Well, at least I warned you that I was uber busy this week. No excuse though, sorry about that. I think it would be easier for me just to do a quick recap of each day instead of long drawn out paragraphs that just ramble on and on... so here I go.
Monday: Ari and I drove with Michelle, Ella and Rachael to Charleston for Michelle's birthday trip. The drive wasn't bad, that's about the longest Ari's been in the car but he was really good. We arrived and went to the aquarium in Charleston. Let's just say I'm glad we weren't making the trip just to go there, it was horrible. It was $17 to get in and they didn't even have Nemo fish. Seriously, they had some trout. Not cool. After that we headed towards our hotel and did some shopping, checked in to our hotel and went to dinner. Rachael brought a birthday cake for Michelle so we did that then walked around a bit more so the babies would fall asleep. It worked, they were both out. Ari slept until around 11 then woke up a few times and refused to sleep in his pack-n-play so in the bed with me he went. It was horrible, I don't know how people co-sleep. We've never done it before and won't do it again. I got about 2 hours of sleep, not in a row.
Tuesday: Ari was not a happy camper at all. He was tired and cranky, I don't really blame him. I was too. We went to breakfast where I had some soggy french toast that I was afraid to eat. It wouldn't be fun driving home with salmonella or something like that. We were going to go to the beach but it was pretty chilly and sorta rainy so we skipped it and headed for the zoo in Columbia. Oh, I almost forgot. Michelle and I took the babies on a walk before breakfast to see the fountains. Ari decided that water isn't fun unless you sit in it so down he went. Of course I didn't bring him extra pants and it was cold. Needless to say I was not too happy. Ari and I don't do well on no sleep, it was obvious, poor Michelle. Sorry. Anyway, we went to the zoo and Matt had the day off so he met us there. It was awesome! We will most definately be going back!!
Wednesday: Absolutely gorgeous weather, sunny and near 80 so after Gymboree we went to Lowe's and bought flowers to plant. I'm now a crispy lobster but it was worth it. The yard looks great!
Thursday: More of the same, gorgeous weather, yard work, etc. Ari discovered dirt this week. Yay.
Friday: Matt and I took Ari to storytime at Joseph Beth. Michelle and Ella were there too, they had a great time. Ari is really brave, I was proud of him. He walked right up to the story guy and sat with the bigger kids. He's such a good boy! After storytime we had some lunch and did some shopping at Gymboree (it's Gymbucks time if you have any!!), Baby Gap and Ari got his first pair of Crocs! They're bright orange, so cute. I know, his toes will get ripped off by an escalator but you know what, my kid doesn't play on escalators so we're all good.
Saturday: It stormed Friday night and most of Saturday so we had family jammo day. It was awesome. I only got out of my jammos long enough to get some diapers and wipes from Target. Matt grilled some chicken for us for dinner and we had a nice evening.
That brings us to today! Ari and I took Matt to work around 1 then headed up to Mooresville. I browsed The Scrap Shack briefly, got Donna Downey's new book and a sheet of die cuts but was otherwise unimpressed with thier stock. Just as well, I need more scrap stuff like I need a hole in the head. I stopped by Northlake Mall to get the curtains that I *thought* matched my living room perfectly, but no. Not even close. So, another trip to Northlake is in my near future to return them and find something else. We're home now, Ari's hanging out watching Baby Einstien (aka: crack for babies) while I update the blog. So sorry for the delay, it won't happen again. Except that it might because this week is just as busy. I have a ton of scrap projects in the works and the itch to clean my house. I'm headed out of town Wednesday for some super fun things that I can't exactly chat about just yet, as soon as I'm home I'll spill the beans! After my secret trip Ari and I are jetting down to Florida to visit Gramps (my dad) and Matt will be there Monday for work, so bonus! It will be eight days before I see him again and I'm sad about that so the Florida thing works out great. Well, this is long enough. Thanks for hangin' in! There are lots of fun scrappy things to come too, promise!