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September 9, 2011

Fab 5 Friday...and ME!!!

What made this week so fabulous, you ask?

1) We had a great trip to Sweet Home Alabama this weekend. This is the third year we’ve made the journey for Labor Day, so – in more ways than one – it just feels like “home”.

2) Thanks to the cooler weather this week, the girls and I have enjoyed several walks in the neighborhood. We’ve feasted on some fall-weather fare (a big pot of white bean and ham chowder, to be exact). And I’ve gotten to dress up my dollies in some new long-sleeve duds. There’s something so refreshing about the start of a new season!

3) Both girls have been saying, “I love you,” much more often, unprompted, lately. A couple of days ago, Baby A said to me as I was buckling her in her highchair, I LOVE you! And you KNOW it! Yes, I do, Baby Girl.

4) The girls have been having more two-way phone conversations, in reality, and in pretend. On her play phone, B said, “My name is [Baby B]. I have an appointment. I don’t have cause for many appointments, so I can’t imagine how recently she heard me say that, but she sounded so GROWN!

5) And the quote of the week…Hubby was in the kitchen and burped audibly. From the den, Baby B said, “Excuse me, Daddy. Daddy dutifully excused himself. B quickly followed, “Excuse YOU! I guess she told him!

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

Tuesday was Pumpkin Spice Latte Day, the much-anticipated reintroduction of my beloved drink at Starbucks. I couldn’t make it happen in the morning hours, but I was able to steal away after the girls were in bed. I picked up two – for me and one of my besties – and dropped by her house to toast the arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte Season. Ahhhhhhhh!!!



Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

I love hearing "I love you." I gotta get that pumpkin latte again...every year I think I'll like it and I don't...maybe this is my year.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love this time because of all the pumpkin recipes on all my US blogs :)

I love you is so sweet.

K used to sign "I love you" quite early on which is so nice at the end of the day when you're dog-tired.

Now they say it but I do have to prompt!

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

I also love the start of a new season, especially FALL!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous said...

aw! i love you is the best!

and yea for cooler weather!!! it did make me realize how the kids have NO clothes though! yikes!! better get on that, i suppose!

and i love a good latte in the morning. yesterday, my teaching assistant arrived with a vanilla latte for me before class! it was SO nice!

Beth said...

I love fall! SO glad it made an early appearance, but poor Will had to wear slightly short jeans to school one day. We took an emergency trip to the store and he's now stocked for fall. I have loved getting to pull out the quads' new fall clothes.

I love fall for many reasons, but Pumpkin Spice Lattes are right up there! A pumpkin spice latte with a good friend? Perfect.

Barbara Manatee said...

I love that Adam says I love You now, too!! music to my ears!

I saw an ad for the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte this wanted to go out of my way for one today but it didn't happen. This weekend probably!!

Have a great weekend!

Andrea said...

I heart hearing "I Love You" too! Melts my heart everytime!

Yay for the return of your favorite Starbucks drink! :)

Have a great weekend!