The paint-cation is over! I was able to get all the painting done that I had planned and a hallway too! Thanks Kari for the book-on-CD suggestion--I felt like such an efficient multi-tasker, getting a major home improvement job done while "reading" a book. ;o) I was a bit nervous how the drive out there by myself would go, mainly because while I have traveled a lot via vehicle I haven't ever really gone anywhere by myself. But the book (Willa Cather's Song of the Lark) kept me good company and the drive went fast. Highway 6 is starting to become familiar to me.
My kids had a wonderful time. Thursday morning, when I went to wake them up to head to the farm, every single one of them just popped right out of bed in uncontained excitement (it was a quarter to six!).
How I know they had a good time??
140 Swedish pancakes awaiting their arrival
Muddy shoes and dirt smudged clothes
Everyone talking all at once
A little fish swimming in a bucket with a large worm (souvenir from the fishing trip where 15 such fish were caught and subsequently released)
Demonstrations of 4-wheeler driving ability
Doggies loved on
Heads nodding on the drive home
Baths taken, jammies on, telling me they're thankful for their sleepover with Papa Roy and Granny
Thanks so much to my mom and dad for giving my blondies two full days of fun memories!! Hope you get some good rest. ;o)
pretending and getting real
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