1. We have finalized our Halloween costume plans in the Dillow house. Maddie displays a very good sense of humor with her costume choice this year, and will be the only one with a new costume. Gracie and Bridget will be wearing pieces from the collection called Recycled Halloween Costumes.
2. Priceless shot, idiot photographer. Bah. At least in the blurry photo you can't see the large banana leftovers on her face as well.
3. Speaking of Queen Bee, she has taken to wearing that tiara (she goes looking for it and puts it on herself) while taking the pink Care Bear and her blankie for walks around the house with the Fisher Price shopping cart. One day, and perhaps when we least expect it, she will walk without the shopping cart. Right?
4. Facebook: OK, so about 27 years ago Jeff told me about Facebook, and I just smiled and nodded and filed it in the part of my brain that holds information about MySpace and Other Things I Am Probably Too Old For. This week, I finally caved and signed up for an account. And, I was wrong. It is really, really, really cool. My favorite parts of the Facebook discovery: re-connecting with old high school and college friends, finding a friend from middle school and high school who moved away before we graduated (she had also been looking for me off and on, and I painfully discovered we'd been living an hour away from each other the entire year we were in California), some happy pregnancy news from old friends, and best of all—being reminded once again of how incredibly fortunate I am to have known so many good, smart people in Montana. I feel like I knew a disproportionate amount of good, smart people in Montana. And now, I can keep better tabs on many of them. : )
5. An update on the 1st grade reading/writing curriculum: yesterday Maddie was talking about robust words. "Like leap! And scamper!" Uh huh. And for their next trick, I'm sure they will be busting out their 1st grade dissertation plans.
6. We (Gracie, Bridget, and I) walked until we could see the Washington Monument yesterday before we turned back.
I know it's a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but my online article will be up at the Simple Scrapbooks website before long and I had a lot of fun putting it together, even if I was working on it in August. I was a little afraid about stepping foot in Target today knowing that Christmas might be in full swing, but thankfully it is still Halloween there. Whew.
8. It's late in the game, but I've finally decided to put my money on Jerell.
9. I saved $33.41 with coupons at the commissary on Sunday. This is a record for a single grocery shopping trip. And, it conveniently covers my September iTunes purchases with money to spare.
10. I had big plans to get the oil changed tomorrow in the Subaru before I leave for CKC-Hartford this week, until Matt reminded me that this would be hard to do since HE WOULD BE DRIVING THIS CAR TO WORK. Oh. Right. I forgot I wouldn't have access to both cars on a Wednesday. (It is too much of a pain to switch around car seats for something like a mid-week oil change; this won't be a problem anymore when Gracie reaches 4 and 40 pounds and can sit in a booster, which in her case, might be more like 7.5 and 40 pounds. Poor thing.)
And a bonus: there is more where this came from.