well, let's just get to the nitty-gritty: two of the cutest kids in Nevada.
ah, Nintendo. where would we be without ye?
we went to swim lessons. gah, but i love taking pictures with a faboo telephoto lens.
after the teacher brought in the kids, they read this story called "The Kissing Hand," about a raccoon who is scared about starting school, so his momma kisses his hand and tells him that if he gets lonely, he can press his hand (paw?) to his cheek, feel momma's kiss and know he's not along.
i'm actually the one that started sniffling, not Maureen.
and, as the teacher read, the Brand New Kindergartner raised her hand to let the teacher know that 'my mommy says her kisses are permanent.'
she's a pistol, she is.
Maureen & i did lotsa clothes shopping for the Kindergartner - dang, but there's some way super cute girl clothes out there. totally fun to play dress up with a real live doll.
i know. it's kinda dark. but man, it's fun watching kids jump and well, be kids.
i could eat 'em with a spoon.
and, while up there, i would check my work email and see the insanity going on back at home, and i would think 'oh, i do so wish i was there to help out.'
i hated leaving. especially when, on the flight home, we hadn't pushed back from the gate, and it had been about 15 minutes since the attendant had shut the door of the plane.
finally the pilot got on the intercom and, apologizing for the hangup, says 'sorry for the hold up, folks, seems that *chuckle* we forgot to file a flight plan. but, we're all settled and should be pushing back shortly.'
you forgot to file a flight plan? the Husband almost wet himself laughing.
'why didn't he just walk down the aisle of the plane reading How to Fly a Plane?' he said.
why indeed. it's why i love flying.
but with these two, it's dang good reasons to keep getting on that plane.