Can I just start by saying my sister Claudia left early this morning and I just want to cry. Wah, wah, wah as I say to Little Buddy when I pretend to be a baby. In reality I really do want to cry. I. Miss. Her. So. Much. Already!!!!! We had such a good time and it makes me realize just how much I wish she was near, I always wish she was near but you know what I mean. She was a really big help with everything from my Dad to Little Buddy, more about that in a bit.
We made a quick trip to Honeymoon Island Sate Park in Dunedin, FL on Sunday. Oh it has been so, so long since I smelled the sea air and planted my feet in the warm salty water. Little Buddy has been here for a year and a half which means my visits to the beach have been drastically cut. He is not ready for the beach yet but he will be soon. We walked around looking for shells and breathing the salty air. We could not stay long as it was really hot out, and the sun was very intense, but the hour we were there was well worth it.
We made a trip to Rainbows End Quilt Shoppe also in Dunedin, FL. Oh my goodness all you quilters out there you have to visit this shop, it is amazing. I have been there several times before, the fabrics are so beautiful, one even better than the next. Everywhere we turned we we saying, look at this, oh my look at this! I could have spent hundreds of dollars here and I don't even quilt. It was a very fun adventure for us.
We also made a quick trip to the pier so we could see the water and smell the air. It was lovely. I made Claudia return to Dunedin on Saturday to visit a small yarn shop called Raspberries, I needed a yarn fix after a long visit with my Dad. He is doing well but is a character even on a good day. Yes I am officially off my yarn diet, but only for a short time. I will do a yarn post soon.
There were snuggles with Little Boys, this little one made his Aunt laugh and laugh.
There were snuggles with big boys as well. Mr. 18 got his fair share of hugs from his aunt and his Mother! Well he always gets them from me whether he wants them or not. He is a sweet soul my boy. And as you can tell he is a good sport getting his picture taken while his Aunt steals a smooch.
This little one gave us quite a scare yesterday. On what was supposed to be his first day of school he ended up getting very ill, even warranting a big trip to All Children's Hospital emergency room near us for most of the day. He scared me to death. He was vomiting in the morning and became progressively worse. The vomiting in itself was not much, but his listless and lethargic body was a huge concern, especially because he had no fever. I went directly from his Doctor's office to the emergency room of the hospital, with his Aunt Claudia in hot pursuit. He had a few tests and all is fine. He perked up when we got there and actually had a grand time in his room riding on the bed and calling it the, "black train". He rode on the, "black wheelchair train" to get an MRI and X-rays. He had fun, his Aunt and Mother not so much! Even his Medical Foster Mother Jeannette came to visit him, she was just as concerned as we were. When she walked in the room he asked her what color her van was, I knew he was feeling better when I heard that! We are so blessed this special boy of ours is doing better, and today he is back to his bossy self instructing the whole household in what they should be doing.
Did you notice the new look here at Mereknits? Thanks to my very blog savvy sister, Mereknits is now looking more updated. I was wanting a bit of a change and gray seemed the perfect theme for me. It is my favorite color and seems to work perfectly here on this little blog of mine. Thank you a million times Claudia for taking your entire Friday afternoon to work on this blog, you are so good at it and make me a bit jealous of your computer/blog knowledge. And thank you Claudia for visiting us and helping so much when Little Buddy was ill, you saved my sanity as I was about ready to freak out in a big way while trying to get him to the hospital. We love you, we love Uncle Don and Scout, and we want you to live right next door to us! Want to move to sunny, hot and humid Florida?