Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sheer delight and super fantastic excitement.........

.......................the arrival of our South Carolina Corbett Family
John Michael Corbett and Victoria Hann Corbett
Nolan Bryce Corbett and Braydon Pierce Corbett


For those who do not know, our first born son, John Michael , relocated to Clemson, South Carolina in 1995 to attend Clemson University to work on his graduate studies.He was convinced by my now, daughter-in-law, Victoria Hann, while attending UMass in Amherst, MA that he could save much money by moving in with her family in Anderson, SC and going to Clemson. The decision was made and he left for SC. In our hearts we knew how much he would be missed but we also knew that once they were married and had children we would be very very far far away, actually 19 hours by car. They were married on May 20, 2000 and gave us our first grandson, Nolan Bryce on August 6, 2004 and our second grandson, Braydon Pierce on April 20, 2006. Due to the distance and finances we do not get to see them as often as we would have liked to,

SO what a wonderful time we had with these precious, active lovable boys when they arrived in RI on October 9, 2008 and stayed until October 15, 2008. We were asked to take care of them for 3 days while they went to New Hampshire to be in a wedding for a roommate from UMass, Doug Hanson.



Since we accomplished so much in 3 days this post will consist of several additional posts and many photos, including the days when John Michael and Vicky returned from NH.

DAY ONE- Friday OCTOBER 10, 2008

We were heading to Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI (only 15 minutes from where we live in Lincoln, RI)The boys woke up early like 7:30am had breakfast on their new place mats of counting numbers with pictures, so we could have a breakfast with a number lesson. They loved playing and counting. They helped pack their backpacks with toys and raisins and goldfishes, few cars and their sippy drinks filled with water/apple juice(50-50).

Nolan especially loved the park amd playground, but Braydon wanted to just watch the children and his brother while he remained very close to GRANDMA.

There were animals to see in the petting zoo and Halloween decorations, both scary and beautiful, sculptures and pumpkins

Braydon didnot want to have his picture taken, SOMETIMES, this was a time he tried to hide his face.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

What fun it is to attend a College Alumni Home Coming

Upon arrival we saw the festive autumn displays and the volunteer workers in their tee shirts.
The banners were hung and the campus looked like an Octoberfest.

Attended my annual Alumni Homecoming at Rhode Island College in Providence today with John. Mark and Buddy. "Boy" does 1966 and 1972 seem so long ago. I loved my college years I had 2 majors, Education and Art. As we arrived there were so many people and cars we parked near the new softball field behind the Library. There were tents set up along the mall area of the campus where there were sponsor booths and activities for the children and adults. This sign directed us to fabulous all you could eat barbeque feast. I picked up our complimentary alumni tickets and had our hands stamped so we could get our food. There were the standard hot dogs and hamburgers and vegi burgers (which was good) and all the trimmings and oreo cookies, Lorna Doones, chocolate chip, potato chips and plenty of cans of soda and bottles of water. Seconds and thirds allowed.

Mark and I had so much fun at the pumpkin painting table. We were given a pumpkin and told to have FUN.

As the time passed quickly, it was cleanup time and time to leave. What memories we created today and now we have 2 little pumpkins for my 2 lil pumpkins, Nolan and Braydon who will be arriving shortly to Rhode Island (October 9th) to stay with Grandma Kathleen, Poppy John, Uncle Mark and Buddy while their Mommy and Daddy go to New Hampshire for a Umass friend's wedding.

HOW LOW CAN IT GO.........

Cannot believe that the gas in RHODE ISLAND is now under $3.30.
Just last week it was $3.61. Lets keep it getting lower.
How low is gas in your state?
This station, Hess, seems to be always the lowest in our area. We filled up at this station on our way to my RIC Alumni 2008 Homecoming in North Providence today, October 4, 2008.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Meaning of Anticipation:

The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.

The date is Thursday,
OCTOBER 9, 2008
only 7 more days
until the arrival of our
South Carolina Corbett Family
John Michael Corbett
Victoria Hann Corbett
Nolan Bryce Corbett
Braydon Pierce Corbett

Even Buddy is ANXIOUS