Shortly after the second picture was taken, he ran out of the bag and pounced at my face.
*Deluxe Marble Race I've always had really bad luck with my son and toys. Even when he was younger he never actually played with anything. Eventually I just stopped trying and it's been a long time since he's gotten any kind of toy. I was so excited to find something he really enjoys, other than video games. I bought it at Discount School Supply.
*My daughter playing quietly, by herself, for a long stretch of timeMy little girl is loud and rambunctious. Friday she played in her sandbox for 45 minutes. The peace I experienced did wonders for my mental health. I don't get this from her too often.
*Tomatoes from the farmers market and Jay's homemade hummusActually, I think it was originally Alton Brown's hummus, but Jay usually adds his own special ingredients so I think it's safe to say it's his concoction. He always makes a spicy batch for us, and a weaker batch for the rest of the house. As for the tomatoes, I've been stocking up. At the farmers market they are only $1.75 a pint, almost half the price Publix is charging.
*Painting with the girl
She loves to paint but most days I limit it to watercolors. At least once a week though I let her get out the "messy paints." This morning we experimented with doing prints of various things like apples and corks. This was another stretch of time when the girl was quiet and calm. Everyone else was either at work or still in bed, so it was nice having this chunk of time to ourselves.
I hope I can maintain this positive outlook as the weekend continues.