Thursday, July 19, 2007

May Days

So so so busy! It seems like summer sped our lives up. I don't even have time to post what we've been up to! I'll start back where I left off, and catch up gradually.

We had the wonderful privilege to be visited by Peter's parents over the Memorial Day weekend, all the way from the the land of the Gators. We played outside, harvested our loquats, shopped for a new flower girl dress for Hannah, Grandpa and Daddy trimmed a LOT of trees, and we discovered new wildlife on our property...not the kind I wanted. Granny saw a garter snake, Grandpa saw a gopher snake, and we all saw SKUNK! Peter says that it was providential that they saw the slithering kind and not me, but seeing a humongous skunk was an experience too. It looked like an overgrown fluffy cat, ambling up on our lawn. We quickly went inside, and it hobbled away. I don't think it was aware of our presence as it came up, even though we were standing right there talking. Come to find out, they don't see well! Let's just hope we don't see (or smell) much of him again. Here is a photo of Granny, Grandpa, and Hannah and Daniel at the yummy California Pizza Kitchen.

The drama with Hannah's flower girl dress was that Lini had found adorable little dresses for the girls on ebay. How can you go wrong for $14.50? Well, we did. Granny brought the dress with her from Florida, and we all couldn't wait to see our little angel all dressed up. She was adorable - for about 5 minutes. That was as long as it took for her entire body to be covered with hives wherever the dress had touched her! After she had recovered, we sent to David's Bridal to find an emergency replacement dress. It was so cute to see her trying on these dresses in the midst of all the brides-to-be. We came home with an even better dress, that fits better AND causes no outbreaks. On top of that Granny found her mother-of-the-bride dress during her visit too! They both look so lovely.

The hives thing was just so weird. I've never seen anything like that before. The mother of the other flower girls told me that she had had a similar experience as a teenager, so at least I don't feel like I'm crazy.

OK, I need to take care of The Littles. I'll fill you all in on June next time. One hint, it's all about Caleb...