On such a winter's day! Not that today can be complained about for being too wintry. But after a week of being home I'm ready for some more sunshine and 70's, please.Other than going to the beach and Sea World, we did a lot of "hanging out" at Uncle Nate Dog and Aunt Megan's party pad.
We got to have sunset fires on their cool new hillside retreat.
If you click on the above picture to enlarge it, you might be able to see the cool (er, hot) heat waves rising up in front of Lucas.
You might notice Henry the dog lurking on the right in the above photo. He was such a nice well behaved dog...and all Nora could ever say to him was "Go away, Henry!". I'm sure he's happy not to have to hear that a bazillion times a day anymore.
There were reading sessions conducted by Aunt Megan herself (Ezra informed me one random day a few months back that one reason he loooooves his Aunt Megan is because she always reads to them).
Grandpa combed out a lot of hair--boy do I miss passing that job off to him!
Bballet/piano shows were conducted several times a day.
And I got royally spoiled with some time without kids. Megan and I went shopping (the fun kind) together for several hours one morning. We went on a nice long walk another morning. And on our last morning in California we took a long hike in the early morning sunshine. Do you think I could say "morning" any more? Thanks for all the fun times, Aunt Megan.
We also drove up to Burbank for three days of a Bible Conference.
All the pictures involve cute little girls in pretty dresses....boy did they have fun together! So much giggling, so much ballet, so many races up and down the halls and a lot of chit chattering. I can't describe how fun it is for me to watch my girls play with the daughters of so many of my childhood friends. I didn't photo document it nearly enough.
To speed up the clean up of the sound system at the end of the Bible Conference, there was a contest for children under the age of ten. Whoever could gather up the most blue electrical tape would win. The tape balls were measured by weight--not size. What fun for all those little boys and girls. And they were surprised to each get a dollar at the end just for participating.
Some of Grandma's Girls.