Today was a lovely day! Busy--flat out sometimes, but so much fun. We got our shopping done in record time. This is pretty amazing. I figured the weekend before Thanksgiving that the store might be crowded even at 7 a.m. when we typically arrive. Not so and we conquered our gigantic list in jig time. It took two buggies to get things all out to the car but the bill was not as high as I expected. I suspect that we are scratch cooks and not box cooks contributed to the blessedly lower bill.
Then it was home to unload and take the kids to the bank to deposit allowances. We don't live in a small town but our bank is very friendly. They know our kids on a first name basis and are always so welcoming when we are there. I love that, it sure helps the efforts to teach the importance of saving and planning.
From there it was off to dance where KC found out that he is the leader in one of the recital dances he is in this year. To say the boy is excited is a wee bit of an understatement. That is a tap number and they are a marching band. He is also a dalmation in a jazz number, and I have forgotten what the hip hop number is.
A visit to the library found that a winter book challenge is ready to start in a week or so. More excitement as the more books one reads, the more chances you have to win a raffle prize. We have a lot of holiday themed books that KC likes to read so he has plans to take this challenge by storm.
After that, it was time to come home and wrap a birthday gift for a friend and go to her party. K is a sweet girl, turning 11. Nowadays 11 seems so much more grown up than when I was a kid. . .
Late this afternoon, KC's friend W came to spend the night. There has been pizza, and there are a plethora of snacks that KC shopped for himself this a.m. There have been wii games and laughter, food and laughter, and most of all, laughter.