KC spent a happy morning coloring with her "doggie Ace." She actually sat Ace on the seat herself. Ace was given to her by a friend who has an actual Golden Retriever named Ace.
Our Potluck Pizza Party was a success! What a relief! Even though some of us sat on picnic benches and we ate on paper plates, it was wonderful to be together with our neighbors again. They brought delicious salads, incredible chocolate dipped strawberries and cookies, not to mention great beverages and fabulous appetisers. We bought five large Lou Malnati's (deep dish and thin crust) pizza which everybody enjoyed.
Our first guests were Russ, a school psychologist and Caroline, a professor of anthropology at the University. KC is usually very reticent around people she does not spend time with on a daily basis but somehow she loved all the neighbors. Russ and Caroline were kind enough to have "tea" with KC who kept pouring them more out of her miniature teapot.
Vera brought over a pop-up book for KC and.... lo and behold! Bubble wrap! KC was in heaven. No wonder we heard her squeals of laughter throughout the evening. She went to bed perfectly content.
We are also feeling perfectly content and happy to have been blessed for so many years with such terrific, loving neighbors.