Tuesday, August 26, 2008

10 Smile Tuesday

We have been so busy in the last week, it just all seems like a whirlwind. I didn't take too many pictures so this won't be loaded with them like I usually have, but we have enjoyed just being in the moment instead of momma just having to get the right shot. So, here you are...

1. Our town is super small so not too much unique or fun things to do in it. That's why recently when a little cupcake shop opened, boy, were my friend Carrie and I all over that action! We took our girls, she has a daughter 2 months younger than the peanut, and enjoyed cupcakes and Capri suns on the patio. So sweet!

2. We actually got to the cupcake store an hour before it opened so we decided to take a stroll down the street where another friend from MOPS lives to see if she were home. She was and was overjoyed to see us at her door. She moved here 6 months ago and she said that was the first time she felt like this was her home and not just visiting. Who knew such a blessing could come from a stroll? :)

3. We decided to continue our excursion and walk by the court house fountains, which the girls promptly took their shoes off in front of and splashed around in. Oh, what joy! 4. A friend of mine from when I lived in Seattle just moved about 15 minutes away. She and her daughter, who is 2 months younger than the peanut, came over for some playtime the other day and it was so nice to catch up and just have a good time!

5. The letter P. The peanut and I started doing preschool at home last week and she is LOVING it! She already recognizes a P and told Michael the other day that Pig and Penguin start with P. I almost fell over!!

6. Baby. The other day while in the library bathroom, the peanut pointed at the little footstool and said, "Baby." I looked down only to see that the word baby was on it in huge letters. I was floored!! A few days later I asked her what the same word said and she again said, "Baby!" I have no idea where she learned that, incredible!!

7. Jostles. So my little pea in the pod has, in the last week, decided to start dancing and moving and grooving in my belly. I am amazed when I look down and see a bump here, a thump there. I missed it so much in the last 2 1/2 years, I am loving feeling it again!!

8. Deals. Saturday we dropped by Old Navy to see if they had Halloween costumes yet and whew, were they having the sale. They had adult jeans for $12!! Michael is hard on jeans so he really needed new ones and got 3 new pair for the price we would have paid for 1!! I love it when that happens!

9. Polka dot love. Also on Saturday we went to the outlet mall and found the kids a couple of things. My favorite though is a fall vest for the peanut that is brown with pink and orange polka dots all over it. It is kind of heavy but she so loved it, she walked around in the 90 degree heat sporting it, so cute!!

10. Giggles with Daddy. That night after we got home, the peanut wanted in the pool so bad that Michael got in with her. I was inside and could hear the laughing and fun having when I decided I couldn't miss the moment. I threw on my bathing suit and we played dolphin, made waves and just had a terrific time being a family. Gotta love it!

What are you smiling about today?


Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

What dear moments you will always share with that sweet family. It seems you guys have fun wherever you go! The Peanut sounds like she's going to be spooky smart! Reading already :D How exciting!
Hope the rest of your day is as fun and happy as today
lots of love friend

Rebecca said...

such wonderful smiles! so glad you're feeling the baby move, i, too, love that feeling...the greatest! that cupcake shop sounds wonderful! and so glad you were able to make a friend feel at home. i know how important it is from your friend's perspective!!

yes, the daring side of liberty does scare me half to death sometimes, but like your peanut, she giggles and smiles all throughout. and even if she does fall, she gets right back up and does it again! oh what will i do when she gets older?!

and isn't it so fun to discover new things your kids know? i know i am being constantly amazed by what libbs knows. they are such sponges for information!!

Cyndi said...

Love the new look to your blog! Sounds like such a great week. It is good to start feeling the baby a lot.

Oh, and your daughter is so smart! Keep up the good work :)

Carrie said...

Oooooh yes I got those $12 jeans too!!! That place was a crazy zoo, but I'm sooo glad that I went!

And that cupcake shop...mmmmmmm. Can I come over? (And I love your friend's name)

Suzanne said...

I'm a bad blog friend, it's been too long since I've visited, but I love your new page, pret...ty.

Christine@AreWeThereYetMom said...

Yummy, cupcakes and Capri Suns! Now that would make a day full of smiles.

Your new blog design makes me smile. Love the color and the pretty header. :)

That's so amazing, Katelyn brought some pics home of Monkey and Moon and besides knowing what the pics were, Lindsay knew they started with "M". We have a pair of smart little cookies, which begin with "C"!!! :)

Have a great weekend, Amy!

Anonymous said...

I love the clips of Lilla! And hearing your voice, too. Such an exciting time for all of you.

Anna? Love it. gail