Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Weekend recap

Hold on to your seats, here comes a long post... !


We started the weekend with family night at the pool. This basically just means that they are open until 10pm instead of 8 and the kids get to swim with the lights on~ how cool is that when you're 3 and 6? We waited til B got home from the bank and then swung through the McD's drive thru on the way, really only intending to stay long enough to get a little swim time in after the lights came on. But of course when we got there we discovered the place was packed and we ended up staying until 10! The girls had a great time swimming with Daddy while I got to socialize for once! Our great next door neighbors were there with their 2 kids Claire(8) and Clark(5), and another pair of good friends with their 2 girls Madelyn(9) and Sophie(6). Clark is BigGirl's so-called "boyfriend" (OMG, already??), and Sophie is her BFF, so she had a blast. Their moms and I finally made a dance decision- YAY- we are going to the better studio with the longer drive, and carpooling. It feels good to decide!

Saturday we got up and BigGirl and I headed out to do some shopping. North Carolina has tax free weekend the first of August every year, so she got some school shoes for PE days and cheerleading, and both girls got some cute clothes- all tax free! Then we went over to my mother in law's house for dinner- sounds SO exciting, right? Well, she has some really crazy and fun friends, so we had a GREAT time (there was a lot of wine, so that helped, too). One of the couples brought their 2 girls Winslow (11) and Maitland (9), so my girls had a great time hanging out with the big girls. Win and Maitie were awesome babysitters/entertainers! The girls slept over at the MIL's house and went to church with her Sun. morning, so we got to sleep all night, for once (BabyGirl has been waking up lately :( ).







Here's Win and Maitie teaching BigGirl how to use her Webkins that she got for her birthday last month... BabyGirl is supervising...













Sunday, I hosted a baby shower with my great childhood friend Alice for another friend of ours, Heather, who has a baby girl on the way. I made some yummy pimento cheese and we had some great little goodies. Our thank you gift was these cute monogrammed towel wraps!





















The kids at the shower, A, big brother D, Alice's cutie pie R, BigGirl, & BabyGirl...



























And check out the monogrammed cake for little miss Emily...























These adorable ponytail holders came in the mail yesterday- so excited! Too bad BigGirl's monogram looks a little like a bad word...














We went out shopping Sun. night again, this time looking for a new video camera but did not pick one yet. Ours died earlier this summer and we had only had it about 3 years. It was a Sony Handycam, and it was really easy to use, but it was so hard to get the videos into a format that was quick and easy to view. If my grandpa can't come to the dance recital, I want to be able to get the video out of the camera and onto a dvd or something that he can watch without a lot of hassle. So that is what we are looking for next- maybe one that records onto the teeny dvd disk, or a bigger memory stick? Just not the mini-dv again- those are really video tapes anyway. Anyone have any suggestions?


Yesterday, it was back to the pool...





























Gettin her float on...















SO big!














Popscicles are the best part!








Today is my mom's birthday, so we are heading out in a little bit for some more yummy Mexican food! Happy Birthday Grammy!















BTW, Harold & Kumar Guantanamo Bay was a little disappointing. If you've seen it, you might disagree, but I just thought the first one had a LOT more funny moments. I did enjoy Neil Patrick Harris's repeat performance, except for his exit!! Overall, good for a laugh or two, but if you really want to crack up, rent the first one again.

3 comments:

Our Moments said...

Looks like you got the photo upload thing figured out. Sorry I didn't get to you sooner, work was insane today. (My computer crashed which is always lovely.) Another thing I do with my photos is upload them to flickr.com and then link to them in my post. That avoids the space limitations on blogger and allows people to click on the photos to see larger images. If you want me to fill you in more on how to do that, just send me a note.

Your weekend sounds like it was tons of fun. Your girls are adorable and Forest Grove looks the same it always did! Makes me a little homesick! :)

Congrats to D and H on the baby!! That's AWESOME!!

CarolinaGirl said...

It looks like you had a great weekend! Oh I miss Charlotte! I loved living there!

I love the hair bands and the beautiful cake!

Reynie said...

LOVE all the monogrammed stuff! And looks like they had fun at the pool!