Then Bugg turned ten! Then Mom turned 88 and my friend, Gardner E. turned eighty.
Gardner E. has showed up in my class every week for twelve years to do art with my class. My goodness the projects we've done. We've had great fun and wanted to pull out our hair in equal measure sometimes. Outside of school, we've shared many meals where she listens to all my concerns about education. I wanted to do something special for her 80th birthday. Her drink of choice is tea, so a birthday tea seemed an obvious choice.
Rae came with her family a bit later and Bugg was so sweet to show Giddy-Up the serving ropes. He went around and asked if anyone wanted more Apple Spritzer. Who can say, "No," to a cutest boy? Between he and Bugg, I imagine the guests floated home.
It was a lovely afternoon and Gardner E. seemed to throughly enjoy herself.
Remember my lovely tomatoes for my birthday. Well, at the end of the week I had two remaining. I baked them in this pie and it was heavenly.
Our Wayside Rosie returned to her family on Friday. Whew, such things are just hard. I pray she's well taken care of. I will miss that tiny ball of joy.
Yay for the arrival of fall and fall break. I was so very ready.