Anyway, Happy Friday! Here at the Poulsen pad we are spending this lovely morning relaxing: Natalie went down for her nap a full hour early, so I am catching up and enjoying a mug of hot chocolate. (Yes, it's finally warm outside, but nice and cool inside...besides, ho-cho is so cozy : ) ) I've been reading up a storm - this week I finished The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, another of Austin's fantasy epics that I, sort of grudgingly, admit to having loved; The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones (written in non-obnoxious refreshing verse from the view of a 50-year-old woman whose daughter is going to college and whose mom is going crazy in a hospital...I HIGHLY recommend it- funny and real), and Ape House by Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants. Ape House was compelling and written well, but it had too much language so I would be uncomfortable recommending it unless you borrowed my copy where I've crossed out all the bad words.
*you can thank the newfound marathon naps of Natalie Jane for all of this GLORIOUS reading time*
|she got it together quickly though|
|I promise he really is happy to be in this picture, he's just not a smiler|
|reminds me of a first day of school pic|
|playing with her new "baby"|
|wreaking havoc on Annie's stack of homework|
*CRAWLING! it is SO cute to see her little body figure out how to work in semi-coordination and get where she wants to go. I could watch her move around all day. It is so fun when she crawls all over us!
*still just adores Kitty - I think she could probably fall asleep without the stuffed cat, but she is very attached. I love peeking in and seeing her snuggling with her, arms wrapped around the perfectly sized Kitty. Not so cute: the fact that the animal is now practically brown instead of its original white. Time for a wash!