Sunday, November 9, 2014

Visiting Miss Joyce

Most of y'all know I am blessed to have the absolute best family in the entire world.  Seriously on both sides, they are just great.  They love my family and me fiercely and I am so grateful.  One person that is so special to all of us, especially to my boys is our sweet, beautiful, Miss Joyce.  This is my dad's grandmother, my great-grandmother, and my boys' great-great-grandmother.  She is 96 and just now moved from living on her own to an assisted living facility that is beautiful and is located just a few minutes drive from us.  We don't get over there as often as we should, but we like to go visit her when we have a chance.  

There is a big pond outside the back of the facility that is home to 5 ducks.  Miss Joyce watches them out her window and tells us about them when we go talk to her.  Along with snacks for the boys, she usually has something for the boys to feed the ducks.  They are very friendly, one came out and actually ate out of Mark's hand.  We always enjoy our visits and I want the boys to have these special memories with a grandmother that loves them so very much.  

Reid's Roundup: 4 Year Birthday Party

This year Reid said he wanted a cowboy party and luckily if your birthday is pretty close to halloween it can be pretty easy and inexpensive to deliver such a request.  While he napped my family and I quickly set up a small party for him and a few of his friends.  I couldn't have done this though without my aunt Lori, who hosted it and helped get supplies as well.  My mom also bought many things and helped set up and tear down.  I am so grateful for my family, I really don't feel as if I say that enough. 

Kids Table

Everything here came from the dollar store! 

Watering Hole

Party favors.  They came in packs at the dollar store!!! 

Eating hotdogs

Opening presents

Love my Poppy

Panning for Gold

We took pea gravel and painted it gold. . .

I bought tin pie tins at the dollar store and punched holes in them .  The kids  LOVED IT!

He loved a fishing pole he received.