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Friday, September 10, 2010

My baby started preschool

Playing in the garage-just a picture that has nothing to do with this post

Well Tuesday was a new adventure for us. We enrolled Callan in King's Kids 2 days a week and this week was her first week there. She was really excited to go and we talked about all the things she would do and her lunch and bag, etc. When I went to wake her up that morning I walked in and said, "Who is going to school today" and she jumped up and said, "Me"! That was a surprise but I was so excited that she was excited and not nervous.

Eating breakfast-we were actually really excited

Ashlan & Callan-we picked her up from Tara's classroom downstairs and she went to the 2 year old class with us. She did great. Not one ounce of nervousness. Wish I could say the same for C. As we got to the door we got this face below.

Getting a little more nervous

No time for a picture with mommy

I hung around for a few minutes to ease her into it. Another little girl was having a meltdown and I wanted to make sure she did join least not yet!
Daddy and his girls
I finally decided to leave and was able to sneak out without her noticing. I did peek in once and saw that she and Mrs. Kim, her teacher, were looking in her bag so I'm sure she started to get upset and they were trying to distract her. I left on that note excited that she had done so well. I went outside and talked to Jessica and Courtney and told them how good she did and went home. Scarlett called me a few minutes later to tell me that she was crying when Scarlett dropped Ava off and then she went back a few minutes later and she still was. I was sad for Callan but happy for the update. I would have been more shocked if she didn't cry at all. I went back eagerly at 1:00 to get her and found out that she cried for about 30 minutes and then did fine after they went outside to play. She did have 2 accidents probably a little because of nerves and mostly because mommy packed her some first day of school juice which is very rare in our house. It almost always makes her have an accident and I packed a whole sippy cup full. They told me that her cup comforted her so that juice was gone. Well I think she is smart and realized she never gets juice so she gulped it down and then it went right through her. I also think it is probably weird for someone else to take you to the potty. Oh well, I was a little nervous for Thursday but once they pried her from my arms, she only cried for about 10 minutes and had no accidents. Yay for improvements! I was so relieved. I am so thankful that she still likes it and so far seems eager to go. It has been nice having a little more time to myself and a little extra one on one time with Lizzie!

I love Will Bridges

Happy 7th anniversary!

I am behind on blogging but I wanted to catch up on our 7th anniversary trip. Me and Will got to go to the Westin in Huntsville for 2 nights without kids! Talk about a special trip! No kids was so exciting. Don't get me wrong I love my kids but we needed a break. I hadn't left Lizzie since she was born so this was sad but I was also really happy because she has been a mess and I needed some time alone with my hubby. We left on a Thursday as early as we could and headed to Cheeburger Cheeburger in Huntsville. First time to eat there and we weren't disappointed. We stopped at Gigi's Cupcakes afterwards and definitely weren't disappointed. We went back to the hotel and hung out by the pool for a while and then headed in to get ready for dinner. We went to the Monaco to watch a movie. I think it was called The Other Guys and it was awful. Truly terrible! Then we headed to PF Changs for dinner and then off to our heavenly bed.

The next day we went to Parkway Place mall and ate lunch at the food court with my dad, stepmom, brother, sister-in-law and niece. That night we headed over to Cheddars and enjoyed a wonderfully inexpensive huge portion dinner. We had a late reservation for The Melting Pot for dessert. Before we went there we went to The Station to play a game of Shuffleboard. I won...just saying! We shopped at Bridgestreet and my new favorite store, Papaya. Then the beloved Melting Pot. Oh my word, The Melting Pot! If you've never been you must go but I only recommend dessert. The entree food is good but not quite worth the money. The dessert is unbelievable. Look at my pictures below and the smiles on our faces. It cost $16 for a one person dessert but it is definitely big enough for 2!

The next day we ate lunch at Connor's and then headed home. It was a wonderful trip but of course we were happy to see our babies. It is always hard for me to leave my kids but it is also much needed time. I am blessed to have a wondeful husband who is so supportive of me and such a wondeful father to our kids. I love him more today than I did 7 years ago. The love grows and changes through the years but the longer we are together the better and stronger our marriage is. I love you honey!

At Bridgestreet

Notice the cheesiness in my smile-super excited!

Will's reaction to our dessert!

Got a little on my dress!

Testing out the chairs at Brookstone-mini massages

Going out to dinner without kids!!!!

Westin's 'heavenly' was!!!

Our future ride! Will always said we are going to get one of these when we retire. I can't even imagine!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lizzie videos

A few new videos of Lizzie...