While I'm not insane enough to hit up a mall on Black Friday, we were crazy enough to take the girls out to the mall one weekend recently. I haven't been to a mall in who knows how long, and as soon as we got close, I remembered why. The traffic! The crowds! Violet kept wanting to wander off, stressing me out! But it was a way to kill a cold evening when we'd been cooped up in the house all day. The highlights of our visit for Violet were as follows: riding the carousel, drinking Sprite, and riding the elevator. And then we went home. Literally those were the only things we did during our mall visit. And let me tell you, that was about enough for me!
|Serenaded by Daddy.|
I don't want to jinx anything, so knock on wood, but this little lady has slept through the night the last three nights! She squirms around at about 5 a.m. or so, grunts a bit and usually lets out a big toot, but never opens her eyes. If I leave her alone, she will stay asleep until six or seven in the morning!
Now if only I could stay asleep as well!
|Tatum and Lukas, sitting in a swing.|
On Sunday I arrived home from church with the girls to discover the above hanging out on my back porch. But there was no need to be alarmed. These distinguished gentlemen, entertaining themselves with the Sunday New York Times and a cold beverage, were in our neck of the woods to celebrate my brother's birthday. We had fun celebrating with the whole family, chili and pumpkin pie. Happy 31 years, Lukas!
|Gus and Annie, best of friends?|
Yesterday the ridiculously cold weather couldn't stop book club from getting together. Although at this point, it's more like a baby club! We did manage to discuss our book, in between feeding and playing with the newest members of the club. Four out of five of these babies were born just days apart in September! There is only one little man in the bunch, so he'll have his pick of the ladies. It was so fun to see them altogether and also see so many of my friends from the school. It's nice when your co-workers are also your friends.
|Book club babies!|