|Field of scarecrows at Amish Acres|
"Oops! I forgot to buy candles. No problem, I have a number six candle and five toothpicks."
Tuesday 9/11, her actual birthday, Diane and I enjoyed the Amish Acres getaway package which includes: an overnight stay at the Inn; a tour of the historic Amish farm and schoolhouse; a buggy ride; a wonderful family-style meal; a performance of the musical Plain and Fancy in the Round Barn Theatre; and plenty of shopping opportunities.
|The birthday girl "as pretty as a peacock"|
We did get out a couple times: Wednesday evening a lovely dinner and fun new game with friends. . .
. . . and Friday, an evening of dancing with old friends.
Thursday was art club, the last paint-by-number. Obviously the package I ordered is of lesser quality paper and paints, but we enjoyed the hour together each week working on one same project.
|The last two, appropriately fallish|
I thought the left over paints and designs would keep the boys busy when they came Saturday, however they preferred blank paper. What do you make of their art samples?
In an attempt to
wear them down keep them busy, we planned a series of activities. First we set off to explore the woods.
|First stop--the slack line|
|Last stop--the hunters' seat|
We went to see Incredibles 2 at Taylor University where we met up with Kayla and Rebecca. Afterwards, of course, we had to go to Ivanhoes for ice cream. The clown sundae is the young'uns favorite.
All three boys were here (sorry, Elijah, no photos) so Sam and Kristie could have a special birthday date. Today, Monday the 17th, is her big 40 birthday! "Blessings, dear one, in this new season of life."
Thursday, September 20, I am scheduled for right eye cataract surgery. Not sure what recovery will be like nor when I'll be back to blogging. The second surgery is planned for October 2.