Friday, February 19, 2010

Surgery #?

We learned recently that Randy needed yet another round of surgery on his eyes. He now has cataracts in both eyes...good grief! Apparently, the cataracts were caused by all of the previous problems and surgeries he's had. :-( Unusual stuff for a guy his age.

The first surgery was done on Wednesday. Max went along to wait with me in the waiting area. When we went back to pick up Randy, Max charmed the staff. Two nurses went scurrying around the room, only to return with an eye patch just like dad's (it's behind the glasses). They also gave Max a doctor's hat and mask to play with at home. ;-)

More Science Fair!

Well, I guess we just "thought" Emily was finished with her science fair project! She turned her board in and received a grade...that's all we thought was involved. Not so, grasshopper!
Apparently, the teacher put the boards up and had someone judge them...Emily won 1st place in her category, and received a giant blue ribbon! She will now go to the UofA next month to participate in the state science fair. We are told that the winners there receive cash money, so our fingers and toes are crossed for Emily and her orange juice! :-)

My Valentines and Sadness

For Valentine's Day, the kiddos in Claire's class were asked to decorate a shoe box in which to collect their goodies. Claire didn't want to do a simple box though! She has been asking to make a giant Hershey's kiss for the past couple of years, so this was the year we tried it. Not quite sure about how to make the form, we jumped in and got our hands dirty...very dirty. We used paper mache'(sp?) and built the shape around a bowl, then covered it with aluminum foil. Claire was thrilled with her finished product. Mom was happy. The classmates were pretty impressed too. :-)

The "sadness" part of the post is about Randy's dad. He has been suffering from the effects of Parkinson's disease for some time. The disease finally won and he passed away on February 12th. Norman is in heaven now - if there is fishing in heaven, I'm sure he's catching some big ones. Randy and his brother both gave loving tributes at the funeral, so that visitors would know about the man they called "dad". So very sweet and touching. While we are sad Norman (grandpa) is no longer with us, we are rejoicing that he is with his Lord, and is no longer dealing with that disease.
Since we were busy with the funeral, etc., I forgot to give the kids their valentine goodies. I decided to make made simple cones from scrapbook paper, & filled them with their favorite candies. Made a nice mid-week gift.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Attn:Scrapbookers! Cricut Cartridge Giveaway!

If you love your cricut machine, and would like a chance to win a new cartridge, go to this blog:
She will be giving away a Love Struck cartridge...all you have to do is become one of her followers and post on your own blog (like I'm doing here). If I'm not the winner (& I would truly LOVE to win this), then I would be thrilled to know that one of my friends won. So hurry on over to her blog and leave a comment!!

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