Thursday, October 20, 2011

October Update

It's been way too long between posts. And then the longer I wait the less inclined I am. It's like putting off homework, not that the blog feels like an assignment. Well, maybe it does a little. But the longer you put off the homework, the more insurmountable it seems.

I'm so glad I don't have to do homework anymore. Emma, on the other hand, has what seems like a lot of homework for a first grader. Stuff almost every night. Chinese characters to practice, and arithmetic, and reading and spelling. But right now she's on fall break for a couple days, so she can rest a bit. She's been working hard.

Joe's mom celebrated a big birthday on Saturday and we had lots of family in town. Cousin Mary from Arizona stayed the night with us on Friday. Emma's first sleepover. We went to Corn Belly's at Thanksgiving Point first.

Then Mary and Emma slept downstairs in the big king bed together. Super fun to have her over.

The next day we had family lunch at Aunt Boo Boo's. Gae was the guest of honor.

We had a really good meal (including 3 birthday cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes: lemon, red velvet, and chocolate chocolate chip). Gae opened her presents, including this cool quilt that Aunt Susan made.

Here's Lou and Gae with 17 of their 24 grandkids, plus two greats.

It was a wonderful party. Happy birthday, Gae. We love you.

P.S. See our niece Marianne's lovely post about this same occasion here: