Friday night was the annual nursing home Christmas extravaganza. Sara, Jacob, Joey, Momo, her friend Brittany, Papa, Gigi & I all turned out to celebrate with Gmommy. The nursing home put out a yummy buffet of Southern holiday favorites: sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green been casserole, ham, turkey, pies, mac & cheese, the works. After dinner we were treated to some elder boogie. Mrs. Kelly (this cute little lady who is convinced she’s in Pennsylvania) and Gmommy were really getting down! We had a great time and it’s so nice to see so much joy in an Alzheimer’s wing of a nursing home. Even the lady who normally complains and curses at people had a half smile on her face! More pics here.
Saturday I went to Ellie’s birthday party. Ellie lives next door to me & turned 7. She asked me if I’d paint faces at her party. Absolutely! The party was held at a local horse stables. There were pony rides & a maze & after cake we went on a hayride. My first ever. They aren’t kidding about the hay. You sit on it in a big wooden crate thing pulled by a tractor. It was all fun & games until we got stuck going up a hill & all the daddies had to push us the rest of the way up the hill. Good thing we were packing muscle.
The kids were all adorable. One boy asked for a giant eye ball on his cheek. Another asked for a 3 leaf clover & a leprechaun. I obliged the wee lad. I told one girl she was my last customer when the party was over. She eyed me and said “Where do YOU have to go?”. Indeed.