catchin' up on blogs, being so excited for the day -
thinking that I promised the babes we'd get to the skatepark today and we have Maddie's first GirlScouts meeting tonight and should we go out to the orchard to pick apples? and there's the gingerbread haunted house kit on the kitchen table waiting to be made and I'm thinking autumn sugar cookies and maybe homemade pretzels and of course I have to clean the kitchen first, and ooohhhhh, the possibilities!
it was Mama Cat and Sassy's birthday. evidently.
Maddie informed me of this and told me we'd need presents.
no problem - we'll make something.
we got out beads to do just that, and she started with the laces... in the few seconds that I was answering the door, she had whipped up a zipline with the laces.
at first it was intended for cavemen and Hulk, but after we experimented and perfected it (and it was, perfect) it was for Mama Cat's birthday.
made birthday cards
and Halloween pictures.
we started on our haunted gingerbread house. it crashed a few times and then the roof broke.
we decided it wasn't a problem. we could just eat it.
(It's easy to let the children just "have at it!" when you make these every year.
Here's last year's cute house.)
we went to the skatepark, as promised.
only a very few people there. awesome.
Trev braved turning around on the deep half-pipe wall. no problem. he says he's an official official, now. I guess that was step two.
Trev had his first crash. I convinced him that it wasn't a big deal when he was done bein' hurt - "How many times do you see someone crash around here? Every few seconds. That's what learning is about. Every single person here is still learning."
Maddie made a friend on the playground.
to girl scouts.
wasn't sure about how this was gonna go - hadn't worked out the logistics, yet... can't leave Trev at home by himself for an hour and twenty minutes (even though 'tis just right up the street)... in winter sittin' in the car might be a problem for an hour... could maybe just drop Maddie off, I guess (I'm comfortable with that, as one of the leaders is a friend)...
turns out there's a table and chairs at a window just up the hall from the GirlScouts rooms... a perfect place for Trev and I to hang out while we're waiting. we brought in a notepad and marker to play Sprouts and such, but mostly we just talked.
we decided that this wasn't going to be a problem - we'll just bring books and my laptop, and we'll be set.
(even just he, should Mama decide to volunteer.)
Maddie loved scouts.
we got home and eventually the day ended much as it had begun... thinking up plans.
what about picking apples? we go to The Cousins on Thursday to spend the day, and they have six apple trees... so we'll go out to the orchard after we find the outcome of that.
we need to swim! we'll go wednesday night after Dad gets home and dinner.
it's beautiful weather and we want to see our friends! we'll pack up a lunch and spend the day at the zoo, then....
all is well
-and fine and good-