Saturday, March 3, 2012

swings and schools


saturday night. 8:30. mumford and sons on pandora. glass of cab and a couple dove dark chocolates. well, heck, maybe a few more than a couple.

[were you like me, and didn't get that a few = 3 and a couple = 2?? i seriously was 25 before i learned people were being specific when asking for "a few screws" or "a couple cookies"?!? ]

anyway. it's been a quiet evening, chicks in bed at 7:15 because the hubs is out of town wrapping his handa around another girl (a fish, see pic below) and i just am POOPED out after a few days with him gone! i seriously have to give major credit to single moms and dads out in the world because i couldn't do it. i would die of utter exhaustion. i've been laying on the couch with a snuggly blanket and haven't moved from pinterest and some awesome new blogs and ebay.

today was a fun day. we went to our town's annual book sale. nothing better than hitting the fairgrounds and loading up a box of books for a couple (or is it a few?) dollars. my finds included a 1964 world atlas, someone's old violin practice book, toddler 411, 5 dora books, some preschool workbooks, a bunch of new bedtime books, big stack of house magazines and some old flashcards. it's pretty much a big deal in our town and people line up waiting for the doors to open and bringing all their sturdy sacks and even some bringing a dolly to load up! i love it.

then we picked up some delish tacos and went to play at the playground. there are some great playgrounds in our little town. this one actually was at my old elementary school.

as the girls played (rather, henley played and mia ate rocks), i had so many old memories float around...

*when cody yanked on the swing chains midair and unhooked the swing and fell to break both his legs
*standing on the same blacktop where i brought my pet fish, Scarlet, to bring your pet to school day. being mildly embarrassed about bringing a fish, but hey, what do you do?
* remembering how you could walk down the sidewalks and STOMP! right on the metal drainage covers outside of the class windows. especially satisfying if the windows were open on a bright, sunny day.
*our veteran's day ceremonies each year around the flagpole out front. singing "biscuits in the army" and "as the caissons go rolling along" and a whole military medley

good memories. i was even a high school mentor there and my mom was a teacher there for years. how many hours of my life have been in those halls!

and now i can take my kids there. is that called full circle? :)

randoms of the little ladies...

hen in a dora tee, sweater, tutu and piggytails. style maven? or just her mother's hodge podge? we shall see.

my meems, in a full grin. does anything beat those little baby teeth? break my heart in half.

my chicks on a cool bench. my cup runneth over.

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