November is certainly leaving with a lot more snow than normal and crazy cold temperatures. Yesterday we braved the cold to go to the girls' piano recital. It was held at an extended care home, and I think it was enjoyed by all. Here's Jorja:
And Ginny with her duet partner Mom:
Today is also the last day of Movember. Once again, I grew the stache and raised a bit of money for prostate cancer research. Here is the daily progress throughout the month:
Yesterday I was making some banana chocolate chip muffins. Jorja was helping, as she likes to do. I find most of my recipes online and one website I like is Mennonite Girls can Cook. Jorja knows this already, so as we were getting ready to make the muffins, I asked her where we were getting the recipe from. 'Mennonite girls can cook!' she replied. And then she said, 'But so can Mennonite Dads.' Aw, what a kid.
Do you ever have one of those experiences where you think to yourself, 'gee, I never imagined I would ever say that'? I had one of those this afternoon. The girls were playing polly pockets. We have an assortment of different sets all the same size - some Barbie, some Disney princess and some Disney fairy ones. All was going well for a while, but then there was some sort of disagreement. I wasn't really paying attention, but as it escalated, Ginny came to find me. She said Jorja wasn't letting her use a dress that had originally been designed for a fairy unless she put it on Tinkerbell. So then I went in there and said, 'The dresses are for everyone. Anyone can use any dress. It doesn't matter if you're human or fairy.' Then I left. Then I thought, 'what the heck did I just say?' Then I chuckled. What has life become? Later.