|this lady is special beyond words|
|gathering together before they head off to the next place|
|special people around the table|
|the group in bad lighting...|
|I think L, P, and K thought it was funny anyway...|
|The Chairman and company get a picture too...|
|Ready for sp. mtg!|
|She loves "mom and me" pics... I do too!|
|Her leg keeps touching mine and it's on purpose (soon a fight breaks out)|
|rearranged positions and under dire threats, they smile (un)willingly|
|yowsers! you're gone all day today?|
|trying to make antlers behind the dog...|
It was the first time I witnessed a fender bender during lunch time! The dear folks next to us were settling into their seats. Passed out the ham sandwiches and Diet Coke. And then the vehicle lurches forward and back. Heads bob. And then they both look wild-eyed over to our vehicle. Shrug their shoulders up and down. Then a big grin. And after the sandwich was eaten, slowly get out of the vehicle to survey the damage. Just a small crack on the bumper. The 'bumper' had no clue that he hit the 'bumpee' next to us.
Now the house is all quiet. And has lemonade sticky drips on the floor from many young people that were here last night. We were up to six under 11 years old. But floors clean easily. And the memories linger longer.
I'm riveted with a lot of other people watching the Decorah eagles on their nest. I'm very glad that the bald eagle is our national bird. Even if they eat dead, rotting rabbits that have been laying there on the nest for over a week. They are regal and beautiful. The parents work as a beautifully unified team. And even though it storms and is windy and threatening, they stay put tending the little ones.
A couple things the kids said this week that I want to remember: "Mom? What was it like in the olden days for babies when I was little?" (spoken by an 8-year old) And then leaning up to kiss daughter number 1 in her top bunk bed the other night she said, "Mom? I just love how you smell." Well what does it smell like (fearing she will tell me something that isn't good)? "You smell like... well... a sweet tomato!"
Well the pictures will have to suffice for a lot of musings today.