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July 15, 2011

Fab 5 Friday...and ME!!!

1) The girls have been asking, “Where Mommy buy this?” about any- and everything lately. They even asked where I bought them. I at first joked that they came from the orchard, but then I started saying, “I didn’t buy you…you were a gift from God.”

We were buzzing through the grocery store this week, and the girls were at it…”Where Mommy buy this stroller? Where Mommy buy these shoes?” Amid my answers, Baby B all but yelled, Mommy didn’t buy me. I’m a gift from God!

2) As we walked around the mall on Sunday – trying to beat the heat but still clock a bit of exercise – it hit me that the girls had never been on an escalator. I talked to them about the escalator, reminding them of Corduroy’s big adventure in one of their current favorite books. They were giddy with excitement.

Baby B was actually the braver of the two, as Baby A insisted that I hold her going up the first time. The trip down was still a little shaky. By the time we hit the second escalator, though, both girls were raring to go. They would have ridden again and again and again…but we didn’t want to be *those* parents…HA! Still, the girls have continued to talk about riding the escalator, and it’s been the subject of many a pretend scenario this week.

3) I was taking Baby B upstairs for a diaper change. The cat cried as we walked past her. B said, “She said, ‘Meow! I need a hug!’” I love how she was “interpreting” for her furry sister.

4) We woke up to overcast skies on Thursday and slightly lower humidity. My first thought was to go to the park…but then I thought about going to the orchard instead. The girls got to taste their first fried pie, and they had a blast on the playground there. And one of the best parts for me? The ability to take an impromptu trip!

5) The girls have gotten pretty good at a Russian nursery rhyme I’ve been teaching them, at least getting the right number of syllables and some of the sounds. It’s so cute to hear them mumble through the cadence from start to finish.

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

It’s been quite a while since Hubby and I had a date night. We were able to schedule a “monitor sitter” on Thursday night to enjoy an awesome sushi dinner after the girlies were in bed. We feel so at home at that restaurant – one we used to frequent once a week. It was so nice and relaxing, and my taste buds were oh, so happy.


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11 comments:

Julia said...

"Mommy didn't buy me. I'm a gift from God! = AWESOME!

Hooray for a date night and for sushi! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! :)

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Just Another Mom of Twins said...

Fried Pie?? That sounds really, really...yummy!

Happy weekend!

penguinsandladybugs said...

A Russian nursery rhyme? WOW!!!! Do you have a Russian heritage? Trying to expose them to other cultures? Really, no matter what your motivation.....WOW!!!

I totally love date nights with my man....

Miss Megan said...

Love it!! Mommy didn't buy me I'm a gift from God!! So precious- even yelled in the middle of the supermarket :-). Awesome!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

OH MY GOSH, B is SO cute. Yes, they definitely are gifts from God.

I also want to hear more about fried pies. Sounds delicious and fattening :)

Love your monitor babysitter - I was actually just thinking tonight that I feel like an "evening" date for a change.

These kids are SOOO good at bedtime I'm sure they'll be okay with anyone...

Holly Ann said...

So glad you guys got a nice date night! Shaun and I have been trying harder lately to squeeze them in each week. It helps that Shaun's only working 2 nights a week now as opposed to the 5 or 6 nights he had been on for awhile.

reanbean said...

Fried pie? Is that a southern thing? Sounds interesting. Do tell!

Such sweet, sweet girlies you have! I love reading your posts and remembering back to how much fun 2.5 was.

So happy for you and hubby, but your me time is making me jealous. The local sushi place T and I love going to is closed for a year (a YEAR!) while the whole row of stores on that block gets remodeled. The worst part is, I didn't even find this out until after they had closed. So, we didn't even have a chance to try to sneak in one more dinner before the long drought. I suppose we could try to find a new place in the interim, but it just wouldn't be the same.

Mandy said...

Ok, what is fried pie? Sounds sinfully delicious.

This sounds awful but I remember bring the girls home from the hospital (and still today) and DH and I both decided they were the best $5k we had ever spent!

So jealous of your sushi date. We're planning a date night this week, but I won't be for something quite as delish. The hubs wouldn't dare touch something that wasn't previously moo-ing.

Barbara Manatee said...

I LOVe the "gift from God!" Soooo sweet!!

Ok, the escalator though? Those things scare the daylights out of me! I've never been a big fan of them but then my first year of teaching, one of my 6 year old, special needs (and very LARGE) students sat down on one while wearing a long coat...I seriously had nightmares of those few minutes trying to get him up before he and his coat got sucked down into it!!

Yeah for date night and Sushi!!

Andrea said...

Your girls are oh so sweet!! The things they say are priceless! Too cute!

Love that you and hubby got some much deserved me time! Sounds yummy!! Maybe Todd and I need to get some sushi tomorrow!

Have a fantasic weekend!