It's beyond me! She gave them these jars full of gummy eye of newt and bat's eyes. Her expression was priceless when she was telling them about it. The kids... not so much. They made sure we tried them, but they weren't having anything to do with it. I was partial to the bat's eyes and Aunt Erika like the eye of newt.
Then we were off to Adam-Ondi-Ahman... after a quick trip to Walmart so she could get a souvenir for her roomie in AZ. Well, that turned into and hour and some odd trip of looking at kids clothes and Aunt Erika buying way too much for the kids. Miss Boo was thrilled because she loves new clothes and especially ones with hearts. Erika made sure they all had lots and lots of them.
The weather that had been gray all morning took a turn heading towards northern Missouri and just as we parked, it started to pour and then dump and the wind picked up to a velocity that was a bit scary. About that time Mr. Finn called and said that we were under a tornado warning. Great! We were on a bluff. Enough said!
We decided that it wasn't going to quit and were going to leave. Can you believe that it stopped raining instantly as she put the car in reverse? What a blessing! We hopped out of the car and ran down the bluff to the overlook. I wasn't exactly in running shoes and well... it was an adventure, but totally worth it.
The wind never slowed down though. It made for a pretty great picture. Unfortunately the wind blew all the leaves off the trees and we didn't get to see the pretty colors of Fall.
It seems like just as soon as she got here, we were packing her up to leave. I think she was worried that everything wouldn't fit in her bag. Did I mention that we went shopping? Not just at Walmart. I had forgotten about that until I wrote this post. We left the house and went there first and then over to eat because we were famished from all that shopping.
The Dude is a bit mischievous as you can see. He loves his Aunt.
I could eat him up. He is a kisser by nature. That's o.k.! He's only four. I might change my mind when he is a teenager, but as long has he is loving on his family it can't be bad, right?
He was trying to be "Toothless" in this picture and it made me laugh. The outfit courtesy of his sweet Aunt.
Are those eyes not amazing?