Monday, May 25, 2009
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH US - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
We started Memorial Day weekend on Friday - both Tom and I took it off and went to Grandparents Day at BRES. After listening to K-4 sing several songs the grandparents got to visit the kids in their classrooms. Tom and I went to Kyle's room while the boys other grandmother visited with Kaleb. Kyle had memorized a poem that he expertly recited and then gave us a "tour" of his room. He even had a gift for us - every year we have received these gifts and I've always kept them. Kaleb also gave us a gift of bookmarks.
Saturday - Tom's first full Saturday off from work since January - that was a long haul. Sure...they rewarded him with tickets to the Red Sox a week ago but working every Saturday was sometimes difficult. Since this coming Wednesday Kayden turns 4 we had all 3 boys come for dinner and to spend the night. We did a "camp out" in the living room and after breakfast Kayden opened his presents. It's so much fun being grandparents and looking at life through the eyes of a 9, 6 and 4 year old!
Sunday we put in rock steps going up the hill in the backyard and several other projects outside. Remember - there's many upcoming events we're gearing up for in the next few weeks and months. A graduation, a class reunion, July Fourth, birthdays just to name a few. We love sitting outside on the deck and found these great chairs...even put 2 red ones up by the fire pit to sit in while toasting marshmallows.
Needless to say the weekend wasn't complete without a trip to watch the alewives swim upstream in Damariscotta Mills. That's been a tradition for Tom for lots of years and I'm glad to tag along. The Memorial Day buntings have come down but there's something special planned for next week for the red doors - stay tuned.
Posted by Karen at Monday, May 25, 2009