Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 Week 43: Fall festivities

This was area schools fall break. Daughter and granddaughter planned an early Halloween party for Saturday, so for them the week was filled with preparations.
For us it was life as usual: teaching; exercise; robotics; monthly meetings of our respective committees (for me one at church and for Mike the Upland Greenway Association); my weekly writer's group; and throw in a couple other special outings--visits to or from friends, shopping trip with SIL Diane for me, and Elijah's soccer game for Mike. The week filled up nicely and there were several Rebecca sightings!

Kayla stopped by on Tuesday and we both got to hold our little gordita preciosa but could not get her to wake up.

I have enjoyed this fall immensely--great weather, beautiful colors. One afternoon I sat outside to read and fell asleep. I woke up to the sun shining through the trees.

Kayla and Skye were here throughout the week to gather twigs and branches for the woodsy decor.

Photos do not do justice to the indoor haunted woods atmosphere they created at Leah's place over several days of mother and daughter working together.

I loved this display by the mirror.

So what did Rebecca do in the midst of all this excitement? Slept, looked around, and ate at the appointed times. She is thriving with such good mamma and Nanna-care.

I dug out one of the masks I've had for maybe twenty years (come to think of it, they survived the house fire!) and put together an appropriate outfit for the occasion. After my photo session, I became the photographer of the evening.

Hostess-daughter and costume-judge, Leah, voted mine #1. She looked pretty cute herself!

But, wouldn't you know, the grand prize went to the beautiful witch and her smiling little lamb!
Although second prize went to Matt for even being willing to dress up ;-).

The evening ended with a private fireside concert by a visiting neighbor-friend we hadn't seen in over 20 years!

Troy Adams entertaining us with songs from Jimmy Buffet, John Johnson, Merle Haggard and more
So that was our week. How was yours?

Oh, I should add that Mike has been cycling a few miles each day and notices improvement in how far he can go before feeling pain, and the pain is not as intense as before nor does it last as long. There is progress!


Kimberly Hoyt said...

Your costume was great! :)

Rebecca has sooo much hair! I can't get over it. She made a precious little lamb.

Very cool decorations for the party.

The Bug said...

Cute cute baby! Boy, Kayla's husband is a lot taller than she is - reminds me of me & Mike :)

Your costume was FABULOUS!