Flat S is back in the States! After traveling home from Australia, she arrived at Melani McNeilly’s house in South Carolina a few weeks ago, just in time for a bit of snow–and to celebrate a very special occasion. It also looks like she made a great new friend. Let’s turn this post over to Melani for her summary of Flat S’s visit.
Flat S came to us from Sydney, Australia, and A was so excited to have her. The weather (lots of cold rain, blah) and my work schedule cancelled some of the fun things we were hoping to do with Flat S, but we still made the best of our time together. North and South Carolina generally see spells of ice and a smattering of snow from time to time, but we got lucky this winter and wound up with just shy of a foot of snow to play in (big deal for us here!). A was so very excited, and couldn’t wait to get outside. She and S rolled giant snowballs and made lots of snow angels.
We were also happy to have Flat S visiting during a very special occasion: A turned 5!
My schedule has been much more busy than I’d like, but Flat S was sweet enough to keep me company one night while I sewed new pillowcases for A’s birthday.
And later, Flat S helped open gifts from mommy and daddy, and A shared her new horse book with Flat S.
Flat S has turned out to be a very sweet companion for A. I found the girls playing with birthday goodies the next morning.
A is in love with horses and brought Flat S along for her first riding lessons! A has, for 8 months, counted down the days until her 5th birthday so she could begin lessons. As we suspected, she loved it and already can’t wait until week’s end when she’ll be back in the saddle, though she’ll miss sharing her lessons with Flat S.
We’ve had fun with Flat S, even though we haven’t been able to get her out to all the places we’d hoped. A is very sad to see her go, and asked if she could extend her stay for one more night. I found the girls up to shenanigans, dragging around cushions and eating cookies on the couch during a movie.
We’ll miss you, Flat S, but look forward to your next adventures.
Thanks, Melani, for showing S such a good time. We can’t wait to see where she’s headed next.