Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving break wrap-up

All of us at About a Bug hope you had a truly happy Thanksgiving and counted your many blessings.

Our family, minus Phil who had to stay in TX and plus Angela, met at a local buffet for Thanksgiving lunch. That's my Mom's joy, no cooking and no dishes. I prepared a small feast for the evening meal. Our dessert was building our own turkeys. I know that a cooking magazine put out the official recipe, but I've took it and ran with stuff I could find and had on hand.

I convinced Mom to go on the trail with me and the dogs Friday.

We went again Sunday and it was a little chilly, but so beautiful.

Friday Auntie arrived and gave some new clothes. Here he is posing in some new duds, Saturday, before we went to meet some friends for the day.

On Thanksgiving day Angela and I went on the trail and were blessed to get within 10-15 ft of this lovely doe eating acorns. It was amazing.

Monday, it was hard to get out the door, back in the swing of it. Not long after I arrived at work, we got a call that Grandmom fell and they were x-raying her hip. I took most of the afternoon off to help Mom to an out of town hospital to set up the arrangements for Grandmom's surgery. She did indeed break it and will need the ball replaced.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hell hath froze over

One of our family members is the proud owner of a John Deere.

He planted all morning.

And harvested in the dark.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Happenings

Last week at Afterschool we made these candy turkeys. I took mine home and shared it with Matthew.

Last Thursday there was a preschool Thanksgiving feast in the evening. Matthew invited us all to attend. Here are 2 of the "Indians."

And here is the last "Indian" with the "Pilgrim" that invited us to the feast. Sorry about the photo quality, they came from my phone.

Today was the Thanksgiving dinner where my Grandmom stays. Matthew wore his hat and got lots of comments on it.

We had a wonderful time. What a blessing to have another Thanksgiving with Grandmom. This past fall, Phil's last living grandparent passed away. Grandpa Ray was about 20 years younger then Grandmom, which reminds me even more that time is precious and fleeting.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Late fall activites

This is a boy's dream come true and a mom's nightmare.

My best friend's boy is 2 weeks to the day older then Matthew, yet mine is so much taller! Cracks me up!

Art work he was so proud of, he gave it to the preschool.

And he now looks like his artwork!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

4th Overtime

Way to go Wildcats! GO ALL THE WAY!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

Thank you Daddy/Phil.

Red, white, and blue for school.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rumblings from above and below

Sunday was a beautiful day. Matthew and I had fun playing in the leaves.

He was building a leaf pile to have a bed in.

Monday Matthew finally got to use his umbrella the way it was intended. We got 2 1/2". The storm included some nice thunder and lightning. Rumblings above.

Saturday night I spent in bed sick with vertigo. Around 10 something I woke up to my bed shaking. In my foggy state, I thought that Matthew had got up and was playing under it. (I'm not even sure if he can get under it, it's such a low frame.) Grumpily I got up telling him to stop it. And he wasn't there. He has in bed. It was an extremely windy night, so I was trying to decide how the wind could have been blowing so hard that it was shaking my bed. As I was going downstairs I heard my Mom calling to my Dad, "I think we are having an earthquake!" And what we really had was aftershocks from OK's earthquake. Dad missed it.

Last night, Monday night around 8:30-ish I looked at Mom and said, "The house is shaking again." Sure enough, around that time OK had another earthquake. And Dad missed it again. Rumblings below.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

First very hard freeze

Everything was sparkly white and the leaves on the black walnuts were falling like confetti. Another amazing sight in nature.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Look what we found under the porch 2 days ago!

Here we go again...another beautiful loving cat.

The large dog stand off. Dad took the kitten to a new home because Hershey, the yappy yorkie, was going nuts. He said a adult cat would be ok. I guess God listened and sent another. We'll see what happens...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Matthew got to preschool early so they could trick or treat at the businesses. Then we went to the Halloween parade and trick or treated at the businesses again, truck and treated, and finally went to the Halloween egg hunt. When we got home this is how much loot he had...

WOW, is the only word I can think of...other then cavity.

This is what happened tonight.
Me: Matthew, your Dad is eating all your good candy.
Matthew: Ok, I have to finish this airplane...

Here's hoping that everyone had a bewitchingly good Halloween!


Saturday was Dad's birthday. We decided to celebrate by taking him out to eat and taking Matthew to the nearby zoo to trick or treat.

Walking up.

Angry puss in boots or I have the sun in my eyes.

Watching the sloth bear.

He had a really good time. By time we got home it was supper time and we were all exhausted. I haven't felt good for a month, so I went to lay down for half an hour. About 30 minutes later,
I heard footsteps coming up the stairs and decided I better get up and take care of the boy, cause he was probably into something. My jaw dropped because who I found in the hall was...

...Phil! He flew in just to surprise us and be here for Halloween. He even had a friend pick him up at the airport and made them swear not to tell, so we were all surprised. He was supposed to get in by noon, so he would have been able to be a the zoo with us, but the plane had problems. It was such a great surprise. It's been a quick trip, but wonderful!