This weekend we went to a Ziti Dinner to benefit the dad of an old friend of mine. He was a detective in my hometown for my whole life. There was an awesome turnout and food was really yummy. The kids ate great :) but I didn't win the Kindle Fire (the one for magazines and shows), even though I threw about 8 raffle tickets in the bag. But I did chomp up two really delicious chocolate chip cookies.
Chris and I were just really beat today. We did nothing all day except for when Chris took the kids and the dogs on a walk through the state park. I stayed home and cooked what turned out to be a pretty mediocre dinner. I gave the kids their baths and we read three stories. Right afterwards they got all excited with the idea of sleeping in our bed, and they ran around begging us to let them, but we dashed their dreams and tucked them in their own beds. Sorry kiddos, try again on Friday. I stole away to the armchair to read for awhile. I happily report that 1Q84, the new Murakami novel, is starting to pick up steam. He is the greatest writer ever. How does he make every single word do that??? He's amazing. Best writer ever. He may be the major reason why I'm Japanese-culture-obsessed.
I'm counting down the days (2) until the next episode of Dance Moms. Did you see the preview? Holly totes freaks out and Abby is just standing there like, ya, I know. WHOW, what happened??? My 2 cents: Abby is harsh but she's always right. Come on, moms, this isn't a let's-have-fun dance studio. This is prepping your kids for a professional life as a dancer. If you can't take the heat, get a move on. The only mom that seems to get that is Melissa. Christy is AWFUL, but the others are okay, even Jill is okay with me. Also can we all just agree that the greatest love story of our time is Ice and Coco? Ice really does love Coco and vise-versa. Ice is so sweet and charming and encouraging and so supportive xoxoxo I love them!
Here's some pictures to go along with my ramblings :) ENJOY!
Delicious Ziti with lots of cheese :)
Greatest writer ever (an old pic but super cute!) with a little cat (he always has lots of cats in his books). :)
Ice and Coco: It's the real thing, people.