Sunday, September 5, 2010

Baby Brooklyn's First Birthday Bash !

I just can't believe what a beautiful day we had for it !  Also,  I had forgotten  how much these one year olds can party !  By the time we got home, everyone was exhausted.  Even I had to curl up with my pups and take a nap.  (I took lots of  photos that I'll post on my Lunatics on the Lose Blog soon.) 

Like most one year olds, Brooklyn adores Sesame Street. (specifically Elmo !)  So that was the theme for the party.  Jenn planned and worked so hard to pull it all together, and she did an awesome job. Everything was beautiful, and I think everyone had a great time.

It was so wonderful to get out,  and actually be able to enjoy the weather for a change.  To be honest, the hot weather has kept me inside far too much this year.  I'm convinced that being stuck inside has not been good for my health, or my mental state.  Now that things have finally started to cool off, I'm going to make it a point to get out as much as possible - I've really missed my outside time.  Being cooped up in the house has made me into a depressed, cranky, old woman - I don't like it. 

Tomorrow,  (after I walk my dogs) I plan on loading up anyone who wants to come, and do our annual Halloween inspiration field trip.  I know that most of the stores have already started stocking their Halloween merchandise,  and I've heard that the local Halloween Spirit store is open already.  We'll mostly do a lot of window shopping, probably won't buy anything just yet.  Although,  my hubby has promised to buy me a couple of fog machines this year !!!  (I saved up all my aluminum pop cans and tabs in order to get it)  I'm very excited, and hopefully, it will help to get everyone else into the holiday spirit.  My husband has been a total zombie this year, but that really doesn't count, because he's really not very scary.  (He mostly spends his time in bed.)

So . . . I need to get myself off to bed - big day tomorrow.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Very slowly, it's starting to happen . . .

I was starting to think that it wouldn't; but one day at a time, Autumn is finally returning.  The days are getting shorter, and earlier this week, a late night thunderstorm crept into town.   Today, seemed like an almost perfect Autumn day.  The skies were overcast with fluffy white clouds with ribbons of soft, dark grey below.  I went to the store this afternoon, and the side walks out front were cluttered with stacks of orange pumpkins and fall colored mums. All the stores are filling their isles with Halloween and Fall merchandise.  This evening, as I write this, it's down right chilly outside.  The leaves haven't even begun to turn, and the air is still lacking that crisp, leafy, fall scent; but I have hope now.  It will arrive soon enough.

All in all, today has been a good one.  Today is Baby Brooklyn's first Birthday.  For the past week, she's been learning to walk on her own. (without holding on to the furniture)  She's getting pretty good at it too.  Her mommy is hoping that she can show off her new skills at her birthday party on Saturday.

Jacob's 16th birthday is only six  days away, but he got his present today.  Over the summer he saved up $250.00 from working with Roy and Nick, and Roy and I added the rest of the money so that he could  buy a car from one of his friends.  We picked it up this evening.  I don't think I've ever seen him so excited and happy.  It doesn't even matter to him that he can't drive it until he gets insurance, tags, and takes his final driver's test next week.  He's just thrilled to know that he actually has a car !  I couldn't get a photo of it because it was already dark when we picked it up, but I'll try to post one soon.

September has become a busy month for birthdays around here.  Brooklyn on the second,  My other grand daughter, Ana on the sixth, then, Jake on the eighth.  If I can survive the first week of this month, I think I'll be alright - at least until Heather's birthday !  (November 11th)

Okay, it's late and I'm feeling sugared out and exhausted from birthday cake!
Good night all.