It's another rainy day here in CNY. C as in central, which is usually kind of a sad term, geographically speaking (in my opinion, of course) ;) I opt to say "upstate" rather than "central" when asked where we live in the great Empire State. Don't you think that sounds better? And it's technically correct, since everything outside of New York City is considered upstate. I always thought of New York as a state with one huge city, and some small, industrial towns above it. Not so! Our pocket of New York is agricultural and green and brimming with lakes. Come visit ;)
Anyway, these pictures are from a couple of weeks ago when we were on the cusp of the weekend after a long, long week. Kind of like this week. Except it's only Monday? We finally went to the grocery store today, Kjel tucked under my arm, Gage riding the cart like Kate Winslet at the front of the Titanic, and my legs going just as fast as they could, zooming around the aisles. Okay, more like a focused trot, but still.
When I picked up a block of Colby cheese, KJ screamed until I handed it to her, then she literally opened the package with her teeth and sucked on it until both of our shirts and her chin were bright orange. The artificial colors! Oh my. And then I realized I didn't have my wallet, but had in fact borrowed Steven's debit card earlier, so after a quick fishing expedition in my bag (that has an inch-thick layer of graham cracker crumbs coating the inside), found the card and paid in the knick of time. And by knick of time, I mean right before Gage dive-bombed onto the linoleum, caught himself (miraculously) by the forearms and laid there, unharmed but intensely offended that I didn't buy any chocolate.
I guess that's my long way of saying that I love my kids ;) And without further ado, the photos of our therapeutic family outing after a week of those little traumatizing/hilarious moments that seem to happen at an alarming rate lately.
Nothing a salted caramel sundae can't fix ;)