A quiet day for turning eleven. Libraries, friends, minecraft, a Kokeshi dinner and chocolate cake baked by the birthday girl herself.
Tried a little, local restaurant tonight. It was really good.
The Nex Mex Thing, in downtown Peabody. Tiny and delicious!
There are lots of different little steps we are taking while planning our big road trip. Some are more important than others, but they all require foresight.
Today, I put aside a roll of change in anticipation of the many pressed penny machines I’m sure we’ll come across. Two quarters and a penny, two quarters and a penny, right in a stack. Just enough for the cheap, kitschy souvenirs that I love.
I periodically staff this little ceramics shop downtown. This afternoon I worked and the girls came with me. They were enthusiastic, then bored, then helpful, then independent and adventurous, and then back to bored again. It was a great experience for them, both the learning about how shops are run and practicing how to manage your own boredom!