On Friday at my girls' school, it was the culmination of 'Readers are Leaders' week and so it was Dr. Seuss day where they got to dress like their favorite Dr. Seuss character. Here are my 2 before leaving the house, one of whom was suddenly THRILLED about wearing her costume:
And here is the other half of the "Things" who is my Thing 1's friend at school who looks eerily similar to her:
They opted for the understated blue streaks rather than this more authentic look that another boy in their class pulled off:The kids were all great-lots of Cats in the Hats and Things and Cindy Loo Hoos and Sallys. It was cute!! The rest of Friday was consumed with trying to find plane tickets (what?! yes!), trying to work out a visit with our Compassion sponsored child in Ethiopia (more on this next post) and driving 2 hours away to buy a new sofa and then driving 2 hours back and then cutting myself on the staples on the new sofa and also dropping the GIGANTIC new sofa on my foot as we were trying our 3rd attempt at bringing it into the house up the back deck steps because whoever built our house apparently has something against having furniture as there is no easy way to get it into the house and rooms in which you want to use it. However, we were victorious and here is said new sofa, on which I collapsed immediately at midnight when we finally got it in the house and commenced crying which may or may not stop until we are on the plane to Ethiopia.
Please pass the tissues. It's going to be a long 9 days....