Wow -- that was fast! After anticipating it all year, the week of high school graduation flew by! My oldest is now a graduate, and eagerly looking ahead to college. In fact, "one foot out the door" best describes her these days. She's a maps whiz so she's working at an internship at nearby USGS. She also continues her volunteer work with Spirit Open Equestrian -- a therapeutic horseback riding group.
Because of the graduation, my mom has been with us. That's been very nice. She's the perfect grandmother -- indulgent but not interfering. Both kids love having her here. She's leaving this morning.
Yesterday evening I took her for a walk at some of our pretty gardens. They are next to the Fannie Mae building, and we could see how the recession is affecting their maintenance. That part was sad. But as we were gazing across one of the ponds we saw a huge leaf moving along -- like a sail. By squinting, we could see it being pulled by a beaver! He took it all the way across the pond and then "flip", he took it underwater. We think his wife sent him out to get fresh salad. I did take a video, but it's not really clear using the viewer available through blogger. Oh well.
We are headed to NYC for a few days for our exchange student's last "hurrah." He leaves next Monday. I'll post some good NYC photos when we return.
Have an excellent Father's Day!