today at the table there were muffins and coffee for breakfast that accompanied good conversation with a friend who stopped by. after the muffins there were pens and paper and drawing. after the pens the legos descended and tried to maintain their stronghold through lunchtime, school, and dinner. lunch plates were placed on the lunch table and The Story About Ping was passed from place to place so the kids could study the pictures. muffins appeared on the table again after naps along with more school books. legos creeped in again for a while, and then bowls of pasta and plates of yellow-ish heirloom tomatoes pushed them aside for dinner.