After our adventures in the Haverhill snow, Olivia was kind enough to take us bowling (um, glow bowling to be exact!) and man, did she love that! By the second game she was just sitting down on the floor every time after bowling but couldn't bear to leave when that game was done (despite her exhaustion and the fact that it was almost 10pm!). The next day my legs were so sore (from bowling--you must be kidding me!!) but now I feel a little less lame since I've discovered that both Olivia and Deysi were sore as well!
Nice shoes there, sister!
Can you tell I'm loving this??!!
Winner of game #2
We got a little silly...
...and had a great time! Thanks, Olivia, we love you!
We spent the weekend with our dear friends Gretchen and Buddy Baker-Smith, who provided non-stop activity for us both and much-needed fellowship and company for me! We had a wonderful time with "Chin" and "Body" (Deysi's best attempts at their names!) and when we left she almost immediately asked when we would be going back. Don't worry, kid, my sentiments exactly. :)
Interactive climbing (as in, "I'll climb and you come find me, Chin!")
The carousel at the zoo--what fun!
Shootin' some hoops (can you tell we love the ball, Olivia?)
Playing at the community house after Meeting
An intense game of badminton (and yes, I did have to look that one up to be sure of the spelling!!) on a very windy afternoon
After a lovely walk on the beach (this was the outtake with no bunny ears) :)
My absolute favorite--"play it again, Chin!"
Now we're having a wonderful visit with the Chalifoux family (Olivia's parents) in Spencer, Mass. We arrived yesterday afternoon and went to the senior center where Robin (Olivia's mother) works to meet the wonderful ladies that made sock monkeys for our girls at the hogar last year. Deysi got a very special sock monkey all to herself (which I somehow neglected to take a photo of...) and we shared craft time with a group of the residents who participate in the Grandparents Program (in which they form special relationships with young people from the local school). It was a lovely afternoon. This morning we took a walk in the woodsy area behind their house and checked out a park nearby (of course!). It's a bit rainy so we're enjoying the finer things in life--Barbie movies and Cherry Coke. :)
Working on her butterfly wings with some help from Pat
Some of the other residents and their friends helping with the art project
Checkin' out the view from the tree house
Styling in her boots by the icy snow
Playing...whatever that game is called. :)
Robin, kitty and Anna taken by Ms. Aguilar (if you look closely you can see the flower stickers that she stuck all over our faces--aren't we elegant?)