Angel #1 is in the air back to California right now. We had a wonderful time with all of the kids home, but it was over much much too quickly. Angel #2 goes back on Tuesday, then it's a return to what passes for normal here.
Sunday morning we picked #1 up at the airport and headed back to town to watch the parade. Angel #4 and her friend were on one of the floats and made sure they got WE and his friends good with their super soakers as their float went past. After the parade, we enjoyed the music and watched the horse pulls for a while. The boys went to a pool party and discovered that despite #1's military training, brothers vs brothers chicken fighting will usually be won by the brothers that are both well over 6 ft tall and over 200 lbs. Our two shorties didn't stand a chance. At 5ft 10, WE is the acknowledged giant of our household.
Monday night we had a small party for some friends and family celebrating the return of the children. I just made a huge batch of taco fixings and sat back and enjoyed our company. Though I tried, I couldn't convince any of our guests to take home one of the kittens.
Tuesday was family picture day. I'm willing to guess that our photographer never had a request for zombie poses before. Angel #2 rocks at being a zombie, Angel #1...not so much. We saw a small preview and it looks like we're going to get some great pictures out of the deal, even the zombie ones. As long as we were out there, we had her do WE's senior pictures as well. Might as well kill all those birds with one stone, imo.
We went to the rodeo on Thursday night. WE's girlfriend had never been to a rodeo before, so she got an education. It was a lot of fun, though no one managed to stick on a bull for the required 8 seconds. I tell you, those guys are nuts. When the boys were little, they both had rodeo aspirations, I'm glad they outgrew those dreams. Angel #1 was going to be a bull rider and WE,of course, had plans to be a bull fighter - not the Spanish kind, but the guys that go out there in clown make-up and distract the bulls away from the fallen cowboys.
Yesterday, hubs and I went to a neighborhood party while the kids headed out to Bay Beach, our local amusement park and today, hubs and the girls are back at the rodeo while WE and I are going to hang around home and get things ready for some overnight company we're having tomorrow night. I also have to make something for a potluck we're invited to tomorrow after church.
So yeah, we've had a busy week. Oh, and I also managed to can up about 21 pints of strawberry jam somewhere in there as well. Time goes so fast when you're busy.