Friday, October 28, 2011

In Which My Sister And I Go Out On The Town

Today my sister and I went out and did a whole lot of sister-type stuff!

While Connor was in school we played around in the local area.  First we went out for coffee, and then we drove over to the mall and shopped for a little while.  I found a lovely winter coat which I'm pretty sure is going to be my new best friend now that winter is coming on.  Mary ogled all of the awesome socks in the stores here.  Mary loves socks even more than I do, if that is possible.  Particularly argyle socks.  She owns a ridiculous number of argyle socks.  Also tights.

Anyway, so after we picked Connor back up from school (the little guy had another great day, by the way) Joanna came over to watch him so Mary and I could go play further afield.  We decided to drive down to Olympia and do some more shopping, because shopping is awesome.  Since the rain was still holding off though, we made a side trip to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, where Mary took many pictures and accused me of having secretly manufactured all of the fallen maple leaves, as they were way, way too big to actually exist in real life.  Many of them were about the size of my head.  Also she declared all of our vine maples to be fake too, because there was no way that trees could really have leaves that red.  In her defense, I think all the trees in Texas went directly from green to dead this year thanks to the drought, so I indulged her and admitted stapling all the fake red leaves to the trees before she got here so she would feel better about the Dallas area's less-than-glorious display.

The things we do for family, huh?

Anyway, so it started sprinkling halfway down the trail, and by the time we got back to the van the rain was really coming down.  We drove the rest of the way to Olympia and ducked into one of my favorite restaurants to eat a late lunch.  After that we visited the neat toy store downtown, where I picked up some stickers for Ellen, a Christmas present for Connor (a stuffed Gobo doll from Fraggle Rock!), and Mary and I drooled over the giant selection of Playmobil toys and argued over who owns* the large collection currently sitting in storage until Ellen comes home. 

Anyway, so then we drove back to the house, met up with Jeremy and went out to dinner at our favorite Greek restaurant, which was lovely as always.  My entire fridge is full of delicious leftovers right now, which is not really a problem as far as I'm concerned.

It's so great having my sister here!


*Hint: it's me.


Mary said...

*totally me

Anonymous said...

You guys are so funny! -evil friend

Laura said...


rbn said...

The next time you're in Seattle, check out the The Sock Monster. It's awesome, and not that far from Fast Girl Skates :)

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