The trail of Ivy (my view from the kitchen sink) :
"let's play dollhouse now let's paint then draw look my pencil makes a drum set!"
So what have we been doing all day, now that the boys are back in school and it's just Ivy and me?
Well, the first day, we chased the school bus to take pics of Gray going to his kindergarten class. And then we went to Target. Of course. And then kind of milled around, napped, and such. Yesterday Jeff was off so in the morning I worked for an hour at a coffee shop and then we walked downtown to have lunch and visit the splash pad.
And then today Ivy assumed we were going to walk again, and I thought, why not. The 3+ miles roundtrip does help me get away from my computer and phone and would be excellent exercise until I finally get around to joining the Y. So we walked again and got an iced latte (and she a frozen cherry lemonade) and I'm tempted to start making this an every day thing.
When we got home we put on Pandora (Laurie Berkner station) and filled up the baby pool to make a water park for her My Little Ponies. As long as she had control of the water hose, I could even get some work done. Right about then was when it hit me that one is quite fun. This is going to be a precious time for us. A gift I didn't even see coming. It's awesome.
Now, I'm about to join her outside, dancing to Bob Marley with no pants on and maybe do some knitting while she "does beauty shop" to me and the ponies. (I'll keep my pants on.)
[*] I was sent a few tickets from Kodak to see the new Anne Hathaway movie One Day just out in theaters. I went to see it last night and I had not read the book - I definitely did not expect that ending! I have two tickets (from Kodak as well) to give away if you would like to see it, too?
Just leave a comment here to be entered to win the pair, and feel free to "like" Kodak on Facebook, while you're at it (today is the last day to vote in their special One Day photo contest, btw)! The tickets can be used virtually anywhere in the U.S. except AMC. I'll choose one comment at random on Monday August 29th and mail the tickets to the winner right away!
I also happen to have another giveaway going on- enter to win $75 to Tea Collection here.
Congrats to winner Celeste. Your tickets have been sent!