Mike's kids are sooooo excited that Courtney and Hazel are here. It's sweet to see Courtney and Mike's 7-year-old cuddled up on the couch watching the Disney channel. We have a unique blended family in that our kids are decades apart in age, but it all works out. We're so lucky.
Today Mike took us on a shopping spree for Courtney's birthday; there's a strip mall here with the holy trinity of discount stores: Target, Marshalls, and Ross Dress-for-Less. Heaven! I got the cutest shoes in Marshall's, in the children's section. (I have small feet, so I can fit in children's shoes, too.) Believe it or not, Nine West has a children's line. Who knew?
Earlier tonight Mike watched Hazel while I took Courtney to my ballet class. I had Courtney in ballet classes from age 7 to 17--I figured you never see a little ballerina smoking on the street corner--and although she hasn't taken a class in about 10 years, it all came back to her. She did beautifully! It was so much fun taking a class together, though man, I sure felt the two weeks I missed. And 12 days in Albany was not good for my low carb initiative--I was up to 139.8 this morning, my first weigh-in back home. That's okay; I know what to do to get the weight back down
Home! Home with the husb and the step-darlings and I even have my daughter and granddaughter here now, too.
And my shamrock tree.
Life is good. I'm a lucky gal.