The plans were to go to my parent's house to celebrate my Aunt's and Granny's birthday. My dad was going to cook out, and just have some wonderful family time. Unfortunately, my mom's grandfather passed away.
I feel a little sad. Not because of his passing, but because I didn't know him well enough to be upset. He was 94 years old, so I think it is safe to say he lived a nice, long life. I don't know too terribly much about him. I do know the man was a staunch democrat...in a family full of staunch conservatives. I do also know that he was a man who loved the Lord, and is now in heaven with his first wife who passed a long time ago, his second wife, and two daughters.
The saddest part, though, is that I realized I now only have one living grandparent; my dad's mom, Granny. My parents are now the older generation (sorry, mom!), and I'm next in line. I guess those gray hairs I found the other day weren't tell-tale enough!
Flower and I went and got ourselves pedicures on Saturday! Here I am, 28 years old, and this is only the second pedicure I have ever gotten! Let me just say, its something that may need to start happening more often! Flower decided we needed to paint our toes the same way. I agreed. Then she picked out this totally awesome neon green. I reluctantly agreed. Then she decided we also needed zebra stripes. I swear, my toes look like rigor mortis has set in! But, she had an awesome time, and that is all that matters to me.. The ladies at the nail place thought she was the cutest thing they had ever seen (its true, too).
Sunday, I'll admit, I skipped church. Second Sunday in a row I didn't go. Of the four people in this family, three of us are having our rear ends handed to us by our allergies. The kids and I could barely breath this morning.
We did get the whole house cleaned, and I mean, from top to bottom clean.
Then Barb Wire Man had the biggest surprise of all for Flower.
You see, we got the Harley when she was just 3. She begged to ride it, but Barb Wire Man said he wouldn't take her until she was old enough to reach the foot pegs on my seat. Since then, she has told everyone she meets "My Daddy is going to take me for a ride on his Harley, but I have to wait until my feet touch the pegs." Every rider she has told has agree, saying that is definitely the safest thing. Last fall, we discovered her feet finally hit the pegs.
Barb Wire Man was going to take her for a ride, but sadly, my helmet was just too big for her. "That's OK Daddy, I trust you. You are safe." Barb Wire Man reminded her that while he is safe, many other's aren't, and there was no way he was going to risk her safety just for a fun ride. So, being the amazing man that he is, Santa brought her a brand new, Harley Davidson Helmet for Christmas!
It has been so hot here, that even Barb Wire Man hasn't wanted to ride. But Sunday was a cooler, slightly cloudy kind of day. He told her if she would hurry and get her room picked up, he would take her! That room got cleaned faster than I've ever seen, and off they went. She loved it!
Poor Little Man was forced to stay at home with Mama, sitting on his "hawlee bike", waiting for his two best friends to come home.
Flower reported that it was more fun than she thought it would be, and that she couldn't wait to ride again!
Over all, it was a great weekend! I think we are ready to face the week. Flower begins her first day of school today (pictures tomorrow!), and she couldn't be more excited. I'm sure going to miss her during the day!
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