We started our weekend with a picnic! Almost Christmas and we were sitting there in our t-shirts, almost feeling hot. We reminded the kids how lucky they were. I don't think they listened. Ryan gave our leftover chips to a homeless man. He didn't want our oranges. Ryan forgot to say something about scurvy.
Fall foliage is what we finally get here, not all those snowy and icy photos I'm seeing everywhere.
my baby dills in a row
Freckles plus a four leaf clover. I think she's all set.
We almost couldn't peel their faces from the toy store window to continue our walk. Sorry toy store owner. You might need to hire someone to clean the smudges and drool left by my baby dills.
The hurricane simulator was a hit. Clover didn't even go in and she was holding her head like her hair was going to fly off.
Zoltar gave us a very convoluted fortune. I think it was good?
Beautiful scene, even if there is a little choking going on.
I brought a scarf in case I got cold. I didn't.
Next up: the library.
I love how this girl snuggles down with books. I just have to teach her how to put the ones she's already perused away before emptying the whole shelf.
The [mostly] happy family
The whole weekend happened to work out. Ever have one of those? Where you're in the right place at the right time? It was delightful, especially since having all 5 kids in tow doesn't always produce the most enjoyable experience.
Clover kept calling her little dragon they got at the library a monkey [mone-kee] and making him walk. I think it wore both of them out.
We all slept well. Our black and white holiday dress had a dry run on Sunday. I was at church early and played the harp. Divine came in green and brown[?]. Apparently her arm would. not. fit. through her sleeve. Clover's dress was not yet complete, but we still eeked out a make-shift black and white ensemble. They just might all be ready in time.
Are you ready?