Saturday, November 29, 2008


Since Thanksgiving was days ago, I figured it was about time I posted!

Our day started out good, we got up, got the turkey in, ate some breakfast, and I got in the shower. While in the shower we lost power! Yep, for an hour and a half (and our turkey in the oven) we had no power! It all worked out ok since Mark's parents did not get here until after one, which worked out good for me since that meant I only had to spend a couple of hours with them! They brought Sawyer this rocking chair that I guess was Mark's when he was little! Even though it was from them I thought it was cute and just Sawyer's size!
Since someone always gets a photo of Mark sleeping, I could not resist this photo of Kent sleeping!
After we ate at my house we headed over to Kent and Amy's. We got there just in time for dessert! Amy had made lots of pies, but of course I stuck with the traditional apple!
We hung out there for awhile than headed over to Karen and Tom's! Of course I had to have some of Tom's apple dessert there to!
Than home to bed!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fun Times!

This morning my sil Amy needed to run some errands so she brought all her little people over to my house! The boys had a blast playing together and I got to spend some time with my new little niece! Of course Sawyer was so excited to see the baby and had to hug and kiss all over her!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just A Couple Layouts!

Stuff I did awhile ago, just never posted!

Since I took these photos I added journaling around the edge of the circle on the play lo!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just For Fun!

Sunday we met up with my friend to take some photos! We went to Unity Village for some fall photos! Sawyer was more interested in playing with Landon that focusing but that's ok, she still got some cute pics of him!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Walk Mommy!

This is what Sawyer says in an attempt to get out of the house! We are not even into winter yet and he is already tired of being cooped up!

I just despise this time of year! I HATE being cold!

So we got all bundled up and headed out for a walk! Of course we did not get far before I was done being cold and made us all go inside! As you can tell Sawyer was not very happy with my decision, Mark had to carry him home kicking and screaming!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Name Is Chad!

Or at least that is what Sawyer will tell you!
At our class at the Flip Zone on Friday, we start the class off with a little song and than everyone introduces themselves. The instructor always goes first, he says "my name is Chad, what is your name?", so that is why Sawyer now calls himself Chad! He knows his name, he just wont say it! He insists it is Chad!
One of Sawyer's new favorite things to do is get on Mommy's "putor", he likes to look at elephants!
My co-worker gave Sawyer this sit and spin, which he just loves! He "drive drive" on it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My Grandma

Velma Barbara Rider
Velma Rider, 90 years young, of Overland Park, passed away on November 3, 2008 at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Home. Velma was born May 18, 1918 in Morristown, NJ to Rose and Herbert Copeman. She married her long-time friend, William E. Rider, settling in KC. Preceding Velma in death was her husband, her parents; her brothers Herb and Russ Copeman. She is survived by daughters Kathleen Tuttle, Overland Park, Barbara (Sam) Sangetta, Olathe; five grandchildren Kerry O'Brien, Kristin Greenwood, Kenton Tuttle, Nick Sangetta and Robin Hedstrom; six great-grandchildren; niece Christine Copeman and nephew, Herb Copeman. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2008 at Valley View United Methodist Church, 8412 W. 95th St., Overland Park. Memorial contributions to Wayside Waifs. Velma was a strong, supportive and loving matriarch to our family and will be sorely missed. She always reminded us that "nothing's so bad that it couldn't be worse from the moment you're born 'til you ride in the hearse". So long, we love you. Your family. Condolences may be shared with the family at (Arr: Cremation Society of KS & MO, 913-383- 9888)

I was there holding my Grandma's hand when she took her last breath on Monday. I was there to see how peaceful her departure from this life was. I know that it was time.

But everytime I think about that I will never again see her or talk to her my heart breaks a little more.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat!!!!

Last night for Halloween we dressed Sawyer as a dragon! We had been practicing all week knocking and saying trick or treat but he did not really get it. Our first stop was our next door neighbors house. He did not even say anything beofre the guy is holding the bowl of candy down for Sawyer to just grab out of! It all started making sense to him at this point! Except the concept of only takin gone piece of candy!
We met up with the neighborhood kids and trick or treated with them for awhile before we headed off in our own direction! We have some friends on other streets, so we went and visited them. We were out for an hour or so before we were all to tired! So we went back home and handed our candy to other kids!