Julia and Justin are starting day care for sure tomorrow! Just once every couple of weeks so that I can hopefully get some things done around the house. It's been suffering greatly, unfortunately. I'm wanting to: get back into meal planning so that we can stop throwing away money on wasted food, start couponing again, get back to tackling some of the things on the ever-growing to-do-list, and spend more time on my crocheting. I really miss my hook and yarn right now! I do have projects in the works, but they're not being completed as quickly as I would like because of how severely restricted I am time-wise.
My sister participated in the "Cupcake Crusades" at the Renaissance Festival the last weekend in September. I helped her with it, and it was lots of fun, but pretty stressful at the same time. I took the kids to her house a couple of times to help work on getting the cupcakes ready for the contest. She didn't end up making it past the first round (boooooooooo), but it was a good learning experience, and we're already thinking about next year! Here are some photos that I got while we were there that day.