But that's not the point of my story. As usual, we found a few treats in the right-when-you-walk-in dollar section. Yesterday's treat: plastic, kid-friendly horseshoes. I LOVE horseshoes! And now I can play them with my five-year-old and two-year-old?! SCORE!
So today, as part of my promise to myself and the kids and the universe to be better about doing stuff with the kids, and especially stuff outside, we went outside and played horseshoes!
|Check out that blue horseshoe mid-air. Snapped with my cell phone, no less!|
|But even better is the "teeth" she has in her mouth ... and despite its appearance, the yellow horseshoe is also midair.|
|Okay, quite frankly, this picture creeps me out because she looks like one of the characters from the old Twilight Zone episode, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. But she was happy, so I kept it.|
Second. After that got old for WHM, we went on the back deck to check our garden. I'd like to point out to you that not only is it thriving, but we have a bud on our red bell pepper plant -- which means there is soon to be a pepper! AND, we have new growth on our little runt. So yes, we managed (at least so far, don't discount the power of my black thumb!) to save the little guy in the red pot.
|A bloom! Normally there would be the beginnings of some sign of death ... instead, we have a bloom! Wahoo!|
|Despite my apparent efforts to kill him, this little guy is coming back. Hooray!|
My list of words: PLEASE let me know in the comments if you can't see this or if it's a mess when you click on it. I am still learning how to embed documents, but I wanted to have at least something up as soon as possible.
I went out to a local kids' consignment store and got lucky and found Candyland on my first try. (Even though we already own a Candyland, I wanted a "dedicated" game to keep in my office.) But here's something super cool: you can also just go to Hasbro and order replacement decks for $3 each. That means that if you plan to use this in a classroom or even if you plan to make multiple versions (I can envision a letters and numbers one for WHM and a simple math one for CAM), all you really need are new decks of cards and not entire new games -- and that's kinda cool. I ordered three new decks for precisely those versions.
Okay. I'm off to pick up WHM's birthday invitations -- can't wait to show them off!!