Sunday, May 5, 2019
The Great Outdoors - Week of Apr. 29th
“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.” ~ Shel Silverstein
Cam has already found some lifelong friends, much like his parents. His teachers over the years have taken note regarding how empathetic he is when it comes to his buddies.
Auntie Karen surprised us with a visit and gave us the most priceless gift of all- special time with just herself and Cam. She traveled with us to see our son's WMML baseball game on Saturday.
We all braved the chilly morning and were thankful the sun made an appearance to help warm us up.
We decided to surprise Cam after the game by telling him we were taking him to Culver's for lunch. He was obviously a little excited!
Saturday afternoon found Jane & Auntie Karen relaxing while Chris and his boy handled some outdoor work. Cam's dad wanted to clean the gutters and his son was designated the safety supervisor.
A pot roast simmered all afternoon in the oven with potatoes and carrots. The weather remained mild enough for us to enjoy dinner on the deck, followed by a tasty dessert!
We bid farewell to Auntie Karen Sunday morning, so thankful for her time with us and hoping for another visit soon.
Sunday afternoon brought more visitors: our friend Melissa and her son, Mason. Melissa has many talents and one of them is styling hair. With Cam's post-surgery setup and foam pillow, he can't currently sit in a barber's chair. We thought Melissa would arrive with some scissors, but Cam had the full treatment. Professional smock, men's clippers, and a buzzer along with the stylist scissors. And the bonus for Jane: a deck-side haircut with no floor cleanup.
Chris, however, had to be a part of the fun. He grabbed his powered leaf blower to quickly remove all of the cut hair, not only from the deck, but from Cam as well!
As noted, Cam continues to use Amazon's Alexa and her artificial intelligence. Sunday evening, Chris had set a timer on Alexa for cooking. Cam had a brilliant idea...
"Alexa, change timer."
"Cam, what are you doing?"
"I am changing the timer so I can eat dinner sooner!"