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

Thursday, August 4, 2011

This Week

This week has been amazing! We have been super busy, but in the best kind of way!

  • Monday- For my birthday, Big Daddy took the girls out and they came back with breakfast. We spent a little time together as a family before Big Daddy left for his business trip. Maggie and Ellie watched a 30 minute DVD while I cleaned the hardwood floors and did lots of housework. To end my birthday-day, we went to my parents' house for play time...after a trip to the grocery store. Happy Birthday to me...not really. Both girls had rough days=Mommy had a rough day too. I shared my birthday with my grandmother who passed away in October. This was the first time I'd ever had a birthday all to myself. I only cried once.
  • Tuesday- We met other preschoolers from our church at a local children's museum. Maggie and Ellie had the best time! I think the regular admission is ridiculous, so I'm not sure we'll be going back. We got a great deal for a group rate, so it was a fair price for 4 hours of air conditioned fun. Their favorite things were the grocery store, the hospital/baby nursery, Nonie's House, the t.v. studio and a pretend train.
  • Wednesday- We met two of my best friends from high school and their two kids for lunch. She homeschools and he's a college professor. We had great conversation and even though our kids aren't the same age (their kids are 10 and 8) everybody had a great time. After lunch, they came back to our house for dessert. I LOVED spending time with them.
  • Thursday- Today was like my birthday gift!!!!! We went to Sanford to visit our friends! We started out by driving across town (checked out some of the tornado damage and were able to see the new Lowes that is replacing the one that was destroyed in April) to see what had changed. We went to my old office to visit and catch up in all of the local real estate happenings. After that, we met my Mommy friends and their kids at a local church playground and then went to eat lunch. (Of course, I forgot my camera, had to use my phone and the subjects would not be still!!!)The Original Lunch Bunch!! Ellie and Baby T were hanging on the other side of the table.
We had to wait a loooong time for our food, but the kids behaved well. When you have a part of eight and five of those are kids you just don't want to wait 50 minutes for your food. It was one of the little boys' birthdays and we celebrated my birthday too. We had a great free dessert and I got some sweet gifts too. We ended our trip "home" by visiting "Gammy Gladys". I feel so fortunate that I met Gladys when we started selling real estate on the same day. My favorite part of selling real estate was going to look at houses with her!! I would never have guessed that she would have become the adopted grandmother to my children!Ms. A had forgotten a gift, so I stopped by her house to pick it up after we had spent two hours of pure JOY with Gammy Gladys!. She wasn't at home and had left it for me with a sweet note about driving safe and how she loved me and missed me already. I only cried once during my hour long car ride home.
  • Friday- We plan to catch up on the homeschool work that we haven't finished, clean a little and rest a whole lot! Maggie is also attending Vacation Bible School at the church where my grandparents were members and where my grandmother attended before she passed away. Big Daddy will arrive home late in the evening and then we'll have a busy weekend! More on that later!!


Christina said...

Oh yeah THAT children's museum is awesome. FYI they have a special on Friday nights from 5-8 when admission is only $4...can't beat that for Friday night entertainment:)...hey we should meet up with all of our kids one Friday night, I really think Maxton and Maggie would hit it off:)
So happy you had a Happy Birthday and a great visit with all of your friends!

Joy@WhenDoesDaddyComeHome said...

That Children's Museum rocks! We don't have ANYTHING like that around here. Back in my hometown we do, though, and it was free on Sundays when I was a kid and we'd go after church sometimes. Now they redid the whole thing and charge admission all the time but the new building is amazing. LOVE IT!

Wow the girls are looking big! I've been so bad at keeping up with blogs lately. Sorry I haven't been around to read all the going-ons lately!

Tara said...

You sure did have a busy week but glad it ended on such a great note. Marbles in Raleigh is awesome but pretty pricey too so we've only been once. The thing I don't like is paying admission as a parent. It's not like I'm gonna be playing and enjoying myself...I'm just there to supervise because I have to be.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, rough kid days totally mess with Mommy's don't they! I'm sorry. Kid admission is SO EXPENSIVE these days. Incomes go away or down and prices go up up up!

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are GREAT! Oh, and Happy Birthday through this all. I think I forgot that in my last comment!

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