Afternoon Snack with Niece and Nephews
Afternoon Snack with Niece and Nephews

It’s been a very chill day today – just some cleaning, running errands, and a lovely date with our oldest niece and nephews.  Can you spot Enzo?  :-)  It was so nice to sit together and talk.  As young as they still may seem, whenever we are over at their house anymore, they all seem to scatter, doing their own thing.  We can’t seem to talk them into playing board games anymore, or going on walks together.  Oh, they are growing up!  We figured if we took them out for a little treat we’d get to have a short moment in time where we were all together talking. And it worked.

I took some funny pictures of each of the kids, but I had to swear not to show them to anyone.  Gianna begged and begged, saying, “don’t you know anything about being embarrassed by something?”  Oh, yes G, I do, sweetheart. I won’t share.

But right after, Vincent runs up to me as I stand in line inside to get G some water and starts mocking me after Uncle Mark showed him a video of me doing an embarrassing ‘excited dance’ over some good news.  He started busting out my moves right next to me in line.  I think my half-jesting gaze of disapproval seared right through the windows of the storefront and through Mark’s face.  The kids got a kick out of it.  Oh, how one-sided things are!

Vinnie bought himself an iPod Touch and showed me the “Words With Friends” application… hooked.  I love that we can connect over this game miles apart.  You can even leave fun little comments/text messages to each other. And how awesome it is that he bought his Touch with his own money that he earned and saved up?  This kid is an 11-year-old genius.  And he initiates Word games with me… love.

Earlier this morning we went to the farmer’s market…

Saturday Morning Farmer's Market

Saturday Morning Farmer's Market

And now I have this Noble Beast laying under my desk at my feet as I type this post…

Woofie the Noble Beast

Woofie the Noble Beast

And now I shall go create some art…

Happy Saturday!

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