First of all, thank you to the many men and women (including Uncle Parks and Aunt Lexi) who have
served to protect our country! We very much appreciate your efforts. We wrote
letters to veterans on Friday at school. Dad was able to come by and help, and
I was very pleased with my finished product!
(He also brought in the cupcakes that Mom made so I could celebrate my birthday with my class!)
I also made a veteran using this poem from my teacher.
When we got home, James was inspired to build military
vehicles with his legos. Not sure
you can see it from the picture, but the (bald) lego man is Uncle Parks. (We
are unflinchingly honest in our quest to depict reality!)
Yesterday, we celebrated my 6th birthday!! It was an awesome
day. While Mom worked in the marsh, Lil and I made my birthday cake, and James
worked on a banner.
We then went exploring in the bay. It was such a busy
morning, I needed a little beauty rest to prepare for the actual birthday
Once I finally woke up, we went to the beach, and it was so
beautiful! James and I had a blast digging in the sand.
After we got home and cleaned up, it was party time! We had
a delicious shrimp dinner, followed by cake and ice cream.
We were getting ready to call it a night when Lil remembered
that I also had presents! (It's a sign of a good birthday that I hadn't even
thought about presents all day!) I
got an awesome new Playmobil set and a cool new outfit.
Even James had a present to open - a new UGA hat and a football autographed by Guy McIntyre.
Today, Mom had to do some work again in the morning, but we
kept busy with Coach and Lil. First, we went on a super long scooter ride on
the bike trail. Then, we helped clean up the trash that a bear spread all over
a neighboring property (taking great care to avoid the big piles of poop that
the bear left behind!). We even raided the dress up clothes, taking advantage
of Lil's new wigs!
After lunch, it was time for the beach again. We declined
Mom's suggestion to wear bathing suits, insisting that all we wanted to do was
dig. We started that way...
But of course we were soon in the water!
It was chilly, but that did not deter us.
Tonight, Mrs. Mary came for a visit! We enjoyed seeing her,
though by that point we were a bit exhausted and weren't particularly charming.
Thank goodness she loves us anyway!
More excitement in store for the next few days. We'll fill
you in once we're home!
PS - Happy birthday to Audrey on Thursday, and to Coach on