Tonight when L gets home we're going to go buy an American flag. I've wanted one to fly on holidays for the longest time. This year it just seems especially important, so off we go for an exciting evening jaunt to the Home Depot for our flag. I just love it when lots of people have their flags out on July 4th, and other patriotic holidays. It's a beautiful sight, and makes my heart proud and thankful.
We're having the folks over for their belated Father's Day BBQ on Sunday. I need to figure out what we're having and go shopping. And speaking of shopping, if you have a Trader Joe's by you, pick up a jar of Cookie Butter. You heard me. Cookie Butter. It's like gingerbread you can eat with a spoon. I guess you can put it on pancakes or toast. I've even put a little of it in smoothies. But mostly I just eat it with a spoon when I need something sweet. Try it. You will not be sorry. And you'll thank me.
Maybe we should just open a jar on Sunday and pass out spoons. Just kidding. Even I'm not that bad. Not, at least, when there are other people around.
I've been hearing from Katie that little Hayden has been walking around the house muttering "Dammit!" under her breath. But when Katie asks "What did you say?" she just gives Katie a raspberry and walks away. It's hilarious. She doesn't say no, or throw tantrums. She just gives the
old raspberry. For any reason, whenever she's avoiding something unpleasant. She makes me laugh, but I notice Katie needs a lot of naps. Ahhh... two year olds... If I ever get a video I'll have to post it. It'll make you laugh.
And finally, it was this little sweetheart's 6th birthday today. She celebrated by going to see the movie "Brave" with Katie and Hayden. Tomorrow is her party at the park. She is beyond excited. Katie made cupcakes and told the girls not to touch them. Mia crept up to Katie and confessed that she hadn't touched them, but she had smelled them. And she was hoping she wasn't in trouble for that. Miss Hayden, later on, was not so subtle. Katie caught her with the high stool, picking the sprinkles off of one of them. Her response upon being caught red handed? Yep, a raspberry. Life is gonna come a knockin' for that one.