We had a family weekend…..Kramer and I saw all of the kids except Karl but he’ll be home in two weeks. Between having a dad home from the hospital and a new little nephew, they all came home. It was so good to see them.
Here’s Kayla with Gannon.
It was good for us to see her. In the midst of all of our stuff, Kayla’s been having her own stuff. On the same day Kramer went in for his surgery, Kayla went in for surgery too. She’s been having trouble with endometriosis. It’s taken care of now. What a relief for me to see her in person and know she’s okay. It was tough being the mom and not being there for her. She completely understood and Spencer, her husband, is really helpful. Still a mother worries….
Hubby was feeling good on Saturday and I felt comfortable taking Kayla and heading out on thrift store/grocery run.
There is a thrift store that is a little further away. It’s only open the first Saturday of the month. We didn’t plan on going but then as we were driving I remembered and I said, “Hey, it’s the first Saturday of the month”. We hesitated but both said “YES, let’s go”.
We both had awesome thrift store luck. I hit the jackpot of DMC embroidery…10 skeins in a bag and 50 cents for the bag.
…it’s already sorted and put away!! This should help stave my cross stitch kick.
I found this and couldn’t say no…..Buttons, buttons, and more buttons. All of the buttons are tiny….
See how small… 1/4″. PERFECT for doll clothes. I’m THRILLED. I don’t have one yet but if I get a granddaughter that loves dolls, I’m set to make doll clothes. The entire bag was $4. All of the buttons cards have small buttons.
I also bought shirts….I know, I know. I’m not suppose to be buying shirts but the colors were excellent for the pastel baby quilt. EXCELLENT….and then I found a few that were hard to find colors…orange, purple, yellow. I couldn’t say no. So more shirt deconstruction is in order.
Saturday night Kelli came too. We were all sitting at the table. Kayla was knitting. Kelli and I were cross stitching. Kalissa was nursing Gannon. Carver wanted some attention so he took a menu pad that a blog reader sent for the childcare kiddos and was “taking our order”. He’s say, “Na-ma, want?” I said, “French fries.” Then I’d tell him to write a “J” for Jo and and a “F” for French fries. He would get busy and try to write them. Then he’d go to Kayla and say, “Ka-da, want?” It was so cute. It kept him busy for a long time.
Buck was home but him and Kelli both snuck by without me getting a picture of either one of them.
Sunday was the annual Firemen’s Breakfast was this weekend. Kramer and I gave up our spot as ticket takers. We tried to decide how long we’ve done it and are pretty sure it’s close to 15 or more years. Kramer wasn’t up to it and I thought it would be better for a husband/wife to do it. I went and helped them set up and explained our system but that was about it. Kramer and our kids came to the breakfast. I helped Kalissa get the boys there and we all ate together.
Here’s their family picture for the day.
Volunteering is an important part of their family. Kalissa wanted to note the day with a picture.
Sunday was a good day with the kids, visitors and at the breakfast. Kramer spent Sunday evening back in his chair. Sunday was a big day for him.
A big shout goes to Buck and Kayla both for helping out on some of the chores around here. Buck got the new toilet in the basement…Yahoo!!
It was a great weekend of family, friends, extended family, and even thrifting…