Wednesday, December 14, 2005

"Man Time"


Susie pulled off the major surprise this morning. Sage and Eden both have birthdays right around Christmas and it's always crazy trying to do parties in addition to all the other activities surrounding Christmas. So months ago she talked them into doing something besides parties this year, but she didn't tell them what it was going to be. She said she'd surprise them. So for months, working with her mom ("Bestemor" to the girls) and her sister Joni in Cincinnati, she planned a trip to the American Girl Store in Chicago, using frequent flyer miles.

She kept a good secret. She got the girls all the way to the SLO airport before they learned that they, (and not my assistant, Debbie Johnston) were the ones getting on the plane. But still she hasn't told them their ulimate destination. . . one piece at time. So I guess the girls are prety excited about their little adventure, as you can see from the pic above. Haaken, apparently, is ambivalent about spending a weekend with the ladies. Can't say that I blame him.

So . . . . I've rearranged my work hours a bit so that Zeke and I can have some serious "Man Time" between now and Sunday. I've been coming up with some things we can do. I'm thinking about the Farmer's Market on Thursday and his first Cal Poly basketball game on Friday. But I'm looking for some more ideas. Got any?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

how about a hike thru Poly Canyon?

Jeannett Gibson said...

You know, there's a new Chuck E. Cheese that just opened in Santa Maria...could also stop by and say hi to the Gibsons just down the block...

Vivian said...

You could take him to the dairy and show him the calves. Jay would love to show you around. Give him a call first so he knows when you are coming.

Anonymous said...

Go to San Francisco to visit your brother and two nephews. Walk across the golden gate bridge and hike Mt. Diablo.

Christal said...

there are some good christmas lights in santa maria! that could be fun!

Eunice said...

If Zeke likes modes of transportation, he would enjoy watching planes take off and come in (good spot to park on Buckley Road) and going to the railroad station. Check to see when trains come in.

bryan said...

free samples at costco!