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May 6, 2011

Fab 5 Friday...and ME!!!

Another fabulous week at A&B Enterprises!

1) The girls’ sense of humor is really starting to shine. I called Baby B out on her (very serious) “thinking face”, and Baby A started trying to make a similar face. Not only was it hilarious how she contorted her mouth, but she knew she was being funny...and milked it for all it was worth!

2) While we were in the car one afternoon this week, Baby A asked to sing “Baa, Baa Black Sheep.” I told them we should sing it together…and everyone chimed in…to an almost-identifiable tune! The girls have known the words to that song for months, as they like to say it in nursery rhyme format, but this was the best “trio” I’ve heard to date!

3) On a related note, the girls have told me a couple of times, I love Mommy to sing.” I don’t think I’ve EVER been complimented on my singing before…but I will take it!!! Although it does make me worry a bit if they’re showing early signs of tone-deafness???

4) This is not exactly mannerly, but when Baby B is really enjoying something she’s eating, she’s started making this “Mmmmm…mmmmm…mmmmm” noise. We’ll probably have to break the habit at some point, but for now I’m just enjoying her enjoyment.

5) Thursday we had The Perfect Afternoon. I needed to run a quick errand downtown. I put the girls in their stroller, we took care of our business, and I promptly headed to the coffee shop. I bought a kiddie scoop of ice cream (which is still huge!), and we headed to the fountain to share it. The weather was perfect…65 degrees, sunny, and no wind. The girls were tickled to see the fountain running after it had been turned off for the winter. We got to see people walking their dogs, and even a guy with a cockatiel (???), which they thought was pretty special. We followed that up with a walk, hand-in-hand, in the neighborhood before supper.

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

I realized Wednesday night that I was down to only a handful of diapers. (I’ve never let that happen before, but I guess my Internal Diaper Sensor is off with the drastic reduction in what we’re using…WOO HOO!!!) I made a quick run to Target, and I decided to treat myself to some new note cards. I promptly pulled into Panera, got a yummy vanilla latte in one of their awesome oversized mugs, and sat down to catch up on a little bit of correspondence. I hadn’t enjoyed any coffee-shop alone time in a while, and it sure was nice.



Andrea said...

Loving the team name....A&B Enterprises! Your #5 sounds wonderful! How fun!

Your ME time sound delightful! Glad you took that time out for just yourself!

Mandy I hope you have a fantastic Mothers Day! Enjoy every minute of it!

Holly G said...

Coffee shop alone time is the best! I'm so glad you got some time for you!

ericateal said...

"tone deafness", cracked me
My daughter still at three does the mmmmm, mmmm, good noise. Glad you took time to enjoy coffee and relax in the moment. Have a great Mothers Day this weekend :)

penguinsandladybugs said...

I love reading about your kiddos each week. Sometimes I LOL, but at least I usually get a smile :)

I love your ME time...I don't have a local Panera, I'll have to check them out next time I'm visiting a town that has one!!!

Onesie Mommy said...

I'm drooling over the vanilla latte and new note cards. I love stationary. It's always nice to have something to write on for little notes here and there.


Happy Mother's Day

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Love your me time and stationery? Be still my beating heart.

I so enjoy hearing Connor go mmm mmm mmm - he's appreciating food and so is B. YOu've got to love a girl who enjoys her food :)

Hope you'll be having a very nice Mother's Day and that it turns out just as you wanted :)

championm2000 said...

I am glad I am not the only one who gets giddy over new note cards :-)

Happy Mother's Day!

Unknown said...

That sounds awesome!
I love Target. I spend way to much money there.