BELLE'S FAREWELL PARTY
Ben's family came up to say good-bye to Seth the week before everyone else because Ben had business conflicts later on. Seth, Joseph, and I were the only ones at home because Van had to be out of town at a big business meeting for his company and Jacob was still up at BYU, but we had a rollickin' good time! Ben had thought about flying Seth to his place, but Isabelle would have none of that! She will be a great event planner someday! When Belle realized that a mission meant Uncle Seth would be gone for two years and would not even be able to webcam with her during that time, she decided that he must have a big good-bye party. We had a great time mini-golfing and riding go-carts. I had a tub of luau decor from my young women days that Belle and I used to decorate the garage as "Tahiti." This was great fun to watch . . . she directed her Dad "a little to the right . . . now a little to the left" --wonder where she got that? Belle planned activities that included dancing, fishing (magnetic), island drumming and music making, and finding little blue rocks she had hidden. We had a great couple of days together. Belle picked out a tie for Seth and gave him his going away present one evening after her bath when she was dressed in her very charming cowgirl pajamas! What a delight a little child is! We got to play with Belle and cuddle our sweet Olivia. Seth also got great missionary advice and advice in general from his Brother Ben and Sister-in-law Amy. This was the start of a full week and a half of family fun and good-byes. We left Belle's "Tahiti" up for her cousins to enjoy the next weekend. Thank- you Belle!
Posted by ELDER COSBY'S MOM at 7.5.10