Ro and Ree are at gymnastics camp today and I have five whole hours to do whatever I want. FIVE! Can’t even remember the last time I had five hours to myself. The possibilities are mind blowing. Heh. Actually I went grocery shopping after dropping them off (had to get supplies for pumpkin pies and marshmallow crafts, among other things), cleaned up the incredible mess made when a brand-new jar of dill pickles rolled off the counter and shattered on the floor (the stench cannot even be described), watched House on tv, and now am going through a few pics on the camera. After posting this, I’m going to unpack the living room and then I think I’ll take a shower and even blow dry my hair (oh the stunning luxury!).
I meant to take a pic of the girls in their brand-new leotards on the way to camp this morning, but it is freezing-ass cold and raining like mad, so here they are in ski jackets. Sigh... Just imagine Ro in her sparkly black and red leotard and Ree in her metallic violet one.
We have a busy week coming up of crafts and fun, interspersed with plenty of unpacking. And of course there’s Thanksgiving. Before Ro and Ree left school last week, we got to watch all of the Kindergarten classes in a sweet, sweet Thanksgiving performance. All those Native Americans and pilgrims were adorable!
Their Kindergarten teacher (adore her!!) is the sweetest lady ever. The girls are so lucky to have her this year and can’t wait to go to school every day.
In this pic, by the way, the girls (Ro left, Ree right) and their teacher are standing next to the huge teepee that’s in their classroom. The first day it was erected, Ree excitedly told me “Ro got to go in the teepee!!!!” And Ro disgustedly replied “Yeah I went in that old tent, but there was no tv in there.” I nearly spit up. Tee-PEE, sweetie, not tee-vee. Hee!!!
One of their classroom decorations is a big ole turkey, whose feathers are signs the kiddos made saying what they’re thankful for. I have to admit that Ro and Ree’s made me tear up a little.
Ro said “I’m thacfole fer my twin sister Ree”:
And Ree said “I’m thancfl for my famly.”
Awwwww. And we’re so dang thankful for Ro and Ree. Little sweeties are the lights of our lives. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Updated: Got a shot of the new leotards once we got home and in our warm little house again. Cuties!