These pictures from my work week in South Dakota show you some of the highlights of my non-work moments. I gave Holly the turtle toy and also gave her a quilt. It was very rewarding for me to see how much she liked that quilt! She hugged it and wrapped up in it; later she cuddled under it while the adults talked, and she quickly fell asleep. Though I didn't require a thank-you, it was very gratifying to see her enjoying the quilt -- better than a giant Thank You.
I gave away all the toys I had taken along. Most of them I was not able to photograph, either because I did not have my camera at hand, or the child to whom I gave the toy dashed off too quickly for me to snap a photo.
One day Jada sat down with us while we ate lunch on the grass. We gave her a banana, and I gave her the little one-eyed monster toy. She was carrying a pole around with her. She inserted a found pair of scissors into the pole, and then the toy's little "foot/antenna" thingy fit through the scissors handle. Voila! A fun, shakey pole decoration!
The very last toy I gave away was a baby toy. On our way home we stopped for breakfast at McDonalds in Chamberlain, SD. A family came in with an 8-month old boy. I gave him the toy, and he grabbed on to it, shook it around, and grinned a big cutie-pie smile. Fun, fun, fun!
One more toy photo: I did a toy-drop for the Toy Society while we were in Pierre, SD on our day off. It was almost found -- I saw a woman walking around inside the museum with it -- but I think she misunderstood something about it, because when we left the museum, the toy was back hanging where I had dropped it.
Goodnight for now! Tomorrow I'll share more trip tidbits and photos.