We went to Sput's to eat. Saw so many people we knew. (It was packed and you had to wait for your food). My cousin's son, Steven, his wife, Melissa and their son, Braeden came in and sat with us. Braeden is now a teenager and kept us quite entertained.
It was raining so hard when we left. We came up on an accident outside Vichy. They had the traffic blocked. It looked really bad and something was burning. We found out the next day it was a fatality. Two girls from S & T had died and the couple in the other vehicle were in serious condition. Life is so fragile, it really makes you stop and think. And pray for the families.
Dad came down to visit in the morning. Did the usual morning chores, then went to Rolla. I had a couple shirts to take back to Penney's. Big mistake-they had a huge sale and I bought a few things plus TWO pairs of shoes. In my defense, I only buy on clearance or a huge mark down. Dad came down again in the evening.
Fixed tuna casserole for supper. Dwayne and I both like it pretty good.
Bittersweet day as it was Mom's birthday. Since we built the house, I've always had Mom and Aprl's birthday dinner together and the whole family comes over plus the Elrod's. It's a house full.
Now that Mom is gone, April requested we just have our little family as she didn't want alot of attention when it was really Mom's Birthday. Mom's is the 18th and April's is the 19th.
The only thing April requested was blackberry cobbler as her birthday cake. We had found a recipe in PW's cookbook years ago for Cauliflower Soup. It was so good. I made it for supper but it didn't turn out as good as I remember it. I think I had too much chicken broth in it. Also made BLT potato salad, pork steaks baked with tons of sliced onions on top and a salad. Forgot to serve the rolls. For really tender, cut with your fork pork steaks, layer them in a baking pan with tons of thinly sliced onions on each one. Seriously good.
April came over and spent the day and evening. Mike had to work at the turkey farm. I had told Cash last time he was over we would have a tea party next time he came over. He didn't forget, he wanted a tea party. I'm sure he had no idea what it was. I got out April's old tea set Grandma Dodie made for and we had our party. Instead of tea, I used Sun Drop. Not sure how much Mommy liked that. lol Iva seemed to enjoy it and certainly eyed our tea cakes. Later in the day, Cash had got in the closet and got out a Sun Drop. Had to tell him no.
April and Iva
Grandpa, Iva,. Chad and Pa Great in the background.
Cash wanting Nana to go play.
Todd, Chad and Michelle with Chad's buggy.Dad came down mid afternooon. Todd and Michelle came over on their four wheeler and Chad with his horse and buggy. Chad so wanted to take Cash for a ride but Cash was not having anything to do with. The horse scared him. He did go on a four wheeler ride with Uncle Todd.
We had a wonderful afternoon of visiting and taking turns holding Iva. She is really trying to babble now and goes on forever. So cute.
Poor Dwayne, he hung in there but he really didn't feel well. He had to work on Saturday and was extra tired. He slept from 9 p.m. to noon when April and the kids got there. This pneumonia he had has really taken a toll on him.
I am so grateful for these family memories we make.