The weather today was absolutely perfect! The temperature was around 77 for a high and with a slight breeze and sunny skies, we spent the entire day outside. First. Poppy Porter surprised us with a hot breakfast and Little Philip ate grits, eggs, toast, and sausage. After breakfast, Poppy Porter took Little Philip on the front steps for some sidewalk chalk art. Mind you, the rest of the neighborhood was still fast asleep just before 8:00 a.m.!
Then we spent the midday pressure washing and staining the new deck, which has been a task we've avoided for too long now. We are halfway through that project but will finish up after church on Sunday. Then, we visited Aunt Lizzy at Magnolia Creek, a retreat center where she is working to again be in recovery for her eating disorder. The visit was wonderful and Little Philip loved trying to feed the ducks. The ducks never would come over because of the dogs that there were visiting, but it didn't dampen anyone's spirits. In fact, Little Philip's favorite activity was hiding in the trash can full of the corn he was feeding to the ducks. Daddy tried to "throw him away" and then we would sing Pop! Goes the Weasel to get Little Philip to jump back out again. After our afternoon visit, NeeNee and Poppy joined us for some yummy Italian food at Petrucelli's before we headed home to read Goodnight Moon and crash for the night. Little Philip was clawing to get into bed. We love days like this!