was what Abby said when Joe handed the Easter basket to her. She was so excited!
She loved shaking the plastic eggs to see which ones had jellybeans in them.
Naturally the dogs were close by. They never want to miss a minute of what is going on.
Papa Joe got right in there to help!
In other words PLAY!
Looks like she is ready for some playing!
The next day Joe had to run into town for a couple of hours so Abby and I hopped on the golf cart. We saw Ryan on our neighbor's four wheeler getting ready to get to work so we drove over for a minute. He really looked good and was happy to see Abby. She acted shy around him but it was really sweet. He loved on her and she softened immediately. He had been working with his dad that morning and was just getting started on "the farm" as he calls it. We were really happy that he continues to work even though he isn't staying with us anymore.
When we got close to the house Abby wanted to throw some rocks in the pond.
She spied some minnows swimming in the shallow end. She told me that she could catch one with her fast fingers!
Needless to say, she didn't catch a thing with her fast fingers. But it was sure funny to watch her. Then I noticed Dakota trying to bend the fence to get into the front pasture.
That was not a good thing so Abby and I hopped back on the golf cart to see what was going on. The horses were hungry. It has been too wet to put a round bale of hay out and he was trying to get to some food! I gave them a couple of square bales and they munched on that.
Abby spied a horseshoe on the hitching post. She had to show it to me of course.
We hung around the house most of the day. After Joe got back home we decided to take Abby out for dinner. Her daddy works at Logan's Roadhouse so we decided to suprise her by eating there. She fell asleep in the car and when she woke up we were there. She was so excited. We sat at a booth where she could see Thomas (her daddy) while he worked in the kitchen. We asked our waiter to tell him that his daughter was there. He searched the crowd and smiled and waved when he spotted her. They exchanged several waves and smiled during dinner. It was honestly priceless. We had a great dinner then took her home.
It is amazing what can happen when you have an idea on a Friday. My idea was that I missed my precious and look what happened. More memories for all of us. How I love my life!