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April 15, 2011

Fab 5 Friday...and ME!!!

Truly the most fabulous part of this past week was that Baby B was such a trooper during her bout with the stomach virus. Thankfully, it was short-lived, AND Baby A managed to escape its wrath.

In other fabulous news…

1) I was bound and determined to anniversary our trip to the local dairy farm during Hubby’s Spring Break last week. Baby B was finally well enough to go on Sunday afternoon, so the tradition continues. I asked the girls what their favorite part was on our way home. They were both chiming in, "...ice cream…and brownie…and pie…and cows…and puppy doggies…

2) I have had a bag of Mega Bloks waiting for the girls to be old enough to play with them…and for a rainy day when the novelty of a new toy would really be welcome. Monday was that day, and the girls have been enamored with their blocks ever since. We’ve built so many robots, and choo-choo trains, and towers…we’re all having such fun. (I have to remind myself to let the girls play and not get lost in my own creations!)

3) The girls and I went to get our hair trimmed on Monday afternoon. The last several times, they’ve only gotten their bangs cut, but we decided to shape them up all the way around this time. It was almost surreal, seeing them get “real” haircuts…complete with their hair divided into sections with little clips. I can’t believe how big my babies are getting!

4) My sweet friend Jenny invited us to join her and her boy/girl twins – born exactly a week before A&B – to try out a brand-new bouncy station at their church on Tuesday afternoon. The girls had an absolute blast playing with their friends K&S. They ran and ran and ran and jumped and ran…but their favorite part had to be the slide. I love this picture, as it just captures the pure joy on Baby A’s face.



5) New sun hats and walking outside, hand in hand.



And what did I do for ME this week???

I met three friends on Saturday afternoon for a pedicure, which was just heavenly…and in perfect time to break out the flip-flops.

What one friend (the girls’ Aunt Karen) didn’t know was that the pedicure party was part of a scheme to keep her occupied for the day…in preparation for her birthday surprise party on Saturday night. I didn’t get to be part of the surprise, but once the girls were in bed, I joined in the “luau”, complete with grass skirts and tiki torches.

It was great spending time with my girlfriends, and of course celebrating Aunt Karen’s birthday!

[Thanks to Dolli-Mama for hosting the 52 Weeks of ME! Challenge...and reminding us to do a little something for ourselves each week. I think we deserve it!!!]

15 comments:

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love the surprise for your friend. I love arranging them but hate being surprised in front of people.

Do you like that kind of surprise, Mandy?

The hand-holding is ultra-cute! Did you melt?

MultipleMum said...

I love the shot of the girls walking hand in hand in those gorgeous sun hats. They look so grown up!

Julia said...

Love, love the hand holding with sunhats! So stinkin' cute! You should enter that in a photo contest!

Hooray for new toys that are a hit! I have toys like that hangin around too. Just waiting till they are old enough and it's the "right" day. It's pretty exciting for us too--the anticipation, and having something new to play with.

Yay for parties with friends and double yay that only one girlie got sick!

OurLifeUnrehearsed said...

Super cute picture of the girls hand in hand.
I was able to fit in a pedicure as well this week for the 52 Weeks Challenge. Enjoy sporting those flip flops :)

Andrea said...

Glad you were still able to visit the dairy farm! How fun! Molly and especially Luke are into building with mega blocks! Very cute picture on the bouncy slide! Absolutely love the picture in the sun bonnets and handing hands! Too sweet for words!

Totally jealous of you pedicure!! Glad you had good ME time! Have a great weekend Mandy!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a great week, glad you got some ME time! :)

Mandy said...

Last picture is a total heart melter!

The girls have blocks and LOVE THEM. While they still don't make intentional creations, they love to stack them up and take them apart. Best rainy day toy ever-side note: dogs also love mega blocks!

penguinsandladybugs said...

First off....the sun hats are adorable!!!! And I'm thinking I need a pedicure by a professional, too!!! It's getting to be that time of year....

Beth said...

Love the girls holding hand in their adorable sun hats!!!

I haven't had a pedicure in so long, that now I worry about forcing some poor nail tech to work on my icky feet. I better do something soon. Summer is just around the corner which means flip-flops nearly all the time!

Onesie Mommy said...

OH MY!! Your girls are adorable! So sweet. Aren't girls just so fun?!

Johanna said...

The sunhats picture is super sweet! :)

Holly Ann said...

LOVE those little sunhats! What a perfect picture!

Dolli-Mama said...

Love the sunhats!
A pedicure sounds heavenly! Good for you! Sounds like you had an awesome week!

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Barbara Manatee said...

can you tell I'm catching up on my blog reading?? ha!

yeah for a pedi!! I need to get one soon...but with the snow we got this morning, I guess there's no rush. ugh!

the girls looks adorable in their sun hats! :-)

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reanbean said...

I love the sun hats! So great!

I need to get back on the 52 weeks of me bandwagon. I could soooo use a little pampering in my life. I'm glad you got to enjoy a nice pedicure and some time out with the your friends. It sounds so nice!