Next we shared, not one, but two days and meals with Jetta and the kids. The first was a scheduled play date, the second was an impromptu get-together when swim day was cancelled. The kids swam "Oakie" style in a big, metal trough filled with water. I loved hearing Ella's laugh as she played energetically with her friends. The combination of dirt she crawled through, water she played in and sticky, fresh fruit juice she let run down her tummy left Delia the dirtiest she's ever been in her life. Good thing she was stripped down to a diaper (this is a required uniform for those under the age of 2 at Jetta's house!) Then we sat out on the porch and munched BBQ chicken pizza and homemade frozen yogurt pops.
The grand finale to our "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!" Week was a road trip down south to see the Girards. Ella got to have a sleepover in Beth and Allie's room (which was only enhanced by the princess sleeping bag she borrowed!) The kids did great playing together, so much so that I actually saw little of Ella! She was too busy running around in their beautiful back yard, dressing up, playing "school," "house" and "Mt. Hermon" and doing crafts with her buddies. Our friends always welcome and care for us so warmly when we visit.
Dave is scheduled to return Saturday night. Is it Saturday already? My how time flies when you're having so much fun! :)