Here is a late hello on this chilly Thursday afternoon.
We were all excited to watch my dad sell two of his amazing cars at Barrett Jackson last night. One of them went for $46k and the other for $58k...pretty impressive!! It's always so much fun to see and last night we had a family betting pool going so that was fun, too. The kids stayed up late to see Grandpa (even though we only saw a glimpse of him) and eat chocolate pie. They were happy.
The other day after I posted about using up all that food in my fridge, I found 3 nearly turned avocados in my crisper. sigh. After some googling I found and made some chocomole and served it to the kids after school. All 3 of them loved it and James has been asking for more ever since. I made him good old jello instant pudding last night (to fill the pie, mixed it with coconut milk) and he couldn't tell the difference. :) Try it, you might like it.
I will probably never write out the full story about Ruby from last Saturday night so here it is in a nutshell: she gave Patrick the finger. (yes, that finger and no, she didn't learn it from us!) I have to give her some credit (here, not to her, of course) as the act, however naughty it was, was delivered with perfect timing and a perfectly straight face. She looked rather put out as she gave her father the bird and Patrick and I looked at each other in total disbelief. He acted swiftly and severely, although not too much so, and we laughed and laughed in our room later. Our sweet little Ruby. We've always known, it's always been there, in her.
Nicky is up from his nap so I've got to go. The iron is plugged in over in the corner and that would not end well.
One last thing, dear ones. Here are some coffee cups I got last week and I am so in love with their pattern. Aren't they sweet?