OK, new year - new start!
We had a lovely Christmas - Oz and Jules finally made it to us on Boxing Day after a 5 day delay. We enjoyed taking them to experience Tulsa's finest restaurants and also experience Tulsa's most noisy children each morning!
We ventured down to Dallas in the New Year for a few days of shopping and eating and on the way back we picked up our new addition - Winny the pusser. Winny is going to be our *working* boy cat and future boyfriend to Jasmine and Hope. I co-own him with three other wonderful ladies based all over the States so it looks like our new boy will be quite the little traveller! He is staying here for the time being, until he matures.
He is a total snuggler and spends at least part of the night either in bed with Jay and I or on the bed nudging any hands he can find to get extra strokes.
The kiddies are both back into the swing of things at school and Maddy will be selling Girl scout cookies over the next month or so. If she is able to sell 35 boxes (at $4 a box or about 2.75 GBP per box) then she will get a patch for her uniform. I think if she is able to sell about 50 then she will get 30 cents a box to spend in the girl scout store also! If anyone back home wants girl scout cookies, there are 6 varieties. By far the most popular over here are thin mints, but my personal favourite are the lemon cremes, the six varieties Maddy will have are:
Lemon Chalet Cremes™ (retangular cinnamon-ginger lemon-filled cookies) - 14 cookies* per 8 ounce box.
Do-Si-Dos™ - Peanut Butter Sandwiches - (peanut butter cookie with peanut butter filling) - 20 cookies* per 8 ounce box.
Samoas® - Caramel deLites™ (vanilla cookies covered with caramel on top and bottom then rolled in coconut and striped with chocolate) - 15 cookies* per 7 ounce box.
Thin Mints (thin chocolate-peppermint cookie coated in chocolate) - 32 cookies* in an 10 ounce box.
Trefoils - a.k.a. Shortbread - (a shortbread cookie) - 44 cookies* per 10 ounce box.
Tagalongs® - Peanut Butter Patties® (Regular cookie with soft Peanut Butter and coated with chocolate) - 15 cookies* per 7 ounce box.
Maddy and I will be working on Girl Scout stuff this weekend, so I will get some photos of her in her Daisy uniform!