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October 28, 2011

Fab 5 Friday...and ME!!!

I’m so thankful that the girls are fully over their colds! We got out of the house last Saturday, the first time in an entire week. Frozen yogurt has never tasted better! But wait…there were even more fabulous happenings (such that I could only narrow down to six, not five)!

1) On our way home from our yogurt treat on Saturday afternoon, we happened upon a hot air balloon inflating at the golf course. We were able to park and get out and watch it lift off, which was really cool. Baby A kept saying, “But I don’t want to get in the basket!” (I guess she thought that was an option, like in one of our Curious George stories???) When we got home we went for a walk in the neighborhood, and we were able to see the balloon during most of our walk. We’d lose sight of it behind the trees, and then someone would spot it again. The girls were so excited!

2) From the time they were a year or so, until maybe 18 months, the girls love to both pile in my lap for me to read them books. They gradually moved away from that practice…both as they got bigger and they often wanted to be doing different things. For some reason this week, that’s en vogue again…and I’m soaking up every moment. It is more difficult to balance two babes and turn the pages of a book, though!

3) Of her own accord, Baby B asked to sit on the potty on Wednesday!!! While we haven’t exactly been high and dry ever since, I haven’t changed a diaper in three days!

4) After a successful trip to Target on Tuesday morning, we met “Aunt” Karen for lunch at Panera. I discovered recently that they like grilled cheese sandwiches, and they love the vegetarian black bean soup there. As eating out goes, it’s pretty healthy…and the girls devoured it. Some of the “healthy” was offset by the manager bringing the girls a gigantic cookie, “just because”, but it was such a sweet – and unexpected! – treat.

5) The girls had fun doing a little glue project this week, and also helping a bit in the kitchen. I let them dip the tops of some pumpkin spice muffins in butter, and then in cinnamon-sugar. They were so thrilled…the first thing they told Daddy when he came home was, “We made muffins for your colleagues!

6) And the quote of the week??? Baby B said, “Daddy looks like an elephant!” I asked why, and they both answered, “Because he has on a blue shirt!” Gotta love their logic (?), or at least their imaginations!

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

I cleaned out and reorganized my closet…hallelujah! And, after a somewhat nutty morning on Thursday, I mixed away my stress by baking pumpkin spice muffins…yum!

What made your week fabulous?

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4 comments:

Marcia (123 blog) said...

What a wonderful week!

I'm so proud of Baby B!!!!

And that eating out experience sounds amazing - certainly something to celebrate.

PS what are we going to do this weekend as far as accountability?

strongblonde said...

darnit! comment went away!

yea for baby b! and yea for fro yo!

i LOVE organizing my closet. or at least the after part of it! i just feel lighter somehow! (and this is from the gal who took before and after pictures when i cleaned my room as a kid! HA)

championm2000 said...

Isn't it funny how getting organized feels so good? Great ME time!

This week,I won a giveaway on one of my favorite blogs, and today, my gift card arrived in the mail. Thanks again!

Barbara Manatee said...

Yeah for self initiated potty training! Hope the good progress continues!

I did get Adam his Thomas undies the other day. he was VERY excited about them and wanted to wear them. I put them on before dinner and he DID stay dry all evening, but refused to use the potty before putting them on or after taking them off. He was MAD when I wouldn't let him wear them to bed though and didn't want a diaper. I told him he had to use the potty before that would happen....someday!