Friday, October 23, 2009

Cara & Gracie Pure Love

The first time Gracie wandered into our yard one day in July it was instant love as soon as she was spotted. Cara was immediately in love with Gracie that day but doesn't quite understand why the kitty doesn't like to be held when she wants to hold her. It only makes sense that something so young fuzzy and cuddly would want to be held but Gracie decided to put down some rules for Cara while they were visiting last weekend.

Gracie really likes Cara, but doesn't always think that her timing is always right. On Saturday night Cara wanted to hold Gracie but she had other plans. Gracie got tired after much running away, jumping on my lap for protection, a little tiny noice coming from her voice box, the only other thing to do do let Cara know that we didn't want to be held was a gentle bap on her head. Cara wasn't sure about and very surprised that happened. We all laughed and made fun of the tap so she wouldn't be afraid of Gracie, and I told her that was her only way to say no.

On Sunday morning I shared a secret with Cara. I told her Gracie's secret was if you don't chase her or try to pick her up all the time she would come over to you for visits. Wow, was I right and Cara is quick to learn. They had a good Sunday together sharing hugs, on Gracie' terms, and cuddle time. Great friends now for sure and much love between the two.

Enjoying the cuddle time together.

Talking on the phone with Aunt Cyndi all the way in Italy.

Cara and Gracie are friends forever.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jazz Concert & A Surprise

A couple of weeks ago I was in Carasburg spending several days with her. Our days were filled with shopping, lunches out, and playing hard. On Friday instead of heading for home I decided to stay over and attend a concert that Scott's jazz band was having on Friday night. I was missing Bruce, even though we had many phone calls, and Cara was missing him too. Several times she had asked him if he could come down but with his with his work schedule he had to stay behind in Fort Wayne.

When we arrived at school for the concert and made our way into the auditorium after being there several minutes to all of our surprises we realized that there was Grandpa waiting for us. I wish I had the camera at the moment that Cara saw him. Needless to say she was his girl at the concert and the rest of the weekend.

We had Scott take a photo of the four of us waiting for the concert to start but that picture was blurry. Fortunately, Cara took a photo of us after her dad left and as you can see she is quite the photographer. The photo is in focus and framed perfectly.

Scott leading the jazz band for a number and joined in a number playing the trombone.

After dancing in the isle it was time for a little rest.

Playing on the bridge after the concert is the number one fun thing to do.

Drinks for all - a stop at the Dairy Queen.

Saturday morning was spent after a wonderful brunch having a fashion show of our Minnie Mouse dress and just catching up on all fun things to do with Grandpa.

Grandpa & Cara sharing a Mexican lunch together.

Giving lots of hugs and kisses to last until the next visit.

All too soon our visit was ending and it was time to head for home. Until next time xoxoxoxox.