I guess that Lionel Richie wasn't quite enough to bring me back to blogging life. Every year, the fall schedule is a blog killer for me - between the start of a new school year, 4th quarter work deadlines, both kids birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and all that jazz, I'm forced to drop out of the food blogging scene for a while.
During these past few months I missed the culmination of the local harvest and the final farmers market days of the season. Dinnertimes have been haphazard. Instead, I played UNO with the card shark above and took in my first meal at the Mall of America's American Girl Cafe with my own American birthday girl.
I witnessed not just one, but two teeth lost - not only from my daughter's mouth, but from the scene entirely. Imagine trying to explain that one to the tooth fairy. Twice. The first time it happened:
The second time a tooth went missing within the span of the same week, I said to my daughter, "how are you going to explain it to the fairy this time?" She penned:
Maybe I need to write a note to the blog fairy.