Yes, we were in the car. No, we weren't moving.
3. This high five is a couple weeks late, thanks to me downloading the photos and then completely forgetting about them. Story of my summer…
Toward the end of our visit to Wisconsin, my mom, sister, and I spent a day shopping at an outlet mall about an hour outside of Madison. We took Hallie with us but left the other kiddos behind, assuming Hallie would enjoy the girls-only environment and knowing that on her own, she would be easy to handle. Hallie brought along books, coloring pages, crayons, stickers, and snacks, but eventually grew tired of these items and asked to take pictures with my phone of the outfits we tried on. I agreed, and she proceeded to take more than 250 pictures of this, that, and the other in the stores' dressing rooms.
It can be difficult to see the world - and even more so to understand the world - from our children's perspectives. I love getting my phone back after Will or Hallie has taken photos, as it gives me a glimpse into what that short period of time looked like through their eyes.
4. Coming soon to my parents' Madison neighborhood…Double SS BBQ! I've actually never heard of Double SS BBQ, but the picture on the door - of the state of Texas blended with the state of Wisconsin - gives me hope that Texas' mouth-watering BBQ will soon be available just steps from my parents' front door!
5. Happiness Highlights:
|Hallie found her kindred spirit|
at the/with this Grumpy Troll.
|And I found the pretzel of my dreams, also at the|
Grumpy Troll. (Hallie's hand is there as a reference.)
|"Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil."|
Cute little monkeys...
|As much as I'd like to keep this dollar bill, I think it best if I "release |
it" back into circulation. The next 15 months are going to be rough...
|When she can't sleep, my little Monica Geller likes to clean the bathroom.|
|Will and I started playing epic (as in they last longer than an hour)|
board games this week. I crushed him in a two-day Monopoly
match, but thus far - and sadly - we're nearly tied at Scrabble.
|My favorite picture of the week…can you spot Will? |
After a long week of watching dance camp run-throughs and
showcases, Will reached his breaking point and needed to escape
the girly giggles and squeals. This was the best he could do.
Linking up with High Five for Friday!