Wednesday, October 29, 2014

An October medical tradition

Somehow the girls' annual checkups have become an October thing. A couple of years ago I had to take one of them in for something (very rare in our family) and the regular pediatrician was out and we agreed to see his partner.  Loved her.  Never went back to the original one.

It's fun to listen to her ask all the medical questions, then launch into the social ones, great to hear the age-appropriate answers, reassuring to see their growth and development is right on track.

Love these girls!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Recipes I'm thinking about making for Thanksgiving

Have I mentioned I love Thanksgiving?  No?  Well, it's just about my favorite holiday because it is all about family, friends, and being thankful.  There is some pressure to put on a good meal, but none of the overwhelming expectation of gifts and d├ęcor that comes with Christmas.

And speaking of food, here are some recipes I'm considering (and this list will increase!):

Layered Pumpkin Dessert

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze

"Almost Like" Kings Hawaiian Rolls

Salted Caramel Pecan Pie


Friday, October 17, 2014

LJ's very good day

If running errands with Grandma Kate is a good day, LJ had a good day.  We started off the day at library story time.

We stopped at the bank to get a copy of a money order the State of New Mexico Vital Statistics says it never got.  Found out it had been stolen and cashed at a "speedy loan" kind of place.  Guess that's why I never got the birth certificates I ordered.  LJ was remarkably good-natured during the long wait.  Like those blue lips from the bank's free DumDum?

Next we went to the county sheriff's office and found out we needed to go to the city police station instead.  That shows about how much police contact I typically have, i.e. NONE.

We finally got to the right police station and waited outside after pushing the button, then calling through the little round microphone thing that amplifies the voices through the glass.  I guess it was turned on inside after all.  Happily, there were lots of toys in the waiting room.

Our last stop before home was a stop at Costco where I managed to keep it from becoming not the "dollar store," but the "hundred dollar store" for once.

Finally, lunch and a nap.  What a morning!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A great week for Kevin

This week Kevin joined the Utah Army National Guard.  We have a long tradition of military service in our family and I'm very pleased by his choice.

Isn't he handsome?