When Astrid was small, she stayed with Pop and Gigi a lot in the summer. Eric was in college getting his teaching degree and when he went to class, Astrid stayed with us. Ingrid went to daycare most of the time, but with Astrid staying with us the family did not have to pay for two child care bills and she was not at our house all day everyday just when Eric had class. I took the above photo in the summer of 2004. We raised a lot of Feist pups and she helped with all of them. Even then, Astrid was a warrior. I was glad to see the praise Coach Ben Goodman lauded on Astrid in this morning's paper. I taught Ben in 6th grade. Seems like time as just flew by and now Ben is an adult and Astrid almost grown!
Sigrid called yesterday to see if I had a cake mix. I had chocolate. She created this masterpiece using the tools Erin gave her for her birthday. She loves baking and gardening.
We have enough rain for a while. Garden is growing nicely. I hope now it will dry out and I can use my old new tiller in between the rows.