I know I said I would finish up my Manatee story, but this was just too much fun to skip over! Today, my friend, Nicole, and her son, Aiden, came over to work on some shower invitations. No, Aiden wasn't helping! lol! He came to hang out with Natalie & Olivia. Nicole has 2 sons, and our running joke is that we have betrothed her sons and my daughters! Aiden, the younger of her 2 boys, is totally on board! Noah on the other hand, is 6 yrs older than the girls, and he thinks it is weird! Yes, it is weird, but we still have fun with it anyway!
While Nicole and I worked on her sister's baby shower invitations, Natalie, Olivia, and Aiden got all bundled up and headed out to play in our newly acquired snow. They were out for about a half hour, and Olivia came in upset. I asked her what was wrong, and she said, "We lost our shovel in Bob's yard (our neighbor)!" So, I asked what happened. She proceeded to tell me that they were feeding Wilson (the neighbor's dog) snow off of the shovel, and that he took it from them. They couldn't get it and needed help. The first thing that went through my head was "GREAT, they had a snow shovel hanging over the fence feeding the poor basset hound snow, and they probably smacked him in the head with in when they dropped the shovel over the 2 foot fence!" So, I proceeded to give her a mini lecture about how we treat animals, and how we should and shouldn't use shovels. I got my shoes and coat on, and went out to rescue the shovel.
When I went out the back door, I see Natalie with a HUGE stick poking at something through the fence! I was really amped up now! I yelled at her, then asked where the shovel was. Olivia showed me the shovel on the other side of the fence. I looked all around and didn't see it......then, she points to a TINY green plastic SAND shovel! Now my job got harder (I couldn't just reach over the fence and grab the shovel!), and I felt a little silly that I had reamed them for messing with the dog when they obviously didn't hurt him. He took the "shovel" out of their hands trying to play!
I am SURE I looked quite hilarious trying to navigate between 2 rose bushes and over a 2 foot fence to retrieve a plastic SAND shovel! I got it! Then I had to come back through........the things we do for our kids! Lol!! I should have let Wilson keep the treasure he earned!
Stay tuned for the rest of the Manatee Adventure!