Number 1: Lexi sweeping the floor. Apparently Kate got into the sugar and made a mess while I was...who knows what I was doing...and Lexi assumed responsibility for clean-up. Gavin also swept up his spilled cereal this morning. What has gotten into these kids?
Number 2: Gavin's choice of parking spot. Good thing I walked around the van before getting in, eh?
Number 3: Lexi has a new bike. We inherited a darling little bike a few months ago, which Lexi has ridden with great pleasure ever since. When one of the well-worn tires popped the other week, Garry couldn't find a replacement tire in any local store. He finally found tires and tubes online, and they cost as much as a brand-new bike. So we got this one, which I think is fabulous. Lexi concurs.
Number 4: Twenty-eight socks without mates. This doesn't really make me smile, except for the ridiculousness of the whole situation. After discovering 22 lonely socks in the wash, I went through all of the kids' drawers in search of mates. I did match several pairs, but also came up with more single socks. Oh brother.
Number 5: Kate in the dryer. This also isn't really funny because of the danger factor, but since I was folding laundry on the floor next to her while she played, I didn't stop her.
Number 6: Gavin asleep in the window seat. The other night Gavin was absolutely distraught that Garry wasn't home at 6:30 p.m. (he is almost always home by 5:30). I finally encouraged him to wait by the window and watch for Garry to come up the street. So he did. And then he fell asleep.
Number 7: New pajamas. Grandma Bartle sent a fun Halloween package. The kids are thrilled with their spooky bedtime attire.
Number 8: Fall leaves. This is my favorite time of year in Colorado Springs. The fall colors are so beautiful. And my backyard tree is my favorite in all the world.
Know what else makes me smile? Comments! So tell me what makes you smile. Or something like that.