Hey Dad, Mom here...
Well, today was bittersweet for sure, in so many ways.
It was great to start the day off with church.
Excitement broke out when the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate the building. I am the crazy mother who ran past four exits to get to our babies (with Olivia in tow) only to be "shooed" outside. No worries, I stood at that back door until I saw all of our bitty babies come out. Allye was riding (standing up) in a crib and Addison was tagging along with her new friends. Everything was fine and things proceeded as normal after about ten minutes. Olivia might be scarred for life. You know how she is about fires and safety and safety training and fires and safety.
As we settled in for lunch Olivia was pretty sad. As we ate she said, "Mommy, Daddy's been gone so long it feels like you guys are separated." (How she would know what that is supposed to feel like I don't know. But, you know how she has been trying to figure out lately this whole together, separated, divorced thing that goes on in our world.) Of course I say, "Oh baby, that is not the case. Daddy just has to work and he will be with us soon." Addison pipes in, "Yeah Mommy, it's like you don't have your boyfriend anymore." :)
Allye, on the other hand, was just worried about when she can start soccer.
After a restful afternoon it was time for our traditional back-to-school dinner...
We started from scratch this year and even made them into shapes...
Decorating them is always fun...
But eating them is better!
No pizza for Allye but look how she is eating like a big girl!
It is quite a messy event but she loves it and only throws her water on the floor 3.7 times a meal.
It wouldn't be a back-to-school dinner unless we made a special treat!
Can you believe I let them do this? They made a HUGE mess...but had loads of fun!
Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet!
I think it passed the test!
Say a prayer for our girls in the morning. Olivia is very nervous and Addison is super excited! No worries...I will have plenty of pictures for you of their big day!
No. Your cast iron skillet was not harmed in the making of our special treat. No. I did not "wash" it. Yes. I simply wiped it out like you have told me 100.54 times. Yes. Your next meal in that pan might taste a little sweet.