I took the boys to the library near our new house for the first time today. We were there for a total of five minutes and then some cranky, nasty old guy started shushing my kids. They weren't being that loud, they were just talking, apparently making any noise at all is not ok for them though. Whatever. And then a librarian snapped at James because he was touching a cart with some books on it. Gove me a break! It made me really miss Sellers library! The staff there all knew me and the boys and the patrons at least thought my boys were cute even if they are kind of loud.
My last surviving grandparent passed away last week. She was my Dad's mom. I am sad that she is gone but I am also experiencing a wide range of other emotions. My feelings towards my Dad's side of the family are complicated since the divorce seemed to polarize the adults into two camps; camp A thought my mom was a horrible person and that everything was all her fault, camp B would be polite but strained with mom when no one else was watching. I haven't had much to do with them since then. The funeral is on Friday. I wish I could go and see my cousins, I miss them so much! But I am also glad that I can stay in Philadelphia and sort through my emotions on my own.
While walking through the mall on Monday Samuel noticed that Build-a-Bear now has...ZEBRAS!!! So of course after a day of trying to convince Daddy that he really needed yet another zebra, we took the boys to Build-a-Bear and got Sam that zebra. And since we can't get something like that for Sam and not for James, we let James pick out something too. James was not expecting anything for himself so when we told him he could pick something out too, he got an enormous smile on his face and picked out an adorable, squishy bunny. I will have to post pictures sometime soon. The boys are very excited about their animals and don't talk about anything else anymore.