I found these blank paperback books in the dollar section of Target and couldn't resist. They have three different sizes (each pack is $3) and I am saving them for Janey because if she is anything like I was as a little girl (and the way Abbey was) she will love to make her own little stories.
I can't tell you how long I have had these trays, but boy do we use them. I came home one busy morning from shopping with Abbey for dorm supplies to find that Andrew and his friend from next door had fixed lunch for themselves and the younger kids. I could have cried tears of joy.
An alley find! When walking one day I found this sweet chair set out by the garbage-this is about a week after I found this:
Isn't it gorgeous? All worn in the right places and buttery smooth. Again out by the alley in the garbage. I walked all the way home with both of them each time, what choice did I have?
I am planning on starting a little series on toddlers. Because I love love love this age and while I am in the thick of it, I want to write down all the tips and tricks I have learned and have been passed down to me by my mother mentors to truly treasure and enjoy and appreciate (and survive:) this wonderful time of growth and development and adorableness.
But for right now-August! How I love August.
But it's busier here in August than in any other month.
August makes December look like nothing.
I desperately need to get my act together because I have three birthdays to celebrate, two kids to send off to college, one an anxious (and excited daughter) I will be sending off for the first year at a huge university (I will be packing a jumbo box of tissues). I have three other school start dates, supplies to buy, three busy sports schedules, and a house and calendar and to-do list that must support it all.