Monday, August 27, 2012

Visit to Dad's House

I have to laugh at this title - I did visit my dad's house, but I have no photos of my dad! While there, I spent a lot of time with Marissa and Hailee (my nieces). Let's be honest - I only went to my dad's house for four days because Marissa and Hailee were there. So, from the visit to Dad's house, here are a bunch of photos of Marissa and Hailee.

BTW - like the dog? He is available for adoption! My dad and Renee foster boxers who need to be adopted. They are terrific dogs!!!

Marissa and Hailee had a great time riding the horses (and thanks to the kind horse owners who allowed them to ride!).

I took Marissa and Hailee to the store for "treats" because I am not that good aunt that sends a card on birthdays and holidays, but we do shopping trips together when I see them ;-)  Marissa got a large stuffed horse that she named after Renee's horse (this gets added to her 5 foot tall stuffed bear and her large stuffed penguin).

Hailee used her money to purchase makeup at Target.  We did a photoshoot too with my Sabika and "Sabika-like" jewelry.  Hailee, as you can see, wears the jewelry, whereas Marissa chose to put the jewelry on her horse.  Hailee is a lot like me - makeup, jewelry, and all things that sparkle!!!

We also spent some time outside with Renee and the two foster boxers (only one is shown here).

I wanted to do a group family photo that never happened, but here is the front of my dad's house - his waterfall entrance and then a picture of his house.

We enjoyed some time at the Meadows where we bought ice cream and played mini golf.  Uncle Dave spent some time with Marissa teaching her how to put (and Pap-pap helped).  Hailee did not take to golf, but she sure takes to the camera (I have a ton of photos of her!).  Skipper (dog) enjoyed the outing because Renee lets him eat some of the ice cream ;-)

On Sunday, we went to the annual family reunion at Uncle Bruno and Aunt Polly's house.  Even though it was barely 80, we had a nice time swimming in the pool; and Marissa beat me at a swimming race (and she made sure to tell me before we started that she didn't want any favors - ie - I was to really swim for it.  So yes, she beat me fair and square!).