When we arrived we were greeted by Tessa wearing a purple sequined dress with her hair in a crimped pony tail. She was like rock star Barbie on the farm and Eleanor was so happy to see her. (So was I!)
She wanted to ride a sheep. They (carefully) made it happen.
Drew and his dad worked so hard to complete a few projects while I was gone.
My chicken coop!
It's quite chilly here the last couple of days, so Eleanor and I went to the mall to walk around this morning and shop for warm weather shoes. As you would suspect, we stopped to sit on every bench along the way. The mall is so different than it was 20 years ago when I was a high school kid working retail at County Seat. I spent many hours in the store front behind Eleanor. Times change and malls everywhere are dying, but I just really love spending a couple of hours browsing and walking the mall.
One last thing, just because I need to put it in writing and to make it real... It's Emma week. Yesterday was her birthday and the 27th will mark 6 years since she went to heaven. She would have turned 13 this year. Next year might be harder because she will have been gone as long as she was here, but this year I just remember my sassy Emma, give thanks for the 7 birthdays that I got to spend with her, and remember that day 13 years ago that she came blazing into the world.