Emily drove up yesterday afternoon and we spent some time at the pool, then Michelle drove up and we all went to Mimi's for dinner. Emily, Michelle, and I (and Jen and Sarah) all used to take ballet (well, Jen took tap) on Tuesday nights for a while years ago. When class was over at 9, we'd head to the Mimi's down the street for bacon and eggs. It was fun to have weekly girl time scheduled--and saved my sanity during the oh-my-goodness-I-have-two-little-kids-who-need-me-ALL-the-time phase of motherhood.
After dinner we ate the blackberry pie Emily made and brought, and then worked on Josh and Sarah's quilt while watching High School Musical. Emily and Dave don't have kids, so she's just not up on the Disney channel thing. But she was a great sport and listened to us sing along (yes, even Toben, who also loves HSM and knows every word to every song!).
We're off to the Paris Street Market here in an hour or so, then to Denver Fabrics. I'm hoping to find: some old drawers to line and put on wheels to go under Emma's bed; a French laundry basket for under $50 (probably NOT going to happen!); some sort of chest, cupboard, hutch--something, anything--for Emma's room to store all the little, little stuff she loves to collect.
Emma's normally a pretty neat kid--she loves to help me cook and clean and is a pro at folding laundry and sorting socks--but her room has been out of control and we desperately need some help. I'm fine with her having some of these things that she loves, but I'm tired of them being all over the floor. We've discovered that pretty boxes don't work for her--things go in the boxes, the lid goes on, and she never plays with them because she can't see them. So maybe a cupboard with open baskets or boxes to sort her treasures. Mmm...I'll let you know what I find.