SMCM offered two "reading days" over Columbus Day, creating a four day weekend. David and three friends visited all their families; we enjoyed their company over parts of Monday and Tuesday.
They really are a great bunch--intelligent but not pretentious, tolerant of the attention of little girls ;-), and willing to hang out (instead of going out). I was happy to catch a glimpse of David within his chosen crowd, although some more focused time with just our family would have been welcome, too. I guess that's what Christmas break is for!
So this past weekend the group traveled to Winchenster to attend a friend's play. Since we are on the way back to school, David et al stopped by for lunch on Sunday. He alerted me to that possibility the night before, so I was able to prepare a bit, just in case. We were all glad to host the group, and David enjoyed surprising his siblings.
Hey you guys, come back any time!