Thursday, July 10
It's the Little Things...
I offered to make dinner for my father-in-law tonight and though he thought that I was doing him the favor, it was really beneficial for me! My mom and I took the boys to Trader Joe's which is always a thrill. We don't have any Whole Foods or Wegman's or Trader Joe's near us, so shopping there is a lot of fun. I bought things to make baked ziti, cucumber salad, and garlic bread for dinner and then tossed a few other goodies in our cart as well: Rainier cherries, Trek Mix (almonds, cashews, and dark chocolate), Sea Salt Brownie Petites, and sea salt, turbinado sugar, and dark chocolate covered almonds. Yummy! It really helped to read a recent post from the Kitchn blog, What Are Your Favorite Trader Joe's Products?, which my mother pointed out to me before we left. Plus, Lila posted about Roadtrip Food last night and it really made me excited to check out the things that Trader Joe's offers!
In a lot of ways, this week has really dragged by, but we're nearing the end and we'll be getting our girl back on Saturday. Our eldest son is hoping that he'll feel ready to go to camp next year (he'll be seven), and if that happens, it'll be very interesting to see how Mama and Button fare for the long week without them. It's been neat to see the two boys playing (and fighting!) this week without their sister. She is a little mama and usually always ready to help smooth our day along, but as the days go by, the boys are figuring things out. We really miss her, but she is having a great time!