Friday, May 9, 2008

Cinco de Mayo

Why we celebrate the Mexican independence day here in the States, I don't know....but anyway, several local homeschoolers were invited to celebrate the Mexicans' contributions to our country I suppose, at a local assisted living center.

The fun part is visiting with the elderly and I think they enjoy our antics too. Here, the kids, and some residents, took turns taking a swipe or two at the pinata. We also made crepe paper flowers and handed them around the tables while the residents were eating lunch, listened to their little bell choir perform Mexican music, watched a dress-up show and had a lunch of Burritos and salsa etc while watching a video of someone's visit to Spain about 16 years ago. All in all, a fun time.

Here is C with her birthday present - the weeping willow. It is doing really well - we'll have to take a yearly picture to compare growth.

Here is the Busy Bee, now promoted to Sunbeam! Joy of joys!

A pleasant pose by the cello. It must have been a happy day of practice!:-)

Our garden plot getting ploughed. I don't know if I'm ready for this yet!...

A splash of colour in front of the house. This year our azaleas more than made up for the late frost which killed the blooms last year.

Here is the neighbour's dog - whose real name is Dozer (as in bulldozer?). He used to be Hercules before we knew he belonged to someone....Very sweet and wonderful with children - lives here day and night, despite being fed by his owners. Perhaps the fact that we're here a lot makes a difference! S isn't too happy with the $100 worth of damage he did to his sleeping bag and mattress though! He does love to chew, and found these "treasures" in the barn while S was mowing. Now he closes the barn door! (Isn't that what our mothers said anyway??!)

Naughty boy!!

Warning - only the eligible may enter - others enter at their own risk!!

The big wedding is Sunday pm. Also in the forecast is a 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms...Let's pray we fit neatly into the 30% between 5 and 8pm since A and M are having an outdoor wedding. I guess that'll be the topic next week with, hopefully, some nice photos!

Best wishes to them, and to G&J for their silver wedding anniversary yesterday.

Hasta la Vista! (what that means is..."goodbye til we meet again", or "hurry and be gone and I don't want to see you again for a long time!"....:-)

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