I wrote almost my whole thing...and then did something and lost it.
Very VERY annoyed.
Still joining Jen and the gang because I can't resist a good link up.
I had a party at my house on Friday - and it went great! I loved having so many of my favorite people in one place, and introducing them all to each other. On the plus side, nobody starved (my greatest fear about parties) - although I did feed a friend's children beer margaritas because I did not label the pitcher and apparently they look a lot like iced tea. (sorry about that Marcie)
Colleen with the babes
Mary chatting with Jen (whose son Dom was being a bit clingy)
Gluten free cookies, lovingly made by Colleen
Keepin' it simple - burgers and dogs
My other bff from college, Colleen, was here this weekend with her baby Miriam, who's only 20 days younger than Zuzu. It's been so great to have her here and to watch our girls play (and fight) together! I see many more of these trips in the future.
Mamas and beach babes
The two sweet babies...we can tell from this picture who is the high maintenance one (hint: it's mine)
I got new running shoes. Asics Nimbus 15:
I wanted to get those ones that look like I did a color run:
But those are technically triathalon shoes and with my knee pain, I wanted to go with the shoe that felt the best, which was the Nimbus.
Very grateful to my mother and father for buying me these shoes. Thank you!! (I know you both read this)
Ok not really; I haven't given Zuzu any lessons yet (I think we'll start this summer at our YMCA). But I did take her to the beach with the gals yesterday and actually take her in the water! Not just dippin' the toesies in!
She didnt' cry so long as I was holding her! She's getting so big!!
Speaking of getting big, I'm beginning to realize what a big girl Susannah really is becoming. She is trying very hard to pull herself up on things, and can just hang out and play by herself for quite a while. We got a baby sign language kit (well, I have to go pick it up) that I'm going to start with her because I know her brain can process far more than her tongue can yet express. I've been working with her on "more," "thank you," "milk," and "book" right now - the only ones I know off hand!
(hm a phrase that doesn't even look exciting in all caps)
We moved our ginormous coffee table out of the living room for the party, so that we could use the space for kiddos who didn't enjoy playing in the heat (and it IS hot). Now I sort of like it this way, with no coffee table, a la Kristin's living room - but I don't think I want it to stay looking the mini- FAO Schwartz it looks like now. I need some sign that adults live here...we're not even outnumbered (yet)!
The day before the party I said to my husband, "I'm going to paint the front door! And the shutters!! and you're going to buy and install new door handlesets!"
Yeah, that happened. I am still grateful to Mr. O for all his hardwork - the doors and shutters look fantastic (don't listen to anyone who says you can't paint vinyl, that's what my shutters are) and we both agree it really freshens up the house. Although now we need to pressure wash our (white) siding in a big big way cause it looks super dingy next to our bright turquoise accents...
No joke, this is the color of our front door. Hey we live .8 miles from the water, we can pull it off!! right...
Hope y'alls week was as eventful as mine!