It's amazing how chores pile up in just a couple of days. The laundry is currently apriori - and has taken over what seems like the entire house. The ironing pile has consumed a closet. I noticed that the girls' laundry basket has filled in the time that the other laundry baskets were abandoned in the basement. Mostly, it has been studying that's taking up my time in the afternoon and evenings.
Lauren declared yesterday "the best Halloween ever" and demanded to know when we get to do it again. I told her a year from yesterday, which is when she is 5 and Lindsay is 1 1/2. She asked if Lindsay will be able to Trick-or-Treat next year, and I said I thought so. Lauren was 2 before she went, but then, she didn't have the excitement of having a big sister.
It's amazing how quickly babyhood yields to toddlerhood...I was also thinking the other day, when Alec's stepbrother and his fiancee asked Lauren to be in their wedding, that by the time they get married in late July, Lindsay will be running around.