Everyone is gone now. Handy Man kindly drew me a hot bath to soak my tired bones and my sad heart. As usual, you can't have a long enough Playdate. After being fed, and the storm went through, all the Mama's and one Grandfather loaded up some sad little ones, not wanting to say good-bye to summer and good times.
Bean is headed out for vacation and will be gone for his birthday. He requested a Wizard of Oz themed cake for Playdate. In addition to painting and sketching, I possess no talent at all for cake decorating, but I make some good icing. This is an I SPY birthday arrangement in case you didn't know. Can you find Dorothy, the Emerald City, the Wicked Witch of the East, the Yellow Brick Road, and the correct color order somewhere over the rainbow? All there.
Here is where the liquid becomes solid and no matter their age, they are all enthralled with what is happening in that cup.
Then they have a great time playing with the end result.
Down to the youngest amongst us.
We headed in for snacks and Bean was as thrilled to make sno-cones for all the wee ones as they were to eat them. We started with the youngest and moved on up. Aunt Lois was sure that meant she was never going to get her grape sno-cone, but we did finally reach the nineties and Bean not only had to make it, but take it to her himself.
I will miss them.
Thank you Lord for another summer of fun. Our worse mishap happened this evening, when after a pouring rain, Handy Man slipped and lost a good size chunk of his ear to Cluckingham Palace- ouch, ouch, double ouch.
Wonder what the neighbors will talk about when I put the yard back in order.