Ha! Got ya.
Mom had a nice pampering type of date with the hairdresser (something I think mom has always enjoyed).
I remember as a child how making a date to have my hair permed was something mom always made a big deal over. Then again, with the stubborn Papke hair, we (at least for me) can use all the help we can get!
This image started out just like a page from one of my mom’s coloring books – only, I downloaded it onto my computer and colored it in with an image manipulation tool digitally. It turns out that even when coloring digitally, I go out of the lines. The only benefit is that I can hit the “undo” button and try again. I just wanted to let mom know I was thinking about her and to share my attempt.
Did you see the caterpillar? How about the bee?
Want to give it a try? Here are some images you can download to color. Click on links. Print them off or do it digitally!
Keeping the residents entertained can sometimes be challenging but races designed to re-enforce hand-eye coordination and balance combines physical therapy with fun and a little bit of competition.
The race involved balancing pancakes on a spatula, being wheeled to the other side of the room and flipping the pancakes to fill a plate.
Rumor has it that Jan won the race. Was there any doubt?
WOW! All I can say is, wow. I love this one!
More of Mom’s Art
The Bright Colors of Leaves (Maybe because of the record breaking warm temperatures this February in Wisconsin!)
No… don’t panic – just a silly play on words (Kendra, is so clever) to describe mom’s latest artistic creations. Enjoy.
I got to talk with mom on her birthday. I was so happy to be able to wish her another Happy Birthday – especially knowing that mom is doing SO much better for this 77th birthday than last year at this time and trying to celebrate 76.
Mom reported that she was spending a quiet day after all of the “on-the-go” holiday running around. She told me all about the little things her friends have been dropping off and all of the cards people have been sending. Though my gift did not get to her in time for her birthday, mom was thankful when the warm fuzzy goodies arrived.
Of course, we spent time talking about the Packers and how great their season shaped up. We’re both looking forward to cheering them on during the playoff games (and hopefully beyond that).
As I watch the Packer season come to a close, I am yet again reminded of where we all were last year at this time. Never in a million years did I think that mom would still be here (and doing as well as she is), yet alone make it through another entire Packer season. I am relatively certain that last year’s final Packer games are not easy for mom to remember.
I am so glad she is still of sound mind and able to really enjoy this one. I hope they go all the way – for mom!
Go Pack Go!
“Go Pack Go!” song by 2 members of the Madison band Garbage(Butch Vig and Duke Erikson) with another guy Chad Zaemisch. They go by “6 Packers” for this one-off song.