Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Summer, Fall, and Now It's almost Christmas!

I don't know about you, but I can't believe that it's the beginning of November.
I have no idea how the year went by so quickly and it feels like a whirlwind of a year. 
Only a month and a half until Christmas is here. 
That means that I really need to start my Christmas shopping!

A lot has happened since I last posted way back in May. Holy moly I can't believe it's been that long! 
Our summer was busy with a vacation up to a trailer, many visits to the beach, a broken arm for Bronson, the kids changing daycares, lots of memories made, and my sister and brother both getting engaged! (...not to each other though)

Despite the rain last week on Halloween, we were still able to go out trick or treating. By the time we got to house #6 the rain was starting to really come down but Kallie and Bronson were both ready to come home. It worked out perfectly. They had tons of fun dressed up as a Snow Princess and a Dinosaur and I think they looked pretty cute too! 

 In September I found super cute little boy fabric that I ordered to make Bronson a quilt for his room but I've never made a quilt before. So, I bought some cheap fabric from Walmart (pictured above) and did a practice quilt top. For my first quilt top, I think it turned out pretty good! I still have to trim up the edges, and attempt 'stitching in ditch' to complete it, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I also learned some things not to do for my next one. Now, I just have to find the time to start Bronson's quilt! 

Blue Mountain Resort
   As many of you know, I am involved with the Sick Kids Foundation (if you click on the link you'll see a photo of Bronson and my sister in the banner) and volunteer as a Parent Ambassador. Mid September I was asked to speak at the closing ceremonies for the Sears Great Run to End Kids Cancer and share our family's story with Bronson. The event was held at Blue Mountain Resort and after attending the event we were able to enjoy a day exploring the resort. It was my first time going there and I would definitely go back any season of the year. We loved it! If you have kids, or no kids at all, it's worth it to make a trip there. 

Little miss Kallie has figured out how to open the camera app on my iPhone and I'm constantly finding tons and tons of selfies of her! Look at those kissy lips :) 
She has grown into the most loving and affectionate little girl. She always wants to cuddle and be apart of what I'm doing and I love every minute of it.

Mr. Bronson just keeps getting bigger and bigger. We've continued to have good feedback from his transplant and oncology check ups. We only go to OT, PT, and Speech therapy every 6 months for monitoring now. And, since he finished weekly visits for speech therapy in May his vocabulary has really taken off. I think he talks more than Kallie does!

Well, in a nut shell, that brings you up to speed on our lives! 
I hope everyone had a great Halloween with their kiddies :) 

P.S - My camera broke in the spring and I haven't replaced it yet, so all my photos are from my iphone and may be blurry, sorry! I'm hoping Santa (hint, hint Jon) will bring me a new camera!!

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