I haven't made a real real entry in a while.
We got the call about my grandmother on October 7th and left the very next day. The funeral was on the 10th and I sang "In The Garden" and "Because He Lives", my grandmother's two favourite hymns. Afterwards, we went to the cemetary accompanied by a police escort and there she was laid to rest. My grandmother lived a long life. I just wish the last few years hadn't been so hard for her. While I feel sad, I did most of my grieving years ago. At the same time, I have a peace about it. I'll see her again.
That week was mostly about having time with my mother. She had to go back to work on Friday, so we took that day to go to the zoo. I got to see the Gallmans again, which was very nice. We that following Monday and got home about 2am on Tuesday. As much as I like seeing family, it's nice to be home.
While we were in Georgia, things seem to really click with Kat. She's saying more, parroting us more, combining words, that sort of thing. She says several phrases now and it's just neat to see how she's catching on to things. She knows over half her alphabet and tries to sing the song with me.
Matthew's doing well. He's still not rolling over from back to front, but he smiles a lot, especially if you do raspberries at him or jiggling him in a certain way. It's almost a shame children have to grow up. He's starting leaning forward like he wants to sit up and I put him in the exersaucer almost every day now. He's so adorable.
I registered for two classes (Earth Science with its lab and an education class). Now Kurt and I have a lot of thinking to do. Will I continue in school or will I withdraw and concentrate on my children? To be honest, as much as I want a degree, I want to concentrate on my children more. This will be a matter of much discussion.
It's good to be back at our church again. Last Sunday after church, we went to the pumpkin patch. I have a few pictures up at my flickr and will be uploading more. I will also start working on uploading my zoo pictures.
There is a contest going on at Attached To Baby
. Whomever uploads the most pictures (between July 1st and October 31st) wins a 100 dollar gift certificate to any merchandise. There are four categories, Sling, Wrap, Mei Tai, and Pouch. Since I have mei tais, I'm going for that category.
It looks like Kurt, the children, and I will be on our own for Thanksgiving. This will be the first time we've not either been on a family member's house or had family come to ours.
Below I've done the list of words again. That's all for now.( Collapse )