Monday, November 8, 2010

Ready for a Party

I don't know about you but I love reading posts with pictures. I usually write posts with pictures but not tonight. I took a picture the other day just to share but now that I've had time to think about it, I don't believe I will.

On Saturday as I was doing a bit of cleaning (I don't seem to ever get it all done at the same time. Things around her get done in bits and pieces.) Keaton decided it was time to set the table. He got out some plastic plates and some paper plates and put one at each spot at the table. Next he took the kitchen stools and placed them around the table in preparation for a THANKSGIVING PARTY. Although I did tell him that we weren't have a party that day, I left the table set. A little while later, my cousin and her family stopped by to pick up something and they rang the bell. Keaton was soooooo very excited. I do believe he thought our Thanksgiving Party company had arrived. He went to each of them, touched them on the arm and said, HEY. It was great.

He just amazes me so. He knows so much more than we give him credit for at times. If only we could have just a brief glimpse into what he is thinking..... wouldn't that be something!!

(Note to new readers or those who do not know: Keaton has autism. He doesn't always share his thoughts and feelings with us.)

Until next time....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gotta Get Back Into the Swing of Things

It's Election Day and the boys and I are at home. I have a slew of things that I need to accomplish today:
  • go vote
  • do the laundry
  • clean the house
  • go to the grocery
  • and any number of additional things  that arise throughout the day
Instead of jumping right up and getting a head start on the day, I'm sitting her in my pjs under my covers with my laptop tyring to get back into the swing of posting on my blog. The husband has been after me to start updating again on a regular basis. So here I am attempting to do just that and ignoring everything on my list until later.
I'll begin with an update on Rob. He has worked very hard this last year to lose weight and has improved his stamina for running. He ran the 10k a few weeks ago and finished in 58 minutes. (Sorry no pictures as I was with Connor at a swim meet.)

Connor participated in the SKY swim meet right here in town. He improved his time from the Owensboro meet and came home with a 4th and a 6th place ribbon.

We spent Halloween with some good friends. Here we are in our dressed up garb. I didn't figure Rob would dress up so we didn't get him a costume. We had a wig from another costume and the mustache that was part of Keaton's costume. We threw that together and called him an "Old Coot". Maybe next year we'll come up with a theme for the family.

Connor as "Hercules"

Keaton as "Luigi" 

Pink PowerRanger, SuperWoman, and a Pirate Wench

Luigi and the Old Coot, I LOVE this picture!!

The Trick or Treaters

The kids had a terrific time. We piled on wagons and golf carts and rangers and took off in my friend's neighborhood. The kids ran from house to house to gather their loot. Connor got in a bit of a hurry racing back to claim a spot on the golf cart and spun out of control resulting in a skinned knee. Thanks to Dr. Rich for bandaging him up and sending him back on his way. No skinned knee will stop the fun of trick or treating.!!

A good time was had by all.

Until next time.....