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Friday, July 13, 2012

Totally BOOKED!

We have had a crazy, busy week!  To be honest, I prefer to stay busy though. I have really enjoyed watching the kids have so much fun and the week has gone by SO fast, and now...TGIF! :)

Monday started off kind of moody for me. After gaining 12 pounds in Florida, it was time to get back on track. The first day is always the hardest!  UGH!

In the morning, we were all pretty relaxed.  We sat around and did crafts and colored for nearly 2 hours!  We stayed in our jammies until nearly NOON, which is pretty rare around here.  The kids had dental appointments at 3:30pm, so I made sure Eli was plenty rested and we were on our way.  We had great check ups and even though I was worried about being overwhelmed with all three at the dentist (even though I do it every six months), it actually went pretty well. :)

Tuesday is usually called, "Leyla Days". We have a play date with our friends Jessica and Leyla every Tuesday morning at 9:30.  This Tuesday was a little different. Our playgroup had a play date at our friend Ashley's house, so we decided to ALL (Jessica, Myself, and our 4 children) ride together and go see the play group instead of the usual camp out at our house. :)
We had LOTS of fun and it was so good to see everyone!  There was a HUGE turnout and it was pretty LOUD, but the kids had a blast and I got to catch up with some friends that I don't see often enough. ;)

That afternoon, we had our special friends, the Sproles over for a Popsicle! ;)
I asked them to make silly faces and this is what I got:

On Wednesday, we had a HUGE list of errands to run and we were out from 8:30am-2:30pm, getting everything checked off of the list.  The boys got some much needed haircuts and we got A LOT of other stuff accomplished as well! :) It was a good day.
It was an EVEN BETTER night! I got to go out for a few hours with my friend Kathy to celebrate her....ummmmm....29th (again) birthday! ;)  I have a great picture of her from dinner, wearing her tiara, but I am sad to report that it is on my phone and not yet loaded on my Mac. :( BOOOO!
Anyway, we had lots of fun.  We ate dinner and went shopping for a bit and it was so good to not have any littles clinging to our shirt tails. ;)

Thursday, we started our day off with a visit to the library. That kids had a great time and they each got their own book, which they LOVED! :)
Thursday afternoon, we got to spend some more time with the Sproles! :)  While their mommy got some work done (she works for Rhea Lana from home, which I'm sure is a challenge with two kids), Sam and Amelia came and played at our house for a few hours.  The house has never been so LOUD, er FUN! ;)  The kids played and played and surprisingly, no one got hurt, with all the running and jumping. :)  We took lots of pictures:

Girls will be girls and boys WILL be boys! ;)  While the girls were content with some babies and barbie dolls, the boys pushed around dump trucks and pretended the barbies were "rocks they needed to clear out"!  LOL  I had to temporarily separate the boys and the girls, but otherwise, everyone got along great and we enjoyed their company. :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Memphis for the 4th!

Yesterday morning, we woke up and decided we wanted to go somewhere.  David was off work (for the 4th) and the last thing we wanted to do was spend our day sitting around the house, bored.  We came up with several options and landed on Memphis.
You must understand that we are both very much PLANNERS!  We both love to have a plan that has been set for weeks and execute that plan as set.  Being spontaneous is not something we are known for AT ALL! ;)
I must say, I was very proud of us for doing something on a whim like that and what do you know?  It paid off!  We had a lot of fun and even though, I missed Ali and Drew like crazy, we were still able to enjoy ourselves.  :)
First, we took Eli to the Children's Museum, which I must say was kind of disappointing...:( I guess when you have all this cool stuff for kids around here (The Wonder Place, Splash Pad, Museum of Discovery, etc), you just expect more. There were lots of exhibits, but only a few were in good working order. Eli didn't know the difference. ;)  He most liked "grocery shopping" in the pint sized grocery store. It was adorable to watch him put things in the cart.  :)
We drove around a few historic neighborhoods for fun and we even toured a couple of really cool neighborhoods that reminded me of Brodie Creek. :)
We, OF COURSE, went to Joe's Crab Shack before heading home and it was delicious!!!  That alone would have been worth the two hour drive. haha  I guess everyone knows the way to my heart, hence my "fat" blog. ;)
We stopped at TJ Maxx and had some Starbucks and we were back on the road again.
On our way out of town, we got to watch lots of fireworks over the river. Eli loved it!! :)
We didn't get home until after midnight and we were SLEEPY, but it was a great day!  Here are a few pictures of our day in Memphis.

Happy 4th! (even if it IS a day late!)
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