Monday, November 26, 2018

Finally Monday

It has been a wild few days here with all the family for Thanksgiving Day plus a couple more days.  Then the blizzard of November hit us hard.  We only got about 6 inches of glorious snow, but the winds were so strong and the temps were frigid.  It has not been much fun for Mom and Lightning getting out for potty time.  Lightning wants to run in the snow - still a big NO NO, and he wants a grassy spot to take care of business.  They walk and walk and walk some more, but he refuses to go.  Mom said it was tough walking in the dark when you couldn't tell where the street, sidewalk, and grass began and ended.  There were areas with only an inch or two of snow and then all of a sudden, there would be a foot deep drift.  Not easy when you are as OLD as the Momster:(  Today is even worse because once people shoveled their sidewalks, what is left is all ice.  Good thing Mom has her new Yak Trax if she can figure out how to keep her balance wearing them.  BOL.

The tree is standing thanks to our human brother and one of the grands' Dads.  Mom decorated it yesterday.  We guess it is beginning to look a bit like Christmas.  Lightning got to take his cone off for the photo since the cone blocks the bottom of the tree.  Last Tuesday the last piece of scab fell off, but a new one formed right away.  Today that piece ( a much thinner one) came off, but Mom can see that it may scab over again:(  Good thing he sees the surgeon Thursday IF he gets here this time.

We thought we would share a few of the Thanksgiving Day shots of fun for the grands and some of the big peeps.  Hard to believe it was 60 and sunny just four days ago.

Simultaneous games of Mash Ball with three of the boys, Tyler, Jaden, and Jack and dancerella Cambrie, while Kaeleigh refereed.

 Oldest grand Kaeleigh and her Aunty Courtney (Mom's youngest daughter)

A game of Spot It with twins Cambrie and Jack (foreground) and brothers Brady and Tyler (back)

And our Six Pack of Grands!!!

Kaeleigh, brother Jack (twin to Cambrie), Tyler and Brady (brothers), Cambrie (sister to Kaeleigh and twin to Jack- WOW - look at that size difference:), and Jaden (our Texas boy). In order of age:  Kaeleigh, Jaden, Jack, Cambrie,Tyler, Brady.  The two oldest are now freshmen in high school (how did THAT happen? and Jaden is already 6'2"!!!!!!), the twins are in sixth grade, Tyler is in fifth grade, and Brady Bear is in third grade. And we LOVE them ALL!!!

Now can we please go out and play in the snow???  Well, at least two of us???

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Pee Ess - thanks, KB, for the tip about the Yak Trax - they work GREAT!!!


Brian said...

Oh my, that's a bunch of snow and I sure hope the surgeon makes it too. It's nice to see all the Grands!

Ann Adamus said...

Top to bottom and left to right ... all beautiful! You are truly
blessed ...

Comedy Plus said...

Poor Lightening. He's got to be bored beyond bored. Extra lovies for him.

You're family is most good looking. Fun to have the family together to celebrate a holiday.

Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to the babies. ♥

Molly the AireGirl said...

What a beautiful family! Mom has Yak Trax for a pair of her shoes but she hasn't had to use them yet. Ice is the worst!

Millie and Walter said...

It looks like you all had a great family time together. We wish there were some snow around here. All we've been getting lately is rain and our yard is mud. We are supposed to get some snow in the next few days.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Yikes! Glad we didn't get that. Very nice family photos and the tree looks good too.

M. K. Clinton said...

What a great looking family of kids and grands you have!! Our weather has gone from the 80's to the 50's and that is way cold enough for me. I am a winter wimp! Be careful on that ice.

Idaho PugRanch said...

You have a beautiful family!
Hazel & Mabel

Bouncing Bertie said...

Love the family photos. Those grandkids are giving you pups a run for your money on the handsomeness front!

Mark Muller said...

you have a super fabulous furmily!!! we hear your mama for walking in da dark... we have a lot of problems now in the morning, when our street lights sleep... of course they work till 2 am, because it is impawtant to have illuminated streets at night but not in the morning when people stumble to work...

CheerfulMonk said...

Thank you for all the pictures, and good luck with Lightning's healing. Please be careful, Mom, that's scary walking!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
oh my word yes, Christmas is just peeking around the corner - like a steam train out of a tunnel!!! If J is that high, it means K is a head and a half above me... jus' observin'... hugs and wags YAM -aunty xxx

Julie said...

Sounds like you had a pawfect Thanksgiving, YAY!!!!
That cone thingy must be a bit like a snowplough fur you Lightning, no wonder you wants to find a bit of grass!
Have funs in the snow (those that are allowed!)
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Tom, Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That kooks like a very fun Thanksgiving, and some crazy weather that followed! It's cold and rainy here. Quite depressing.

We are crossing all paws that Lightning can lose his cone soon!


C.L.W.STEP said...

We're anxiously awaiting the snow storm that's predicted to be headed our way. We already have the high winds.

It was nice to see your beautiful family. Glad you had a great TG weekend!

Hope Lightning gets to keep that cone thing off!

Matilda the Boxer said...

You look fabulous with that cone off, Lightning! Here's hoping you get to KEEP it off soon!

Pam and Teddy said...

WOW you sure did get some snow but the sunny Thanksgiving kind of took the pain out of the snow just a bit right? What a wonderful bunch of grandkids - handsome and pretty and most of all HAPPY. I bet it was a challenge taking Lightning out in the snow/ice but just tell yourself "IT WON'T BE LONG NOW" before that cone is off and things can get back to the way they were pre-cone.

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Marg said...

What a good looking bunch of grand kids. And then lots of snow. Poor Lightning and the Mom. Glad you made through the ice and snow. The finish line is getting closer, Lightning and Mom. Have a good day.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

The Momster needs your FoUR wheel drive!

As for those pictures, where did those wee human puppies go??????

All of us at NAK's Khottage

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh my stars I missed this yesterday. I came by before it was posted.
I will be consulting GiGi Google about Yak Trax. Sounds like something this
Senior could use too. LOL
Reading about Lightning's potty reminded me of that crazy mini Dachshund Toto. He hated with a passion getting his feet and under carriage wet and would only potty if he had a golf umbrella over his royal tush. But give him some snow and he went wild.

Woos your Bipeds and humans sister are beautiful and handsome X 87! My goodness they are growing before our eyes. I'm so glad you had good weather for them to get out in during their visit.
Hugs Cecilia

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

LOVE the six pack photo with all the grandkids!!! So adorable!

We had some of the snow, too, though not as much as some areas around us because we are near the lake which keeps things warmer. Ruby is pretty much refusing to go out in the snow. LOL.

The Gang at LLB said...

What a beautimous family you all are!!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty

KB Bear said...

How wonderful to have everyone together! Those are some big and handsome (beautiful) grands!!!

Poor Lightning. He has not had good luck with this recovery. I sure hope that the surgeon can see him this week. It was wonderful to see him without a cone!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

What a lovely looking furmily! You guys are really getting into the spirit of the holidays-the tree is beautiful. Stay safe and warm.

Huskies622 said...

We read that you all had some snow and we were jealous! And we are glad to read your mom has some Yak Trax...our mom has them too, it sure helps on those icy days! And what a lovely family you have! Thanks for sharing!

Kiki and Nala