...to make me so very happy:
~Mr. Squirrel has apparently found a friend! The two of them put on quite a show for the kids and I while we ate our lunch today. They were so cute, chasing each other around the backyard, through the play fort, under the slide, over the wall, and back again.
~I have a date! A play date, that is. One of the neighbors I met recently came over yesterday morning with her three kids: a five year old son, a two and a half year old daughter, and an adorable six month old baby boy. They are a home schooling family who lives just a few houses down and I couldn't be more thrilled! We're getting together next week for lunch at her house. My kids can hardly wait!
~I just found out that my brother's family will be visiting in a few weeks for five whole days. I am indescribably giddy! I haven't even told my kids yet, because if I do, they will be asking me every single day until then if it's time yet to see their cousins.
~Earlier today Dylan sat down and read aloud to us an entire book. I've been hesitant to venture away from the Bob books he's been doing so well with, but he stepped eagerly up to the challenge and did an amazing job! I am so proud of him.
~Sara Lee Pumpkin Cheesecake. Pumpkin. Cheesecake. Need I say more?