Auntie walked the trail again today, so we were left to our own devices. Mommy took us all the way back to O’Leary, because there was a woman there who made smocked dresses to fit our 18″ sisters, and she had some ready to sell. Mommy was only going to purchase two, but when we got there, the store had six, and they were all so beautiful that even though we helped Mommy narrow them down, none of us could decide between these four. In the end, our sisters were lucky, and got all four of them, plus three other outfits!
We’re so jealous! Mommy says that maybe after Christmas, she will try to smock some dresses for us, but she hasn’t smocked anything for a really long time, so we shouldn’t get our hopes up too much.
We picked Auntie up in the funniest place today. It was called Douglas, but the whole town was only about five houses on one dirt road. We got to the end of the road so quickly, we had to turn around because we had missed the meeting place. Still, we got there before Auntie, so we were able to enjoy the beauty of the trail and the farmland for a bit, before she arrived.
When Auntie met us, she had bought Mommy a gift at one of the towns the trail went through. The gift was two coasters containing bits of colourful shells. Peter was so excited to see the shininess of the shells and coasters, he claimed one for himself to perch on.