It was a big day today. I dropped the twins at school, they were going to the local fire station for a field trip at 10. Chandra asked me if I wanted to go to CHKD and I said no because I have a big map of Germany that belonged to my grandfather Schlosser that I wanted to take to the frame shop in that hour before the field trip began. So I asked her to come along with me. She did and when we got to the frame shop, it was closed. Arrgh! We ended up going thrift shopping instead! It was a relatively quick trip but very productive. She found some HUGE black feather wings (think big like ones the Angel of Death would wear...and now her hubs has a Halloween costume!), a black beaded dress ($3.99...it easily cost over $300 brand new...it didn't fit me or I would have had it), and a few other little items. I picked up some books for the kids, some gray and black velvet pants (to make a new panel/strip skirt out of), and the plate below...
It says "Hilsen fra Norge" or Greetings from Norway. What a beauty. I paid $2.38 for it! I don't know if it's worth anything but it is going to look super cute on my Norway shelf with my Nyform Trolls.
After thrifting, we had to run back to go to the fire house with the kids. They had fun and got to sit in the big fire truck and "steer" the wheel.
Back home for lunch and I vacuumed the house, started laundry, etc. I chatted with Chan online because, you know, seeing her all morning wasn't enough...and then she brought Izzy over to play with the kids! She worked on a Letterboxing stamp, we hung out and chatted. The kids chased each other through the backyard for at least 2 hours. Beautiful day.
(Edited to say: there are more fire station photos on Flickr. The little girl beside William is his girlfriend. I have some very cute photos of them on Flickr also.)