Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fun, Fun, & More Fun!

Scott, Emily, and Cara came up this last week for three days of birthday celebrations, fun, hard play, swimming, paddle boat rides and just hanging out together.

The first thing we had to do was check out all of the new things that I found at garage sales that Cara needed . . .

. . . her new car . . .

. . . a new playhouse, she is growing so fast she is too tall for the first playhouse she had . . .

. . . a white rocking horse.

After a delicious dinner and birthday cake that Scott and Emily made it was then time to help Grandpa open up his presents.

The next morning, while Cara's mom and dad got a little extra sleep the three of us headed outside to the paddle boat, still in our pj's. Cara helped Grandpa get it ready to go into the pond and we had a ride around the pond.

Helping Grandpa ready to sail.

Our jam packed days of things to do included a visiting with our neighbors the llamas, a big hit . . .

. . . another paddle boat ride.

Everyone that knows me knows how much I like to swim and I am happy to say that Cara enjoys the water as much as I do. We sat by the pool just putting our feet in as the water temperature felt a little too cold to get in. Well, before we knew it Cara and I were in the pool, I was walking around holding her. Next I found myself sticking her feet in the water and well . . .

. . . it didn't feel that cold anymore . . . so the bathing suits came on, grandpa and mom came in the water and we played in the pool. It really helped that the full sun was out and kept us warm.

Walking around the pool all by herself!

Toasting cheers with an ice cream bar!

Thanks for the wonderful birthday visit, cake, gifts, and being here.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, what a fun time for all of you. You're wise to spend time with her when she's young. She'll always remember these visits.

Cynthia Rae said...

I am J-E-A-L-O-U-S!!!!!!!!!! The party, the swim, the ICE CREAM BAR! Even though I am surrounded by wonderful gelato, there is nothing like a good old ice cream bar!

Looks like Dad had a wonderful time. Wish I could be there, but it helps to know you both will be here soon.



amerimom said...

Jan-We enjoy every moment with Cara and nothing else matters when she is near. She has us pretty much wrapped around her little tiny fingers.

Cyndi-We missed you and Danilo but will soon be laughing and enjoying Italy. I can hardly believe that we are on our way.
See you soon!!!!