3 stores + 2 kids + 4 times in and out of car seats + 2 sprints to the bathroom + 10 bags of groceries + 0 bad behavior = 1 happy mom.
We are back, world. After a two day delay with a broken down van, the great outdoors seemed that much more great. And even bigger through the eyes of someone so tiny.
It took me a while to figure out why the fans were always off after I know I had turned them on. Mystery solved: Violet is finally tall enough to reach the switches... But only the "off" switches.
Ah, the potential... Violet is coming unglued with excitement. New paint brushes... it's like Christmas over here.
V wasn't interested in legos until I said the words "lego bracelet"... then she was onboard.
Turns out my gramma's grandmother was named Violet. No one knew this until today. Kind of cool that we accidentally gave V a family name.
(And in an even crazier turn of events, my sister researched more and found out that the original Violet's mom's name was "Mariam" - V's middle name that we thought we had invented!)
Crazy day. But there were some great moments. Most notably just now when my kids and I sat in the dark on the sidewalk, watching an insane lightening show. And then the next moment was pretty good too: The sky opened up and it started pouring. The NEXT moment (the screaming and running for the house) might take the cake.
Violet, talking to Baby Karate (a doll): "Baby Karate Amaro, don't suck your thumb! Take it out!!" Can you tell what we have been working on at home??
My first 2 cornrows... but they aren't on Violet! My sister Keila let me practice on her head. Totally different texture than Violet, but great practice. Excited!
Ms. V is a happy girl... especially today. It's her first day in big girl undies at school. She has been begging us... guess it's time!
Girlie girls today... Ms. V and I got *real* pedicures with the Garland girls.
I am cracking myself up at Veggie Tales' Wizard of Ha's. Seriously hilarious lines for the benefit of the parents, I'm sure. "His name is Darby, and he's our hero... like Dana Carvey, Robert DeNiro..."
She just went into my closet and came out with the only heels I own. That happen to be red. Lord, help us.