i sucked at blogging in november.
but, aside from the barrage of posts from yesterday, here’s what else has gone down.
as per my usual, it’s mostly just instagram pics.
i took anna to a playdate with her friend kaylin, so i could go shopping with her mom. when i arrived, the mom, stephanie remembered that there was an anna/elsa meet and greet at a nearby children’s boutique type place. so, we scrapped the plans to shop, and took the girls over to meet their heroes. anna. was. awestruck.
and anna drew a princess. (each week at school, they are supposed to cut out things from magazines that start with the letter of the week. she insists on drawing things and then cutting them out. this week was “P”.)
my pals jude and heather took me out for my birthday. we went to small batch beer company downtown. mostly because on thursday nights, if you drink two draft beers, you “earn” their monthly pint glass. this month’s glass is a turkey. can’t believe i don’t have a pic of it. and their appetizer special was goat nachos. like made with goat meat. interesting.
meanwhile, in ike’s class, derek chaperoned a walking field trip to lowe’s foods. the class had collected donations from parents and the teacher divided them up with a budget and they bought a turkey dinner for a family in need. what a great lesson. here’s derek’s crew on their shopping spree.
on thanksgiving vacation kickoff night, the older kids stayed up extra late and watched chronicles of narnia. hazel joined in at the beginning and i captured this sweet shot. isaac smiling for camera. anna entranced with narnia. and hazel, proud to be a member of the crew.
we had a lazy rest of the day. and then. it was black friday. anyone who knows me, knows that i cannot handle even small crowds of nice people. giant crowds of crazy people is very far out of my comfort zone. very. so, here’s how we kicked off black friday…
and. we painted our bathroom. i will dedicate an entire post to that endeavor soon. but, the basics are. when we moved in there was horrific 90s wallpaper in the baths and kitchen. we painted the kitchen immediately. but, the bathrooms have been on hold. and ours was horrible. and now. it’s wonderful. that’s all for now.
i did head out on saturday for a bit of shopping, attempting to find a doll house at costco for anna (fail) and hoping for one misplaced box of minecraft figurines to still be at target (nope). but. there were matching jammies for the girls at target. i had passed them up once at $13 each, but now they were $9 and the ONLY ones on the rack were anna and hazel’s size. it was a sign from the jammie fairies that i had to have them. and the jammie fairies were right:
and that’s a wrap on november.