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.*