After I came home from work, it was time to get a tiny bit of cleaning in (vacuum, etc). I was going to take my nap when Rach went down for hers... but wait! what's this I see? It's Margie & Charlie in the pick up... Margie texts me... "where do you want your mulch?" HUH???
Well, our dear friends decided to go to the mulch area early, so they wouldn't have to deal with it in the middle of the hottest part of the day. They unloaded it all onto our lawn (by the way, we realized after it was OUT of the truck, that we are going to need a heck of a lot more mulch! uh oh...Ok, anyway.. they came with the mulch... then they went swimming for a bit... they needed to cool down after all that manual labor!
They left around the time Tommy got home. After that, I closed my eyes for a few minutes... after getting up, it was time to change rachel into something adorable! And look! She finally let me put pigtails in her hair! She was about to pull them out, when I scooped her up and brought her to my bathroom so she could look at herself in the mirror. She apparently agreed with me that she looked SOOO cute so she left them in for the rest of the day!!! WOOHOO!!!
We headed over to the party.. had a terrific time. Rachel enjoyed being the center of attention for a while. She made some new friends and was (of course) totally taken with Meri's son Kane. Shortly before we left, some other kids arrived and she was equally taken with them. She even went around hugging all the kids before we left! I was sorry we had to leave there early, but we had to get home since we were having our big lasagna dinner!
Margie & Charlie came back to the house... Mom got there a short time later. We all went swimming, then it was time for Lasagna, Garlic Bread, & Mom's famous salad! It was a really terrific day. The lasagna was a big hit, even with Rachel. She especially enjoyed squishing it between her fingers!
After dinner, it was time for dessert. My homemade Mango Ice Cream! All in all, I'd say we had a pretty terrific day with some pretty terrific friends!