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One of Us Paints Another Runs on Fall Errands

Yoga before breakfast. 

These kids and standing on tables and counters...

Brooke and Meadow were out and about, so I sent over a picture of our stair railings. We need to add a couple to our 3rd floor. I spent the rest of the day painting the back of the house.

Meanwhile, Meadow and I had a bunch of errands to run. First, the library. 

I'm making our Halloween costumes this year based on a pattern that my mom never used in the 90's. 

We stopped at our favorite fabric store: S.R. Harris

We stumbled across this fabric. Should have made a pillow with it. 

Meadow just loves this place and looking at all the fabrics. 

The rest of the things I needed was at Joann's Fabrics. We also need some frames for a few posters that we want to hang up. 

Prints. Much fancier than posters.

Then Scott asked me to pick up some things from Menards. 

Our yard is going to be so beautiful in the spring. 

One of these years we need to buy some of these monstrosities.

Theo actually played in the backyard.

Lately he likes looking over the fence into the neighbors yard. 

Progress. Finally.

Theo made up a ball game that him and I played during the week. It was time for Meadow to try. 

Busy days often means picking up taco fixings from La Casa Market. You can order burritos and tacos like at a taqueria, but we go with the hot deli meats, tortillas already warmed in a cooler and everything else we need. It's awesome.


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