Sunday, September 28, 2014

Our Life in a Few Days.....

We had a nice week: I was at the Children's Home Madison Youth Ranch from Sunday (the 21st) until Tuesday. Ford held down the home-front with AA's school, homework and golf practices. After I worked a couple of days, I came home to a Pumpkin Cake that was yummy (if a little too sweet for me). The topping was almost caramelized brown sugar with nuts and the pumpkin filling was close to pumpkin pie filling (which I LOVE!). On Friday, we took most of it to the River House and to eat during our visit there with Kenny and Pam (they brought pizzas for our munching pleasure!). It has been slightly cooler, with some rain, so almost beginning to feel like "fall" here (not really, it is still hot!).

Friday afternoon I went with Caddie Daddy and AA to Eagle Harbor and played the back nine.
Then Saturday, it was the drive to AA's golf lesson with Jason Voigts. She worked on her drives and putts today. She likes the way he makes a fun competition with her; lightens up the seriousness of the lesson. The Chao's arrived for K.'s lesson, so AA played with Sammy for about 30 minutes.
We love the "hand-me-down" clothes from the Chao family; here is a white festive dress that AA will wear this holiday season (plus one other frilly dress, that will be great for Christmas parties).
Driving back from Orlando, we went to Leaa and Jesse's for some visiting time. The girls played for awhile, ate the BBQ we brought from the PitMasters (near Deland), and adults got to chat. Leaa presented AA with her birthday gift, so nice, a bracelet with a Harry Potter quote about the Marauder's Map: "I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good". AA loves the whole HP series of books and movies.
And a Happy Birthday to daughter Leaa! We had the girls make her an ice cream sandwich cake, so she will have that to help celebrate her day!
I need to take pictures of the their back yard deck and tree house that Jesse is building (with a little help from Justin and friends). It will be a really fun hang-out for the kids. Next time.....

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