Monday, November 19, 2012

the weekend that was

This weekend was pretty great, too. We spent a pretty big chunk of it in the kitchen. We made a pumpkin pie for Josie's school feast that ended up getting eaten by two little watering mouths and replaced with a pie from Whole Foods.  I succeeded in my November project of finally getting pictures hung back on the walls.  We had a yummy dinner at Buca de Beppo. The three Schneider girls collectively lost almost a foot of hair - with me chopping about 6 inches and Josie and Bea losing a couple each.  BEA'S FIRST HAIRCUT was made possible by a very stealthy Lauren (with going on  like 10 years of Schneider haircutting under her belt) who snipped and snipped while Bea sat on my lap being distracted by fruit rope and iphone apps. On Saturday night Josie and I had our monthly Mother/Daughter Book Club where we focused this month on Alice in Wonderland (connecting back to our ballet field trip, did I blog about that yet?) and we had a great time with all our girlfriends eating a yummy dinner and enjoying a mad hatter's tea party.  On Sunday, Josie's fave teacher and son came over for a playdate and we all enjoyed the crisp sunniness of the backyard while the kids spent time blurring the lines between work and play by building a fire pit.  In other exciting news, Grandpa Bob surprised everyone by leaving a big plastic container full of Lou's old Brio trains in our driveway. Looks like that train track is going to be a permanent living room fixture for awhile.  (Bea's obsession with trains has spilled over into a rekindled interest in them for Josie.) In all the weekend goodness, very little 'real work' got accomplished - hence the letter that my laundry mysteriously wrote to me. Here's the weekend by iphone.




Lou's boyhood trainset makes it back to its owner

My grandma's copy of Alice in Wonderland found the week of our
Mother/Daughter book club  dedicated to that book!