Last night I finished reading about Pari and Abdullah, the Afghan siblings you see playing on the front cover of this book by Khaled Hosseini. It's called And the Mountains Echoed, and I think it's better than his other books, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, although they were both good, too. In this book, the poor family separates the siblings (who were very close to each other), giving 5 year old Pari to a wealthy couple living in the big city, Kabul... One eventually moves to Paris and the other to California, and do meet again, although many years have passed. It's a story about loving and caring for the poor and sick.
I crocheted a little purple hat for a friend who is having a baby. Hannah is actually now working ona baby blanket for her, using the same purple wool. We're joining in the yarn along today!
Olivia brought her baklava home and put whipped cream on top!
Have you ever put the candy Mentos into diet soda? Olivia got a special little plastic tube with a string to pull and drop them in all at once as a birthday party favor (awesome, better than trinkets):