Monday, May 31, 2010

FOUR day weekend!

Usually i consider it the weekend when J comes home. Since he was expected to arrive home on Friday (early afternoon!) i definitely considered this weekend 4-days long. Plus, add in the fact that the twin and her cuties came to play in our neck of the woods AND that we were able to visit with a college friend (+ her husband + SIL + her two cuties) = the weekend most definitely started on Friday!

In case you couldn't tell, we practically live in the water during the summer. It's so much more fun with cousins, though!

they look all calm

but, what they love to do,


She's so cute!

We let the big kids stay up until the college friends arrived...
Lil' Miss took quite a shine to Mr. Steve

Both of them ended up staying awake until 11 PM. Sadly J didn't come home until 1 AM but at least he made it home safe and sound! You'd think that late early would spell SLEEPING IN but of course not. 

On Saturday morning we were met with a Box Turtle that J affectionately named Neville/Grumps. 

Churchill wasn't too sure about him:

They might have one day made friends...

but Neville was absconded by two tweeners as they walked past our yard. Bizarre. I just hope they were nice to Grumps.

While the life as a turtle owner can be exciting (or short lived), the life as a toddler is much more exciting--especially when it is birthday party time! 

We had a grand time celebrating Miss O's birthday at the Music Room and then at a great Mexican restaurant across the street.

of course, it wouldn't have been fun without the blanket!

my favorite part was the naptime song! 
We might start instituting that in our household

After the music class, we indulged in Mexican food for tots and adults alike and then wrapped it all up with a cupcake--definitely Cutie Face's favorite part of the day!

this was the first party she attended where there was a goody bag--oo la la

By the way, Cutie Cakes still exists:

We celebrated Memorial Day a day early with Poppy's side of the family

Cutie Cakes loved being held by GiGi

and the yahooligans really liked running in & out of the mesh bug screen

On the REAL Memorial Day, I was supposed to run a 5k...

i ran down to the start just to find out it was canceled! Oh well.

I met back up with J and the Cuties and we walked to Belly

Cutie Face wasn't too sure about the day-old pack of bagels we bought

She made up for the lack of flavor by spicing things up with her antics

thankfully, they kept us all amused while we waited out a severe thunder shower

After a relaxing afternoon, 
we rounded out our 4-day weekend with a neighborhood stroll...

See you later, May! Here we come, June!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

forecast calls for sprinklers

Yes, the forecast is so hot that a day with the sprinklers is a given

Those lazy days of summer started early this year.
Cutie Face took a lie-in this morning (though, to be fair, she was up for nearly 90 minutes in the pre-dawn hours, hence the extra sleep)

I think she officially slept in until 9:01!

With her finally awake, we could go eat devour bagels

the girls were kind enough to share with Mimi

Keys & bags entertained them while we finished our breakfast

After a brief pit stop at the playground
(the twin and i had to feed the wee ones)
 it was home to Mimi's for some sprinkler action

{please note that Lil'Miss & Cutie Face split a two-piece suit}

it helped that their fun Mimi got them pumped up 
to experience the sprinklers head on!

ever the mother, Cutie Face toted her doll baby to the sprinkler

Don't get that baby wet, Cutie Face!

thinking about heading into the sprinkler fun:

decision made! 
wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, RUN!!!

Romping through the sprinklers was tough work and tuckered them out before lunch
but they rallied and ate a picnic lunch on the blanket!

To top off today's wet activities, the Cuties and I pooled it once we got home, too (told you it was a scorcher!)

Who you callin' wet?

PS GiGi also met Sweet Pea and was a great help to us by entertaining (and feeding!) the little girlies