August came and went, becoming just a big blur for me. We had several visitors, and it was so great to see each of them.
First, we started with a sleepover for Tess and friends. This summer, like every summer, was so hectic, with lots of travel and obligations, that we hadn't done one fun thing for the bunch yet! So we decided to have a big, blow out slumber party. It was perfect weather to set up the tent, and have an outside movie watching session.
These girls are pretty low maintenance. I don't have to say much about behavior, and that's so nice. For instances, we had a little instance with a skunk..... Yes, I said skunk. So when the girls went to bed in the tent, I told them to stay in the tent! I didn't want them running around the neighborhood in the wee morning hours, so I reiterated that once again. Later as the night went on, we left our bedroom window open and I could hear them laughing and talking, clear up until 3:30, when I fell asleep. They say they didn't go to bed until 4:30.... My old soul can't even imagine it! Well anyway, around 2:00 a.m., I could smell skunk spray, not too strong, but it was out there. I thought any minute now, they would come in to get away from the smell. But no! They just stayed in the tent, laughing and talking. In the morning, I asked them about the smell, and they said that they heard the skunk and it was close to the tent! They were so nervous about it! I asked why they didn't come into the house, and they replied, you told us to stay in the tent!! I love those girls. And next time, just come in the house.
And then this little cutie came to see me! Aly made the trip to the mainland from Hawaii, with the Scouter to spend some time with family. We were the first stop, and we made the most of it! We had lots of playing, swimming, and visiting. Aly has a lot of friends in M-town, and she spent some time with them, sans kids, so I got to have nights with Scout. She is a funny little squirt, with definite likes and dislikes. Right now, her favorite movie is Lilo & Stitch. We watched it every night. I rediscovered that I love the soundtrack to that movie. I need to find it again.
Diva. Such a beauty. We had a fun week with Aly and Scout! I'm also so grateful that Aly likes to come to our house, even without Tyson. Since his leave is limited, we wouldn't see them much without her coming on her own. Love you Aly and Scout!
Zoey and Reece felt the pull of the Grant County Fair, and made their way up to see us and spend time eating some quality fair food. It was really fun to have them here! They were in between jobs, school and moves, so they were pretty leisure about when they were coming, and when they were leaving. The fair was on the downside this year, not many exhibits, not many people there, but the food was awesome, as always, and we had a good time out there. Reece and Tessa get along really well and so they spent time watching the hypnotist show, and the juggler, and just having fun. They are a pair. Zoey loves puzzles, just like her mama, so we did two of them! It was so nice to see them before they get really busy again.
And lastly, before the summer came to a close, we got to have this little bug come to visit. Lilly and Breck had a couple weeks off from school and they used the most of it. They first visited Breck's sister, who lives in southern California, and then made their way up the coast, ending at our house. I love to have Little Miss here! She is such a character, and a great mimic! She will say whatever you ask her too and remembers everything! So be careful what you say and do, or she will be doing it also! Their little family was here for a couple of days and it was great to just visit and spend some time with them.
We miss our family, that is for sure! But we are also grateful that they are all progressing and growing, wherever they may be!