Sunday, March 1, 2015

No More Sickies

Well, we're all recovered and feeling good! There was no puking, coughing, sneezing, hacking, etc. this past week, so I count that as a massive success.  Instead, we had a lot of fun.

Ava and I went to the MOA last Sunday so she could attend a birthday party at American Girl.  We forgot Annie at home, but we still had time to run back home and bring our favorite AG doll with us.  Annie and Ava had a fun time at the party...there were appetizers and entrees to choose from, a fabulous dessert, and all sorts of shenanigans for the girls and dolls to get into.  Actually, they were all really well-behaved, and I'm looking forward to going back to AG for the Mommy-daughter date that I promised Ava we would have this spring.

While Ava and Annie were off partying, I went to work.  Not nearly as much fun, but I got my desk cleaned off, and a ton of paperwork filed away.  Mostly because I have a new laptop bag, and I can't bring as much stuff home.  My back will thank me later.

When I went to pick Ava and Annie up, we decided to do a little shopping...so, Annie got a new brush, plus some colorful hair extensions.  And THEN we decided to get her ears pierced.  The lady behind the counter told Ava to tell Annie to be brave.  Ava's response, "She's ALWAYS brave."  Yeah, you tell her, Ava!  In any case, Annie survived and now has large holes in her ears/head, and 7 new pairs of earrings.  Ava was quite fascinated about the studs going all the way into Annie's head.

Poor Annie didn't get to have any cake and ice cream, but, at least she got a balloon!


Showing off Annie's new star earrings


Ava also started her "gifted" class this past week, so we learned that the other girl who is going with her is NOT the one who was getting Ava into trouble last month.  Whew.  Instead, it's the little girl (Elise) who said that Ava and the other little girl should just not play together, since they get in trouble whenever they do.  Seems like Elise IS pretty smart!  Ava will be going to Elise's birthday party in a few weeks, so I know Ava's excited to play with her some more.  Plus, it's going to be a Monster High themed party, so that makes it even more exciting.

Oh, they also learned about caves in her new class.  Clearly, I was more focused on the social aspect.

G has been learning some more words...at the top of his list these days is "ball."  Which is good because any time he sees one, he HAS to have it.  He was freaking out about two little girls (at daycare) getting near him because he thought they wanted to take his ball.  I'm pretty sure they just wanted to say hi or play with him, but in his mind, they were all about stealing his ball.  I had forgotten what this toddler stage was like...

Yesterday, Ava was sitting on my lap, and G tried to get in between me and Ava.  Ava was very sweet and let him, and then tried to put her arms around him to give him a hug.  He wanted none of that.  He only wanted me to be touching him, and no one else.  Such a wonderful little momma's boy. :)

I only took this picture because he's wearing a onesie that reminded me of a shirt that my co-worker has.  This has happened on more than one occasion where G's outfits remind me of the guys that I work with.  Weird!


Last night, Scott and I had a date night...we went to Lift Bridge brewery in Stillwater, and enjoyed a flight (and some more) of their beers.  We also brought home a couple of growlers to share and enjoy later.  It was a fun, cozy experience...definitely well-organized and comfortable for the patrons.


After dinner, we went to the Dock Cafe (on the river in Stillwater) and enjoyed a nice, quiet dinner together.  We had talked about going out afterwards, but I fell asleep on the car ride home, so Scott thought it was best if we just stayed in for the night.  I think I'm finally caught up on my sleep, so I can't complain there!  We have another date planned for a few weeks from now, and that one will include a stop at a bar on the way home.  Better get some naps in before we go out on that one. :)

I'm heading out for lunch and a movie with a friend this afternoon, and Scott's going to make a wonderful turkey dinner for the family this evening.  I love how these weekends have been playing out lately...lots of fun, and good times with friends and family!

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