can you dress up like a princess and attend storytime at the library, and be perfectly acceptable and perhaps even praise-worthy. Apparently the librarians all came out to ooh and ahh over the privilege of seeing Rapunzel and Anna. Another reason why we love our little town…. where the librarians know our kids by name.
We’ve been fixing up odds and ends that have needed work. Recently, Dad put down the remaining cork floor in the laundry room, and we decided to paint the room too since it needed refreshed. Unni and Koma realllly wanted to help Dad paint. They each had a chance to push the roller up and down. Unni impressed us with her innate ability to cover a wall with paint. Oh, and Dad pulled out a T-shirt from high school to wear while painting. “Drug-free in ’93”
So, in my attempts to declutter the house, I’ve been selling some things on craigslist (bye, piano, sniff, sniff), donated vanloads to Goodwill and other local charities, and even held a yard sale (crazy tiring but fun event). However, I’ve been stymied about what to do with our expired infant car seat which obviously both girls have outgrown. I read on one website about how sometimes police departments use them to train officers or the public. So I called our police department and a very kind Lieutenant returned my call. He told me they would gladly accept the car seat donation. Then asked, “Would you like me to send a squad car over to pick it up?” Huh?! Uh, sure. And not more than 15 minutes later, the squad car pulls into the driveway (just as our neighbor pulled into his which likely kept him very curious), and a fully uniformed police officer complete with bullet-proof vest steps up to our door. The girls were quite wide-eyed as they’ve never been so close to a policeman before but he was extremely professional and friendly, thanking us profusely for the donation. Seriously, we love our town because of this kind of thing!
Recently, on a blistery hot day (uh, that could be any day since the end of May), I promised the girls frozen yogurt treats after violin lesson.
And sometimes, the girls get other sweet treats like jumping around the mall play area.
Swimming requires a lot of energy. And this girl loves to snack on fruit at break time.
Our little meeting has had a dozen children born into it. Ten years ago there were none, now there’s twelve. We gathered together at a local donut shop last week to celebrate the start of kindergarten for four of these precious ones in our area. Time does fly!
And, a girl can’t start school without a special backpack!