Monday, February 3, 2014

Groundhog Day Weekend! :)

Well...Punxsutawney Phil saw his stinkin shadow. Six more weeks of winter for us...but I already called that, so it's not really front page news or anything. :)

Happy monday, friends! (If there are any more friends still reading this blog, haha.) I swear I started blogging every day last week, but I never hit "publish" cause it was all just blah blah blah...lame stuff. I can always depend on Monday though for a little weekend wrap up!

I'm trying really hard to think back to Friday, and nothing is coming to me. What the heck did we do? I think we stayed home, grilled some cheeseburgers with fries, and watched movies. I'm sure we baked something, because that's what we do every night in the winter, and it's the reason why we tend to put on a little extra protective layer during the cold months. :)

The highlight of our weekend was definitely Saturday. It had been so long since Eric and I had been able to get some time away for our normal routine. Or at least it felt like a long time. We were both looking forward to a night out to do some shopping and grab dinner. But before our evening out, the girls and I got to celebrate a fun birthday....

 It was a very girly sort of affair. :) (Too bad I left the good camera at home!)

I can't believe Stella is four. I remember Cassie blogging about her first birthday party! That does not feel like three years ago. I still can't believe that I have a four year old myself and that some of my friends have five year olds!

ANYWAY. It wouldn't be a normal birthday party if my kids didn't spend half of it embarrassing their mother. :) Allll week long Evelyn talked of nothing except going to "Stella's house, Stella's house...when are we going to Stella's house?"

The day finally arrived. We got to Stella's house. And the entire time we were there, Evie insisted on renaming Stella "Savannah." Haha. Who is Savannah? I have no idea. I even asked Evelyn if she had a Savannah in her class and maybe she was getting them confused. Nope. So half of the day, at the top of her voice, Evelyn called out for "Savannah!" to come and play with her, and Stella just went along with it with a politely quizzical smile.

Now that we're not in public, surrounded by "Savannah's" family and friends, Stella officially has her name back. Of course. :)

One thing that I made sure to mention to the girls before we arrived at the party was that it was Stella's birthday, not theirs, so please (please) do not try opening her presents, haha. My girls think they need to "help," if you know what I mean. Turns out I didn't have to worry about that at all - whew! But...I failed to lecture them on another important birthday point.

"Girls, for the love, do not blow out the birthday candles."

Yes. They did.

Or I should say, Grace did.

There we were, singing happy birthday. Stella looked so adorable with her happy, candle-lit smile and a cute little bow in her hair. It was a picture perfect moment. The last note was sung and there was a pause as the birthday girl got ready to blow out her number "4" candle.

When suddenly, Grace leaned forward with a surprise attack from the side, and "Phoo!" Blew that candle right out.

All I could do was stand there mortified and utter, "Was that my kid?"

We are so lucky that Stella is a sweetie pie, because she just sat there like a champ and waited for her candle to be re-lit.

We apologize to Stella-Savannah for all of our crazy shenanigans. :) But we are so thankful that we had a chance to hang out and celebrate. My girls had such a good time, and we hope that Stella has lots of happy memories of her 4th birthday party!

Sunday was groundhog day, which my oldest child made sure to remind us of. I honestly had no idea it was Super Bowl Sunday when I woke up yesterday. We didn't watch one second of any of it, but we did make up for that with a dinner of chili-cheese macho nachos. Haha. Geez Eric, we were so healthy this weekend! And one thing happened that never happens. I took a nap. Say what?! Yes, while most men were watching football, my husband let me sleep and cooked dinner. Hallelujah, he's a keeper. :)

We're gearing up for valentine-y things around here. So excited that we made it over the January hurdle...easily the loooongest month of the year. I really need to take some new pictures of the kids, you know...since I still have Christmas pictures of them up everywhere. Perhaps that's what we'll try to accomplish in the next couple of days. Time to bust out some construction paper and make it look like a Hallmark card in here. Hope that you all have a great week!


Kim Luke said...

so funny! Grace was so cute and looked soo innocent after she did it!!!
Love it! :)
Great seeing you!!!

Adrien said...

It was great to see you, too! I have the funniest video of Evie asking Layla if she was Stella. My poor child was so confused with all of the little girls around...haha!


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