Off to Hawaii with Momma!

Momma, Jordyn and I getting ready for the Hawaiian party.

Momma, Jordyn and I getting ready for the Hawaiian party.

In the fine fashion of Elmcroft Assisted Living we all enjoyed Hawaiian night! The assisted living home plans occasional “special” nights for the residents and I knew momma would be interested in the Hawaiian night. Hawaii is her all time favorite place and while she does not respond or react to many things these days, her eyes lit up with recognition when I started to mention Hawaii a few weeks ago.

Lauren and I had planned to go as I still remember last Thanksgiving when the residents who did not have family seemed so woe begotten and lost. Plus, we could not argue that we had nothing to wear since we had a trip to the islands just months ago. At the last-minute, Ally agreed to come with Kendyll and Jordyn and we all embarked on a nice evening. Mom swayed along with the Hawaiian music, seemed to enjoy the pageantry of Leis and island food. I tried to convince Ally and Lauren to get up and do the hula but they were not going along with my plan.

Momma watching her youngest great grandchild, Kendyll.

Momma watching her youngest great-grandchild, Kendyll.

Jordyn took on the staff in a limbo contest and won it all. Of course, she was half the size of the rest of contestants!

Limbo!

Limbo!

Momma had fun and enjoyed her brief trip to the islands. And as Ally said, and I concur, it was the most festive Friday night she has had in awhile!

Around the Farm

Alice, welcome all to Six Meadow Farm

Alice, welcome all to Six Meadow Farm

It seems like there has been a lot going on these last few days-actually, just usual farm stuff, I have not left town in four days which maybe a record of sorts for me.  I have enjoyed having this quiet week to rest, piddle around the place and get some chores done.

I have been to my mom’s assisted living place every day.  Maybe it is just seeing her daily again after missing days right after surgery, but she seems brighter and happier to me.  I had hired a sitter to come between 4-6 pm each day to get her to dinner and back.  Each day when I get there she has on jewelry and today even had earrings on.  She is very proud of her manicure we got the other day.

Showing off her pink nails.

Showing off her pink nails.

Yesterday, she left me behind again as the home was having an Elvis impersonator in the dining room.  She practically dragged me down the hall.  She hugged me goodbye and was groovin’ to the music as I left.  He really was pretty good.

Elvis singing to momma.

Elvis singing to momma.

Ally, Jordyn and Kendyll came down tonight for their weekly horse back lesson.  Jordyn is still reluctant to trot but is getting much better with the turning, stopping and riding on her own.  I love seeing Ally ride.  She was always a beautiful rider and it is good to see Mickey getting a work-out.  Feather, especially being only six, is a saint with Jordyn.  My shoulder restricts my typing ability so I am just going to let the pictures tell the rest of the story tonight.

Lula steadfastly waiting with Kendyll as mom and sis ride.

Lula steadfastly waiting with Kendyll as mom and sis ride.

Jordyn making her way with Feather-all by herself around the arena with mom and Mick. Love this!

Kendyll FINALLY getting a turn!  She says she was born to ride!

Kendyll FINALLY getting a turn! She says she was born to ride!

Thank you for riding along-it’s a very good night at Six Meadow Farm!