Friday, May 31, 2013

let the games begin!

We've had the first, restful, week of summer vacation. Yes, Raine has played with her friends every day this week. Yes, I've taken lovely naps, thank you. I've done some sewing, but not as much as I pictured myself doing this week. I've put together two pair of shorts and two pair of pants for the girl, but only finished one of each. I didn't even get started on the tops I have cut out for her. Next week, I guess, around the commitments I made to do stuff for school (compensated, of course).

Raine's flying adventure, two years ago
Tomorrow, we send Raine off to visit her grandparents. She's independent enough not to mind flying by herself, and she will have books etc to keep her busy on the flight. I know part of her wishes we were all going, but the relationship she has/will forge with her grandparents by herself is different than the one she has with us there as a buffer. Different for them, too. They are her only living grandparents, she's their only grandchild. They should be able to dote and spoil without parents looking on and judging. They've already got reservations at a water park resort. OF COURSE she will love it!

Last year, we managed to tour the Biltmore, and get a rare family photo
I'll be busy with school stuff while she's gone, and then almost as soon as she gets back, she and I will be off to Tucson. We will each enjoy the company and companionship of our friends there (conveniently living in the same abode). I'm so looking forward to visiting and making stuff with Steph!

Soon after we return, we will enjoy having my neice come stay with us for a bit. That is always fun. We'll have to go to White Sands, and shop, and I hope I get to make some stuff for her, too, while she's here. All too soon, it will be time for school to begin again, but for now, let the summer games begin!


Fran said...

Enjoy it all!

Linda said...

Oh yes let the games begin lol. Already we've got stuff that won't fit in her suitcase so we may or may not to check a box along with her suitcase. So far she seems to be enjoying herself with adequate computer time. Tooth fairy came by last night as well. Going to watch a movie shortly along with some junk food. She's taken plenty of video's - Raine style of course lol.

Linda said...

lol rereading your post about spoiling Raine made me laugh. While waiting for her flight home I mentioned something about spoiling her and she said "No you didn't" then she thought a minute and said "well yes you did with the clothes and the Halo".