Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 22 - 25

Mom is making a quilt for Adam and Lauren for their wedding.  It was set up at the shower with a cute sign that said something like, "we are tying two families together -- help us tie this quilt."

OK, that is not at all what it said.  But that was the idea.

When we got to violin lessons, there was still a little bit left to do, so Cece and I sewed while we listened to lessons.

We had an adventure to the farm today.  Cece loved the ponies the best.

Ellie and Lu both rode ponies, and both did a great job!

I had some quarters, so we tried to feed the ducks.  They were all under the deck in the shade, though, and none came out to eat.  It was too hot.  We got some more food for the chickens, and they liked it a lot.  Lynnie Lu tipped hers in at the fence, and it ended up on the concrete barrier.  This chicken surprised us by flying right up and eating it.

On Thursday after group violin lessons, we had an adventure with Grandma and Aunt Amy at the zoo.  We rode the train right at the beginning, and I think it was our favorite part of the day!

. : so excited to see the zebras : .

Ellie loved having her head swallowed by the lion's mouth.

Ellie also had fun finding all of the dinosaur statues.  They scared Lynnie.  Cece didn't seem to care.

OK, maybe the carousel was the favorite.  I think the girls rode it 6 or 7 times.  Thankfully, Grandma's pass gets free rides!  I rode two times before lunch and one time after before I was done.  When did it get hard for me to go in circles?  Luckily, Grandma was not affected.

The first ride, Lynnie was a little nervous, so we sat on a bench while Ellie rode "up and down."

. : ride #2  on the peacock : .

After lunch, Amy, Cece, and I watched from a bench while the big girls and Grandma rode a few more times.  Cece liked to wave as they went by.

  . : Ellie on the turtle : .

Lynnie decided she was brave and wanted to try and go "up and down."  She was a little nervous for about 2 times up and down, and then she loved it!  She rode twice more after that.  Grandma is a good sport.

Ellie was mad about something after her shower and stomped off to sit in the hallway.  Kind Cece walked right after her, sat down by her for a minute, and then sat up and started talking to her.  Cece eventually got Ellie to laugh.  It was a golden moment of empathy.

We completed our chores Saturday morning, so we went on an adventure in the afternoon to Cabela's.  Ellie was super excited to shoot the guns,  Lynnie freaked out when Ellie (or maybe Greg) hit a target that made a water bottle squirt us with water, so she and I went out of the room and watched from a safe distance.

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