Yesterday I collected Lisa and Logan from Scotsdale, and we spent the day here. Once Alex appeared we opened presents. I got a wonderful day-by-day calendar, and will certainly enjoy a new cartoon each day. Logan had the largest pile of gifts, and I think the highlight of his haul was the Rockstar skateboard from Alex.
Since the weather was warmer than when they were here last month, Pokey was out for most of the afternoon and Logan got to feed her strawberries; it's not clear who enjoyed that more! Latina's presence was also requested, so Marcie brought her up for a visit. But no chickens here this time.
Lisa and I made a run to the post office, took care of deposits at the bank, and picked up my Rx (and colored pencils for Logan) at Walmart. Our errands together gave Lisa time to fill me in some on of the latest with Logan. Like other foster kids he sure got dealt a crappy hand, and has a lot of baggage to overcome. Lisa, grateful for her year of training, has a lot of work ahead of her - but is quite patient with him.
We played a favorite game of his, Boss Monster, which Tom and I found quite confusing (proving how clueless the older generation is?) and later Zonk (much more our speed!) Around 5:00 they headed back to Scottsdale (I loaned her my car) for a dinner with friends. The three of us were invited, but declined, and ended up going out for Pho. Tom is still getting over his cold - but now I seem to be getting more stuffed up.
They should be back here around 10:00, and the plan is to head off to the Wildlife World Zoo for the day. Of course we all will definitely think of Bana when we feed the giraffes. Alex says he'll join us if he's up in time; some friends are in town, and partying together last night was a definitely possibility!
Tonight Lisa and Logan will celebrate New Year's Eve with us and spend the night here. Tomorrow we may go trampolining, or see a movie, before taking them to the airport for their trip home.