AND THE WEEKEND STARTED WITH A BANG! We were just closing the shop yesterday and Merry (Where the Blackbirds Sing) and her friend Sue came in. What a great surprise! My friend Bonnie had stopped in after leaving her hubby at the hospital (he had surgery on Friday), so we invited her to go out to dinner with us. YUMMY! We had Chinese and it tasted SOOO good!
A little later, we stopped in to daughter Amanda's house to see some of the grands and it just lifts your soul. My Ellie girl (a/k/a Peanut) is one of grandma's (a/k/a Grandma Peanut) little sweeties. Can't wait until we can spend a little more time together - maybe tonight!
Sydney discovered Jack's cycle and loved riding it - little Caroline didn't mind it either.
Grandpa discovered a little toad in the rock wall and what a fascination to children! Caroline tried so hard to look in there to see him.
Finally Grandpa got him out so they could all have a good look. Jack wasn't a bit afraid and had to "pet" him for a minute.
After they all got a good look, they put him back in his "house".
Little Sydney wasn't sure which rock was his house!
Ashley and Abbey stopped down at the shop on their way to a wedding yesterday. I can't ever get enough of my beautiful girls.
This morning has been "lawn" morning and while we were sitting and taking a little break - look who came to visit! I just love all the wildlife on this channel. There never seems to be a time when there isn't something to see. We discovered baby Robins under the deck this morning too, those cute little beaks were sticking straight up waiting for their mom.
Today is my mom's 87th birthday - Happy Birthday Mom. We are going to pick up Dad and take them out for ice cream this afternoon. I hope it lifts Dad's spirits, he's been pretty down and is trying to escape the nursing home!
Tomorrow morning my hubby is driving a truck in the parade for the WWII vets that can't march any longer. This started a few years ago with my dad and the tradition continues. Our Gannon and Abbey love to ride along. Gannon wears Great-Grandpa's WWII hat and Abbey wear's Dick's Viet Nam hat. All the kids will be there and then we are going to the nursing home to have a birthday party for Mom.
Hope all of you remember these special men and women this weekend and celebrate the freedom they have provided for the rest of us. Thank you to all the veterans and soldiers across this great country!
Until next time...