We are having so much fun that I am a little behind on blogs, so bear with me . . . .
Holly and I had a grand “Ten-Year Old Trip” last week to Disney World. But while we were away, her sisters were having fun, too.
Lacey (age 14) and Ashley (age 6) spent their Spring Break with my parents (AKA LaLa & PaPa), along with my sister, Cindy (their mom). They kept sending Holly and me texts of the fun time they were having – see picture above.
Spring Break in Aiken
The whole group shopped, ate out, and visited. They also saw the new Zootopia movie and had the entire theatre to themselves – a private showing.
The highlight was helping LaLa plant her spring garden. LaLa and PaPa have a beautiful yard full of flowers, yard ornaments, birds, and squirrels. LaLa works very hard on it. She took the girls to the nursery to select flowers and design their own beds. Then they went to work planting. LaLa promises to send pictures as the garden grows.
To the Mountains
For Easter weekend, we all met up again – even Frank, who flew down from Annapolis – and headed out to the Blue Ridge Mountains. We rented a lakehouse on Lake James, which had incredible views and even a fishing dock for our favorite fisherman (Frank).
On Saturday night, we all gathered for a much anticipated event – The Birthday Party! This is where we celebrate everyone’s birthday that has occurred since Christmas, complete with cake and gifts.
My favorite part of the weekend was a talent show performed by the girls. The even had programs for us.
Lacey played several Disney numbers on her clarinet, with dance accompaniment by Ashley.
Lacey is a very good clarinetist and was invited to join the high school marching band even as an 8th grader – AND she is playing my old clarinet so is continuing the legacy. She also is an excellent ice skater so the program included video clips of her recent performances – her synchro team is going to Nationals next month. Wow!
Ashley takes ballet and also piano – she contends that piano is her main instrument but she hopes to pay clarinet one day, too.
Holly danced numbers for us from “The Nutcracker.” She has performed in the holiday ballet the last two years and was recently promoted to be “en pointe” – she brought her new toe shoes for us to see.
We are going to miss this crowd when they depart back to Ohio. My parents, Frank, and I are sticking around, but the house will be awfully quiet.