This past weekend our family gathered to meet Son #3’s Emily AND to have a surprise celebration of hubby’s birthday. He knew about meeting Miss Emily but the birthday celebration was a complete surprise.
The weather was beautiful, although a bit cool, and we had wonderful outdoor activities. Volleyball was popular until the dog grabbed the ball and punctured it. The band aid that young grandson applied did not help much.
The low tightrope provided a challenge for everyone! Thanks to Son #2 who set this up for almost everyone to try—and some even mastered it nicely.
We enjoyed having Miss Emily with us for the weekend. She was a real trooper to come meet ALL of us at one time. Please come back, Miss Emily!!
After the birthday party Son #3 taught the children (and adults, also) a bit about heartbeats. He brought a stethoscope for each child and they listened to their own heartbeats and that of the very patient dog, Nero. Thanks, Son #3 and Nero.
The evening ended with a wonderful fire in the fire pit that hubby and Son #2 constructed for our patio.
The weekend gathering was great fun! Thanks for coming, one and all!
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