Do you know about Shopkins? They are tiny little "things" that can be purchased for a few dollars (or more) at stores like Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us. Samantha and Plum Cake received quite a few from their other granny and sometimes Jenny buys them instead of a candy treat. At first I didn't really understand them. Now I've watched Youtube videos with the girls (grown ups talking while they open little bags - it's the surprise factor, I guess). Anyway, I DO see the appeal because it's fun to sort them and line them up and just "look" at them. Kids like collecting things for lots of reasons. When our kids were little I would dress the Barbies, "talk" them until I ran out of material, and promptly get up and continue on with my house doings. Our girls had a moderate population of Barbies. Now kids seem to have SO MUCH OF EVERYTHING. Times change. Jenny works at keeping the toys streamlined and to a minimum and I admire her for that. I must admit, I find the little Shopkins shapes pretty interesting, so I might overbuy if I shopped at the stores that sell them. What do you think?
I went to Jenny's because she was feeling horrible and I had the same symptoms yesterday so I knew just how she felt. Sam, Plum, and I let the chickens out. One egg in the morning. One egg in the afternoon.
Pictures turned to paintings (via Waterlogue). This is Kelli's barn. Bright and simple photographs make the best paintings.
Now I'm home! Yay! Tomorrow I will drive up to meet our April halfway and pick up Cadence and Aria. We shall enjoy a girl weekend. Bill's speaking at a men's retreat.
We'll play with cousins, watch movies, draw, make cookies, eat whatever tickles our fancy, and hopefully sleep well. I am an early to bed, early to rise sort of person. I hope they are, too.
I hope YOU are happy and busy in your home sweet home.