The girls and I spent a lot of time drawing together this morning. They love it when I sit down to draw with them instead of them drawing at the island while I am doing something else in the kitchen. What an easy way to make them smile...kids can be surprisingly easy to please sometimes. Fall seemed to be the theme of our art this morning. Can you tell we are all tired of the heat. Riley drew herself and Janey in the kitchen baking an apple pie. Janey drew her and Riley racing up the hill with Daddy, his basket of apples and I waiting at the top. I drew a fall tree in all it's "fally" splendor. Ever wonder how to draw a really cool looking fall tree? We Googled it and found this.
Have you ever tried these crayons? We just LOVE them. They are a bit pricier then regular crayons, but oh so worth it. They have lasted us over a year and they help me with my obsessive compulsion to throw out old crayons and replace them with pointy new ones every month or so.
After Aubrey's nap and lunch time was cleaned up, we headed to the library. We have made it there almost every Friday this summer. Our library is fantastic and if Aubrey was just a wee bit older, we could spend hours there. Her favorite things to do are pull all of the books off the shelves and climb on top of the Lego table...not quite the literary activities the librarians have in mind I'm sure. With all the excitement , we still managed to fill ours bags with a collection of wonderful books.
wow...we spent a lot of time in the "New" section...with a busy toddler you have to move fast
Earlier this week I was inspired by this post over at Boyd's Crazy Mama. If you have not met Nicolle and visited her amazing blog, you must. Her photography is beautiful, her son Boyd is a complete cutie and she has a wonderful way of enjoying the everyday moments in life and keeping things simple...and I love that!
We have a cute little cupcake shop of our own nearby. Dave has gotten cupcakes there for my birthday before, but the girls and I have never been. Today sounded like the perfect day to check it out and we are so happy we did. It was darling inside. Gauzy fabric draped everywhere, fancy crystal chandeliers and a whole case of scrumptious cupcakes. I would have taken more pictures but there was some sort of business meeting going on inside and we were the only customers there.
The girls had a pink lemonade cupcake with crystal sprinkles and a sour candy stick inside. I choose Cookies and Cream....YUM! Wish they had a sample tray so I could have tried them all. I know the girls and I will definitely be back. Janey says she wants to go there on a date with her husband ...but she will invite Riley, Aubrey and I to go along too.
Dave came home safely last night! Yeah...yummy home cooked meals again. After dinner we ended this special day with a little dance party. When we were in MD, by nephew Michael kept playing this song over and over again. Of course I am so out of the current music scene, I had never heard it before but it has been floating around my brain every since. Now it's on the desktop and we all love dancing to it several times a day. :)
So...there you have it! Our perfectly extraordinary ordinary last Friday of the summer.
How are you making your final days special?
Enjoy the weekend!