So, today was spent getting the kiddos ready for their first day of school tomorrow and getting our garage ready for the multitude of boxes that are going to be living in it as of Tuesday. I am talking about A LOT of boxes. Ugh. Downsizing sounded so wonderful there for a minute; now the work begins.
In my family, we honor birthdays. We really honor them. We don't just do a cake and a gift. We do a weekend (or if we are lucky, a week or so) of the honoring. Yesterday, Abs said to Dan, "This is Mommy's birthday weekend, Daddy, so she should choose what we do all weekend." You should have seen the look on his face - priceless. And scared s***less. Safe to assume that this snuck up on him. Anyway, we went to Oktoberfest in Libertyville last night. There was much dancing and eating and drinking and playing to be done by the whole family. Fun! We also went to the mall. Hear the angels singing?? It was lovely. I went to Loft (one of my all time favorite stores) and got two pairs of pants. I will show you these later this week.
Today, we went to Red Robin for dinner (Mommy's choice) and had the best dinner. I love that place. There is nothing like their strawberry lemonade - Jules tried it for the first time today and liked it a ton. Like mother, like daughter. Although I have to admit, I was having a caffeine headache and drank diet Coke instead. I still sipped her drink, though.
The girls and I went grocery shopping for lunch supplies today. We went here.
As we walked to the car, Abs says, "Look Mom, a peace sign!" Knowing that she currently has a thing for peace signs (do all 6-8 year old girls go through this phase?), I turned to look at it.
I sincerely hope that we may all have this kind of peace for ourselves.
I know you have been waiting for it, so here is tomorrow's lunch.
Colby/Jack cheese twist thingy
Rooty Blues Fruit & Veggie Shredz by Plum Organics - These are corn syrup free, organic snacks. This particular one is apple, pumpkin, kale, carrot, blueberry and cherry. Wow! I hope she likes them.
Honey baked ham
Very Berry applesauce
Sweet potato chips
Sugar free grape juice
and a love note.
I always try to put in fun utensils and just recently added fun napkins. I feel like it might brighten her day. She digs this kind of stuff.
Tomorrow, Jules starts at Goddard School (love them!) and she has to eat what they serve. We will see how this works out. I love that she will have Spanish and yoga. Last week, when we visited her classroom, they were making guacamole and salsa. The next day, when we visited again, they were making bread. Seems like a fun place for her. Maybe she will gain some weight.