Not really sure why, but all day things have been popping in [and out] of my head to blog about. Of course now that I sit down to actually blog I can't remember any of them. Oh well...
We didn't make it to Gymboree today, Ari overslept which threw our schedule off and as we were walking out the door he threw a full blown tantrum so I took him right up to bed. He didn't nap very long so once he was up we were still able to meet Alice, Charlie, Michelle and Ella for lunch. Alice took Charlie to see Santa, he screamed his cute lil' head off. Oh, and Alice got the scoop on why Santa sucked... apparently he knocks back a few during his breaks! That explains the sullen look and rosy cheeks that Michelle and I experienced! I'm kinda peeved, why should I have to pay $20 for a picture of a drunk santa? Maybe I'll write a letter... [that's my "thing", I always say I'm gonna write a letter when people are crappy].
Anyway, lunch was fantastic, we really need to do it more often. After the holidays are over we're going to make a point to get together more regularly. Alice doesn't really have any family here either and it gets tough just being "mommy" sometimes. I suggested a "kid swap" so each of us can get some "me" time and have a babysitter we trust. After the first of the year we're going to make it happen.
After lunch we met Matt at the airport, he had a 4 hour layover with nothing to do so we had dinner and kept him company. We ran into a friend who's fiance gave birth to their baby girl (another Ella) Oct. 8th! Congrats Dave & Maria, we can't wait to meet Ella. They live here in CLT too and also don't have any family near. The wonderful world of working for an airline that transfer's you all over creation. Anyway, I told them to call us so he and Maria can have some time off now and then, and hopefully Maria can meet my other mom friends and make some connections of her own!
So, after a long day out we came home for the bedtime routine. Ari is getting pretty good at the walking thing, he was coasting all over the family room this evening. Of course as soon as I drag out the camera he gives up! Maybe one of these days I'll get a better video, until then here's the sneeks of my layouts/project for the next Crop Addict challenge. Be sure to hop over there and check it out come January!