Today was a good day. Declan's gymnastics at 9:45, then off to the mall to buy him some new shoes. We went to my favorite mall - Somerset - and to my favorite store - Nordstrom's. Fancy, fancy, fancy. I haven't been there in a looong time but I had budgeted for Declan's shoes and lunch, so off we went. Got the shoes (and a balloon, thank you very much) and off to the little Cafe. Declan and I both had grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato basil soup - yum. Brendan enjoyed our view from the window seat and behaved like a perfect little gentleman. Then we did a little "window shopping" in the ladies' shoe department - fabulous. Then home. I dragged out some old toys of Declan's that were in the basement (see the castle there?) and we made a huge mess on the living room floor playing pirates and knights. Brendan played too. This shot is when Declan was talking on the phone to Brian. When he saw the camera, he hammed it up. Precious. It was a very good day.