I only got home 10 minutes before John dropped off the kids, too, so I just had time to put away all the stuff I bought and go down to the lobby. We had a gourmet dinner of chicken noodle soup and crackers while Ruby and Zane told me all about the circus. After playing and jammies, Zane and I read The Little Engine that Could and Max's Chocolate Chicken and when I checked on him at 7:30, he was sound asleep. (WOO-HOO!) Ruby has been coloring and working on her the rainforest section of her animal journal (her own project). I just sent her to brush her teeth and to TRY to get all the unidentifiable stuff out from underneath her fingernails and then we'll read the next chapter in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. I can't wait. Willy Wonka, Charlie, Mr. and Mrs. Bucket and the Grandpa Joe, and the three grandparents in bed were just about to enter the U.S. Space Hotel at the end of the last chapter.
Ruby just came out of the bathroom, saw her name on my computer screen, and read what I wrote about the stuff under her fingernails (she made me change "crud" to "stuff"). She wants me to remind you that she is only 8-years old. She's afraid she will be embarrassed if this part ends up in my book and the book ends up in the store and people will think she is older and that they will laugh at her having stuff under her fingernails. I assured her that they/you would not laugh at her because all of us have had unidentifiable stuff under our fingernails at one time or another. I think I'm going to close my computer faster next time. Everyone's an editor!