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My house is FILLED with cases and cases of Girl Scout Cookies. I got suckered into volunteered to be the cookie mom for Zoë’s troop this year. I have been in cookie mode ever since I picked up the 150 cases, not boxes, cases of cookies, two weeks ago. I am not kidding you, I would not have been able to squeese one more case into my car. Thank God I only had to drive a mile back to our house.
In all honesty, the cookie mom bit is not what is taking up so much time. It is the fact that my sweet and enthusiastic Girl Scout has sold 600 boxes of cookies! She is just 150 boxes away from her goal of 750.
You may be asking, “How on earth did she sell so many cookies?!” She is very determined and we have done quite a bit of door knocking. Last week she sold cookies at the little cafe in Kelly’s office building, then we all jumped in the car and drove to Spokane to deliver pre-ordered cookies. I am kicking myself for not bringing a few more cases because I am sure we would have sold them at Kelly’s Spokane office. Dang!
So, long story not so short, my house is going to be filled with cookies for three more weeks. Not that I’m complaining. There are Samoas everywhere I look. Mmmmmmm! Before we started deliveries I had to take a picture of Zoë with all her cookies. These are just her cookies, not the troops cookies. She sold more cookies than all the other Daisies combined. That’s my girl!
Zoë has the patience of a saint when it comes to her little sister. Eden is a sweet girl but she is a bit more, shall we say…dramatic, than her big sister, especially since she has reached the terrible two's. Zoë normally takes it all with a grain of salt, but last week she had had enough. The girls were having a tea party in the playroom and I head Zoë say, "That's it! I'm leaving!" and calmly walked into her room.
I silently giggled to myself and continued playing with Eden while Zoë cooled off in her room. As it turns out, Zoë wasn't cooling off in her room, she was packing. She emerged, suitcases packed, and told me that she was walking to Grammie's house and staying there until she was a grown-up because Eden was mean to her. She had her entire plan all figured out and she was surprisingly pleasant and reasonable about the whole situation. Just look at this picture!
I didn't discourage her plan because honestly I was so curious to see how it turn out. I even texted Kelly and asked him to please bring the wagon home with him so she could more easily transport her belongings to Spokane. Before she left us forever, Zoë agreed to one last interview. (Click on the image to start the video).
As you heard, Zoë agreed to stay with us until after bed time. Thankfully she changed her mind and decided to stay with us. She ran over to me, gave me a big hug, and with tears in her eyes said she was going to stay because she would miss her mommy if she left. <3
One of my favorite things about our house is the design of the upstairs. When you walk up the stairs you see a huge open room, which happens to be our playroom. The girls can play upstairs happily without direct supervision, which makes it much easier for me to get ready in the morning. I love listening to the girls giggle and play together. It makes my heart happy.
Yesterday, just as I was coming out of the bedroom I heard Zoë ask Eden, "Do you want me to give you the best hair style EVER?" I didn't even their bathroom. I darted downstairs as fast as I could to grab my camera. When I got back upstairs, this is what I found…
Eden wasn't too thrilled with the headband so Zoë tried a few different styles before ending up with this one. Here are my lovely ladies admiring Zoë's mad styling skills. Have I mentioned that I love having little girls?
I love getting out Zoë's old clothes for Eden to wear for two reasons.
1) It makes me happy to get so much use out of the clothes (and they are just plain cute.)
2) It is so much fun to compare photos of the girls wearing the same outfits. It is crazy how much they look alike, especially when they are wearing the same outfits. Granted, Eden doesn't have Zoë's chubby little cheeks, but the resemblance is uncanny.
I have had this layout sitting on my desktop for a year. I kid you not, ONE YEAR. It felt so good to get it finished. I fully intend on duplicating this layout for Eden when she gets her glasses. Both of the girls had eye exams last month. Eden's eye sight is worsening. If it continues to worsen (which I am expecting) then she will probably be getting glasses this spring. This is one area where she is most definitely like her sister (and Mommy). Zoë on the other hand got some fantastic news. After wearing her patch for two and a half years she is done. DONE! I should probably qualify that. As long as her vision remains the same at her next appointment she will be done. This is a trial run to make sure that her left eye doesn't regress.
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And one more, just for fun. I was feeling bad that Zoë has been neglected in the layout department this past year. It is a bit tricky trying to balance the two out.
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