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March 25, 2011

Fab 5 Friday...and ME!

I seriously can’t believe it’s FRIDAY already...I guess time flies when you have a fabulous week! :)

1) Since we didn’t have plans to take the girls to dinner over the weekend, we decided to make snack time on Saturday afternoon more of an event. We went to one of our favorite locally-owned restaurants and got an appetizer of spinach-artichoke dip. We let the girls "sit in chairs like big girls” (i.e. they didn’t have to sit in high chairs), and we all really enjoyed that little treat.

2) I took the girls for a walk, hand-in-hand, in the neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. Since it was pretty sunny I put on their sun hats. If I do say so, it was stinkin’ adorable to see them toddling along on either side of me with those plaid bonnets.

3) The weather through the first part of the week was fantastic. Knowing we were headed for much cooler weather starting Wednesday, I took the girls for frozen yogurt on Tuesday afternoon. Then we went downtown and walked around the Square and made a couple of blocks. It was such a nice change of scenery…and the first time I’d taken them downtown – sans stroller – by myself.

4) The girls accompanied me two other times outside of the stroller this week, once to the bank, and once to an office supply store for a quick errand. I am still only comfortable to do this if I can mostly have both hands free, but the practice is good for all of us.

5) The girls’ conversation skills continue to amaze me. While this is not a lengthy example, it’s a funny one…Hubby asked Baby B for a nose kiss one night. She looked at him and grinned and told him “no”. He acted offended, and she said, “Maybe tomorrow!” Hahaha!!!

And what did I do for ME this week?

I have not one, but TWO, things to report!

Miss Jennifer was here on Friday afternoon and I left the house to run an errand. I was done quickly, and I called Hubby to see where he was. He said he was just pulling into the driveway at home. “Avert! Avert!” I told him. We met at the yogurt shop for a mini-date. I indulged in some candy-coated goodness that I would never share with the girls, and we relaxed for a few minutes and wound up the week. It was such an awesome spur-of-the-moment treat!

And on Saturday night, Hubby and I went for a late dinner after the girls were in bed. We ate at a Mediterranean restaurant downtown, the first restaurant we ate in when we moved here. I had an awesome homemade pizza and a great salad. And we even had time to swing by the Dairy Queen on the way home.

(And yes, that’s a lot of yogurt / ice cream in one week…but man, was it good!!!)

Thanks so much to Dolli-Mama for hosting the 52 Weeks of Me! Challenge. It's a great way to recognize what we do for ourselves each week.

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I'm also linking up with my great Aussie blogger friend, MultipleMum, who's doing a "What I'm Grateful For" link-up today. I'm grateful for lots of fabulous time with my girlies this week...and some fabulous alone-time with the hubs!

9 comments:

Barbara Manatee said...

Congrats on a couple successful trips sans-stroller!! Can you believe I'm thinking of selling Adam's stroller all together this weekend? We never use it anymore and I know he'd get so mad if I even mentioned he had to ride in it while his sibs get free reign (he gets mad when we put him in a shopping cart at the store even!). I know its a huge leap but it seems to be just collecting dust here...

Yeah for 2 dates!!

penguinsandladybugs said...

Hubba hubba....two dates this week ;) And your girls and the time you spend with them is so sweet!!

Andrea said...

You totally need to share the bonnet picture!!! Too sweet! Love the maybe tomorrow! Too cute! Great ME time....good for you! Glad you and hubby got that special extra time together! Have a great weekend!

Mandy said...

Go you! I am really working to get rid of bertha but I am always afraid I'll lose a kid. That would be an epic mom fail.

I can't wait for our ice cream stand to open!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

So glad you mentioned the "stroller" - we call it pram.

When would you say you DO use it? I really only take it these days when we're going somewhere we have to walk a lot (mall).

LOVE the two dates - we are going on Sunday afternoon :)

MultipleMum said...

You are getting braver by the day with those girls. Outings without strollers! Yay you! Glad you are getting more 'me' time too.

Thanks for the linky love. Have a lovely weekend x

Onesie Mommy said...

Wow, a date and adult conversation! My hubby and I don't get much of either! I'm so jealous of the DQ and frozen yogurt. It's still too cold here to enjoy that just yet.

Dolli-Mama said...

I can't wait until I go somewhere without my bus of a stroller! You are a lucky mama to have such well behaved girls.

I love that you had two dates in one week! So exciting!

reanbean said...

Sounds like a really wonderful week. I'm still hoping some of that nice southern sun will decide to sneak up to the northeast sometime soon!

I love that you had a spur of the moment fro-yo date with hubby. And a dinner date too! It reminds be that T and I have not yet had our date for March and time is running out. We may just have to have two in April to make up for it.

At just over three, my guys are still eating in high chairs most of the time- partly because they're so stinkin' small, and partly because it's the easiest way to contain them when we're eating out. I let them sit up on their knees in big chairs when we went out for their birthday breakfast and now they think that's the new norm. I'd like it to be. But I'm just not confident that that set up will work for us, especially when I'm out with them all on my own.

I hope you're having a great weekend!