Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all of my wonderful friends & family! This year we didn't do any decorating other than carving one pumpkin LOL! I guess that is because we no longer have children at home.

I love to see the little ones all dressed up in their costumes...except I really dislike the really gory or sexy costumes that parents let their children wear. I like the cutesie costumes!

Anyway...Happy Halloween everyone!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hospital Physical Therapy Dogs!

I recently spent a long 6 1/2 weeks (yes you read that correctly) in the hospital thanks to the rare genetic disease called Porphyria that I suffer from. As you can imagine, it can get very depressing & lonely in there at times and I must say...I am very impressed with the hospital that I use.

The hospital that I go to has pet therapy, art therapy, craft therapy, physical therapy, occupation therapy and so much more.

I look forward to the pet therapy the most because the dogs that come around for the therapy are just way too cute! I wish every hospital would invest in this type of therapy program as it really does cheer up the patients who are in there...especially patients who are in there for weeks on end.

Let me introduce you to one of the therapy dogs named Tucker...isn't he cute? I just adore him!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Enjoying Swings For The First Time!

Okay...almost Wordless Wednesday LOL - Adoreable as always...our grandbaby is the "apple" of our eyes! We just adore her! She got to experience the swings while on vacation last month to the beach!

Friday, October 15, 2010

8 Fun Halloween Activities You Can Enjoy With Your Family This Fall

The Fall season brings cooler temperatures and crisp clean air. It also brings about many outdoor fall and Halloween activities. The fall season is a great time to plan some fun activities that your entire family can enjoy.

Here are a few indoor and outdoor things that you can enjoy doing this fall.

1. Family Pumpkin Carving Contest - Purchase a few pumpkins and hold a family pumpkin carving contest. You can have prizes for the ugliest, scariest and prettiest pumpkins.

2. Family Hay Ride - Find a local farm or park that offers fall hay rides. If this is during the afternoon hours, consider having a family picnic afterwards.

3. Candy and Carmel Apples - Most children love to cook and be in the kitchen, plan an afternoon together and make some candy coated or caramel apples.

4. Yard Decorating - Allow the children to help you decorate your back and front yards for the fall season.

5. Haunted House - Look for a haunted house to visit in your local area if you have older aged children.

6. Make A Scarecrow - You can find a lot of free ideas and patterns online to create your own scarecrow. We like to make ours pint-sized so we have our children donate old pieces of clothing.

7. A Costume Party - If you don't know anyone who is hosting a Halloween costume party, consider planning and hosting one yourself. Children love to get dressed up in their costumes!

8. Nature Walk - Take a family walk to collect nature items to decorate your home and yard with. We like to take walks through local state parks as it's a great time of the year to get outdoors and view the fall foliage.

The most important thing to remember is to plan out your activities and enjoy some quality time with your family this fall season.

Shelly Hill is a mother and grandmother living in South Central Pennsylvania. Shelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their family during the fall season. You can visit Shelly online at

Weekend Means Family Time!

I just love Fridays....especially because Friday evenings are the start of our weekends! I really look forward to the weekends as I consider it family bonding time. I enjoy having weekend play dates with our grandchild, spending some time with our adult daughter and I love to pop a big bowl of popcorn and sit down to snuggle with my hubby and watch a good movie!'s Friday evening and time to relax...we have a stack of DVD's to watch and first up is The Prince of Persia!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Thursday, October 7, 2010