I just received some fun little pick-me-ups in the mail. These goodies hail from ms. elinor, lowercase e. I love this little figurine. She's only about two inches tall. She'll be making herself at home on Charlotte's bookshelf (which used to be a china hutch -- I'll have to post about that one too).
Elinor, well mom :), also sent some funky fabric bits, horsey buttons and an antique mother/daughter postcard. Random and perfect. We have a lot in common in our taste for miscellany. And, mom's now selling my fabric on her website. So, here's a link for that.
It's our babysitting night tonight. We have a co-op set-up with three of our friends where each couple takes a turn watching all of the kids on Friday nights. In other words, we each have reliable date-night babysitting for three weeks, followed by one very hectic fourth Friday filled with all the goings-on of eleven little kids. So worth it. Highly recommended. Of course, it was on a date night that Charlotte broke her teeth at our friends' home. So, if you set up one of these babysitting circles with your friends, make sure all couples agree to some sort of basic structure -- like two adults present or rooms with bunkbeds get locked, etc. It can get pretty crazy.
We usually take the kids to the park for a couple of hours and get them all tuckered out and then set them up with pillows, blankets and popcorn in our loft and project a fun movie onto the wall. Sometimes we'll slip in a craft activity or cookie decorating. I think we made New Years hats once. Anyhow, that's my night. It's actually kind of fun.