DH and I just got back from Massachusetts. Went to visit PGS#1 at his school. It seems like a really great school and is a perfect fit for him. The school had an openhouse weekend so we went to check it out and to visit with PGS#1. We enjoyed ourselves greatly. Played some volleyball, gym games, a little ride within a paddock on a horse, and bowling besides finding the time to meet with the teachers and employees. n Most importantly though was finding time to visit with PGS#1. Here's a photo of him on a horse. This was his first attempt at riding and he seemed very comfortable even riding with his arms outstretched and trusting the lad who was leading the horse. I am so proud and thankful. He is maturing so fast and it seems wonderful with the improved skills he is learning. It is a great thing to see him progress so quickly recently and to think he is off most of the medications he was prescribed for years. TG! I am so thankful for the many talented and caring individuals that he now shares his life with, a huge improvement over the last school he attended.
As far as other things on the home front, PGS#2 is now lovingly called the polka dot kid. Yep, that's right, Chicken Pox. He is feeling okay with just being sick with them for a little over a week, all though he is bored and still itchy at times. The pox keeping popping out slowly, so it's a relatively slow releasing strain since they all didn't surface at once. I'm sure it may have been easier for him to tolerate, but being out of school for a week and a half is getting too long, even for him.
I did get my Noah's Ark wall hanging all put together. The only thing left to do is to put the binding on it ( I just hope I have enough) and the hanging sleeve/pockets or whatever I decide to do this with. I'll share a photo when it is omplete.
Yesterday DH had an appointment across the lake, so instead of taking the ferry home on such a gorgeous afternoon, we drove around the lake so I could check out a friends new business called Fibre Junction. Look what jumped into my arms! A lucious lakehouse soft blue print and a reproduction fabric that just feels so Yummy. So much for my no buy! Well, I'll have to send in some penalty 5" squares to stashbuster's No-Buy Cheerleader Kathy. I know I'll do better in the future, but I'm thinking, I'll probably have to be locked in a room. I do know that I have cut way back in my purchases and spending with hobby buys so far this year, but I seem to be traiding off what I buy, especially when you saw all the counted cross stitch kits and patterns I bought while vacationing in Maryland. I always plan on doing and being able to do so much more than I possibly can. Note to self...Janie, Get REAL!
PGD#1 and PGS#3 are here today, so I think making a cake is on the agenda besides a couple of other things. Enjoy your day, I know I'll enjoy mine.
PS: Here's the ice cream cake that PGD#1 made with papa and I today. She just couldn't wait to dig into it and have a surprise, pretend Birthday Party for Mommy.