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April 22, 2011

Fab 5 Friday...and ME!!!

Even amid the Potty-capades, I have to say we had a pretty fabulous week!

1) I never get enough of taking the girls to our favorite Mexican restaurant. They hadn’t been in a month or so, and they ate like they’d really missed it! And the icing on the cake? A man and his wife stopped by our table to comment on what well-behaved children we have. Pinch me now!

2) Several days this week the girls and I have gone for a walk hand-in-hand in the neighborhood. While I am still way too nervous to let go of their hands, even for a second, they’re doing such a great job…and they can walk quite a long way (about a mile!). Oh, and it doesn’t hurt my feelings when random people pull up beside us to tell me how cute the girlies are in their sunhats. :)

3) Looking at the weather forecast on Thursday afternoon, I thought it might be the last day for a while without rain. I decided to take the girls to get yogurt after their nap. We three shared a small cup, and then we went to Sam’s Club for some fresh fruit. We made our rounds there, and came home in time for a walk in the neighborhood. As we rounded the corner for home, Daddy had just pulled into the driveway, so we made the block again with him. Sweet, simple, healthy family fun makes my heart smile.

4) I counted Baby A as saying a nine-word sentence this week! (I didn’t write it down on time, so I can’t remember it exactly, but I do remember NINE words!) And Baby B said something that just struck me as funny. We were looking at a book together, and she said, “I see several chairs,” plain as day and so matter-of-fact. I dare say she has an old soul.

5) Baby A has been doing something the past couple of weeks that always makes me roll…she’ll get really serious and whisper something just barely audible. We were spending some quality time on the potty, me kneeling before her, and she was babbling the chorus to the “Witch Doctor” song. “Ooh, ee, ooh, ahh, ahh…” She paused, leaned in very close to me, and said – in all seriousness – Ting.” [pregnant pause] “ Tang.” I just had to shake my head.

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

The girls and I were grocery shopping, and I happened to notice a display of cut flowers on clearance. I bought the most beautiful bouquet of tulips…just because. I pulled out a gorgeous crystal vase that we got as a wedding present, and I proudly displayed the flowers on the table for the better part of the week. It was such a nice break in the routine...and a reminder of how nice it is to invest in your surroundings.


***I’m soliciting thoughts and prayers as I plan to begin Potty Training 101(a) on Saturday!*** I’m both excited and nervous…but I trust that my trusty supply of chocolate will see me through, one way or the other.


Andrea said...

Yay for hand in hand neighborhood walks! I am sure you love hearing the sweet comments about your sweet girls! It makes Mommy's proud! 9 word sentences!!! That is awesome!

Tulips are my favorite flowers! I love them! I just wish they lasted longer! That was a very nice ME gift!

Happy Easter!

championm2000 said...

Hi, found your blog through Life Not Finished and love it!

We also enjoy taking our little ones to our favorite Mexican restaurant. It's funny because we went so much while I was pregnant, they knew us by name. Now, the waiters love seeing the babies as they grow.

Flowers are always a great ME gift. Tulips--even better!

Have a great weekend!

Melissa @

penguinsandladybugs said...

Buying ourselves flowers is a great idea...of course, my kitties will think the flowers are for them, but alas....

Sounds like a great week with the kids.

Potty training, huh? Best advice ever....wait till the kiddo is ready to train. While this isn't the most practical for some....sometimes we have to time it according to our schedule or when the budget just can't handle the diapers anymore. I didn't rush either of my kids and the potty training went smoothly. My sister put off PTing her son so long, it took 2 hours :)

OurLifeUnrehearsed said...

What a fun week! I just love how strangers seem to think our kiddos are sooooo innocent and well behaved all the

Johanna said...

Good luck with the potty training!

Onesie Mommy said...

I love tulips! Every time Miss B and I go outside, I peek to see if mine are popping up. Enjoy them!

Every week, stories of your girls make me smile. They are simple too cute for words!

Barbara Manatee said...

Tulips are my absolute favorite!! Hubby sweetly bought me some for our anniversary this week!

Good luck with the potty training! Can't wait to hear how it went!

April is Autism Awareness Month. I'm dedicating my blog all month long to Autism.

Dolli-Mama said...

LOVE tulips! Buying yourself flowers is a great idea, I might have to borrow it!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love that you bought yourself tulips (well, any flowers will do). It's amazing how it can perk up your home and bring you a smile every time you look at them.

Oprah often used to say in her "poor" days, she'd still buy some flowers for her home :)

I need to bring that back here!

Today I am going for my hair (in one hour's time) and can't wait :)

(tried to post early this morning and see it didn't post - thank goodness I copied :))

reanbean said...

My guys love going out for neighborhood walks too, but we never seem to get very far as they are always wanting to stop to inspect puddles, pick up rocks, and observe any critters they happen to spy. I'm very impressed that your girls can walk as much as they do. Maybe someday we'll get to that point.

Hope day one of potty training 101 went well! :o)