We're spending the weekend visiting Clara! And I've finally figured out how to photograph my short, medium, and tall girls all together.
We went out to our absolute favorite grocery store to stock Clara's room with crackers and dried fruit. We love this place because it has lots and lots of ethnic groceries, from Spanish quince paste to Israeli sumac to Saudi kabsa spice.
And there's a thrift shop next door. Clara found a genuine 1950's crinoline--the kind that can stand up on its own--with little blue bows pinned to the hem. I found a giant, reference-worthy volume of Gilbert and Sullivan lore that's going under the Christmas tree for someone!
Great excitement, Bella and Daisy are spending the night in the dorm!! Daisy brought some animals to visit Clara,
and spend some quality time with Clara's two bears, who are missed at home. They spend most of the school year in the dorm,
on Clara's bunk, gazing up at the paper cranes hanging from the ceiling.