My sweet, lovely neighbor ladies organized a lunch date so they could welcome Aliya to the neighborhood on Saturday. We had a great time visiting and they all introduced themselves to her so when she's sees them in the neighborhood, they won't be strangers to her.
Now just how thoughtful is that? Especially in a day where we don't even know our next door neighbors name! There were 12 of us...12 on a beautiful, sunny Saturday. Of course there was food involved, so that always helps...and visiting, we love to do that! But more than that, there was a genuine desire to meet and know the new girl in the neighborhood and make her feel loved and welcome.
They bought her a hoodie with our local school team on it and a gift certificate to American Eagle, which incidentally she had spent by Saturday night!
I'm really sorry for everyone who doesn't live in my neighborhood! You can have really nice neighbors too, but probably they won't be as nice as mine. Sorry!!:-) I'll let you know when a home in our neighborhood comes up for sale.
She spent the evening at my moms house and they went to the Mall of America, shopped and had dinner there. This was her first sleepover and she loved every minute. Next time Grandma wants her for the WHOLE day, not just the evening. Just not enough time to do everything they wanted to do, like bake cookies.
On a different topic...don't laugh (especially you, Jill!) I need some help with keeping my schedule organized. What I do now is have a calendar on the wall and that's how I keep track of everything. Mostly it works. But on Saturday, I kind of forgot something important.
Mihiretu had dress rehearsal from 10-12 on Saturday morning for his choir concert which was on Sunday.
Here is what we did on Saturday:
Got up and made French toast. Cleaned that up.
Aliya had another hair appointment at 11:00.
Lunch with the neighbors at 1:15, which we were a little late for because of the hair appointment.
Come home, work on laying down fertilizer and grass seed (from the mess left from the fire...vehicles fixing the house)
Get done at 8:00.
Get Misganaw into bed. Mihiretu is having a sleep over with a friend.
Aahhhhh, climb into hot tub and uhhhh-ohhhhh. What did I forget? Dress rehearsal and also Mihiretu is supposed to be at church at 8:25 am to sing in the first service. Oh, boy!
I knew about it but just didn't write it down. Totally my fault!
I'm finding it hard to keep track of everyones stuff.
Does anyone have any good ideas? They really have to be easy for me. Nothing electronic, unless it is super easy. Nothing big to carry around in my purse.
I wish they sold extra memory for my brain like they do for computers.