Ben & I went to see Wicked. What a treat! We went early and tried to win front row seats but that didn't happen. We got lucky though. They release tickets for $45 a piece. We jumped on it.
Ben was *thrilled*. He watched and stared and was mesmerized! It was great fun. Funny part... at the end - when he realized it was curtian call, he stood up and ran out the door. I went after him.... he said "Let's get out of here before all of these people!"... I have never seen him run so fast!
My dogs are nuts. Harry guards his food. Jack barks at him.... and I mean barks and barks and barks. Harry will just lay there. This happens every day, twice a a day. Sometimes Harry gets really mad that Jack is even thinking about taking a bite and attacks him and let's him know even though he is a small guy he is mighty!
Dad's final wish was granted. Our dear friend Ron & his family took Dad to Mammoth Mountain. To a black diamond run, "Dave's run", and scattered his ashes. Look at the view. I think we should have the run renamed ... what do you think?
I think Dad was happy to come out of the closet - it had been nearly three years and I know he is thrilled to be atop a mountain.
We miss you dad. May you finally rest in peace in the place you loved so much.
Allen had a wonderful father's day. We gave him a reclining chair for the yard and had brunch with his Mom & Dad and brother & his family. It was very nice. It was funny. De Ja Vu like for us - with 6 grandchildren sitting around the table that was usually occupied by all of us grownups. Our kids are all getting really big. My niece announces that she is five foot four! How is that possible?
We then surprised the kids and used the passes that Gramma gave us and took them to Disneyland. We had a great time! We got a wheelchair for Josh.... as he is still suffering from the Bee Sting from last week and was having trouble walking. It was a great answer to the moaning! We even had a perk of going in the exit on Indiana Jones - which was great fun!
Josh and I spent some time waiting for Fantasmic and the boys all loved that show!
We had the *best* time on the last day of school! We had an end of year swim party and had tons of kids over! It was great fun! Daniel was in the pool from 12:30 until well after dark! It was crazy! I think his skin is permanently wrinkled!
Our friends spent the night and then we spent Saturday with them between the houses... The kids had the best time!
Looking forward to many more fun times this summer!
I can't believe it! My baby has finished elementary school! He insisted on buying Daddy shoes, a jacket and pants to go with it! He looked SO sharp! He is very proud of himself. He earned 8 "4s" - the highest out of 10. He was pleased and so were we!
Ben earned 9 "4s" out of 11. He is still having a bit of a trouble with his math facts but is quick as a whip with everything else!
Daniel earned all "4s" ... 10 in all. He is very bright. And very unassuming about it!
A well deserved get away. Allen & I took the weekend away. Rented a car and paid $4.59/gallon - yikes - drove to Carmel and this is the view out our window of our hotel room. It's hard to see but that's the ocean. I can hear it from where I am updating this blog! WOW!
Sara arranged a birthday lunch for me. Cherie, Verna and Erica were all there. They spoiled me rotten... got me a key chain with the boys initials on it, 2 new bracelets from Brighton and new sunglasses from Brighton. I am so lucky. I have wonderful friends.
My pool heater wasn't working and we had an emergency! I needed to take the chill off the pool for Ben's birthday party tomorrow... I took my fist to it. I beat it and yelled at my Dad. Dad, help me! And Walla... the heater started! I was so excited... and thanked Dad over and over.
Thanks for always helping me out Dad! I miss you lots!