I turned forty years old. It isn’t all that big a deal, just another birthday. Another turn around the sun.
But I was super surprised by my dearest oldest friend visiting me for the weekend to celebrete. It was amazing having her here with me. I miss her dearly. She lives half way across the continent and I am not able to travel to her since i have T. with me all the time.
We had a lobster dinner and apple pie for dessert. The lobster dinner was funny since we had R. with us and she had never encountered this food before. It was interesting to watch her reactions in trying to eat this food you really have to fight with the get the meat out of. These particular lobster shells were extremely thick. I had never come across ones I couldn’t easily break. But we managed and enjoyed them all. Of course, I was super delighted by sharing my mommas apple pie with everyone afterwards.
My dear friend gave me sweet presents and I had just receieved the birthday gifts I purchased for her back in May! It was very cool. We got to both celebrate turing 40 with each other. 🙂
The next day we had lunch with my mom and dad, then went swimming for an hour or so. I love swimming! I am so glad to be back in an area that has many options for doing just that, for free!
This new addition is a living breathing fiber making beast.
🙂 Welcome my sweetie, Satin angora rabbit, FLUFFERNUTTER! She lives in the barn and comes in frequently to be groomed. She has just recently been cut down, so her next fiber harvest will be a in a few months and will hopefully have a little better stability than the new baby fluff from her first cut.
We were very fortunate to have had the B-29 Bomber, the last one in operation, come to our local airport for a viewing. It was a very coolsite.
I got lots of neat pictures of it and the C-47?. We were able to go inside the under belly to see the bombs and inside the cockpit. We didn’t get into the cockpit since the climb was too much for us, but it was totally worthe the hour or so wait.
The entire time we were there, they were maintaining this beautiful plane like royalty. What a treat!
Our favorite fair is the Firemans Field Days is Appalachin, NY. It is simple and fun. This time I brought the girls with us. I laughed so hard riding the twister ride over and over again my cheeks cramped up. LOL
I introduced the girls to fair food. DEEP FRIED OREO COOKIES! Nom nom nom nom. T. got to shoot a BB Gun and Paint gun, which made him happy.
We got there way early on the opening day due to lack of proper advertising for the event, so I took some realy neat pictures of the empty fair grounds and rides.
Mothers Day. I had received a call from my lil sis a couple days before stating she was coming in for a surprise for Mothers Day. It had been a long time since my parents had seen her. And it would have been the second time they had the opportunity to meet her new husband. I had not met him yet at all. I was excited. But we had no other plans.
I got my brian in to gear and planned a sneaky surprise. I had told them we were going to bring mom and dad to a fancy shmancy place for brunch. I was going to pick them up. My sis was arriving at the time my parents were supposed to be picked up by us. They were waiting outside for us to arrive. Instead, my sister and her husband arrived. It was incredibly lovely for my parents but it didn’t end there.
I showed up and my parents were still under the impression that we were going to brunch, but not sure how that was going to work with sis being there. We came prepared. We brought brunch to them!!!
We had ham loaf, mimosas, fruit salad, waffles, eggs, and so much more!!! It was a lovely day with the family. It was wonderful to meet my brother in law. Mom had the best Mothers Day. I even topped it off with a trip out for her favorite treat, Ice cream!!
Knocking teeth out. Blood on the ice. Darth Vadar on the runway.
Okay, we had lots of fun this winter and early spring at our favorite local hockey teams arena. I brought my parents a few time and we got to see some gruesome action on the ice. We also had a great time at the Start Wars event they held before the game. T. even got pictures with several of the characters.
It has been over five years since we have had the pleasure of enjoying this lovely small local zoo. It has just opened for the season and I plan on attending several events they have planned for this year.
It was so fun getting acquianted with the old and new animals. I also was fortunate enough to have had my parents along with me, as well as R. We got to play with our cameras. The days weather was perfect and the animals did their best to cooperate. Netted cages really suck for autofocus. 😛
Here are a few of my favorite images of the day.