Today, I (Gretchen) got a day at the spa, along with my mom and sister. I wasn't able to get a massage, so I tried something new, and got a mud wrap, along with a manicure and pedicure. It was fun having a girls day, and I guess the kids had a long nap for the guys while we were gone. Knut is now having an evening with his brother-in-law Tony where they will get together with some of Tony's friends and probably have many philisophical discussions. Tomorrow, we have nothing planned, but I have one more present to get, and so does my mom, so we'll probably step out for a bit tomorrow, if we don't get a chance tonight.
I have also had a chance to start my 'Grandmother's Flower Garden' quilt for Silje. It's been fun figuring out how to piece it together,and I'm sure I'm going to enjoy this project.
Knut has been having so much fun reading his novel so far this vacation. He's almost done with The Bourne Idenity triligy. (I don't actually know if it is 3 books or 1). We haven't taught my parents how to play "Farkle" yet, but that should come soon...hopefully tomorrow.
My brother Jeremy is flying back in on Saturday, I think, and we are going over to my Grandma Vojtko's on Sunday. I'm looking forward to visiting my old church this time, instead of the church my parents go to. I like their church, but I'm hoping to spot some old friends, and visit the prayer garden that was built in memory of one of our pastors who died from a brain tumor when I was in college.
David had a fun time with my sister's poodle, Chloe, today. She's so much smaller than Papa's lab, and she's terrified of everything! David tried so hard to speak softly to her, but he just wanted to pet her so bad that he was often too loud!
Silje was disappointed that she didn't get her nails painted like the big girls today, so Grammy painted them promptly when we got home. My sister brought her a few days ago a Sleeping Beauty jewelry box filled with costume jewelry. It was a gift from one of Heidi's students, and since she had no use for it she gave it to Silje. Silje won't be separted from it! She picks out a ring, bracelet and necklace to wear with each outfit, and won't leave the house without being properly decorated!
Kids are screaming...time to go.