What a great day this has been so far. After our shopping expedition, we went to the bookstore to buy Levi a few books for his birthday since he's a "lean, mean, reacing machine". We got him Stone Soup and A Pocket for Corduroy. We love stone soup and if Jude doesn't have a recording of it as a song, we will copy and send it to her. And of course we had to get the other one because that's his nickname. A girl is the main character, but that's okay, it was the idea of using his nickname.
Then we came home and did some yard work out front. I mowed the lawn while Lou planted the pachysandra from the lady who gave us the tortoise. It will be really nice on that side of the driveway when it gets established. Then we planted the new plants Lou bought. They will be especially nice because they flower in the fall.
I sent Jude a recipe for chocolate chip cookies for passover because it's good for lunches and the boys want to try and "keep" this year. As she says, we'll see how that goes. It will be hard on her, another of the "firsts" to get through without her mother. She's doing well, sometimes I wish we were closer so we could "squeeze her little head" and let her know she's loved and appreciated.