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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Saturday, May 20th 2023, we went to Graydon's swim meet and then to his house to celebrate his 11th birthday party. He had a football and video game themed party this year and his parents rented a game truck for a few hours of fun. The kids enjoyed playing Gang Beasts, FIFA, Madden, and Fortnite inside the truck and Andrea and Paige enjoyed Tennis on one of the Nintendo's outside of the truck.
Millie's fur has gotten pretty long lately and she actually is getting groomed tomorrow. She's been extra soft, fluffy, and cuddly lately. I wish we could keep her fur a little longer, but it definitely starts getting matted at this length and she's a very active dog which makes the tangles even worse.
Monday, May 15, 2023
Saturday, May 13, 2023
This Saturday afternoon we went to eat at the Golf Club and then met the Gobles and Paige's friend Saylor at the beach. The weather's getting a bit warmer finally and while the water was still a little too cool for me, the kids enjoyed it. We threw the football, the kids played in the waves, and Griffin played in the sand. Unfortunately the kid pool at the club is shut down for mechanical issues, but Paige, Graydon, and Saylor were able to swim in the adult pool for a little while.
In the evening, we took Graydon back to the house, played "Sleeping Queens" and "Apples to Apples". He's a pretty chill guest, and the kids had fun hanging out with their cousin.
We've been doing a lot of redecorating lately. Andrea got on a kick recently after starting with the kids' rooms and we've been getting some new furniture and doing some work downstairs and outside as well. We've had the same outdoor furniture now for 12 years and although it was still in decent condition, we decided to replace with some more Florida-friendly stuff. Everything deteriorates, rusts, and corrodes outside. Hopefully our new stuff will be a bit more sturdy.
Last weekend on the 5th, Griffin stayed overnight with us. We had fun with him at the house and in the morning on Saturday I took him out on the golf cart around the neighborhood. We drove past a turtle, and I stopped to point it out. I was pretty surprised that he just walked up and picked it up with no hesitation. He was cute about checking it out and we released it off the road in the woods nearby. Millie Mae enjoyed going to the park with us as well. When we got home we played kitchen and he made me some yucky cookies.
On May 5th, 2023, Andrea went to Griffin's school to watch him participate in his school's Special Olympics Activity. She said that it was awesome how the other students showed up with posters to cheer everyone on and Griffin enjoyed the activities. We love that we're close enough to be a part of their lives!