My siser-in-law had open heart surgery on Tuesday. It's been a stressful few days. She's coming around a little slower than the doctors had expected. She's 39 years old. I really wish we could have been there for her and my brother-in-law and the cousins. They live about twelve hours from us. It really stinks to live far from family...especially during times like this. I have prayed for her all week...but I know I could have been a big help to them if I were there. Her mom and sister are there and my in-laws are there too.
Brady asked if he could make Aunt Donna a card. He insisted on putting a dollar in the card too. We tried to tell him that it wasn't really necessary...but he said Aunt Donna might need help paying for the hospital. I wish I could see Donna's face when she opens her card and the dollar falls out! She will laugh I'm sure!
(Okay...so he's not an artist!)
We had Brady's conference at school today. We got an awesome report. I love going to conferences! I'll spare you the details and save that for my mom...since she's the only one that wants to hear all that bragging anyway! Whenever we have teacher conferences, we (the PTO) have a meal for the teachers. Another mom and myself worked 11 1/2 hours yesterday preparing the meal, getting it to the school, setting up, decorating, serving, and cleaning up. We both stopped only long enough to get the kids off the bus and for our 15 minute conference. There were lots of donations made for the food by other parents...but I think we could use a little help preparing the food next time. I had a few requests for pumpkin parfaits that I made last year. It was a little warm in the teacher's lounge and the carmel and whip cream kind of went flat...they were good, but not pretty! We served ham balls, potato casserole, toss salad, rolls, fruit cocktail and several people brought in desserts. The teachers stop in during their conferences to have dinner. They are always so appreciative and go on and on about how wonderful everything is. It totally makes it worth it to do this for them.
(pumpkin bread, pumpkin pudding, whip cream and caramel)
Brady has today off from school. Once he is up, we are going to hang out with beach other! We're both looking forward to it! Laundry can wait until this weekend...and no computer for me today! I'll catch up with everyone later!
Have a great weekend!