Rowen and I got to spend most of the day playing again, but we did also go over to Aunt Leanne’s house after lunch to help her for an hour or so with some last-minute housework while she was busy with another afternoon of cooking. We thought that the little box of bakery treats that she sent home with us for our afternoon snack with Mom, Alicia, and the twins was worth the time out of our play day plans.
The weather was beautiful again, and it still feels a bit strange to be out riding my bike and being outside in a heavy sweater-jacket instead of a winter coat. It’s not like I didn’t get to do that when Mom and I lived in Georgia; but this is way different than this time last winter in Witch Falls. Most of the kids and teens in town were having fun – even the kids who weren’t getting to use winter-sport Christmas gifts yet.
Rowen had to go home – or to Grandma and Grandpa Emerson’s home – in time for dinner with them, so I was bff-less for the night after that. We weren’t having a dinner and a movie night at home, but Dillon was working again, so we had Violet with us; and Grandma and Grandpa came over for dinner too. Dad and Grandpa got into watching a football game after dinner, but since it was still nice outside; Mom, Grandma, Violet, and I took the twins out for a walk. We stopped in to see Uncle Adam and Aunt Leanne, and they had about half of the McEwan clan there already. Tory, Kyle, Michelle, and Chrissy were in town too, but were getting settled in at Aunt Deborah’s house before coming over to spend the rest of the evening with the rest of their family.We only stayed for a short visit, and then finished our walk before returning home and hanging out in the living room with Dad and Grandpa until it was time for Ethan and Ehlana to go to bed. Violet went over to the Inn to wait for Dillon, Jake, and Stephanie then, and since Mom had grandparent support, I opted for a little quality time with my Jacuzzi and another comparatively early bedtime. New Year’s Eve day is up next; and if the weather forecast is right, we’ve got one more really beautiful, warm day before we start heading back toward normal winter temperatures. The guys in town might want to waste all of that sun and warm while watching football games; but Rowen and I plan on enjoying ourselves with more biking and outdoor fun before we have to get ready for my first New Year’s Eve party at the Inn. I see another best last day of the year ever in my immediate future!