Despite this I'm pretty sure there weren't any mice in there when I walked through, since our little micey visitors have been neither quiet or quick.
I'm still coming up with a field trip for today. The great thing about this city (and the surrounding areas) is that the Things To Do list is very, very long. There are so many educational and fun places to go and things to see and do that I'm sure I won't exhaust the list I put in my binder after visiting the city page at the beginning of the year. Since I have no idea if we're going to be here for 12 months or 12 years (or any other number) I'm trying to do something different.
Still, the zoo sounds mighty tempting at the moment... Also on the list today is checking out one of the local farmer's markets and the library! I love Friday afternoons!
We've been using the detergent for almost twelve months now and not only does it work wonderfully (and doesn't irritate our kids' super sensitive skin) but I've only worked my way through about half of the detergent that I made... so the initial batch appears to be about two years worth.
Spending less than $10 a year on detergent definitely makes the hour that it took to make it up worth it!
Apparently I've said the words "maybe we can do that once you're a lawyer" quite a few times in front of Sadie... because the other day we were in Walmart and there was a big blow up pool on sale for $5. I picked it up and showed it to Paul and then this conversation happened:
Me: "Of course not for this year. But..."
Sadie: "Maybe we can do it once Daddy's a lawyer!"
Paul: "I wonder where she gets that from."
Me: "I was going to say 'for next summer....' Do I really say it that often?"
Paul: "Yes. Yes you do."
I'm actually incredibly excited that September has arrived. The weather has been beautiful. There's a chill in the air in the mornings and I've actually gotten to turn the air conditioner and fans off. I'm so excited for the arrival of all the beautiful autumn colors! They aren't quite here yet, but here's one of last years pictures:
I can hardly wait!
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