This night was one of the best sunsets
we had all year.
A beautiful full-of-fire sky...
Marred only by the noises
coming from inside the kitchen.
Come on girls- Hurry up-
Please ignore the counter mess...this is
not House Beautiful..
at least not when
you-know-who is spending the night.
Lulu, seen below,
informs me that she only takes a bath
about once a week..maybe once a week..if that.
Now remember...we call her Literal Lulu.
I ask Mama....So, Lulu only takes a bath
once a week?
My sentiments, exactly.
Lulu takes a bath just about every day.
Oh..wait...let me clarify that...
She SHOWERS regularly but
only takes a bath once a week...or so....
(whew-guess I don't have to be calling
Child Protective Services on my
own daughter-what a relief)Another bubble bath..
Listen...Here's a secret for you~
Try Liquid Dreft...
It is marvelous for kids' baths..
It leaves them silky soft..
they smell marvelous...
It is 1/3 the price of bubble bath...
and it does not cause any
allergic reactions...and they
come out squeaky clean..
Seriously...I know..I know..
No one believes I use Dreft...
but I do..
pssst...sometimes I even use it for myself..
But don't tell MyHero or he will be
wanting to try it too....
TAKE A SHOWER..
IT IS MY OWN BATHTUB!
Thank You!After bathing we put on our pjs
and head for the big bed upstairs.
We all pile in and read this..
We have been reading this since
Lulu was one year old...
It is their favorite bedtime story..
and I imitate all the voices..
from growly to squeaky..It's a pop-up book.
How cute is that?
This is the page about the porridge..
uh-huh...And when the sun comes up..
and little heads peek out of bed
and head down the steps
this is what they find.
Nana's own kind..
Made with my secret-til-I-die
recipe. Yep! Til I die!
And THIS is my extra secret
super dooper WOWSER factor..
Can you say Cinnamon?
YUM!However, it MUST..oh yes it must...
be served in these..
special heart shaped bowls...
We had 3...one for each girl..
Someone (who looked a lot like Papa
in his robe) microwaved one of them
into something that resembled
Although it didn't look nearly that nice...
and it didn't work like a Frisbee either..
as he walked away from the microwave
mumbling about plastic bowls..
Uhhhh...WHY are you using those bowls to
begin with...Do you see where I'm going here...
Never mind-I was just dreaming that part!
So now we only have TWO
heart shaped bowls and
poor, poor Lulu
graduated to a round
Precious Moments bowl..
Not nearly as cute..
Just something about those big eyes
staring up at you from under your spoon
just doesn't set well...Oatmeal is spooned in..
1/2 teaspoon PURE WISCONSIN BUTTER
(oh my...oh my..oh my..)
is dropped on top..
along with 1 SCANT teaspoon of raw brown sugar...
Which SweetCheeks promptly eats
off the top and says...
Nana...I think yoah forgetted to put enuff
shugarh on my oatmeal..
Does she get more, you ask?
Faster than a duck gets on a June bug!They finish eating...
Pose for a quick picture on the swing...Then self-load into the car...
and are gone...Gone for another day...
SweetCheeks waves goodbye
and promises that she'll be back later..
Exactly what I was afraid of- I tell her...
And she gives me her special
wonderful little response
that she uses when
she doesn't quite
know what else