|A gift from my pal Kathy.|
From a small man made body of water to...
The Sun was not cooperating, but we still had fun.
We spent Friday evening and all day Saturday with Penny. Lot's of walks, some thrift shopping and her favorite pizza place for dinner. She has a knack for picking a great bag. You know the ones hanging on the wall with all kinds of stuff inside. She found a "Real Pet"parakeet toy.
She knew exactly how it worked and that it needed new batteries. Grandpa and his tiny screwdriver fixed it and she loved playing with that bird she named Hydrangea. I found a box with chicken wire I had in my stash, so that was her cage. It sings and can be taught to talk. There were several other birds in the bag all for .99. She also found a small doll, that had two pair of shoes and a couple of outfits, again .99! I think she's hooked on bargain hunting.
On Sunday night we had dinner with the kids. All of them. I was in my glory with all our family around us as we celebrated our February Birthdays. Jon, Doug and I all share this as our birthday month. We ate at a restaurant that we frequented when we were dating many moons ago. So much fun when we are all together. We are all very much alike. At times when our server brought another drink or pitcher of water ,we would all say thank you, almost on cue. Especially Kristen and I have the same tone in our voices and it sounds like stereo. We sang happy birthday to each other and had cupcakes before we headed for the cars and took some photos outside. Mike and Amanda rode home with us. It was so sweet to hear them laugh and talk from the back of the truck. I asked Mike if he ever imagined( back when he was the one who had to go to the third row of seats) sitting in that seat with the woman who will be his wife... He said no, but that it was really great that he was.
These are the moments that make me truly happy.
Sometimes the photos are not chronological, and sometimes I use my phone for photos and have not figured out where the heck they go after I download them. Oh well.
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your friendship.
Enjoy this beautiful day.