Lucy entertains herself a lot:
...and we have a rough time prying that crown off her head these days.
I love Elle's friends.
Claire's best friend who moved into the city came to one of her soccer games.
She was pretty darn excited.
Grace's teacher asked if I would come help decorate their class pumpkin. I thought it turned out kinda creepy/cute:
(They all got to make their own spiders.)
Claire and I got to volunteer in Lucy's classroom.
They are only two doors down from each other and their teachers report some very large smiles and glee when they pass each other in the halls.
I love when a friend has a birthday because it helps us remember to slow down and get together.
I also got to go to lunch with some of my "first-grade-moms" that I talked about back here. (Now our "first-graders" are on the brink of high school. Seriously time, slow down!)
Lately it feels like life is rolling by so fast that I don't get to hardly ever see friends or even talk to them on the phone for that matter. So I cherish stuff like this. It's not like it used to be when life was simple and we saw each other all the time. It's few and far between when we can squeeze ourselves away from carpools and meetings and the homework and practicing help. Don't get me wrong, that's just as it should be in our stage of life right now, but I am so grateful for good friends and that we can pick up right where we left off even if we rarely get to see each other.
This is how Lucy rolls:
She always has some "mode of transportation" for her squinkies and princesses, whether it's a box or a bag or a purse, she's got'em with her.
Elle had a great choir concert. I loved watching her sing so much that it dispelled some of my gloom that she gave up her violin.
(Claire and Grace a.d.o.r.e. Elle's friends. They think they are the coolest girls on the planet.)
We made our traditional cinnamon rolls to celebrate General Conference (I know, old news).
My girls really like the dental floss part (using dental floss for the cutting).
Claire reads to Lucy almost every night.
And last but not least, one of my favorites from Halloween: