Let's star with the wins.
Win 1: a new breakfast project that Abby loved. Painting bread with colored milk and then toasting it. I imagine it shows up even better on white bread - but they aren't even aware that there's another kind of bread out there at this age, so shhh.
Win 2: I went to my favorite thrift store the other day and made a lot of good finds. Among them, this 1980 plastic pull airplane. Kyle loves airplanes, so we have a soft spot for airplane toys. Plus, E is at the age where she loves pulling anything around. The propellor spins when you pull it, and it was $1, so definite win. I'm such a sucker for old toys (the wooden alphabet puzzle and blocks and wagon were other wins of that same trip)
win 3: in addition to the airplane, I found this awesome wooden doll high chair. This isn't a very good picture, but it matches the girls' kitchen set really well and is really cute. The girls looooved it. The funniest thing was watching E feed the "baby" Every time she would take the rabbit out of the chair or put him back in, she'd make this strained grunting sound - like we obviously do when we picking her up. So funny.
Win 4: I found a tie I liked for Kyle at the same store AND, the whole reason I went in there was to look for halloween costumes. I have an idea of what I want to do for the girls, but I'm broke, so I need to do it on the cheap. I'm not going to spoil the surprise yet -but I found something that I think will work really well for Abby's costume, and it made me happy. :)
Win 5: both girls let me blow-dry their hair the other night. This isn't a win because I care if their hair is blown dry or not - but it's a win because they didn't cry and scream and run and hide when the hair dryer came on. Abby would only let me use the low setting - so her hair took forever, but it was nice they weren't afraid.
And now for the losses.
While shopping at before-mentioned awesome store - I got a parking ticket. BOO.
Sadly, it was justified as I failed to notice that my inspection sticker expired 2, almost 3, months ago. I was upset about the ticket, but more annoyed that it was due to my own oversight. I need a reminder about these things.
So I took the car in for an inspection today.
Loss 2: It FAILED the inspection. The car people said my 2 front tires were too worn down to pass inspection. So I need new tires. They quoted me for the tires - and then clarified that that was the price for *each* tire - not both as I'd assumed. Fail.
Loss 3: It's raining today, which is the most recent of reasons (and excuses) that I've not run in almost 2 solid weeks. Terrible. I fully intended to get back on the pavement this week. Then the girls got sick, then I didn't feel well, then it was cold and raining. Blah. Excuses excuses.
but at least she's still cute in her raincoat. ;)
So that sums up my past 24 hours or so. Wins and Losses. But, I'm thankful that there are still more wins at the end of the day.