The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What A Weekend!

We had decided to do something special on Labor Day, but then we decided to make it extra special and do it on Saturday! Maggie was very excited because she's always up for an adventure!

We decided to go to Pilot Mountain (or Mt. Pilot as Big daddy always seems to call it) for a little family hike. It was a little cooler on the top of the mountain and breezy, so Maggie was "just so cold". I wrapped Ellie in the ring sling and let Maggie use the tie from the Baby K'Tan as a scarf (I LOVE that these two babywearing devices are so multi-functional) and we walked around a little before finding a sunny spot for a picnic.

After lunch I put Ellie in the Baby K'Tan (two hip carry position) and we were ready to take the easy hike up to the big pinnacle, or "The Knob" as we like to call it.

After our hike, we drove to Mt. Airy and had ice cream and walked around a little. Maggie enjoys "The Andy Griffith Show" so she was excited to see where Andy "was borned" and also to see a replica of the squad car. We had to get home because we had a late birthday celebration (for my nephew) to attend, so we ended our evening having dinner at my sister's house.

Sunday was "Promotion Day" at Church and both of our girls moved to new classrooms. This is Ellie contemplating the big move!! Ellie was crying for me Sunday before Church (while I was trying to get dressed) and she went to her "special spot". When she's upset she goes to the window beside of her highchair and stands or sits in the floor until someone can comfort her. Her Daddy decided to take a picture of her pouting.
Ellie moved out of the baby nursery and into the toddler class. I'm pretty sure that she was supposed to move as soon as she started walking, but her teachers just wanted her for four more months! She was very happy in her new class and didn't cry when we left. She usually cries just until we get out of the room, but she didn't this time.

Maggie was a little nervous, but really like her new class. I know she'll miss Mr. Mark, but she's going to enjoy her new teachers a lot. They like to do art and were excited to find out that Maggie loves art too!

We celebrated a successful Sunday by getting dinner and taking it to a local lake for another picnic. We love picnics!! There were a ton of kids at the playground there so we drove over to my sisters house so that Maggie could see Callie a little more.

On Monday we had another picnic. We decided to eat lunch in the backyard this time before nap. I managed to squeeze in a two hour nap with the girls while Big Daddy worked on the school work that he neglected on Saturday and Sunday.

Today was Maggie's "Preschool Open House" and tomorrow is her first "full" day. I'm sure Ellie will miss her for the entire three and a half hours that she's away! I have another Awana meeting tomorrow night and then I'll start my countdown until the weekend! This is the weekend that Big Daddy and I are going away and I'm getting so excited! I need a break!

FYI- Yes, Maggie wore is wearing the same outfit on Saturday and Monday! She just couldn't resist it when she saw it all clean and folded in the laundry basket!


Tara said...

We planned to go to the mtns. to drive the BR Parkway since we decided against the beach. Thursday morning we decided against the mtns. too. I have never been to Pilot Mtn. but have seen it. Glad y'all had a great weekend full of picnics.

Anonymous said...

Um, she's not opinionated is she???? That looks like so much fun!

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