The morning began with the girls finally showing up at about 10:05 - there was no school today so they were brought straight over to the house. Both of them were excited to be here and Jackie ran up to me and immediately wanted me to pick her up. Of course when Stacy saw this she wanted to do the same thing. . . Linda to the rescue! Linda picked up Stacy and both were happy - and so was I.
Shortly after they arrived Jason and I took them over to the parking lot of the local elementary school and let them ride their bicycles. Both of them are getting pretty good with the riding, though I would sure like to give them more time to practice. There really just isn't too many places around here for kids to learn how to ride. Once we get up to Fallbrook, with Jason's new house, we'll have more space and opportunity for them to ride. While we were there the girls also went over to the grassy area and decided it was great fun to run around and pick up tree leaves. I have to admit I don't know what kind of trees are there, but some of the leaves of these trees are very large and both girls seemed to have fun gathering them together and building a small pile.
We came back home and Linda made lunch for the girls then they went to take a "brain-rest" - we used to call it a nap, but that sounds like you're going to go to sleep, and they don't want to do that (they usually sleep for a couple of hours). The rest of the day was spent cleaning up a few things, and I even cleaned out Mr. Jingles' cage. Jason spent most of the rest of the day in bed, though he did get up a few times and came out to visit with us. He is in pretty good spirits and made a point of telling us of a couple of things he saw on the web that were funny.
Tonight was also relaxed and just a matter of continuing to just enjoy life. Tomorrow I have an appointment with the DMV (I don't like to do anything with the DMV, so an appointment makes it a little easier), and Jason has an appointment for Mr. Jingles, as it is his annual check up. Mr. Jingles has got to be one of the best-taken-care-of rats around. Both appointments are at about the same time so we go in opposite directions, to start the day. Of course this is after Linda and I take the girls to school. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.