Yesterday, we were thrilled to go to the wonderful Tiffin Wal-Mart where we received a $1,000 check for the Memorial Fund. We are very appreciative of Wal-Mart's generous support! So many leave our little town to do their shopping elsewhere. I like to borrow a statement from a friend, "If you can't find it at Wal-Mart, you don't need it!" THANKS, Wal-mart!
Next we went with Shayla's Girl Scout Troop to Build-a-Bear in Strongsville (because Wal-Mart doesn't have build a bears, hee - hee). Of course it reminded me of last year when Christi couldn't go with the troop because she was stuck in Philly and wonderful & sweet folks took care of Christi's "build a bear needs" (smile). Soooooooo sweet!
Finally, we went to a restaurant where we were able to catch the Kentucky Derby. This picture shows Shayla calling her Grandma Nee Nee to see which horse she was rooting for. Shayla was thrilled that her horse won and said she would have won $9.00 if she was a betting kind of girl. (I don't know where she came up with $9.00; she likes to save her $$$$.)
In the morning, I ran up to Heidelberg to get some work done. (Can you believe I have to have their grades turned in this week and graduation is on Sunday?! Wow! This semester quickly flew. While at the 'Berg I snapped the photo of the lovely tribute to Christi they have hanging out in their hallway - right beside their Early Childhood Classroom, where Christi's lemonade stand rests inside and where Christi went to read and to meet with the Education majors. It is a lovely tribute! Thank you, Heidelberg! The plaque by the tree out front will hopefully be arriving this week - before graduation on Sunday.
When I returned home from the 'Berg Shayla met me at the door with excitement over the fact that it was "Kentucky Derby Day". She had her plastic horses lined up with paper numbers taped to their sides. Shayne had spent the morning with her reading items on the Internet and watching the morning news programs to get themselves caught up on the horses and the jockeys - what a hoot. Shayla started back to her horse riding lessons about a month ago and (of course) is loving it! I told her if she doesn't grown another centimeter she may have a career as a jockey. She didn't think that would work out, but told me if Elizabeth fires Harriet then Harriet may have a career as a jockey.
Tonight is the "Father Daughter Prom" for Girl Scouts. Shayla is excited and I'm glad she'll be getting another wearing out of her first Holy communion dress and that the high school allows the girls to enjoy the decorations still up from last night's high school prom. I also can't help but think back to two years ago when Shayne was blessed to escort two daughter to "prom".
MOMMY & ME PIC: I don't know what that photo is not showing up. Perhaps because I'm wearing a flowing white nighty, blogger censored it - hee hee! I'd never shared that picture before, but it was taken at "The Picture People" and hangs in our bathroom. I think it captures how precious and tender little Christi was. Sorry!!
Thank you, Heidelberg College - Department Education