We met at Olbrich Gardens and had a great time visiting and looking at the displays. We left for lunch and then came back to let the kids play a bit and say our goodbyes. It was a very mild mannered day and there were no obnoxious laughing outbursts by any of us (insert sarcasm here).
As we were leaving for lunch Mr. B got concerned because he couldn't find the little glass alligator I had bought him (for a mere 35 cents). I told him it wasn't a big deal and a couple of the kids offered to go back in and get him a new one. As we were waiting, Kristina noticed a shimmer of the green glass in his hand along with a few acorns he was holding. She told him the alligator was in his hand and he loudly exclaimed, "my alligator was hiding under my nuts"! We had several chuckles about that one.
Todd just about gave me a heart attack on the drive back to the gardens. Kristina and I rode together with Mr. B and Jessica while Todd took the rest of the kids. I had mentioned earlier that I wasn't sure if one of my turn signals was working and while we were waiting at a stop light Todd got out of their van and ran up to my open window proclaiming that both of my turn signals were working. I thought for sure we were getting car jacked...what a guy!
It was such an uplifting day to be surrounded by wonderful friends. A true blessing indeed!