A day in the life…

Remember the diva I mentioned in an earlier post?

Yup, it`s her. She can`t even walk right in that get-up.

Elle drops off a few cards to her momma`s friends.

You know the kind of day that goes nothing like you had planned, but turns out to be really funny and fun anyway? Well, this was one of those.

I was left without a car one day last week and had a bunch of errands to run… so we got out our covered wagon big stroller and set out for TOWN.

First things first. GET CASH.

There it is– some of that pretty green stuff. It`s my weekly grocery money draw.

The courthouse– this building is amazing. We live behind it, so it`s what we see out our front window.

When G has the girls and they go walking he says they like to come sit on this statue.

Laila didn`t want to sit on the statue. It was really windy that day so I think she was wanting to be left alone.

Elle found a REAL LIVE egg by the statue! We both thought that was super cool. It was such a pretty green/blue color.

Onward… Elle sees something cool in a window…

Olivia books!

Elle crawled out to peer at the books.


I can`t help wondering how that teeny egg would have tasted fried up, with a piece of toast..

We wthen walked to Rhode`s because the mother wanted to grab some on-sale OJ. The girls were hungry, so we grabbed drumsticks and sat down in the cafeteria-style eatery there. Eatery is a stretch, but it was a BUSY place. The food was in a glass “lookingΒ  case”, where ladies in hairnets shlepped picnic food into Styrofoam boxes.

(Don`t miss the precious BRANCH Elle thought her and Laila had to wave around while they “drove” in the stroller.)

Before: fat drum.

After: bone-y drum.

My girls eat so slow. We sat there 20 minutes or more– while they carefully gnawed on their meat sticks.

While they gnawed… I people watched. I was also swept into nostalgia over the way this place was set up and the kind of people visiting it. Very lunch-ladyesque. That coffee maker made me feel like I was visiting my grandpa at the hospital in the 80s. And the little white mugs made me feel a very certain something

The desert counter. Probably Sara Lee repackaged. πŸ™‚

Our next stop– my girl`s beloved library! Almost every day they beg to go to the library.

When we got there, we were surprised to see Miss Mullet and the kindergarten class. The girls were happy to see them. Here, Laila enjoys some of the “leftover fun” from Ravi`s computer experience.

Nothing as dar as 3 year old skirty and leggsies. My mom gave Gracie and Elle matching dresses for christmas one year. Elle`s got a bleach spot on the top– so I cut the top off and made a skirt from it. I love it even more as a summer skirty.

We were then going to walk to the park by the library, but it started raining. We walked home in the rain looking for every short-cut we could find. We arrived home wet and happy and sleepy.

Good day.

Ok, well the sun shines today and I want to go sit in it! We plan to plant our garden this Saturday. delightful.

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  1. Rachal says:

    You mean you walked all the way to Rhode’s? Wow! Do you ever feel weird walking by the main road? I live in Danville and lots of Amish and Mennonite people go by. I always feel stared at when I walk . Isn’t it weird that “my own people” staring bothers me the most?? I love all the pictures of the girls, especially the one of Elle putting mail in the box. πŸ™‚

  2. Rachal says:

    Oh…and can you believe I zoomed up the ATM picture to see how much money you were getting out??!! (I couldn’t tell.) πŸ™‚ Can you believe I would be so nosy!?? πŸ™‚ I always grab mine quick because I am afraid the machine will goble it back up like it does to your card if you leave it there too long!!

  3. Shelly says:

    I too am impressed you walked to Rhodes!! Thats far! With a stroller and two kids at that. I also loved the card you sent. It was such an encouragement the day it came, it was just what i needed!.

  4. Audrey says:

    #1 – I was hoping one of those “cards you sent to friends” was for me. But alas, I think it was not! πŸ˜‰

    #2 – I cannot believe how tall and thin and grown up Elle is getting to be. Guess I haven’t seen her in quite a long time and it just seems from these pictures that she is really shooting up.

    #3 – Your post makes me wish we lived in town and could walk to places, like the library. I love to walk. And I love to walk even more when I have a purpose other than just walking.

    • Jenny says:

      audrey, i`ll mail you one!
      also, i wish you did live in my town. would be fun to walk to the library with you!

  5. geneva says:

    fun post!! those kinds of things make good memories.
    also, i like the tint you have on some of the pics ~ nice!

  6. diane says:

    i like your town already

  7. clarita says:

    What a beautiful town you live in! I remembering driving through Millersburg already and thinking what a gorgeous courthouse they have! What a great view for you guys! Your town reminds me of Lancaster city, where we lived for a year after we got married. I loved being able to walk everywhere – bank, post office, library a block away, cafes and shops and market! LOVED it! Now we still live in the “city”, but city is very relative here. πŸ™‚ There’s nothing like row homes, and barely even second-story houses! But there is something about the community-feel of a city that I just love, even in this little city!

    What darling, darling children you have! Absolutely beautiful! And you dress them sooo cute. I too adore leggings and little skirts on little girls! It’ll be a sad day here when it’s too hot to layer this summer!

    Thanks for the lovely glimpse into your day! Loved it!

  8. Joy says:

    Cute post. You know the Rhodes eatery is dads favorite plase to go?

    • Jenny says:

      yeah i did. i can see why. it`s not way cool looking, but it was crazy busy so the food must be really good. what we had (fried chicken) was awesome!

  9. Youdonotknowme says:

    Hi, um, I am only eleven, but I like following your blog anyway! I like those decorating kinds of blogs, so I like yours a lot! You seem really nice, and your kids are adorable! I was just wondering…in the other post about the banquet was there a guy in there called Tyler? Because my brother went w/ a guy called Tyler on HIKE, and he often talked ’bout Tyler. Then I made that picture of everybody larger and I was like omg! That looks exactly like Tyler! IGNORE THIS IF IT IS NOT! I was just wondering!

    • Jenny says:

      wow, thanks for writing! you are very kind.
      i am VERY impressed at your writing skills– you are 11? wow.
      YES! that is tyler yoder. you were absolutely correct! he is a really funny and polite kid… glad your brother is a friend…

  10. Linda Hershey says:

    i love those leggsies and skirty, too. she has beautiful legs, doesn’t she? spoken from a mother who just twists her apron in nervousness that her own girls will have “thick legs” like their mama!!
    and i love your little sidenotes you stick in–like, you couldn’t help but wonder how that teeny bird egg would have tasted fried up on toast. ha!!
    i just always love coming here, that’s all.

  11. Luci Martin says:

    I often come here to check up on your latest blog post and so I should tell you that I come. And I always like what you have to say and the photos and the humor.

    I cannot imagine living behind such a beautiful building. Out west and up north everything is built for practicality. And oh it lacks in character.

    Little eggs found near statues. That is so cool.

    The reads you give do not disappoint, Mrs. Kauffman.

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