We had such a busy, nice day today. I got everyone ready this morning with enough time for us to go and buy supplies for the cats, and therefore visit all of the nice rodents at the pet store. Our favorite pet store guy let Ellie pet a binny pig AND a hamster and chatted with us for a bit. And then even after all of that lollygagging, we still arrived at music class with twenty minutes to spare, so we went across the street to Starbucks and I got an iced coffee, and we each got a vanilla bean "stone," as Ellie calls them.
This was our last week in this session with Miss Elena, and as usual, Ellie had a melt down in the middle of the class. She loves to make a stink on the final day! Thankfully, she recovered more quickly than normal, and I only had to spend one song with her snuggled up in my lap, boo-hooing into my shoulder (with tired Adam also trying to crawl all over me.) We still love that crazy Miss Elena, and the kids are so cute with their instrument playing and singing.
Then we headed over for lunch with Cara and Clare, which was great. Their new house is really coming together, and Ellie is so excited for Clare to get a little brother next month (everyone gets a little brother!) Came home, thunked my two little fish for nap time, and then when they woke up, we went over to Gigi and Grizz's to do some play doh and run around the house yelling. As we do.
Gigi and Grizz had a Wednesday night date night, and Tim is at E3 tonight, so we were on our own. Ellie suggested that we go have a picnic, so we did exactly that. I packed sandwiches and snacks and sand toys in the stroller, and we headed down. The kids both wanted to play before they ate, and I got to sit on a bunch with my sandwich, watching them have fun. It was really wonderful. They are finally starting to really play together and entertain themselves.