1.) We went to the Air Show yesterday. I finally saw the Blue Angels (seriously amazing!) and Maggie got to use a port-a-potty for the first time (shudder). We had a ton of fun, got a bit sunburned, and Mags ended up looking like this at the end of the day:
2.) I’m reading a new (to me) book series called “The Penderwicks” by Jeanne Birdsall. Ohmysweetgoodness, I love these books so much. It’s very reminiscent of “Little Women” and “Anne of Green Gables” and old-fashioned children’s literary goodness.
3.) Literally as we speak, Vin is breaking the news to Maggie that Lily’s moving in with her.
Vin: Maggie, do you know what a roommate is?
Mags: (Random babbling about rooms and daddy’s cheeks, etc.)
Vin: Lily is going to sleep in your room with you, Maggie. Isn’t that great?
Lily: (Banshee shrieks from the other room)
Yeah. I hope that works out for everybody.
4.) I finally got my hands on a copy of “The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City” via inter-library loan. It’s like the bible of urban homesteading and does not exist on a library shelf in Ohio. Literally. I had to order it from some school in Indiana. And then I got sick and Maggie got sick and Lily got snuffly and I haven’t read as much of it as I’d like aaaand, sigh, it’s due in two days. Probably going to have to buy it. Christmas?
5.) This is adorable. You can’t deny it.
6.) Vin and I just had a talk about the Tooth Fairy. I knew it was all a hoax when I lost one of my last baby teeth and was awakened at, like, 6:30 in the morning by my mother leaning over my bed to “give me a kiss” with her hands under the pillow. Plus, all the lights in the bedroom were on. Plus, I found a ten dollar bill, which was exorbitantly high. I really knew the jig was up when I saw my tooth on the kitchen counter. Hi-larious.
We’re also both fairly certain that our moms kept our baby teeth in old film canisters. So, yeah. We’re going to hunt those down to make necklaces…cause nothing says “Happy Birthday” like jewelry made from your almost-thirty-year-old children’s baby teeth. Classy.
7.) Funny Maggie-isms:
-While trying to lay down for her nap, she informed her father that, “This is not a good idea!”
-Upon arriving home from the grocery store, “Happy birthday, Nana! It’s mustard!!”
Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!