Ethan took us Trick or Treating last night. He was a Baby Bumble Bee and Amber his Mommy Bee. They were precious, except Mommy Bee's leggings kept sliding down to her ankles! HaHa! We got the giggles and Randy thought we were crazy! We have neighbors who decorate more this time of year than at Christmas so it was quite a sight to see! Jim and I gave out candy until 7:30pm when he realized Diancing with the Stars was on...and I can't miss Mario dancing so we shut off all the lights and hid in the back of the house with our TV.
Jim and I went to Pensacola Beach on Thurs. for 3 nights with the owner of the company. I did not know him, but before the trip was over, we discovered we had gone to Garland Elementary at the same time. He was in 3rd grad when I was in 1st. His name is Larry Reynolds. Ann, do you rememeber that name? He moved away 2 years before we did.
Anyway, we had a great trip, visited the Naval Air Museum and piloted the simulated Top Gun fighter jets. The wind and rain were brutal, butfinally on Saturday the Sun came out and we went sightseeing to Destin and the outlet mall. Our fishing trip was cancelled due to high waves again. I guess it just isn't meant to be. Our last 3 trips to the gulf have been grounded due to storm and waves. Oh well, we still loved the getaway and getting to know Jim's boss and his girlfriend Kelly.
Has anyone ever seen a more beautiful and tranquil sunset? The pond and sunset are literally in their backyard, so Ethan, Amber and Randy get to enjoy this scene almost every day. Last night I strolled with Ethan while Amber went to her ladies class meeting. This sunset was awesome for me because I saw it through the eyes of Ethan. Thank you Lord for our grandson Ethan, he has touched our hearts in such a wonderful way!
Ethan loves to swing with PaPa and Kay Kay on our front porch. It calms him when he gets tired and sometimes rocks him into a slumber. It calms Jim too, now that I think about it. Grandchildren are wonderful!
Dustin and Ethan are great Buddies! Ethan is a lucky little fellow to have Uncle Dustin as his entertainer, Uncle and friend.
Dustin is back at Fayetteville for his last semester. We miss him! Jim and I went to Fayetteville on Tues morning and stayed the night. We ate out with him for 3 meals and then on Wed after lunch, I bought Dustin a new comforter, sheets and lamp and set it all up - He crawled under the covers and told us it was time for his nap! So after several hugs and goodbyes, we took the hint and headed home. As Jim drove home, I snoozed like a contented baby.
Jim gave Ethan his bath tonight at Amber's house, then gave him his night feeding before putting him to bed. He has been a very hands on PaPa, just as he was a hands on Daddy! Amber loves to watch us play with Ethan and we love to play with Ethan. He has two sets of doting grands. Randy's parents kept him last night while they went to a movie. Jim and Ronnie (Randy's Dad) spend part of every conversation bragging on what they did with Ethan recently. It get's very competitve sharing one little grandson!
Friday is my last day before I go on leave from work! I am so ready to be a housewife for a little while. I know that I will need to start looking for another job soon because of health insurance, but that's OK. I plan to go by and spend with Mother at the NH each day and make sure she is well cared for.
Tonight after work, we watched Ethan crawl for the first time! He warms my heart every time I see him. It stirs those memories of when Amber and Dustin were babies. I kept him all day on Sat. while Amber took their SS class to the lake. He did great and I loved every minute of it.
I am the wife of Jim (since 1977), the mother of Amber and Dustin, Grandma KayKay to Ethan, Brody and Desmond. My greatest joy is my grandsons and spending time with Jim and our family. I thank God for my wonderful family!