Monday, August 09, 2010

Monday Mish Mash

Well, we put the older girl onto the bus and sent her back yesterday. Heavy sigh. It's always really hard to watch that Greyhound pulling away with her on it. It was a wonderful two weeks of having her home again. Having that third bedroom occupied, having "Leave it to Beaver" running constantly on the T.V., having her to grill talk to about her life and justing having her around to give hugs to. I really miss that kid. Well, she's 20 now, but she'll always be my kid.

While she was here we went to the big city and took in some sights and sounds. We went to our favorite restaurant where we conducted ourselves with proper restaurant etiquette:

We met new friends:

We took in the Science Centre and made sure we left some money at the big new mall.

Older girl leads a very, very busy life so at home we made sure she had lots of down time. We ate, watched a gazillion an episode or two of Leave it to Beaver, ate, read, ate, and generally hung out. Knowing she doesn't get her favorite foods until she comes home, I had asked her to make a list of dinners she wanted me to make her. So we feasted on bbq steaks, bbq chicken, whipped potatoes, creamed garlic spinach, sausages from our favorite sausage shop, yellow wax bean stew (a Hungarian dish), cream of wheat pancakes and others too numerous to mention or remember. And that was just in one day. Just kidding. I am now on a restricted diet as my hips are remembering only too well.

Yesterday we drove her to the city where she catches the bus back home. We made sure we got there with plenty of time to spare because you just never know what construction or delays you'll meet up with. And then we find out her bus is over an hour late. Ugh. So we went to the tiny little garden park across the street, thank you little city for that lovely garden park, and killed some time.To kill our boredom we thought to take some fun pictures. We took a few jump shots:

Which led to Brother's suggestion to "let me jump over top of you" shot:

I don't think Younger Girl enjoyed that one so much. Then one of the girls thought of the infamous "let's run at each other and collide in the middle shot".

Thank goodness there were no hospital visits on that one. Then someone had the brainy idea of "Let's put grass on Dad while he's snoozing and laugh at him" shot.

I am happy to report there were no injuries sustained on that shot either. Although that one could have been quite risky.

Finally her bus arrived and we bid a teary goodbye tempered only by the fact that we will go visit her on her turf before the summer is out.


Danielle said...

You all look like you had so much fun taking those pictures! I love the grass on dad! Hilarious! Glad that you had a good visit with your daughter. Be blessed,

Barbara said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time when your daughter was home, yep the empty nest is no fun, I liked it better when all my 5 were up under foot, oh what times, you wish they would grow up, now I wish they were all little again. Hugs and blessings, Barbara

ellen b. said...

Glad you got to enjoy your girl home for 2 weeks. Love the creative photos!

Brenda said...

Ahhh, looks like you had a wonderful time with her. Those moments are so precious, glad you could take the time to enjoy them.

Faith said... all look like you had a blast! made my mouth water with that list of foods...I bet you are a great cook!!
Such a blessing from God to enjoy our children...even at age 20!! God bless you Susanne...I am so happy we connected thru blogging!

Barbara H. said...

Love those pictures! Such fun!

Karen said...

Oooh, what a great time you had! Your daughters are both beautiful. And your son is a cutie:) It's so fun to see pictures of your family!