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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Days

Since she was about a year old, Lillie has enjoyed spending a few Days with GrandB.  The tradition continues and she comes to visit for a couple or three days whenever we have the chance.

Before Mike and I married, she even offered to include him in her Days - she told him he could sleep in her bedroom because she didn't need it at night since she slept with me!

Since our marriage, she does sleep in one of the guest rooms but still really enjoys spending time with Daddy Mike.

After all, she really does love to be outside and is an animal lover to the core of her being... much like him.

So, last week when Lillie was here for her Days...

...there was some splashing and jumping time at the pool.  (Thanks Nan and Jim!)

There was some library time where she selected a stack of books and avidly read at every available moment.  There was also a bit of TV time when we all munched on popcorn and watched one of her favorites together (Duck Dynasty).  There was time to romp outside.  There were ice-cream-sandwiches and trips to Sonic.  There was time to ride/drive the Mule.  There was time to feed the calves and just watch them in amazement.  However, it seems that the highlight of the Days came each night...

...when the checkerboard came out and the competition began!

It was intense...
...concentration and serious contemplation were necessary.

It was seriously competitive...
...and sportsmanlike conduct was not always observed.

There was cheering from each player when he or she jumped the opponent and captured a checker.  There was dancing and giggling and shouting when a win was inevitable.  There was taunting and trash-mouthing galore...

"Bring it on, baby!"  "How 'bout them apples, big stuff?"  "What you gonna' do now?"  "Woop!  Woop!"   "King me, buddy!"


After a couple or three games each night, the winner was declared, the board was folded, and strategy was dreamt of for the following day...

I feel sorry for anybody else who has to compete against either of this dangerous duo.  I don't think they will know what hit them!