Friday, September 12, 2014

High Five for Friday (9.12.14)

1. Hallie started working on her Christmas cards and birthday thank you notes this week. I didn't have the heart to tell her that Christmas is still almost four months away and that her birthday is a whopping seven months from now.

2. Tonight is date night! Tom and Hallie plan to enjoy rice, beans, and tortilla chips for dinner and ice cream for dessert, watch episodes of My Little Pony on Netflix, and then sleepover in her room. Will and I are headed to the arcade for air hockey, pinball, and "the claw game" and then to the movie theater to see Guardians of the Galaxy. One of these days Tom and I will actually go on a date with each other again...

3. After a number of unsettling interactions with oblivious, inconsiderate, and even condescending strangers during the early part of the week, I sought out a pick-me-up. I've seen and even posted some of these pictures before, but when I need to feel good about the direction in which our world is heading (and my kids aren't around for me to hug them), the compilations do the trick.

Collection #1
Collection #2

4. I'm sorry, but this is just too cute not to share…"just seven kittens reacting in unison to a shiny object".

5. Happiness Highlights
Hallie and her sweet friend Jonny at his birthday party.
(During baseball season these two played together for at least four hours a
week; Hallie misses him now that they don't see each other as frequently.)
I hung cork boards above the "art center" in our playroom, and within
five minutes Hallie had covered both boards with her masterpieces.
My anthem.
I love everything about this photo of my sweet niece
on her way to the first day of three-year-old preschool. 
This girl loves to dance, especially in the rain and when she thinks no one is watching.

Peace. And bunny ears. But mostly peace.

Happy Friday, friends!

Linking up with High Five for Friday!

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