Best Day Ever

ImageI know, I know. It’s been a few days. But there’s a good reason, I promise.

 

As I posted before, my mom got in on Thursday night, and my sister and her family (and all of my girls) got in on Friday night. It was a noisy, chaotic, WONDERFUL house full of people.

 

ImageImageSaturday brought high school graduation for my brilliant biggest baby girl. 🙂 We got to sit next to the absolute loudest, trashiest rednecks possible for the ceremony, which was kind of entertaining, since once you’ve heard one graduation speech you’ve pretty much heard them all…

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Saturday night was a fire out back, with some cold adult refreshments. The kids lasted about a half hour before they realized how boring the adults were…except my youngest niece, Ella, seen in this pic finally snoozing on her dad’s lap. There was another rather unfortunate picture taken that night, of me, but I seem to have misplaced it, lol.

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And Sunday was our graduation party/baby shower. Like the cake topper? Not surprisingly, we couldn’t find one that fit both events, so I designed the lovely cap worn by the stork.

 

Yesterday was back to work, and today I spent the day just hanging with little monkey. She got a new bike a week or so ago, from our fabulous babysitter, and now that she’s figured out pedaling, she really wanted to ride. So I took her up to our little bike path, and she rode all the way from the entrance near our house to the playground at the park (over a mile). Only a couple of small spills on the way home after playing when she was really getting tired. We got home, cooked her favorite dinner (chicken & baked potatoes on the grill with broccoli & cauliflower with melted parmesan cheese), and she got to follow it up with a push-up from the freezer, prompting this picture, snapped mid-thumbs-up, while she told me “This is the best day ever!”

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