I’m kinda sorta maybe possibly going to be a Girl Scout leader. The troops are all full in my town and so it was the only way to get Ana in. Unfortunately, the higher ups have been less than helpful and I’ve lost all enthusiasm. But I did venture out to get a look at some official Girl Scout gear to help me decide how much effort I want to put into this.
Apparently not enough to buy anything or even take a picture.
But I did see House of Gyro a few shops down and that seemed way more exciting in comparison!! I ordered a beef and lamb gyro and oh wow I wish you were there! Best ever. I’m pretty sure I’ll have to go back next week to try the vegetarian gyro.
Eliza and I also stopped at my favorite Monterey Produce Market. And I was so excited to see that they sell purple sweet potatoes now! I just love dumping out the bags on the counter and admiring all the fresh goodies. Very inspiring!
Eliza fell asleep on the way home…
After the kids got home from school, we dropped Caleb off at soccer practice and the girls wanted to go to the park but I wanted to go to Trader Joe’s to buy wine.
Me: “Who wants to go to Trader Joe’s for samples?!”
The girls: “MEEEEEEE!!!!!”
They were sampling this pumpkin pie spice cookie butter with apples. It was really good. And that’s saying something because I don’t really like cookie butter.
By the end of the day Eliza had me wanting to poke out my eyeballs. The screaming and whining and hanging on me constantly, Oh My! And then while I’m guzzling my glass of wine in the kitchen she runs in with all this cuteness and all is forgiven…
IN OLDER NEWS….
My dad helped us set up a zip-line when he visited! I have been wanting one for a while now. I saw this one on sale for $90 at Marbles in San Jose. But it’s also on Amazon. Our trees weren’t set up to make it a full 90 feet but I think it’s about 60 feet.
We didn’t think Charlotte was old enough to do it by herself but she snuck on and I caught her getting off. I asked her to do it again so I could see if it looked too dangerous but she seems to have it down! I felt like a good mom that I was letting her engage in “risky play.”
And this is the fun part…
Our backyard is really coming together. My dad also helped up tear down the termite-infested gazebo we had. I just recently decided it will be a great place for a chicken coop! But I’ll have to ease Shane into that idea.
I got this hammock from REI a few months ago. One of the best purchases ever. Way better than that chair swing we had at our first house.