Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bumps, bruises and birthdays

The week in review:
1. Our new CNA (certified nurses assistant/home health care worker) is awesome. To protect her privacy we'll call her Thelma but that's not her real name. We finally found someone we're comfortable having in our home, helping Cris and making things easier for everyone. She comes M-F mornings to help shower, dress and do physical therapy for Cris leaving me free to play with grandkids or just do whatever.

2. We got a new piece of equipment. Click here if you're interested in looking. The short video at the bottom of the page shows how it works. Patting myself on the back for assembling that puppy myself. It still needs some tweaking before it's fully functional but we're optimistic it will be very helpful.

3. Our poor little minivan was rear-ended on Wednesday. Ouch. Still drives fine but it's embarrassed at how it looks. Goes in to the shop tomorrow.

4. Someone had a birthday this week. That would be me--AV. 62 and proud of it. Thanks to my sweet family for spoiling me rotten. I appreciate all your kindness and love. See UV in the background?
5. Birthday singing on Skype from Kevin and family.
6. How many candles are on that thing?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's Pizza Day people. Own it.

One of my favorite things to do is "bake" with the grand kids. It's just FUN. Yes, it's messy but who cares. Besides, if you remember, Charlie likes to mop. Without further adieu---in no particular order:

These three love to watch TV on my bed. It could be animal planet, it could be Dora or Curious George. . .doesn't matter.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE SKYPE. Thanks to Becca and Jason we (and Kevin) now have Skype and can video call our munchkins. Best invention ever!!! This is Rachel and Luke telling us about their day.
Charlie loves pizza, loves it.

Demo on how to roll out the dough.

The finished product. He ate a lot.
I asked Owen to smile for the camera. He did. . .but could not take his eyes off animal planet.
Liesl does not like pizza so she covered her dough with cinnamon and sugar. Owen's was cheese only. Clara had to have her own little ball of dough.
What? I only ate a little bit.
Fun times people, fun times.