Saturday, June 29, 2013

Welcome to Atlanta


I recently traveled to Atlanta to visit my friend and take a short vacation. It was exactly what I needed, even though I may have possibly missed my flight and cried at the ticket counter because of the effort I had made to get there and then failed. I don’t do well with flying to say the least. Seeing Nycole walk up the sidewalk at the airport with a Starbucks coffee and some eye drops for my awful-stay-up-all-night-plus-the-crying eyes was oh so wonderful. She gave me a weekend fit for a queen and we made memories we won’t forget.

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Basically we ate for five days straight, which is my idea of a perfect week! ;) I had real southern grits for the first time, beignets, and apple pie and hazelnut lattes by candlelight in the city. It was truly an experience I keep wanting to repeat! I got a tour of downtown and even got to take some photos which of course is my favorite. Especially when my subject is so cooperative! :) Nycole is a nanny, so our daily activities were right up my alley, plus I got to get a glimpse into daily life for her. Not to mention her (well not really hers) super sweet kids who were angels the entire time.


Amazing places we ate: Roswell Provisions Bakery | Café Intermezzo | Roux on Canton | King of Pops | The Flying Biscuit | Noodle | Chick-fil-a (a first for me!)

And I just have to mention the SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY. It’s not a joke. I experienced it right when I got off the plane. People were very polite and well mannered and almost every restaurant we went to, they came up and thanked us for our business and gave us AMAZING service. I loved it. People giving friendly hellos and just all around kindness and respect.

Of course my Mr. Mom of a husband treated my baby girl like a princess and gave me as many updates as I wanted throughout the day. I love him and that I never have to worry about anything. This guy keeps the house clean, rears the princess, and does not stray from the schedule. I’m so lucky!

Oh-and have you ever seen a more beautiful and precious baby girl? (Beside my own, of course!) Miss Emily had my heart and gave my baby fix while I was there.

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After years of my bestie living in the ATL and saying I was going to visit, it was so nice to just bite the bullet and do it, even if it was a quick trip.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

snapshots in May



We have been working on colors with Pea since a few weeks ago, we discovered she was only able to successfully identify brown. Ways to make this fun are Twister, sorting mom’s nail polish collection, and getting to pick out which color cup/bowl she uses.

Mother book.

Are you my Mother? by P.D. Eastman (buy it now if you don’t have it!). She calls it “The Mother Book” and we have to read it EVERY night (unless I hide it). She knows every page and can recite the story almost word by word correctly.


Oh, sweet summer. My little water baby has always loved this time of year. We literally have to rip her away from the pool screaming if she’s either shivering or has gotten enough sun. I’m so excited that she will be able to start doing water play almost everyday.  



Potty training update: she wears underwear at home and on the weekends, but cannot start officially at school until she poops in the potty (which she refuses to do to the point of hysteria). So we are stuck in an in-between stage that she will get out of eventually. :)

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