Sandy, Karl and the girls came up last weekend to celebrate my birthday. My mom and dad were already here. The V’s brought their camper again and parked it in our driveway. It works very, very slick. Lydia helped put the camper up…while Rachel ran to the back yard to pick “seeds” off the neighbors tree. She remembered it from last time they were up at our house, she made a b-line straight for the tree! This time the “seeds” were berries…but they can be anything…actual seeds or berries, acorns, rocks…whatever little treasures she can find to pick up and collect. She yelled “Aunt Susie, can you get me a bucket?” She got a margarita pail and used it all weekend to pick up things.
We went to the fish pond and park.
Lydia noticed my new necklace. It is a paw in memory of Boo. It actually holds a little bit of his ashes in side the heart. There is a screw to plug the hole in the bottom. It is pretty neat. They had to put Madison to sleep at the beginning of August. She was only 4 or 5. Lydia got her for her 3rd birthday. So, Lydia wanted a paw print necklace to remember Madison by. I found this tourquise heart in my old jewelry box and a silver chain and gave it to her.
What she really wanted was one like mine…I didn’t tell her about the ashes…she just knew it was a paw print. I told her that I ordered it on the computer. Later on she kept saying “lets go print out a necklace for me on your computer.” After a few pleas I brought her to the computer and asked her what she was going to do with a paper necklace??? She looked at me very puzzled and said, “no, I just want a necklace like yours.” She thought we could just print out an actual necklace not a photo of one…maybe she will see that invention in her lifetime!!! Who would have thought we could do the things we do now days!
Malorie came over. Josh and his buddy Nate were roofing a house in St. Joe. Malorie (or Mal O Lee as Rachel calls her) got a new cute hair cut! Now my hair is longer than Mals! The girls always would say to me “your hair’s not as long as Malories” when we play hair salon.
We had a great dinner and the best part was that Sandy and my Mom did all the work! They made the meal and did all the clean up!! WHOO HOOO!
After a trip to the park, we had a bonfire on the front driveway. The girls got ready for bed and then had stories read to them by fire light!
The next morning, we played hair salon before one last trip to the fish pond.
It was a really great birthday weekend!
My mom and dad left on Monday back down to the V’s house until Thursday. They are flying home on 8/30. The summer sure has gone fast! I can’t believe it is Labor Day Weekend already!