Soap Opera kinda day!

My MIL never knew her dad. He sent a monthly check to her mom until MIL turned 18 and that was all she ever knew of him except for his name and later found out he lived in Indiana with his wife and daughter.
She wanted to go meet him… and almost did once (they drove up there) but chickened out. Then she found out he died a couple years later. That was 10 or 15 years ago.
Now, a couple years ago she looked for info about her sister and found an email address. Well, she shocked the poor woman and this lady denied her daddy ever even being in Texas and blocked her from her email address.
Well, when we were up at the in-laws I suggested she look for her sister’s name on Facebook. She actually found a mention of her on her sister’s husband’s facebook page. There was a link to her own page but it had almost nothing on it except the little town she lived in and that she worked for Kmart.
So… FIL *told* MIL they were going on a road trip to find her and they went Kmart hopping. And they found her today!!! And she is really nice! She’s about 17 years younger than MIL and named Trudy. Apparently she had asked her mother about the possiblility of having a sister and got a surprising answer so she believed my MIL this time.
WOW. Let that be a lesson to you facebookers, haha. Someone may surprise you at work one day saying you are a long lost relative of theirs!!! LOL.

Glitter punkin pics

The glitter keeps falling off of them… ugh! I thought it would have stuck better to the paint.

Brendan… complete with scary face

I like the vampire one the best… it wants to suck your butterfinger!

Pedi appt x3

Kayley- 25 3/4 inches (88th percentile), 14 lb 1 oz (48th percentile)- got 5 vaccines, fussed for a few minutes, looks great, got the go-ahead for cereal and fruit. Needs to spend more time on her belly but otherwise is right where she should be (she has rolled over in both directions now and found her feet!). Next appt Jan 4th at 2:30.
Andy- 42 1/4 inches (86th percentile), 38lb 4 oz (67th percentile)- got 4 vaccines, took it hard, ice cream fixed it right up, looks great otherwise, no more vaccines until age 11
Brendan- 52 inches, (90th percentile), 65 lb 4 oz (87th percentile)- no vaccines until age 11, looks great as well
Both boys did well and answered questions well. Dr. asked Brendan who his teacher was and he pointed to me. He then asked him if I was a good or bad teacher and after hemming and hawwing a bit replied “some of both”. Haha. That’s actually a great answer because what he’d consider a fabulous teacher would be one who doesn’t give him any challenging work to do.
I was complimented on their excellent behavior- always nice to hear, extra nice coming from a person who spends all day around kids. We chatted about some of the homeschool things we do- he was really interested in it and some about nutrition in general and how some things are changing (when to start feeding solids is swinging back to 4 months, cereal may not be considered the best food to start with, may not be the best to limit potentially allergenic foods too long- like strawberries, etc). It was an all around great appt.

63 lbs. down

I’ve finally seen a picture of myself where I look like I’ve lost a fair amount of weight! 63 pounds in about 3 years- had to stop to have that baby ya know!