Jammie Day at school is one of my favorite days- mostly because it is super easy to get the kids ready in the morning, and they are so excited to be wearing their jams that they are extra agreeable- a Win/ Win for everyone!!!! This year was no exception, and Trey and Carrington both loved picking out their pajamas and heading off to school. :)
Valentine's Day was just after Jammie Day, and this year was really great. We spent the weekend putting together the kids valentine's, which (thanks to pinterest) consisted of little red and pink shovels, and cute little valentine pictures that we took with a big cardboard heart wrapped in pink wrapping paper. They were adorable! On actual Valentine's Day, we woke up to a pink breakfast of pink milk and strawberry poptarts (I might like to celebrate, but I don't have time for a lot in the mornings, so poptarts are all they got!). They also had little presents filled with new juice cups, white chocolate pretzels, stickers, and Valentine shirts (all thanks to Harris Teeter- again, my timeframe was really short, so I did the best I could and combined their Valentine gifts with the grocery shopping). That night, Doug made reservations at La Compania (my favorite) and the whole family went out to dinner. I was a little surprised (and scared) when I realized that we were the only ones in the entire restaurant with kids, but thank goodness, Trey and Carrington were both awesome. Carrington ate (and I'm not even exaggerating) eggplant, lobster bisque, an entire plate of raviolis, chicken fingers, french fries, lamb, stuffed chicken, mashed potatoes, rigatoni, and then topped her meal off with some gelato. The girl LOVES her food!!!!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Well, it's 2013, and we've been busy! I should backtrack a little bit and cover New Year's Eve. Things were pretty predictable, we did our usual celebration with the Smith Family- always a blast, and then we came home and rang in the New Year with Uncle Brian and Aunt Kristyn. This year, Carrington was lucky enough to actually be awake and alert in her NYE picture with her Aunt Kristyn! :) We spent the day going to the movies and Carrington had her first "movie theater" experience watching Monsters Inc in 3D. I would say she was only marginally interested in the movie, and since we were one of the only people in the entire theater, it was easy for Carrington and Trey to both get up, walk around, and be a little wild. 2013 has also brought a few "milestones" for the us! We all got bikes for Christmas, and it's been fun getting to spend the weekends as a family riding our new bikes. Carrington has also started using the potty regularly and actually went poo-poo on the potty for the first time just before Christmas. I'm not actively potty training her (mostly because I just don't really want to), but she always tells us when she needs to go, and we take her to the bathroom 3 or 4 times a day, so we're starting a little bit! Carrington has also been slow in talking, but she said her first full sentence to me the other day- she looked right at me and said "I Love Mommy". It was so sweet!!!! I love that girl!