Abbey showing off her schedule in Spanish and Isaac being weird and annoying.
We changed some bedroom situations. Did you and your siblings always switch bedrooms around? My sisters and I did, and it was so much fun.
Abbey's friend she first met in preschool, stopping over with a cake for Abbey's birthday. Isn't that the sweetest thing? She wrote a paper on Abbey's friendship for an English class, and I could hardly read it without crying.
Abbey and Jeff ran into Dairy Queen to buy a cake for her birthday. They came back with this surprise for me. (You will only get it if you are passionate about Napoleon Dynamite.)
When We Were Strangers, another amazing immigrant story.
Pam introduced me to this book and oh boy. I want to suggest it for book club because there is a lot to talk about. I liked that I knew nothing about the book before I began. Anna Quindlen is such a good writer. I had to copy a few quotes down because I don't know how that woman puts mothering emotions into words so exact, but there is no doubt she just hits the nail on the head every time.
This is what we go out to as many Sundays as we can. My mother-in-law and her food. It is heaven for me to not have to cook for one night. (OK, I have more than one night because we get pizza at least once a week.) BUT this is always the best home made food, and as you can see, she makes double what she needs to every single time.
LOVE! I saw this at the grocery store and I stopped dead in my tracks and I swear just like in Tom and Jerry, there were hearts radiating from my eyes. The micro fiber pad comes off so you can throw it in the wash AND the bottle is totally removable and refillable with whatever cleaner you want to use, so you are not tied down to buying all these expensive accessories all the time. (I have mostly water and a teeny bit of Murphy's Oil Soap in there now.) It is called Rubbermaid Reveal and was on sale for 20 buckaroos.
Alleluia! Something about that trigger gets them every time.
My sister-in-law heard there is some sort of pumpkin shortage. She made her heavenly pumpkin bars the other weekend and had to go to three different stores before she found a can. That scared the bee-jibbers out of me. What's autumn without pumpkin? I had to stock up next time I went grocery shopping just for safety's sake. And they only had 2 cans left. I took them both, I'm sorry.
A typical day after school. Hungry kids always! Paper everywhere always!