Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Our eldest grandson in Seattle was admitted to the hospital. First he saw his doctor who sent him to the hospital for a CT Scan ~ and to be admitted.
Late this afternoon he had an appendectomy...thankfully it had not burst!
He is now resting comfortably with his mother by his side. Oh and eating a popsicle!
If all goes well he will be allowed to go home to recuperate tomorrow
I know this happens all the time but when our daugter called and said she was on her way to hospital this morning and explained what was going on it was a bit scary...especially our being so far away and not being able to meet them at the hospital...depending on phone calls alone...that is scary...the waiting and not knowing. I thank the Lord that all went well.
On a brighter note
I finished knitting my Waterfall Bead Scarf this evening and did a three needle bind off. I'm not happy with the bind off so I'll take it a Ravelry meeting next week and see if one of the ladies can help me...that is if I don't frog the bind off and redo it between now and then. I'll post photos when I am satisfied.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
We left our daughter's at 5:30 a.m. and arrived at the property adjacent to the Lerdo Correctional Facility in Lerdo.
VOLKSLAUF! (go to http://www.volkslauf.com/ for more information)
The Volkslauf event kicks off the 2008 Toys for Tots program in Kern County.
There was a 5K and a 10K and then a Jr Volkslauf
We were there to support our grandson who is in the Young Marine program. Some of the Young Marines participated in the runs. This is a photo of a few of the Young Marines in formation waiting for instructions. During the races and after the Jr Volkslauf the Young Marines were policing the area. Recyclables are collected with the monies going to the Young Marine program.
The day of races started with Old Glory being raised by the Kern County Fire Department. Our National Anthem was sung and then was "Let the Games Begin!"
Here are some of the children participating in their course...yes it is real mud!
Another mud pit!
This is the back of Dakota...doesn't look like much but those jeans are soaked with mud ...muddy!
After the runs participates could get rinsed off by the Kern County Fire Department
Here he is...all cleaned up and ready to police the area...again!
Quite a few of the runners were using duct tape to tape their shoes to their feet. Afterwards they just ripped the tape off and left it were it landed. Thank goodness for our Young Marines! Cleaning up after grown men and women!
Oh and we must not forget Dakota's father, our son-in-law, Scott, a former United States Marine! He dressed for the occasion. Scott volunteered to help...he was put out on the course and looked what happened to him...
We finally left the area around 2:30 p.m., stopped for a bite to eat and then headed home for a well deserved nap for everyone.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
This is our grandson, Rhys Sterling. Just the cutest little baby in the world (granny says so!)
I can see he has his daddy's temper as it doesn't look like he was very happy here!
I am very proud of our grandson, Dakota. He is a member of the Young Marines...going through boot camp right now. Today he participated in a "Buddy Walk". We were told that he did a great job of taking care of his 'buddy' for the day. GRANNY IS VERY PROUD OF YOU DAKOTA!