Orianna had borrowed Cheyenne's scarf, so she was extra-specially elegant.
Livie took the next several beautiful pictures.
quinkies are nominally eraser tops for pencils. Their real "value" lies in collecting bunches of them. Grandma Marilyn started the trend here when she bought some for Cheyenne and Elliott. They're sorta cute, but the problem is that they come in these plastic globes. And the kids NEVER put them back in the globe, and after about the 972nd time picking up globes in random parts of my house, I decided they would never notice if I threw the globes out a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, the new Squinkies dispenser requires the Squinkies to be in globes to work. So, while Cheyenne was starting to play with her new toy, I was upstairs, furtively digging in the trash can in the girls' room, resurrecting Squinkie globes. So now I have to treasure the globes I find all over the house. The only thing I like about Squinkies is that they're marginally better than Silly Bandz.
Okay, sorta caught up here! Evan took the kids up to Vaughans' tonight, and I had planned on following after, but packing/cleaning/bill-paying took longer than I had hoped, so I'm just staying here for the night (and squeezing some blogging in). I'm doing battle with my conscience-- up super early so I can go up and help watch my kids, or sleep in in a quiet house? We'll know in the morning... although the 11:15 time it's showing on my computer clock doesn't bode well for the conscientious mommy scenario!