Early Friday morning (and I mean very early) we headed to the airport to make our way home. AC traveled in her pjs because I took her straight from her bed to the car.
So very excited!
Reading over the safety brochure.
We arrived in Lexington before most people had even made it to work. Then we headed over to Chick-fil-A for a little breakfast. We had no idea that it was "Dress Like a Cow and Get Free Chicken Day." It was packed. AC loved the big cow.
After a quick trip to Whole Foods, we went home to Nina and Papa's house. The next morning, Aunt Megan came. She was so excited. AC took her straight to the garden to pick any and every vegetable she could find.
Later Uncle Bud came to visit. He brought his dog, Chance. AC thinks he is a funny boy!
More garden fun!
Papa had a surprise for her. A bunny! She named her Osha. We have NO idea where she came up with this name, but she likes it.
She ended the day with a little "volleyball" in the yard. She called it volleyball, but it was actually just a bouncy ball and a bat! She loved this wild hairdo Aunt Megan gave her.
Being born in the summer means no birthday to celebrate with your class at school. This is the truth with my girl. While she's only 2 now, some day I'm sure she will bring this to my attention and be somewhat sad about it. Her birthday isn't for 10 more days, but today was her last day of summer school. So I brought cookies for each of her classmates. She was so happy. These little moments are what it's all about.
Her cookies. She loved them.
Being silly with her friend, Dani.
Her friend, Abby, that she has known since September, gave her this Cinderella doll for her birthday. She said to me, "Mommy, that was very nice of Abby."
And here is her class (plus me) singing "Happy Birthday" to her.
Now I just have to find a way to convince her that today really wasn't her birthday!
I usually do all my exercising while AC is napping. These days it seems that at least once a week, she just lays in her bed and sings the whole time. Today was one of those days, so after an hour I went to get her. I thought I would give her a snack and she would sit quietly while I finished my "30 Day Shred" dvd. No luck. She wanted to do the exercises with me and I was laughing so hard I had to quit. Here is a little clip of my little ShredHead.
And just so you know, that "30 Day Shred" is no joke. I would consider myself somewhat fit (I run about 12-15 miles a week) but this dvd kills me. Jillian Michaels knows what she's doing.
Sorry for my week long hiatus. Daddy's been gone for work 11 of the last 17 days. It's exhausting. This often means the blog gets neglected. Anyway, here's what we've been up to.
Last Thursday, we drove to see my friend, Abby, and her family while they were vacationing nearby. AC had a blast playing with Clark, who just turned 4, and the twins, who are 9 months. We swam and had lunch and talked and played. It was a wonderful day. Being able to spend time with friends makes me miss home more than I normally do. Sigh.
Clark and AC watching a movie
It was funny to watch them play. She is so girly and he is very much a little boy. At one point, I heard this:
AC: Clark, you wanna play with my Barbies?
Clark: (long pause). Um, you wanna play with my cars?
AC: (long pause). Sure.
And off they went. They really had a lot of fun together. They played hide-and-seek, played with stickers, watched Toy Story 3, played tag, and much more!
AC holding Sara Kate. She LOVED the babies!
On Saturday, Daddy came home from Haiti. He surprised his baby with cupcakes. She thought they were yummy.
She is going through a phase now where she loves playing dress up. This tutu is a popular choice because she can get it on all by herself.
She was dressed for Independence Day on Monday. She made lots of festive crafts at school!
This evening she spent some time playing with her dad. She and Daddy were talking about something really funny, apparently.
We hope you all are having a good week! We love and miss you all!