Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
We also had visitors at our house from Tuesday through Saturday. Kyle's cousin Arnie Bauer from the San Francisco area was here as well as his daughter Rebecca's family from Brooklyn, NY. It was fun to see their eight year old, Lily, discover the differences between living in an apartment in Brooklyn and Clay Center, Kansas. Probably the most fascinating thing to her was the ice maker in the refrigerator door. Because of limited space, the apartments in NY have apartment sized refrigerators. She got a ton of ice throughout the week. She was also happy to skip in and out of the house and play for a while and come right back in. That is something else she just can't do, and she was thrilled to ride one of the horses. I was surprised at how brave she was because Patrick is a pretty tall horse. We hosted a meal on Friday night for area relatives to visit with them. Arnie is working on a book of his remembrances from the area as a gift to Lily and her two brothers. Lori's family was also able to join us since they were here for the graduation the next day.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
This is the first picture Blake snapped. I think Neelly is going to have to watch out!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Saturday was Mom's Day at ADPi in Manhattan. The moms and girls were encouraged to dress alike. Now I must say that Abby and I have never really been what anyone would call mother/daughter look alikes. In fact, when she was younger, people who didn't know us well would ask who I was babysitting and they meant Abby. Abby and her cousin Jenna would go with Lori, Kyle's sister, though, and people would assume that Abby belonged to her. So Abby wore her glasses and we both wore black pants. We had a deliciious lunch with a strawberry salad, margarita chicken, wild rice, green beans, and for dessert a sugar cookie with bowls of frosting on the table. Our group ended up sitting in the back because the girls saving seats didn't get quite enough and another girl's grandmother ended up coming but I think we had a better time in the back with Jackie Orpin and Katy Zapletal's moms. We did a fun "how well do you know your daughter/mother" quiz at the table and Abby and I did pretty well. After the lunch, we went to Blake and Tamara's for some Braden time and I helped Tamara plant her first vegetable garden. When I got back to CC, I helped with the playground being built in Dexter Park. I looks like it will be a lot of fun for Braden and Neelly.
Now I am watchiing Real Houswives of Beverly Hills, but thinking there surely is a better way to spend my time, so adios.