I could do a "high five" yesterday because my on call weekend ended without being called in the middle of the night any of the 3 days...I had Monday off, a rarity...and I could see this cool sight. A clear blue sky with the moon still visiable....very fun. (I'm easy to please!) So I grabbed Eddy the boxer and headed out for a hike in our woods.
Early morning is a good time to hike the Creepy Woods. It's so quiet and the wet leaves and foliage smell wonderful. Eddy gets right down to sniffing business up the trail.
Eddy and I hiked up to his favorite hill. He's always faster than me, plus I'm usually taking pics everywhere. When I heard some commotion I hurried up this hill to find a big family of wild turkeys running in the opposite direction gobbling their heads off. They were so fast I couldn't get a pic of them. Eddy wasn't even chasing them..he looked as surprised as they were! Sure wish I got a shot because the babies were really cute!
We call the woods the "Creepy Woods" and in the summer when it's so thick and dark it lives up to it's name. When I spied this pic I thought it looked like an apparition in the woods! I'm sure it's only the sun shinning through the trees...right?
There were still some of these left hanging..elderberries. Jack and I picked a bunch last week and last night I finally turned all the juice into jelly. I swore last year I wouldn't make it again but I just hate to waste them!
Eddy's reward for a good hike? His favorite drink...hose water. I love it when he's done drinking because then he lets out a big burp..for some reason that always cracks me up!
Another reason for a "high five" was my grandkiddo Cameron turned five yesterday. So last night we went over to my son's home for a special dinner. Steph made all of Cam's favorite food, and of course singing and presents were involved. I learned some things you can do if you are of the old age of five:..If you're five you can have the dinner of your choice...even if it's fruit, mac & cheese, and hotdogs!
When you're five you can have Batman cupcakes if you want.
When you're five you know any wish will come true on your birthday. Cameron's wish? He told us (I know, you're not suppose to tell!)his wish was for his Dad. My son had said earlier in the day that he wished Cameron could stay little forever...so Cam wished to not get old so his Dad would be happy. Awwwww....
It's great when you're five and you can just eat anything you want! Yum!
It's fun when you're five to dig into the presents!
It's easy when you're five to hug your big sister...Because someday that just won't be cool. But you'll always be cool to us Cam-Man! Happy Birthday!