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July 16, 2010

Fab 5 Friday

We had several exciting "firsts" this fabulous week…

1) We went to Nashville on Friday, about a 170-mile round trip drive, to meet one of my dear friends for lunch at P.F. Chang’s. We got in a great visit with Auntie Kristin, and while the girls have technically been there a couple of times before, this was the first time they actually got to enjoy the cuisine (as opposed to just a bottle of milk). They weren’t quite up for chopsticks, but they did seem to appreciate the teriyaki chicken.

2) I fed the girls breakfast on Sunday, and then we loaded up and went to Panera. The girls got to people-watch from the comfort of their stroller, while Mommy and Daddy enjoyed bagels and coffee…our first time to eat breakfast out since the girls were born!

3) The girls went swimming in a big people pool (as opposed to a kiddie pool) for the first time on Wednesday. They were so cute in their starfish floats! Consistent with their bathtime behavior, Baby A was tolerant of the experience, and Baby B had a blast, splashing and kicking and squealing.

4) On Thursday, we had the girls’ pictures taken downtown. Although neither was in a very “smiley” mood, they didn’t cry, and I’m hopeful we got some good family photos around Fountain Square.

5) I’m giving credit to Baby A this week for “mooing” like a cow and “neighing” like a horse; and to Baby B for saying two new words, “book” and “sissy”. The babble is flying at our house these days…I just know the girls are going to be reciting Shakespeare any day now…or at least calling the cat something other than “gah”.

Next week is Daddy’s last of summer vacation 2010. We’ve got many more fabulous things planned, so be sure to tune in for the full report!

4 comments:

Deanna said...

Hooray for two successful meals out! That's quite an accomplishment with two toddlers. : )

We are doing a little "mooing" here this week too. Well, Mackenzie moos and Addison "roars" like a lion. Funny girls!!

Sonora said...

Yay for swimming! I am still not brave enough to do it yet. We have noticed that if we put the boys in the kiddie pool out front and fill it with warm water, both of them will play happily for about a half hour. I was surprised because one of them hates baths.
I hope you got some good pictures too. Family pictures are so stressful because it seems like no matter what you do, the kids are never all happy or cooperative. I do love the cute one on your blog of you and your kids in yellow!

strongblonde said...

i can't wait to be able to go to breakfast. when do kids seem to like to people watch? lol. my kids right now LOVE to look around, but seem to need constantly changing scenery!

reanbean said...

I'm glad you had a nice trip to Nashville. I may be taking my two down to the D.C. area this fall to visit some family (solo!). Perhaps you'll have some tips for me when the time comes. :o)

I'm also happy to hear that your girls had a nice time in the big pool. When my aunt and uncle were visiting two weeks ago, we took Tiny and Buba to their hotel to swim in the big pool. Tiny loved it and had a great time "swimming" with me. Buba starting crying the second he saw the water (unusual because he loves the bath and loved the kiddie pool last summer), and he refused to even allow T to dip his toes in. I'm hoping we'll have better luck when we go to the kiddie pool later this week.