When Kevin and Molly asked if we could stay with the boys while they were at a wedding, we didn't hesitate! And it was delightful in every way!
We arrived on a gorgeous September afternoon. The weather couldn't have been nicer -- sunny, warm (but not too hot), not at all humid. We stayed home for a bit while Rick and the boys played checkers.
Meanwhile, the Camster introduced us to the newest family member -- Waffles.
I have to say, I'm in love with Waffles. She's the age Gypsy was when he moved into the house and just as sweet and mellow as my dearly departed orange boy. And physically, they were identical.
Somehow she put up with two little boys who manhandled her (and she seemed to love it), and played as kittens do, with great abandon.
I am quite sure that Waffles and Gypsy are one and the same, my Marmelade Gypsy enjoying his next lifetime and keeping it in the family.
But I digress... the weather was too nice to stay inside so we went off to the cider-pumpkin-fun place we enjoyed last year and it was a great time!
The boys again enjoyed the corn crib, an oversized "sandbox" filled with corn instead of sand. They had great fun burying themselves and making corn angels.
And yes, there was this one.
It was off to the slides.
Everyone who wanted a turn got one!
Meanwhile, we couldn't resist these.
Neither could the big kid.
There was a petting zoo of sorts and they enjoyed feeding the goats.
Meanwhile, the Carburetor got to milk a fake cow!
We wrapped up with cider and donuts! All in all, a good day!
The next morning, after watching an episode of "Bluey" the night before about making an omelet, Rick had them cooking. No eggs were broken on the table or floor!
And the whisking went well!
There were other fun moments, too and it was a delightful time.
We don't always get enough time with these guys. They're just far enough away to make that hard. But every second is worth it.