We helped Sadie celebrate her 5th birthday today. After blowing out the regular candles and our singing Happy Birthday, her Daddy lite a number 5 at the top of a wire, it flashed like a 4th of July Sparkler. It was a big hit but didn't last more than about 15-20 seconds. It was long enough to get some good pictures. She received several nice presents. The most outstanding one being a knit Mermaid "sock" that she can pull on with the top being a "blanket" with which to cover.
Carolyn took us up to our unit in Brookdale where the painting is all done. Everything looks good. With the temperature in the low 70's, I wore my windbreaker and took along a hanger to leave it there, so could say that we were starting to move in. Elaine took up a few things too. Carolyn and Ben have already put together a new couch that was delivered there as well as setting up the Coffee Maker and a few other things. Our moving date is set for September 1 but that date is flexible. The more time that we spend up there, the more convinced we are that we will like it. We continue to be very favorably impressed with all of the staff and with all the people we have met there in addition to old friends.