|Doesn't it fit right in?|
|It's a chalkboard.|
|To give them credit, we did see a marble-making demonstration.|
Sorry I didn't post last night, I was so exhausted! I was busy trying to get my checking account reconciled (by hand!) since my Quicken software downloads from my bank online, but I realized there were chunks of time missing (and pages worth of transactions missing!). Now, since tax-time is looming, and we have to turn in our paperwork, it's become increasingly important! Our tax guy never finishes them till April 15th, so I'm not freaking out..yet.
..and Today Mary Claire and I had a girls' day out. (while Ches took Clay fishing!) We started at church working on envelopes together, and giving some medicine to a friend's mom and the ends of our insulin pens to another friend (we are not dealers-no money is exchanged!) (Hahaha!). I forgot to take into account that it was spring break, (other envelope workers are gone) and that it would take longer. Lucky I had Mary Claire to help! : ) We whizzed right through them in about an hour, then headed for the library-she was so excited.
We toured, found new fiction, got Clay some heavy-duty fiction-a couple new ones (one about a train and this one!), and got Ethan some picture books: LMNO Peas, Too Purpley, How to Teach a Slug to Read, Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake, and The Wonderful Book. I love that they set up the newest books in a special section-they are almost all new to us! Not that I don't love some favorite authors. One of the picture books Mary Claire chose was Ponyella (by Laura Numeroff!), it was a spin-off of Cinderella, but with horses-so cute! What a good class assignment: choose a fairy tale, and change the characters to write a new story with animals, talking foods, etc. It was cute, and I loved the vocabulary and how they changed up all the magical fun! (She also got this, this, two of these, and this.) We got so many books, we had to buy an extra bag on the way out! Waiting for the elevator...
And then as we were driving away, I noticed these beautiful flowers..
..and thought if there were little bits here and there at the library..the Square must be so much better! We drove on up the hill, and I was right. They haven't peaked quite yet, but beautiful! I needed some colorful happy. Enjoy:
|Tulips...Spring is coming!|
|Don't you love this tree just full of big, fluffy white blooms?|
|so much color!|
Then we had dinner out, took some library books in with us and read..just fun! I loved that the boys liked what we got them. Then, more shopping..I had to use a Gymboree rewards certificate before tomorrow (and found the cutest brown zebra dress that just came out yesterday, and would go SO well with that dress I got in Florida from J.Crew!) (even for Easter, but Gymboree wouldn't count it for the Easter Dresses 30% off-sadness.) I'll have to wait for Gymbucks time since I have to save something to buy then! : )
Finally, Wal-Mart and Home. Long, sweet day with my girl (and boys). So thankful for time with them this week. We still have two days...what should we do?