Aunt Jennee was able to take a few days off work and spend a long weekend with us. She was going to arrive late on Wednesday night. Sweetie Pie was very excited for her arrival, and planned to have a party for her. We told her it would be very late, but she was not deterred in the least. She set the table completely by herself. The menu included strawberries, chocolate chip cookies, and mandarian oranges. After all this, she said, "Now, we need a centerpiece". I was floored! She's five! So, we went outside, I snipped off some spikey leaves, and she put them in a short glass, with water. It looked fine. "Now, we need some rocks". So, she went outside, scooped up a handful of rocks from the driveway, and plopped them in the jar. And, it made a very nice centerpiece. I didn't get a picture of it, but trust me, I was impressed!
We took her shopping for school shoes. She found this lovely pair of shoes with her favorite princesses on them. The day after we bought this pair of shoes, (with velcro) she learned how to tie her shoes. Then, she wanted a pair of shoes that tied! (Bad timing on our part!)
Nashville, Tennesse is the home of the world's only actual size recreation of the Parthenon. It is an amazing sight to see.
|Just to give you an idea of the size of those pillars|
|Aunt Jennee and Sweetie Pie were hiding from us,|
but someone peeked around the pillar just as I
was snapping the picture!
|This shows the ceiling|
|Sweetie Pie snapped this picture|
|This is not a small statue!|
|Lots of gold all around|
|The back of the statue. She is holding Nike,|
the "god" of victory, in her hand.
|Pappy and his Sweetheart|
We had lunch with Dad at his high-rise building. She liked being up that high!
|The "Batman Building" of Nashville|
We have started a new tradition. On our last day in Nashville, we go out for pancakes at the Pancake Pantry. If you don't want to wait in a long line, get there early. Seriously.
All I can say is, "YUM-O". Yes, I did go off my diet for this one meal. (Wouldn't you?) Technically, this is not a pancake. It's a crepe filled with chocolate ganache.
|Sweet Potato Pancakes with|
Cinnamon and Cream Syrup
|Bears and Berries|
for Sweetie Pie
After our tummies were full of pancakes, we went to a Greek Festival. The aromas of the food made our mouths water, but, since we were full, we didn't partake, tempting as it was. There was a petting zoo, pony rides,and lots of booths. But what she really wanted to do was climb the wall! We told her maybe next year!
And, that concludes our week in Nashville.