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May 13, 2011

Fab 5 Friday...and ME!!!

This is Week 3 of the Potty-capades, and I’m thrilled to say we’ve gotten out of the house in some form or fashion every day this week...and that is simply fabulous!

I’m still careful not to be gone for more than an hour and a half, but it’s such an incredible relief to be able to run a quick errand…and the fresh air and change of scenery are so welcome to us all. It’s amazing how well the girls play at home after getting out for a short while.

1) On Tuesday I took the girls to get new sandals at the mall. We made a quick trip of it, so I decided to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and pay a visit to Sonic. I parked the girls in their stroller, propped up my feet in a chair, and we shared a small ice cream. I know it’s only May, but that definitely feels like one of the marks of summer…and it felt great!

2) On Wednesday, the girls and I went for a short walk in the neighborhood, and came home to find Daddy home from work already. We decided to let the girls explore the backyard. They ran and ran and ran…it was amazing to see them enjoying themselves, unfettered…and the rosy glow in their faces from exertion was just magical.

3) On Thursday, we [FINALLY!!!] had the girls’ two-year pictures made. We did an outside shoot this time…and I was afraid they’d be too taken by the scenery to sit still…but they did great! We may have even gotten pictures of them BOTH smiling!

4) I gave the girls their first “real” puzzle this week. It has nine pieces and seems to be a bit of a stretch for them right now. Nonetheless, they’ve been working SO hard on it. With a tiny bit of guidance, they can complete it, and they immediately want to do it again. Since all three of us have been working together on such a focused task, it occurred to me to teach them a little cheer. We pile our hands on top of each other, count to three, shout, “TEAMWORK!” and throw our hands in the air. They love it!

5) I’ve heard the girls “arguing” a little bit over the monitor a couple of mornings. One day, one started singing a song, and the other joined in. The first one got mad and said, “No! I singing ‘Baa, Baa Black Sheep’!” Bwahahaha!!!

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

My dear friend Shanda was with me every step on the way on my journey to Motherhood, and was at the hospital at a moment’s notice the night the girls were born. And she’s an amazing mom herself. We’ve been able to steal away for a little time together the past two Mother’s Days, and we made that happen again this year, in the form of a quick pedicure on Saturday afternoon. Of course Mother’s Day is all about my precious girls, but Aunt Shanda is right there in the middle of the mix, too!

Thanks to the Dolli-Mama for hosting the 52 Weeks of ME! Challenge...and reminding me to think about the little things I do for myself.

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9 comments:

Christina said...

What a great week!!! =) Ive never had a pedi, can you believe it lol?

Mandy said...

Oh we need a photoshoot BAD! I'm desperate for family shots.

Glad you got to treat yourself with the bestie!

Twin Mama said...

Impressive!

Andrea said...

I wish I lived closer to Chistina because I would totally kidnap her for a pedicure!! :)

What a great week Mandy! Your girls are growing up! You are in a whole new phase! Fun times for all!

Have a great weekend!

Barbara Manatee said...

I need a pedicure!! I have a gift cert that I hope to use soon!!

My kids were so excited to wear shorts and sandals and no coats this week! but go figure...its back in the 50s tomorrow after several days in the 70s/80s.

Sarah and Adam love puzzles. Adam's teacher was just telling me this afternoon about one puzzle that he plays with every day and is the only kid in his class that can do it. :-)

Jenner said...

It sounds like you're having a great time! Isn't it wonderful to have sunny weather again?!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love hearing you enjoy the warm weather like I'm enjoying the cold :)

Can we see pics of your pedi?

Also, love the arguing on the monitor. Too precious.

When will you get the pics?

I've booked the photographer to come before our party (which I still have no idea about!!!) and take family pics and then do the actual party - two birds with one stone so we have to get pretty once :)

Onesie Mommy said...

Such beautiful memories... the photos, the ice cream, the walks. I love how you are with your girls.

Thanks for your recent comments. Put a smile on my face... :)

Shanda said...

Awe :):):) I love you, Friend! And by the way, my pedi's getting a bit road-weary... just sayin' :-D