Sunday, June 13, 2010

Weekend, Please Don't Go

If there's such a thing as a perfect weekend, this was it. I hate to see it go.

On Friday night we got to have dinner at Pappasito's with Heather and Missy and their families. (I stole these pics from Heather's blog. Thank you, H!)

Jackson got the privilege of sitting at the opposite end of the table from us with the big kids. He did pretty well! He hardly ate his food but I think he had a lot of fun and he behaved himself. Isn't it a joy to see your kids enjoy your friends' kids?

Annabeth grabbed a bowl of salsa and dumped it into her lap within 60 seconds of sitting down. While I was attempting to clean that up, she grabbed a large knife off the table. You can imagine how calm and sane I appeared at that time. I wish I had pictures and/or video of this to share with you.

After dinner we had ice cream cake at Heather's house in honor of Matt's birthday. Yum! It was a such a fun night! Jackson cried when we left because he'd gotten it in his head that we were having a sleepover. Bless his heart.

On Saturday I got several hours to myself. It was nice, I'm not gonna lie. I had some shopping to do for our wedding anniversary, my mom's birthday, and Father's Day, and an appointment to get my highlights done.

That night we had a date with Kay and Jerrell to celebrate our 8th anniversaries. We got married two weeks apart and stood in each others' weddings, so it's fun to mark the occasion together. We had a really nice dinner at Smith and Wollensky followed up with dessert at The Chocolate Bar. It was my first time to go there and I loved it!

Kay and Jerrell.

Curtis and me.

Chocolate chip pie ala mode and something crazy-good that Jerrell got.

Kay's frozen hot chocolate.

Kay Kay and me.

We had the best time! Here's to 50 more years of anniversary double dates!

This morning I put Annabeth in this dress and she reminded me of one of my childhood heroes, Pippi Longstocking. I'd still like to have a funky colored Victorian house and a - what was it, purple? - horse. Let me explain the shoes. She has two sets of bows that attach to them, but we lost one yellow bow and she destroyed one pink one. So I either need to buy another set of bows or another pair of shoes. Ugh! For now she's wearing them mismatched. Of course today it was in the spirit of Pippi Longstocking.

I got to help in a two-year-old preschool class during our Sunday school hour. I realized that a two-year-old girl is a completely different creature from a two-year-old boy, so maybe I will stop dreading that age for Annabeth. Y'all know I still have PTSD from Jackson being two. I'm sure my mom still has PTSD from me being 18.

After church, my son and I went to the pool by ourselves and made some great memories. Jackson craves a lot of sensory input, so jumping off the side of the pool, playing in the fountains, going down the slides, diving for toys, and swimming in general are amazing for him. He never stopped smiling and laughing and I think everyone around us was entertained by him. They were definitely splashed. Once again, I need a cheap camera that I don't care about so I can take pictures at the pool!

*Imagine grinning, sun-screened faces here.*


Spicy Magnolia said...

That was a fun weekend, and I'm 100% sure that all those amazing desserts helped make it fun. :) YUM!

We have 7 more months until Brennan hits 2 years. If you find a way to freeze time, let me know.

The Barfuss Family said...

Such a fun weekend!!
We loved hanging out with y'all on Friday.
I LOVE the Chocolate Bar - so glad you got to go there!
AB's outfit and shoes are adorable and
I can just see Jackson totally owning that pool.
The end.

Lauren Kelly said...

What a fabulous weekend and how cute is Annabeth in that outfit and so loved Pippi!!!!!!!!! :) I am with you, weekends go to quick :(

Heather said...

That DOES sound like a perfect weekend! We had a great one, too. Makes you wish Monday would wait a couple of days before coming back!!! :)

Tabaitha Kaye said...

I love weekends like that, filled with great memories. Annabeth's dress is too cute and your hair looked so good on your date night.

BeechemBrightSpots said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Your kids are so cute! We have become friends at church with a couple that not only shares our names (Eric & Kim) but also our anniversary (May 27)! When we found that out, we knew it must be destiny to be life long friends...and we enjoyed celebrating our anniversaries (15 years for us & 21 years for them) together for the first time this year. I even posted pictures from our little date to Red Lobster on my blog.

Annika said...

That Pippy Longstocking dress is fantastic. Where did you get the shoes?? So cute. Glad you had a good weekend.

bethany said...

I got to check out the Chocolate Bar with Allison and Audrey when I was in Houston in Jan for the SSMT Celebration. I was just blown away that there are so many things that one can cover in chocolate! The one that I was taken by was the chocolate covered smores....seriously! Does a smore need more chocolate??!! I guess the answer is yes! And Audrey bought her husband a slice of that gigantic chocolate cake! I wondered how she would get it home, having to fly and all!
Happy Anniversary Amanda!

Tara G. said...

Sounds like fun! We returned from our Crimean vacation and wish we had a few more days alone as a family, but it's back to routine.

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Sounds like perfection to me. Girl, I hear you about the PTSD after mothering a two year old boy. My son is 28 months old and sometimes I fear that I won't make it to the other side (which I hear is sometime around 4 years old?) with all of my sanity!

Sarah said...

Love the pics. The one of you and Curtis is great and AB's outfit is AWESOME. I'm a fan of color. :) Happy Anniversary! May the Lord give you a lifeline of years together! :)

Patty said...

That was a fun and perfect weekend and I just have to say how beautiful you looked this weekend. I think our little town needs a Chocolate Bar.Yum!

Last week was VBS at our church and I took my 23 month old great nephew and he had a blast. Nothing was more precious than watching him march in the first night holding the hand of one of the workers and in his other hand holding his bottle. :) I used to teach the 2 & 3 year old S.S. class at church. It made me want to teach them again. *grin*

Sue Heimer said...

Dear Amanda, It is the simple things in life,like friends and chocolate, that make us smile.Thanks for sharing you day with us.

Bobbie said...

What a fun weekend for the four of you! Happy Anniversary week to you and your man, celebrate to your hearts content. God is certainly smiling on your marriage!

Jackson's smile at the 'big kid' end of the table is saying--"no walk of shame tonight,Mom!" He's just an awesome little man, Amanda.

We are SO going to have to visit The Chocolate Bar! I vaguely remember you mentioning it in another post, but I forgot about it. Maybe that's a good thing :)

Happy Anniversary!

Marla Taviano said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Love the Pippi look. Ava has been wearing 2 different colors of flip-flops for the last few weeks, and it's actually really cute.

Heather said...

Um, those desserts that you had with your friends look amazingly good!!! yum!! You look so pretty on a date with your man!! And Annabeth's outfit is just precious, I love it!

Audrey said...

We got to go to the Chocolate Bar over the SSMTC--oh, my goodness! Definitely worthy of many trips!

I'm so glad you had a great weekend--special time with family, friends, and our husbands--you can't beat that!


Holly said...

I love how you share life and love with friends. And your big boy is growing so much! And your little princess looks adorable in her Pippi-dress.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Girl, I just found you via Heather's link... (I love Heather!) I had no idea you were buddies. Or that you had your own blog. Too cute!!

I just had a huge conversation about weekends with my man last night in fact. I was whining that they are only two days long....

I need. more. time. :)

Alison said...

Oh, this makes me really miss Pappasitos!! We lived in the Woodlands for 2 years right after we got married...and we got seriously addicted to Pappasitos! There are no chips or chicken fajitas that will ever live up to theirs! :)

Lizzie Fish said...

It's not 2 you need to worry about. It's 3. =) But I think you know that by now. =) =) You're going to be FINE, though!!!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Aww, cute baby girl Pippi Longstocking dress!:)

A very blessed, happy, romantic 8 year anniversary to you:):)