We've had a busy week at chez laeroport. Science fair preparations, the science fair, Cub Scout pack meeting, delivering Cub Scout popcorn, a Girl Scout meeting that I planned and prepared, organizing extra cookie pick ups, selling Girl Scout cookies in our neighborhood, collecting troop cookie money to deposit, planning a birthday party, and celebrating the school's 50th birthday. It's been busy. And tomorrow we have a pancake feed, a hike, and an out of town guest. I'd better clean up a bit.
But we only had half a day of school today. Eliot went to play with his friend who is homeschooling this year while Aidin and I snuck off to the donut shop for a snack and a round of Scrabble. Yes, they have board games and a piano and bikes to rent at the new donut shop, as if the donuts were not enough of a draw. You understand why it is our favorite place in town.
(My dad's name is Larry. He likes peanut butter and jelly. Perfect.)
And Scrabble is now the hot item at chez laeroport. Target had Scrabble this week for $10, so while I was there scoping out Christmas and birthday gifts I picked it up.* Since Wednesday afternoon we've played at least four rounds with the kids, not keeping score, just trying to make words. And Tim and I have played two abbreviated games between trips to school to volunteer. He smoked me both times. ::grumble grumble:: Who me, a sore loser? Pfft! ::grumble grumble::
Happy Friday - or if it is already tomorrow by the time you read this - Happy Saturday! I'll be back tomorrow with (fingers crossed) some nice pictures of the Flint Hills in autumn.
* I picked Scrabble over Banagrams because a.) I'm cheap that way and 2.) I think the board will help keep us from getting CRAZY!