Three of the five siblings, along with spouses and two grandsons, gathered to honor our nearly ninety-year-old mother.
Here is the queen mother herself.
You can also see some of the food we feasted on: Kim's Cuban pork and rice, and salad from our indoor garden.
Another tandem training ride, 45 miles. Can you tell what I am doing?
After exercise class I went to visit my friend Miriam from South Africa.
She sewed lace on a sun bonnet, so creative. Shortly after our walk a storm brought hail. It has been that way all week--unpredictable weather.
I cleaned all day so I wouldn't be overly embarrassed when Ivan and Kim (brother and SIL) came to spend the night. They arrived last week from Argentina. It has been wonderful to catch up and learn more about their life and work en la Patria querida (in the beloved homeland).
My second floral painting class--review of leaves plus lilacs.
A bouquet of real flowers from the lilac tree in our yard plus the one remaining tulip. One year long time ago, I planted 100 tulip bulbs but some creature attacked the whole lot except maybe two.
The grandkids were here a few times this week. Here are a few choice photos.
|A skateboarding lesson|
|A fun ride with Daddy Sam|
|Ready for prom|
For me: a ladies brunch in the morning; cleaned my car; Kayla and her makeup crew came here to get her ready for the big date; then I picked up my South African friend so she could meet another Afrikaaner.
For Mike: his turn to lead the Saturday cycling club ride; a memorial cookout for one of the riders who passed away; an evening of music at the Gray Barn.
May is always a busy month.