Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving-better late than never?

It took awhile to recover from the food and festivities...We went to my sister's house. I even got my wish and there was snow!!! Now for the white Christmas:)
Anyway, Michael got his first taste of mashed potatoes and loved that marshmellow topped sweet potato stuff! Didn't quite know what to do with the turkey except smash it all over the place. My darling husband got to fry up the bird, we tried that william sonoma injection marinade and it was great, and spicy!!! We also had the traditional roasted turkey, what leftovers we had.
My niece did the fruit turkey, and fun was had by all. We were so happy to be a family this Thanksgiving, Michael made it so much better. We feasted on food, fellowship, and the many blessings we had this year. We want to Thank all of you who have helped make this year special to us. Especially Michael!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Hat Fits!

I finally was able to find time to knit something for my little boy. My first attempt was too small(guess I miss those tiny days) and I ended up donating it to a newborn at our homestudy agency. This really makes me miss my Mom, she died a bit over 7 years ago of breast cancer. She was a fantastic knitter, could crochet those fancy tablecloths, and was a fantastic seamstress. Plus, she was a terrific Grandma and Mom. The kind who spoils and never says anything bad about her grandchildren, she would have been the one cheerleading the adoption! I love my stepmom and was super glad when Dad remarried, but she is just a totally different kind of gal. She came and cleaned my house like crazy when my son first came home but was a career woman and had different skills. At least my sister has some of her kid creations for her children that get passed down to me. When she was ill, she helped me start a blanket for my someday children, I have been having a hardtime finishing it. I was able to finish one I was currently doing but when she got too sick she did some of the one I was working on(I do far simpler things) and when I gave it to my sister on the birth of her son we cried, her needlework was much tighter than mine and you could tell which was her part. As the holidays approach it is always bittersweet, not as hard but always a wish that she were her, she worked hard at making them special for us....

Cheerios and Birthdays!!

The boys at the birthday bash!
Michael had his first taste of Cheerios the other day. At first he was happy, and then he wondered what happened to him. We also went to celebrate his cousin's 4th Birthday, sadly, she wasn't feeling too well but was up to blowing out her candles anyway.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween, what fun & Excitement!

This is how thrilled Michael was with trick or treating, I think he made it to 2 houses! Bummer for us:)