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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Summer 2013 and the Big Chalkboard

This summer has been a real blessing.  The weather has been very cooperative.  We have had so much rain....and we have the mosquito's to prove it.  But that is another story!  

The summer has gone pretty fast, and we have been able to ride the bike quite a bit.  I have written about most of the rides and the fun we have had along the way.

Now, as a grandma, the grand kids are growing by leaps and bounds.  They have been to some fun places this summer as well.  Great Wolf was one trip, and then San Antonio was another one. 

We had 2 birthdays over the summer as well.  Cooper turns 5 and my son...well, I won't tell you his age.  :)  Oh heck, why not....he is 31!!!! 

Cash has sported a cast for a few weeks due to a mishaps at their local Target store.  Seems a lady didn't see the little guy, and backed her cart over his foot.  He cried an awful lot, and Heather took him to the Urgent Care to have it looked at.  They assured her it wasn't broken. 
After a few days of Cash still not putting weight on it, she takes him to his pediatrician.  She does another set of xrays, and she and another Dr. read them and assure my daughter in law that the foot is not broken.  But, says to call her if he isn't better in a few days.  Well, he wasn't and she did.  The Dr. referred them to an Orthopedic Dr. at Children's Hospital. 

The Dr. takes a look at the 2nd xrays, and says the foot is broken....to be exact, it has a fold in it.  His suggestion is to put Cash in a cast for 2 weeks.  The cast didn't stop this 2-1/2 yr. old.  He was off and running as usual....and no pain.  Fast forward 2 weeks, and the cast is removed.  The bone has healed, and now the x ray shows the break, as there is new bone growth in the area.  So glad our daughter in law and son were so insistent on having this looked at.  Cash is doing well, and is happy to have 2 shoes back on his feet. 

Cooper started kindergarten this year.  Oh my, I think I missed something...she couldn't be that big.  Due to the starting day of Norman schools, she was able to spend a couple of nights with Pops and I.  She was even able to come up to the store and work with me for one day.  She is a joy to have around.  She is so polite, and loves to entertain herself with coloring, and playing with her My Little Ponies.  We really had a wonderful time.  We also had a fun Monday, and my mother went with us and shopped.  You see, Cooper is wanting a slap watch.  We had no luck in finding that watch, but she found a very cute regular watch at Naartjie.  I am not sure if you have ever been in one of the stores, but they are wonderful.  The name is an African word for "a small citrus fruit" found in South Africa.  They have such cute clothes for boys and girls.  Prices are very good as well.  You might be interested in checking it out  www.naartjiekids.com.

Coopers first day of Kindergarten went without a hitch.  She is such an independent little girl.  I swear she has an old sole, as she is so grown up in all her actions.  Here is a picture of her that her mom and daddy took. 

You see that large chalkboard?  Well, Heather our daughter in law had said she would like to have a large chalkboard to use when the kids go to school to take pictures each year.  I had told my son it was going to be heavy and pretty costly to make one, and just had put it in the back of my mind. 
One day while shopping the local Goodwill, I was about to walk out, and I spotted it.  A 4'x6' chalk board.  Oh my gosh...Call the son....call the Army!!!  I have found something grand....and guess what...it was $24.99....Oh yes it was!!!!  I took a pic and text it to Heather...She said to buy it.  I did....so excited but how the heck was I going to get this thing to my store, and even more than that how was I going to transport it to Norman.  Well, this is where Phil, my friend and sometime installer comes in to play.  He comes over and picks up the chalkboard, and as luck has it, he is going to within 10 miles of our sons house...today....Man, can you believe it.  I love it when a plan comes together.  So the chalkboard finds its way to our kids house via Phil.  

The chalkboard has found a home on the wall in the garage where the grand kids can write on it when they are out there.  It is a perfect solution to storing it when it is not being used for a back drop for photos...Win Win, I say!!! 

So summer is winding down...the kids are back at school...people are finished buying all the school supplies, and business is busy!!!!  Hope everyone has had a great summer, and lets hope the fall is as beautiful as this season has been.