Whenever someone asks me if I’m having a good summer, I immediately say yes — but it’s a tired yes. Ha!
We’re having a lot of fun, and it feels like we’re constantly on the go: Lots of swimming and playing outside, lots of gardening (you’ve got to keep up on it, or it’s overwhelming) and lots of special events.
First, I had to get ready for my 20th high school class reunion. That required a lot of psyching up and grooming. Days worth, even.
In the end, it was truly a BLAST. The years melted away, and we were in high school again, if only for one weekend. I got to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. I’m so glad I went.
Meanwhile, Miss Babycakes has been working on a quilt (see previous blog entry) that she wanted to put on display at the county fair. That also has required a lot of supervision, as she sewed every last stitch herself. In the end, she got it done, and it’s really cute.
I was disappointed that her quilt didn’t win a ribbon.
But she was so good about it. I showed her the winning entry, and how that child’s stitches were fancier (better than I know how to do, actually), but that Mommy and Daddy were so very proud of her … and that there’s always next year to try again.
“I was hopeful, but it’s OK,” she said — yes, in those very words.
On a whim, when I entered her quilt, I also decided to enter four of my mom’s projects that she made for Babycakes: Three dresses and a knitted scarf.
When we walked into the building at the fair where those were on display, we gasped in delight! Every last one of Mom’s entries got ribbons, even one first-place blue ribbon!!! Yay, Mom!
The fair’s still going on in East Moline this week. You might want to check it out.
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