Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thank you, Bruce!

Bruce was very gracious to have us to his house for the weekend and we had a great time on a too-short visit!
 We had to have a Victory Dance before we left as the night before we'd played rounds of card games and Bruce introduced the kids to the Victory Dance!
Thank you, Bruce, for such a fun time!

Happy early 12th birthday!

The Daisy turns 12 on Feb. 21 and her birthday request was to go see our friend Bruce in Tennessee. So after a creek walk, we opened presents and she got a couple of Breyer horses she's been wanting:

 And Bruce made this really cool sculpture of the river stones The Daisy had collected for him and some he'd found.
 What is it?
 Bruce then made The Daisy a light table for tracing drawings and she LOVES it! It was a super cool present.
12 years ago, this was The Daisy's best friend: Zane. 
Happy early birthday, my baby girl. I love you!

Tennessee creek walk at Bruce's

The Daisy requested a visit to our old friend Bruce's for her birthday. Bruce was our neighbor when we lived in Tennessee and he was gracious enough to allow us to bust in on him for a weekend night! After being in the car for many hours, we walked to the creek. See The Boo still in his Super Hero costume?
 We found some saplings chewed by beavers but did not find a dam anywhere nearby.
 So The Daisy grabbed a couple of chewed pieces to take back to her school to show off.
 I'd issued an edict prior to our trip that NO ipods, iphones or computers were to be brought out while we were at Bruce's. And after we were down at the creek for just a little bit, I heard,"This is way more fun than my ipod!"
 The Boo made a collection of old clam shells and his pocket was FULL!
 A lovely waterfall near Bruce's portion of the creek.
 The Daisy with her collection of beaver-stripped sticks!
The kids told me they were disappointed they never go outside like that anymore and enjoyed it far more than playing games on the phone and ipod. It warmed my heart!

Super hero!

One of the gifts I got The Boo for his birthday didn't work so, as a replacement, he wanted a Robin costume and talked my ear off about it for a week! So here he models it, wore it in the car and got himself a Tennessee state pin from the Welcome Center because an honest-to-goodness Super Hero came in!