I have to say that the meteorologists let us down
just a bit.....
It was definitely not 68 and partly sunny
It was quite cold and cloudy.
However we have
very hardy friends
who hung out at the park with us until
If you were to have been counting
that was about six hours.
Six very full hours.
A huge group played softball while
Warren grilled and "the Moms" ran
home to rescue the sausage that I forgot
in the microwave as I left in a rush.
At least Warren's Mom, Georgia, was glad for the opportunity
to grab a heavier jacket and gloves.
Some of us just chatted and kept picking up
the cups and other items that kept blowing
off the tables.
Ugghhh....the wind made us crazy!
Finally the food was ready to go and
the ball players were more than willing
to come and eat.
It was like magic.
The food disappeared quickly,
leaving just enough leftovers to make me
feel that everyone got enough.
Then the sports began again.
A real game of softball....
followed by Ultimate Frisbee....
followed by a hike!
Little Asher was all ready to hike....
But he didn't get to go climb the cliffs like
the big kids. He stayed and amused
the rest of us.
Chelsea and her friend Mindy skipped
Ultimate Frisbee to go exploring on
their own. They came back giggling
with a tale and pictures of discovering
a dead deer when they realized Mindy was
standing on a hoof...with fur still attached.
They also took some very creative
photos along the way.
Mindy took this one of Chelsea
at the overlook.
I was touched when Jonathan
brought me a sign of Spring....
At first I thought he was going to give
it to me as he had so many time as a child...
but he left with it.
I don't know where it ended up.
The kids were still not ready to leave
when the time came but the Moms were
chilled through and we were very ready
to get home and warm.
Jonathan could not have asked for a
more perfect birthday celebration.
He enjoyed himself immensely!