Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Parents Last Visit -

It's been a busy last week for us. My parents were here visiting from AZ for the past week. It worked out that they could be here for Kayley's "Back-to-School Night". She was so excited to show her Grandma her school and have her meet her teacher. She's having a great time in 1st Grade! The above pic is from that night.


I barely see Kayley or my mom when they are together. Kayley loves to keep "Grammy" all to herself playing Uno, tea party, or watching movies. I was kind of happy she's in school now, so I could have a little "Mommy & Me" time for myself. We were able to have a day of shopping and we saw "Mama Mia". It's a good movie - bring the tissues if you haven't seem it yet. That song "Slipping Through My Fingers" gets me everytime! lol We also spent some time in the stamp room - my mom is crafty too and is always looking for ideas to try out with her people at work (she works at a Life Care Center and does activities with the residents).



On Sunday we took a drive to Oak Glen. My parents had never been in the 13 years that I've lived here. We went to Riley's and had lunch and then drove around the main road. The big apple picking doesn't start until this weekend, so we missed out on that experience. We did bring home one of the "Mile High" apple pies though. I don't normally eat apple pie, but that pie was really good!
Kayley and my parents in front of the apple trees at Riley's at Los Rios Ranchos - the other Riley's wasn't open.



We stopped at Oak Tree Village while in Oak Glen too! Kayley had fun feeding a Pot Belly pig named 'Sugar", getting a pony ride, and also feeding some deer.

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