We posed for group shots...
|The girls - Amy, Sara, Me, Wendy, Cindy, Emily|
Wonderful travelling companions and a great hostess.
...and met Wendy's newest grandson, Chase.
|He's 10 months old and quite a charmer.|
We all went out for a birthday dinner. Wendy's birthday was the 18th and Emily's is the 19th so we had a joint party, just like Wendy and I used to have when we were little and our birthdays were eight days apart.
We were joined by the men for this event, as well as Wendy's daughter Meredith and her husband Angelo.
|Clockwise from lower left: Angelo, Meredith, Sara, Amy, Cindy, Randy,|
Wendy, Me, Emily, Allan
And others playing Settlers of Catan...
There were winners but I won't embarass the non-winners by naming the victors :)
But the main reason for our trip to Winnipeg was to visit Mum. She'll be 92 next week and remains strong and healthy in spite of the ravages of Alzheimers. She hasn't known us for several years now and I'm sure she doesn't get anything out of our visits, but we know her and it feels good to be able to visit her and have some small interactions with her. It was hard for the girls to see their once vibrant grandmother like that but I know they were glad to have been there and to see for themselves that she's content and well cared for.
|Mum, Amy, Sara, Emily|
|Me, Mum and Wendy|