Friday, July 15, 2016

I'm Not Scared of Ferengi

Papa cooked breakfast this morning.  I won't tell you how late I slept.
His breakfast burritos got a thumbs up.
The consensus was for a quiet day.  This was actually a unanimous vote.
Before anyone arrived, I went to some effort to assemble good art supplies for the older girls.
Ella, Melanie and Kate are all artists.
Kate and Melanie both gave me input on materials.
Camille is also very experienced and has her own art station at home.  She enjoyed working with the big girls.
Adele joined them, too.
We pulled up a chair for Julia, too.  This made me very, very happy.
After five days of work on his special Perler project, Nate finally finished it this morning.  He's going to leave it here for me.  (I asked; he consented.)  He knew it would be safe with similar Perler projects made by other cousins during earlier visits.
Luke joined Nate at the dining room table.
Ben was nearby, but he found a different way to be quiet.
Jeff finished the final chapter of a children's story he's been working on for years.
Ben and I joined this group and worked on puzzles.  To my utter and complete surprise, Ben was very interested, paid attention, and put this puzzle together 3 times.
At one point I stood up to help Nate, and instead of waiting for me to return, Ben put this puzzle together all by himself.  I was astounded.  He said, "Choo, choo," while he worked.
When he learned all the kids had gone outside to listen to Uncle Jeff's story, he raced out to join them. He got side-tracked by Papa's shoes.
This was a very pleasant, mostly analog morning.
After the story, Camille helped Jane finish her Perler project.  Jane nicely asked me if she could take her dolphin home.  She was pleased to learn that if it wasn't Star Trek, it was hers.
Jill arrived.  Lewis was among those who were delighted.
Papa Ben took most of the kids downstairs where they watched The Little Prince, a recent birthday gift from Carolyn.  Dave was delighted to figure out the correct buttons to watch this in English.
While tidying up the kitchen, I found this masterpiece.
I listened to Dave and Melanie work on a duet.
Ben ran into the room to listen and ultimately joined them.
Melanie finished her painting project from earlier in the week.  After lunch, some of the group went tramping.  My camera and I did not go.  Maybe next week.
After dinner and the departure of Jeff's kids, my peeps and I watched a little Star Trek.  I cannot tell you the pure joy I felt when they requested a show we'd watched before.  This one is a favorite. 
Camille doesn't like the parts with the Ferengi.  She quickly grabbed some art supplies and went outside.  Julia and Ben joined her.
I love seeing their artwork.
Ben has grown to love these two cousins during this week and knows their names.
I sat outside with them, even though I'm not scared of the Ferengi.

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