Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dd9 has been raking TONS of leaves as you can see in these pictures. All three of my girls love to jump in the pile.

We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows for dinner Saturday night. That was a big hit with the kids. It was a lot of fun! :)

We also put up our Christmas tree and inside decorations this afternoon. Dd9 and dd4 were a big help all afternoon. Mollie was so excited when she saw the grinch doll. She just pounced on him!! We got Mollie last Christmas Eve so this is her first year to be here the entire Christmas season. She loves the tree. She was laying on the tree skirt when I put it on! She must know that if you're gonna be in my house, you have to LOVE Christmas!!! So, she fits right in.

I am sooooo excited to have the tree up! Tomorrow night we will put the ornaments on and I guess after that I"ll start with the outside lights. My foot is still bothering me a bit so I"m not sure about being up and down a 7 foot ladder to hang lights. Ds16 may be doing most of that....he does a lot of it anyway.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I just finished a book called "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan". It is a wonderful book. I recommend everyone read it. It is about 2 girls growing up in China and their stories of foot binding and arranged marriages. It is fascinating. The main woman's shoes were 7 cm long (the ideal length) after her foot binding. Here is a picture of what that looks like. Can you say OUCH!!!!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

foot update

Had my recheck appt for my foot today. The dr. thinks it is fractured. I"ll be having an mri on it some time next week and hopefully they will get it figured out and it can heal. He fussed at me for not having my boot on so I guess I'm back in it tomorrow. Yippee!!!

Hopefully I'll get some pics of Canada on here this weekend in between cleaning and shopping. The kids all need winter clothes and my house is a wreck so I have a fun filled weekend planned. :)

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Wow....Canada is wonderful! I don't know why I don't live there! Needless to say I absolutely loved everything about it. We had a wonderful time. Toronto is HUGE and Niagra Falls is amazing. We went to Niagra Falls last night to see it at night and to see the Christmas lights kick off show and fireworks. It was cold and crisp...perfect weather to start the holiday season. They were the biggest fireworks I have ever seen and we were right under them. It was beautiful against the backdrop of the falls. LOVED EVERY MINUTE!!!!!

So, then I got home today to 79 degree weather, cranky kids and a messy house. Welcome home Mom.