monday: the kids and I got invited to spend the day at wild waves with my dear friend, letitia, who was in town, and various other members of her family. our girls hit it off really well and made plans to be the best of pen-pals, just like their mothers used to be.
friday (for the next 3 photos): layla had made this cute decoration, but we didn’t wind up putting it up anywhere. we were heading out to spend the evening at susie and kevin’s house (where shane already was), and so she brought it with her. turns out, susie (who usually decorates a lot) hadn’t put up anything this year, and was happy to put up layla’s sign. (just pretend that each letter isn’t actually made of the french flag.)
I had to take photographic proof of this. one of MY kids actually FELL ASLEEP somewhere. (this picture is mostly for mary and her narcoleptic kids). granted, it was about 11pm, but STILL! he said he wanted to leave and I said he could go lay down on the couch if he was tired. he did. voluntarily. and FELL ASLEEP! my kids do not fall asleep. anywhere except their beds, when they have been put there. at bed time. it could be 4:00 in the morning after driving for hours through the most boring landscape in the world and they will. not. fall. asleep.