And what a weekend it has been. Friday morning started out really early for Sarah and Michael...5AM! Sarah came over with groceries in hand. She and Michael fixed me breakfast! My favorite, French toast. Then Emmy had the day off and Cassie and her crew were here for the weekend. Business as usual in Wammyville with birthday treats and a birthday crown.
Not everyone has three different kinds of birthday cakes! The candles were a little Target shopping mishap I hear.
Ellis could be a snake wrangler. We heard Ms. Renee squealing and saw her running across her backyard toward her back door, screaming snake, snake!!!
We ran over and saw a little snake. Caught!
Then he went back for snake #2...which was just a bit bigger.
We took them to our house and put them in a minnow bucket. But one slithered through a really small crack in the lid. He was not too happy about that.
While Emmy and Cassie were cooking my birthday dinner, Ellis, Alaire, and I were getting things ready for a campfire.
We worked on this silly fence rail for ever. But they loved it and that is all that mattered. They were having the best time.
We picked up all the sticks in the yard and realized we didn't have enough wood so I called Ms. Renee and Mr. John said we could get wood from his woodpile. I love my neighbors!.
Nothing better than a good campfire to finish up a great birthday! You know that you only turn 600 once in a lifetime!
I am telling you, you think I am bad about checking for eggs...worse that me!! Times 10!
He tried so hard to catch one of the girls. So hard that he closed himself and two of them in the run. Still no luck.
Alaire likes them but just for a bit.
Trevor even got in on he action!
Then the crazy chicken showed up. Alaire cracks me up. She came out the backdoor squawking and flapping her little chicken wings for all she was worth.
The Pappy had her get up in his lap like the chickens do when you have treats for them. Feeding her a little bit of corn so she will get that little extra layer of fat for the winter.
He finally got Susie! With just a little help.
Ellis and Trevor had a double sided Broncos creation.
Cassie and Alaire's traditional.
While everyone else was taking a nap, Ellis and Alaire were building a fire. I was on the hammock with a quilt keeping a sharp eye on the fire prep. Managed to talk them into using the spent hosta stems for 'firewood'. Got some of the garden in the back cleaned out. I'm no dummy.
Then it was time to let the snake go. Ellis tried to talk his mom into taking it home. Nope, no way...she had a little run in with a snake her brother had when she was younger. That kids will NEVER have a snake in the house.
All jammed in the car and ready to head for Indiana. Seems like they always end up going home with way more than they came with. Maybe they should consider bringing the topper each time...you know, just in case.