Tuesday, July 19, 2011
It will be important to remember that we had a completely inside party this year as it was 108 degrees on the day of your party. Last week on your actual birthday it decided to rain (again- just like last year) but we did get in an hour and half or swimming.
Today we decided to stay cool and see the movie Rio- it was adorable! Everyone got a bag of candy to munch on during the movie. Then it was off to Pizza Ranch for buffet and rainbow cake! This was the second time I have made it and it was a bright and pretty surprise!
Happy birthday to my growing and beautiful daughter. I am sad to see how you are no longer the little girl but you are becoming strong and independent and devkloping your own ideas and interests. I can't wait to see who you grow up to be. You told everyone at you church group that when you grew up you, "want to have fun and be an artist!" I find your enthusiasm for joy contagious- I hope to never see this disappear! Love you!
Friday, July 1, 2011
What can I say, great town and even better people!
We miss these guys dearly and Iowa City is not the same without them. We loved getting to see their new life and it was a sad departure. Seems real now somehow and I can't keep thinking that they will be back. I am glad to have these people in my life and feel fortunate that they were such an important (shall I say - integral) part of my young childrens' lives.
Jeff, Nora, Alice, Greta and little Hazel- your footprints left behind in Iowa are huge and will be difficult to fill. However you are loved and will always be a part of our family. You are welcome in our home anytime!
Excuse me while I go cry now.
Ella has been kept very busy by her mother at not one but two girl scout camps. One was easy (day camp) close to home- Hickory Hill. The second was three days and 2 over nights about one hour away at Camp Conestoga. I was excited as was Ella.
Here are some pics of her on the day of departure.
|Pigtails! Yes - her shirt reads "Daisies have Attitude!" So true for this Daisy.|
|Ella and her buddy Samantha|
I have not developed her pictures yet (can't wait!) But I picked her up around 3:30, drove home & arrived at 4:30. she laid down and hugged daddy then promptly went to bed with no supper at 5:30. I write this at 10:00 and she is still out cold. I can't even get her shorts off her, she's sleeping so hard.
Love this summer camp thing!