this was a good week.
my favorite cousin ( with wife ) was in town this weekend. lemme say this, my cousin married well. cause she's SO one of us.
let me relay my very favorite example.
L is a 1st grade teacher, but NOT the theme sweater, jumper wearin', squishy type of teacher. she's a rock star training the next generation of rock stars. she has the right idea about recess. her theory states that recess is for playing so unless you're either A. bleeding or B. barfing - do NOT go bother her during that time. And to this end, she has a custom made baseball cap to wear during this magical time.
On the front it says "NO" and on the back it says "GO PLAY"
God. i love that girl
We ate and ate ( cause while they're thin ... we're still related, and we gotta eat ) and we also went to a store that's like porn for us OCD organizers .... The Container Store. It's like labeled crack. She and I went around that store squeeeeeeeeling like schoolgirls and saying 'look at this box! it has a place RIGHT HERE for the label....a built in place. It's what heaven must be like.... clear plastic boxes and totally organized closets.
And while my poor cousin had to be in classes, L and I went to the zoo. We took bets in the car for who could knock down more kids and what the price points were for each child injured. Good Times. It was Panda-o-Rama day. We spent lots and lots of quality time with those beautiful creatures, and the female may be pregnant ( this of course was not our responsibility - but a point of interest )...and they had goats in the petting zoo. We know how much i love the wee goat.
They came to back to my house to meet mike and to go to dinner with mom....MUCH laughing.
How much do i love the MUCH laughing?!?! a whole bunch lot, that's what.
and today, today was mother's day. a very nice one in the world of allie, had lunch with the folks, mom loved her present... and then we went to the Indian Festival in Canton, GA. We haven't been there in several years, was wonderful - beautiful dances, fantastic drum circles, and say it with me FRY BREAD.
and, daddy bought me a beautiful pair of earrings - a total suprize...and totally appreciated.