Monday, September 15, 2008

Beautiful Fallish Morning


We had such a beautiful fallish morning today. Katie and I had to be a part of it. I bundled up Katiebug, got her all set up with Cheerios and juice and away we went. We just walked through the neigborhood, checking out all the activities going on throughout our little neighborhood. Everyone was busy, visiting with other neighbors, walking around like us, and lawn services out and about making the lawn look their best for Fall. The temperature was 65 degrees and a light cool wind blowing. A lot of our trees' leaves are turning yellow, orange, red and brown. The oak trees are beginning to drop acorn nuts onto the ground. I've noticed that the trees are heavy with nuts and our Bradford Pear has quite a big crop of pears (tiny pears) this year. You know, you always hear that if there's a big crop of fruits and nuts, then that means we are headed for a long winter. We had a pretty snowy winter last year. I wonder, if we are headed for another one. Don't get me wrong, you won't hear anything bad out of mouth about a snowy winter. I love it! I guess it's because we don't see much of it every year.

Our vacation is on countdown and we are so excited. I've been emailing Laura all morning with list, ideas and other information. When I reminded Katie that we are getting closer to our vacation, she's been more concerned over what she wants to take on the trip. lol! Isn't that typical of kids? Of course, she wants to take her Barbie movies and a few Barbie dolls. I think I'm going to limit that to 4 Barbie dolls (2 Barbies per girl). She told me that when we go to the beach, we are going to see a Diamond Castle in the sand. I told her that we will be staying in a pretty big house that looks like a castle. Her eyes got all big, "really?" she asked. Then she got all excited again. Unfortunately, she thought we were leaving today. I had to remind her again that it will just be a few more days. I've been making my list of things we don't need to forget like Katie's sandbox toys, medical supplies, specific clothes for Katie to have her picture made with Alise, and etc. As most of you know, I like to be prepared - sick or not.

For the past few days, Katie's been on a big Christmas kick. Of course, she wants every toy she sees on TV and she tells me "I tell Santa Claus that I want that for Christmas". I tell her that's a good idea. She's requested to watch "Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus" movies. She's dug out her animated Frosty the Snowman stuff dolls and have been playing with them. I'll be laying in bed, sick, and I'll hear the song "Let It Snow, Let It Snow" playing in her room. One of her snowmen dances around and sings.

We got an unexpected visit from Ryan, Kacy and Maryann today. Ryan and Kacy were at Perdido Bay last week and stopped by on their way home. Kacy said she had never been to the gulf, so it was special for her. Ryan and Kacy agree that they are ready to go back to school, so they are planning to apply to Duke University next May or July. I wish them all the best of luck.


Laura said...

Looks like you guys had the same kind of morning we did! I love it!!

I'm glad you mentioned the Barbies and the whole sharing thing. I've got to remember that whatever we bring, I need to try to remember to bring two of each! Good idea! We won't bring Barbies then. I'm worried what we'll do with those girls if it starts raining!! We'll bring movies, too!

I am SOOOOO excited!! I can't wait!

The Thorsrud Family said...

Thanks for the prayers. I'm sure everything will be fine, these things correct themselves most of the time. Have a blast on your beach vacation! RELAX and take in the time without 2 kids! Tell Katie hi from us :0)