i love getting rid of stuff. like, LOVE it. earlier this week we rounded up and took maybe 8 bags of stuff, over half of which were toys, to the thrift store down the street. my mother went to some saweeet garage sales and now we are back where we started toy wise however, they are now all age and interest appropriate. one of the things my mom bought was a large - LARGE - chest of dress up clothes for olive. dozens of outfits, multiple sets of shoes, crowns, and fairy wings, an entirely separate zip up case full of pretend necklaces, bracelets, earrings, head bands, wee white gloves, hair brushes, mirrors, pretend curlers, and faux make up. you've never seen my daughter so happy as riffling through these treasures. this must be david's side shining through because neither my mother or i had any interest in these kinds of things. i mean we both had girly tendencies but by and large there was little interest in such hyper-feminine role playing. the above picture was how she came downstairs, unprompted. oh boy... she also instantly remarked that she looked like glinda the good witch.
i went to the garden yesterday and things they are a' growing.
broccoli interplanted with head lettuce. when the broccoli gets bigger it will shade the heads and prevent them from bolting in the heat of summer. really, i should have used the leaf lettuce for this as it is a continuously yielding green and needs more protection. oh well. live and learn
yellow onions and spinach interplanted
beans! i am so excited for these. they were one of the highlights of the garden last year.
we went to the zoo a few days ago. now that we have a zoo pass (christmas gift!) we can go all the time for free, well we naturally have to get dippin dots. otherwise it's a free day, which i love because even when we go to COSI (the best childrens museum in the country!) we still have to pay for parking, which is a pain in my tuckus.
the only thing augustine *had* to see, bats
guess which kid touched a snake and which one freaked at the idea. my kids are so different!!
this shirt is my favorite thrift store find for augustine.
every single time we go, the kids want their photo taken with the baby elephant