Mrs. Smythe & Co. are out West visiting family for Thanksgiving. Follow their adventures below.
My niece, Isabelle, sang at the Idaho Capitol building in Boise this evening. It was part of the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and she was a member of one of two children’s choirs invited to sing.
Here is Isabelle’s sister, gabby, holding one of the complimentary cookies served at the event. Note the edible state seal of Idaho.
Here are ginger and pepper after having eaten the complimentary cookies…and cocoa…and candy canes.
It was a gray day in the Pacific Northwest today.
But no matter. We’d feel cheated if we had traveled all the way to Washington and it didn’t rain at least once.
And, anyway, ferries are fun, rain or shine. We took one to the mainland for an afternoon of shopping.
It was a little windy.
All right, it was a LOT windy.
But that’s just part of the fun.
From my mother-in-law’s dining room table.
When your grandmother lives on an island, the first thing you want to do when you visit her is hit the beach – and we did. In fact, we hit four beaches today. Chilly? Yes. Windy? At times. Worth it? Absolutely!
Pepper says some lady behind her “passed gas” twice during the flight – loudly. But the woman had earphones on, so maybe she thought they were silent – like when a toddler closes his eyes and is invisible.
On the plane, the girls and I had to sit in separate rows because, on Southwest Airlines, it’s every man for himself – no assigned seating. Ginger was across the aisle one row back and having trouble logging into the iPad. She needed the password, but with everyone stowing their bags and settling in, I couldn’t get to her, so I had to shout, “happy mommy! It’s happy mommy!” Everyone, of course, stopped to watch us at that point. It took Ginger a minute to catch on. “That’s a weird password, mom,” she finally said. In the future, I will only choose super cool sounding passwords that I would not be embarrassed to shout out in a crowd.