but I do understand!  (Evan's foot was wrapped in a soft cast and is in a "boot" for the next 10 days... he may still be able to get in a few tennis matches after all!!)

Now I'm off to spend the rest of the afternoon making cookies and spending time at the podiatrist's office!  Sadly this means the end of the tennis season for said child.... he was so looking forward to the tennis match on Monday.  His first EVER!  Thankfully he should be healed by the time swim team practices start....  and may even get in a tennis match or two... Homemade cookies ALWAYS make a day better!

Hope you all have a great weekend!