2. On Saturday afternoon the four Ferri attended a friend's birthday party and then Hallie and I whipped across town for a baby shower held in honor of Hallie's very first dance teacher. What better way to spend a day than celebrating the people we love?!
|Some of our mustached men.
|Kara, Avery, and Hallie with Ms. Andrea. I can't believe these little girls
have been friends - and danced together - for more than half their lives!
4. After two weeks of work, my kitchen floor has achieved a level of cleanliness most often associated with operating room surgical tools. I had the tile and grout professionally cleaned…and then professionally cleaned a second time when I wasn't satisfied with the first pass. After those two cleanings, I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed - using a toothbrush and a variety of cleaning products - every crevice the larger-scale tools couldn't reach. Finally, I moved on to sealing my grout. Twice.
So now dinner is served…picnic-style, directly off the floor.
5. Happiness Highlights:
|Our newest wall hanging - the prayer we say every
evening before dinner, stenciled onto rustically painted
boards - has found a home on the wall in our dining room.
|Related much? 2/3 of my heart, right here.
|Watching The Food Network's Kids Baking Challenge seems to have
influenced the kind of artwork Hallie creates during her free time at school.
|Can you spot Tux? His favorite spot to nap is on Hallie's clean laundry.
Happy Friday, friends!
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