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February 4, 2011

Fab 5 Friday...and ME!

Here are just a few examples of why my week was fabulous...

1) I’m trying to find small opportunities for the girls to “practice” being outside their stroller in public. On Friday, I took them to the bank to make a quick transaction. I could have easily gone through the drive-through, but I thought it was a safe environment for practice…the bank isn’t that big, so how far could they run?!! They did great...they held my hands in the parking lot and walking in, and they stood close to me when I needed to sign the withdrawal slip. Of course the stickers that the bank teller gave them helped to occupy their little hands…but I still consider it a great success!

2) On Saturday night we took the girls to one of our favorite dives, a little “shabby-chic” place that makes fantastic sandwiches and homemade pizzas with mostly organic ingredients. It just so happened there was an Indie band (I think you’d call them???) playing. It wasn’t exactly my cup of tea, but the girls were jamming in their high chairs. Between that and the awesome pizza we shared, we had a fantastic evening.

3) We took advantage of the weather on Sunday, with temperatures in the 50’s, and took the girls to the park. It had been such a long time, but they remembered exactly which slide was their favorite. And it was so much fun to see how much easier they run – and kick the soccer ball! – versus our last visit in late fall.

4) Baby B had a little cold the first of the week, and I took her temperature a couple of times. Every time since then when she’s woken up – in the mornings and after naptime – she’s pointed to her bum and emphatically said, “No temperature!” It’s kinda pitiful, but just too cute.

5) Baby A made me laugh on Thursday. She was walking around, asking questions (to herself, I guess), “Where [Baby A’s] purse?” And then she would answer loudly, in a fit of giggles, “I don’t know!!!!!”

And what did I do for ME this week?

I slipped out during naptime on Sunday for some frozen yogurt. (I can’t get enough of that stuff lately!) Temps were in the 50’s, so I put on my flip-flops and my sunglasses, opened the sunroof and turned up the music. I cranked the heat up in the car – which always feels a bit wasteful – but it was so nice to “pretend” it was spring, at least for a few minutes!

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And last, but certainly not least, a big THANK YOU to Julia at Pontifications of a Twin Mom for passing along the Stylish Blogger Award to me!!! (Perhaps she saw me sporting my sunglasses and flip-flops, my hair blowing in the breeze...HA!) Julia's beautiful twin girls just turned one yesterday. Julia is a great writer, and a very inspiring mom, and I am so glad to have "met" her over the past couple of months.

11 comments:

Double the Giggles said...

Yeah for "You Time"!! Tonight is "Me and Hubby" time. (Ironically, we are going to dinner and to see an indie band - hehe!) Sometimes, you just gotta get out. I'll be sure to slip some chocolate cake in there somewhere, too! Us mommy's have to take advantage of every spare second!

Rebecca said...

I want to go to the park...I am so jealous of you right now.

Keep practicing...they'll be great. I took mine into Kohl's a few times sans stroller (mainly b/c I keep forgetting to put it back in the car) and they're doing great. Just keep it up and set clear parameters before you even enter any store/bank/etc.

Have a great weekend!!!

Cuz I'm the mama! said...

I'm jealous of the park, too. We've been in the deep freeze all week and next week looks just as bad. I LOVE that you slipped out with your flip flops and shades for frozen yog!! That sounds amazing!! Sounds like you girls had a great week (minus the cold)!! You give me much hope for being able to take the girls out in public w/o the stroller!! :) Have a geat weekend!

Missy said...

I am dreaming of warm weather. I would love to take the girls to the park. I love these posts.

Mandy said...

I think I'd be happy if it were warm enough to go out on the porch at this point! I've started letting the girls walk along with us when we're out. I know they're not quite ready, but I'm certainly ready to ditch bertha the stroller! This weekend is suppose to be bitterly cold here, hopefully your weekend will be warmer and you can regale us with more park stories!

penguinsandladybugs said...

What a great idea...pretend it's the spring!! Love it!

Andrea said...

Love that you were able to make it to the park! I still haven't tried the without the stroller alone with both! So glad it went well! Molly does fine, but Luke is all over the place and into everything!

Great ME time.... I love it!

Congrats on your bloggy award!

reanbean said...

I am so jealous of your 50 degree day. I think that's just what I need to get out of this weird funk I've been in the last week or so. But, alas, no warm temps in sight. Still, it makes me smile to think of you with your flip-flops and sunglasses eating some fro-yo.

And I'm glad to hear your trip to the bank was a success. I try not to drag out our stroller unless I really, really need to. But my kids can be so hit or miss when it comes to behaving as I'd like them to when we're out running errands. For a long time, they were really great. But now there in this it's-so-cool-to-be-naughty phase, and they'll purposely misbehave (even when promised a reward) because it's just so darn funny to them. I'm hoping this phase will be short lived and they'll be back to behaving as well as A and B did in no time.

Barbara Manatee said...

I am not even sure when I gave up the stroller for the twins by it was likely around the time Adam was born. I found it more work to push/lug the stroller than it was to just hold their hands. They were thankfully good about not running off. I always "wore" Adam and then held their hands.

Adam doesn't want to be in the stroller lately - esp as he knows his siblings get to walk. He even gets mad when we put him in the grocery cart!

Dolli-Mama said...

I love it! I love driving with the sun roof open, it feels awesome! I'm glad you had such a great week! Thanks for linking up!

Julia said...

I've meant to comment on this for two weeks now. I like you just a little bit more knowing that you drive with the sunroof open and the heat on. I totally do that too. This weekend I went and got a pedi, so now I can wear my flips without shame. I say---delight in the warmer temps any time/any way you can! It's such a delight to find joy in the small stuff when you're intentionally looking for it :)