My sister and her daughter, Ava flew home last night. It was her longest stay ever, 14 days. It went by so quickly! Of course, I still had my normal schedule of yoga. On top of that there were added appointments. The doctor, orthodontist, a cross country track meet, homecoming a birthday party and the craft fair! In between all of that “stuff” we managed to have some fun, and get pedicures.
We hit 3 parks in town! Fassnight, Phelps Grove and Meador. Here’s the girls collecting leaves. Lauren was teaching Ava about trees. They were really studying some tree sap mighty hard! Part of what Lauren is doing at school. They’re into forest ecosystems now!
Jordan looked great in his rented attire. His date wore a short, light tan dress with pink edging. I ordered her a pretty light pink wrist bouquet! He got home a tad after midnight. We all went right to bed. He had to run at Springfield Lake at 8:30 a.m. the next morning, Cross Country meet! I was dead, so was he. I didn’t have to run a 5K, I’m just old.
He took advantage of Saturday afternoon and slept. Us chicks headed out to a wild birthday party for a 10 year old.
My good friend the baker, even made a belated birthday cake for my sister. Party Pizazz!
We also hit Rutledge Wilson Farm after school one day. Lauren spent a week out there for Farm Camp and knows the names of all the animals. She wanted to show them to Ava. Plus, we planned on picking a pumpkin, but the patch didn’t open for picking until 5:00, but we could walk inside and take photos.
On their last day, Sunday, we checked out our sweet potatoes. Not big enough yet, letting them go a bit longer. We also took Ava to Bradford Park. She’s sporting her duck Webkinz and is in her bird phase. Not only can she identify several types of birds, she can also identify a wide variety of plants. Simply amazing!
After the duck pond, we hopped in the car for our road trip. Back to the airport in Bentonville. A first for us. Highly recommended. Small airport, easy drive and less hassle than KC or STL. That is, if you can’t fly from Springfield. I captured this sunset from a convenience store on a hill at Sedalia. It was nice, driving home by myself. I enjoy my alone time.