Happy birthday, Mom! Wish we could have seen you in person for your birthday, but it was fun to sing to you over the phone! Had to take Anna to get a new pair of splints for her shoes today. She did much better than last time – 45 minutes of them messing with her feet and the mold. The Barney DVD kept her entertained. I’m noticing a new level of maturity with Audrey. She is listening well and entertaining herself more, too. Just seems to be happening overnight. After the appointment we went to Trader Joe’s to pick up a few things. Audrey LOVES the kids’ carts there. She picked out these meringue treats that really taste like the marshmallows in Lucky Charms. The girls love them! Anna roamed around the store and tried to eat an apple before I could get to her.

After dinner, Justin was in a bad mood about something and then front of the changing table fell off, AGAIN. I thought he was going to explode, so I took the girls into Audrey’s room to lighten the mood. We just started being silly and had the best time tickling each other and letting them climb all over me. Justin regrouped and joined in the fun…the most I’ve laughed in a long time!!!!

I had crew leader training for VBS and then went to Barnes and Noble to pick up a few piano books for my first lesson tomorrow. I made the mistake of looking for a few books and over one hour and $100 later I left the store. Books are my downfall. I could happily live in a bookstore or library. The smell, feel and anticipation of books is such a heady experience for me. I’m on a C.S. Lewis kick, so I got his autobiography, Surprised By Joy, and a few others. Can’t put it down.