After the weather changed abruptly, Rio (and I) were the first to get sick. Actually I think I have allergies, still, but we were both pretty runny on Thursday. He seems better already though. I semi-organized a Daisies event for this month, exactly coinciding with being runny—but I don’t think any of the girls noticed. It was a mini food drive (two cans per girl) and a simple Thanksgiving craft. They meet in the school cafeteria (called the Tiger’s Den):
Which cracks me up because she followed exactly what the craft is supposed to look like:
Whereas a lot of the other girls were more freeform, tracing their hands to make the feathers etc.
Then I dropped her at aftercare (to do homework!), got Rio from Ivy, brought him home for piano, which he sniffled through and generally wasn’t very attentive, went back to Travell get her again, made and fed them dinner, got Rio into bed before 7pm, and then showered with Tashi (large master shower, and I needed to anyway!). And then I did work.
Rio on the mend (aka enjoying ice cream) Friday:
We had a playdate in the a.m. with Dylan, met Liam for lunch, then hosted a playdate for Silas (for Rio) and Alex (a boy in her class, for Tashi), which went okay except I may have to do one playdate at a time next time. Tashi and Rio still fought, which was annoying! And then rather late-going kid dinner chez Scarlet and Miles, which is always a great end to the week! (Hello, new reader!
Other recent snaps: Tashi with headband hair and Nina Ping Uggs (thank you!!):
Tashi homework station:
Sleek new black swimsuit:
And Rio-play monologue:
I have been trying and trying to capture on video Rio’s solo play like this. It’s impossible as he dislikes being video’d (unlike his sister).
Husband: “We are going to the pharmacy.” Rio: “Is that where we get farms?” Husband: “It’s called Rite-Aid.” Rio: “Do we have to turn right to get there?”
Tashi: “Does the universe have a bottom, where all the gravity goes?”