Monday, November 16, 2009

Ashland - November 2009

Ashland to visit Allie

Bill, Courtney and I traveled south this weekend to visit Allie at Southern Oregon University. We had a wonderful weekend. We arrived in Ashland around 4:30pm, picked Allie up at her dorm, and got all checked into our hotel.
Courtney introduced Allie to her mechanical nephew....Too funny!

We stayed at the Palm Cottages in Ashland. What a great place! This our new favorite place in Ashland and we won't be staying anywhere else. EVER! We had dinner at our favorite Chinese Restaurnt on Friday night and then came back to watch movies and hang out together. Our room had a really cute kitchenette in it and I made a fun breakfast on Saturday morning. Here is a picture of our kitchenette.

Hanging out in the room on Friday night!

Bill was resting while "babysitting" Courtney's class project! ha ha ha ha....Oh my.

On Saturday, we hit the mall in Medford and walked around for a bit. Then we rushed back to watch the Beaver / Husky game. (Sorry Billy....The huskies played a good game though)

Saturday night we went out to dinner at Beasy's on the Creek. It was a wonderful dinner!

Courtney's baby was pretty good through dinner, execpt he started fussing during dessert. Courtney had to hold the baby while she ate her brownie sundae.
What a good Mommy she will be someday!

However, after dessert.....a totally different story. The baby was screaming so Allie and Courtney had to find the braclet to scan his belly and quickly change his diaper. I don't know what was louder...the baby screaming or all of us laughing.

I'm really looking forward to Allie coming home on Friday for a week for Thanksgiving. Next Wednesday, my Dad and Linda will be here for Thanksgiving. It will be so nice to see them and we have some fun family time planned.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Busy Weekend

Life is good!

We had a yet another great weekend with the Christie, Devin and the Baby at the Ryan Retreat...ha ha! I love having them here. We played video games with Devin and watched some good movies. We ran to the store with Devin while Bill sat with Aaliyah.
So, Bill was Aaliyah's 1st babysitter.

Sweet Little Aaliyah

Devin is such a proud big brother. And such a good helper to his Mommy!

Aaliyah holding Jalen's finger

Mmmm.....A "Devin Dessert"

On Friday night Jalen & Courtney had some friends over to get ready for the high school football game. They looked so cute all dressed in green. As the girls left for the game, Devin said that it reminded him of a parade. Yeah...He was right on! Although I equated it to a female tornado.

During our outing to the store on Saturday, it was raining so hard and the streets were starting to flood in certain neighborhoods. It's was CRAZY!

On Sunday, I had a little party at my house for "Southern Living at Home". They have really cute things for your home. I made it a tea party with cucumber sandwiches, muffins, and scones. It was a great excuse for me to pull out all of my teacups.

Courtney got her "baby" today. She is taking a child development class and she has to take care of a mechanical baby for a week. It's actually really amazing how far schools have come from the egg baby or the flour bag baby. She named him "Maleke Jamal Schaefer Ryan Yocum". The baby will cry throughout the day and night and Courtney needs to take him everywhere she goes and either feed him, burp him, change him, or rock him back to sleep. It's comical watching her try to sush a plastic doll. The computer in the baby will record how she does and that is how she will get her grade for this project. She will be a professional Mommy when the week is done.

Courtney and Maleke

Auntie Lindsey, Mommy, and Auntie JayBug

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Halloween 2009 and a baby

Halloween 2009
(and some baby time, AKA....Heaven!)

Christie, my friend for the past 15 years, had a baby on October 27th. A beautiful little girl named Aaliyah. She weighed 7lbs, 3oz. and is a total doll. Christie came home from the hospital on Friday after a C-Section. Since Christie's husband is working on a fishing boat in Alaska, Christie, her son Devin, and Aaliyah spent the whole weekend with us. It was simply glorious. I really wanted Christie to have some time to rest and get pampered. So I basically held the baby all weekend, filled her water bottle, made food and enjoyed visiting with my wonderful friend. Like I said...Simply Glorious. They will be coming over again this weekend for a little R & R at the R & R. (Rest and Relaxation at the Ryan Retreat)! But seriously, I am loving having a baby around. I love the sense of peace and calm that I get when I hold a baby.
What an Awesome weekend!

Halloween was fun. We stayed home, dressed Aaliyah up in her little pumpkin outfit and handed out candy to the little kids. Kaela had a friend spend the night and Matt's girlfriend Carlie came over to help take Devin out trick or treating since his Mama was resting after giving birth.

Devin and his new baby sister, Aaliyah

Matthew and Carlie....His costume gave me nightmares. Ewww! Scary!

Allie spent her Halloween weekend down at school and had fun dressing up with her friends. Alex was a doctor and Allie was a nurse. A sexy nurse....If anyone can pull this outfit off, it's Allie.

Alex and Alex....My little girl is playing doctor! Waaaa....Lord, help me!