Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

Wow. Has it really been two weeks since my last post? Time has been just zooming by. My dad and step mom were here from Florida for a visit. We had a really nice time and Molly and Aidan enjoyed spending time with their "other Pop Pop" and grandma. Molly is now fond of telling everyone that she has two Pop Pops. Aunt Barbara and Uncle Charlie also joined us for a few days.

Next on the agenda was preparing for my niece Kristen's baby shower. It was held at her house in Harrisburg on an unseasonably warm and beautiful Saturday. Kristen and Russell now have all the gear. The only thing missing is the baby. Torin Daniel is due at the end of November and we can hardly wait for him to arrive. Molly has been pouring over catalogs remarking that "Baby Torin will like this". Aidan's think what more could a boy want besides trains.

On Sunday we took the kids to a local farm that has a pumpkin patch. The weather was beautiful. Molly and Aidan picked out pumpkins, went on a pony ride (This is the first time Aidan wanted to ride after the incident at the zoo this past spring), and picked apples. Sunday was also our 18 year wedding anniversary. Who could ask for anything more.

Pat was out of town for a few days so I was flying solo. It's been a bit dodgy with Molly at bedtime but both kids were good a gold going down for mommy. And at a reasonable hour too. Whew! Daddy arrived home this evening to much hopping and dancing. Molly and Aidan missed their daddy and are glad to have him home. That makes three of us :-)

Next on the agenda...3rd birthday celebration. How did they get to be 3??? We'll be having a combo party. Now I just need to figure out how to make a Thomas The Tank Engine cake with Cinderella, Belle and Sleeping Beauty riding on top. No small task.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

It's In Her Genes

Those of us who have been to Kazakhstan (or Russia) have witnessed it first hand. Women every where in high heels. Not just for a night out but for everyday wear. Walking miles and miles. Expertly navigating city streets and shopping malls. Now I don't know about you but this is not a feat I could accomplish and after watching Molly sprinting around the house in her princess heels I have concluded that this skill is hereditary. I've seen the girl trip over invisible obstacles in bare feet or sneaker but amazingly never in her heels. It's gotta be in the genes.