The day after my family left, I watered my favorite house plant that I haven't managed to kill yet--according to its handwritten stake it is a Hoya Rope. I noticed three tiny little shoots peeping from the potting soil. I rolled my eyes and dialed my brother's number. Fortunately for him, Sherri answered. Once again, Kev-O left dry soybeans all over the house. The last time this happened, I was finding beans for the next couple of years. And yes, in case you're reading, Kevin, I found the pecans in my vase cupboard. I left the shoots as a reprisal of one of my freshman biology science experiments.
Today I am watching Ava. She slept while my kids ate lunch, then woke up and ate while my kids entertained her. Ava's like Helen in that she doesn't need much encouragement to eat. She is such a neat eater--if even one macaroni fell off her fork, before she could take another bite, she had to search until she found it. She didn't eat as much as I expected her too, but maybe that was due to the huge Charms sucker--the kind with that nasty gum in the middle--that I gave her before her nap. Heh heh!
And here is a little pair of Mary Jane-style bitty booties I made for a friend who is having a baby very soon. Owen thinks they belong to Aunt Mary Jane, and told me she was coming to get them.