Monday, June 6, 2016

Memorial Day - before, during and after

Friday May 27 ~ my friends Lali and Albert celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary at the Barrel Thief.

The "Laliberts" are from Barcelona Spain and their friends were a very international group. It was a lot of fun.

 

 

At their wedding they must have had clown noses for their guests' entertainment and Lali wanted to repeat this but could not find any in the quantity they needed ... until somebody pointed out that Walgreens are doing the Red Nose Fundraiser. They were delighted that the fun supported a good cause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saying good-by!

 

 

This picture is for Jane. 4 days after Jane leaves, the amaryllis flower is open. Too bad. I had hoped she could see it.

 

 

The flowers she planted are doing well. And ... this is the first year the azaleas are blooming since we moved here.

 

 

You know that Caleb is getting "blubbers" (that's what he calls his brothers-to-be) and we promised Sarah that we would help. Spending a night at Omi and Papa's should be a treat so he came and stayed from Saturday to Sunday. The crib is upstairs in the guest room. I decided to sleep there too. I didn't want him to wake up Sunday morning in a strange room.

 

 

Waking up at 6:35 am. He remembered right away that I had promised him that could play with my Taco Bell dog (given to me many years ago by my late friend Lise). When you press the belly he says: "Yo Quiero Taco Bell".

 

 

 

 

And then he wanted Papa to read him a book.

 

 

We had breakfast and played in the living room. He saw the clothes I had laid out for church and he decided to dress himself. He did very well but of course still needed some help.

 

 

 

And he was very good in church too. There was a baptism and the children actually came twice to the front and left again. He is in the crowd somewhere.

 

 

Afterwards there was a reception with cake. I had volunteer work to do and missed it. When I asked James later whether Caleb had a piece he told me not to ask "how many". After church we met his parents who had been shopping at Short Pump. We were later told that he asked whether they were going to church when he woke up after his nap and the next morning. Glad he liked it.

Our friends (and neighbors) Janet and Larry had an impromptu cookout late afternoon. Memorial Day weekend with rain. Of course. But it was very cozy in the garage. They had arranged everything perfectly and it was a lot of fun.

 

 

 

 

We actually managed to walk home dry.

 

USA holiday ~ Memorial Day

Monday morning May 30th at 9:30 "Mimosas and Munchies"

James and I had signed up for this event at the Pavilion. It gave us a chance to socialize with neighbors. We don't do it often enough. There was a 3 man band making very nice music.

 

 

And for dinner we were invited "over the river". Caleb is playful. What was it with pulling his shirt over the head?

 

 

 

 

 

When we were driving home the sky was incredibly beautiful. No way to stop but I tried to take a photo backwards in the mirrow. Pretty good?

 

 

 

Tuesday

The amaryllis in its full glory!

 

 

And the weather is finally better. We can go for walks again but it has to be early in the morning because when it gets hot ITS HOT! We even see "wildlife" in the neighborhood. The boys (William and Caleb) would like this.

Baby snapping turtle ... keep your fingers to yourself.

 

 

 

 

And we can sit on the patio and enjoy the flowers. Of course have to do the dead heading too.

 

 

 

 

Yes, it's all good!

 

1 comment:

  1. Lovely weekend! Adorable grandson, socializing with good friends and a beautiful garden!

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