Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
We left Thursday evening per my request so we could keep Taylor somewhat on schedule. Oh - and the fact that it would be dark by the time we went over the Bay Bridge had a little to do with it as well. HA! Dear Crazy.....
Friday morning - Lauren, Taylor and I ran some errands while we waited for Tom & Angela to arrive. Once they did - the boys went to play golf and the girls decided to take Taylor to the pool to see how she liked it. A few days before we left - I had bought her an inflatable princess car and it turned out to be the best purchase I've made in a LONG time. She LOVED it - both in and out of the water.
By the time Taylor was done with breakfast there was a strip of sand in between the ocean and the pools of water the tide left behind so we took Taylor down for a walk to check it out. It was just a strange sight but pretty cool at the same time.
Since there wasn't much beach to be had that day - the boys played another round of golf while the girls took advantage of the time and went to some local shops to see what we could find.
Dinner that night was "entertaining"..... I have to back up to Thursday night when we arrived. Once we were unloaded - Ben and Lauren went to the store to grab some essentials for the next day while Antonio and I got Taylor to bed. He went to return the cart that brought all of our stuff up and when he returned he had a look of pure joy on his face!
Antonio: You will never believe what I just saw!!
Kristen: What did you just see?
Antonio: A guy carrying a pizza box THIS BIG (arms almost fully extended)
Kristen: Really? This big huh? (said sarcastically with arms extended)
Antonio: Swear! I gotta order one - I gotta get it before we leave!
So Saturday night we appeased Antonio and ordered our 28 inch pizza with 40 wings for $49! What a deal! About an hour later there was a knock on the door and Lauren was almost taken out by a pizza box! She could barely get it in the door. I couldn't stop laughing long enough to help her! I had to run and get my camera so you could see for yourselves.......
Family shot by the water
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Birthday girl and Taylor in their matching shirts
Hope everyone had a great weekend as well!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Ben and I had a night out together last night thanks to Grandmama and Grandpa John. They asked me on Friday night when we were going to bring Taylor back over to spend the night and I totally took advantage and asked what they were doing the following night. Earlier that day I saw that The Reflex was playing at Ned Devine's in Herndon on Saturday. They are an AMAZING 80's tribute band and an old friend of mine (Marc Taylor) just so happens to be the drummer. I haven't seen them play in a while so I didn't want to pass up this opportunity. I do encourage all of you to sign up on the mailing list so you can find out when they are playing at a bar near you - and then you must RUN - DO NOT WALK - to go see them. I promise you will not be disappointed. BTW - they are playing here in Leesburg on Saturday the 29th! I will be there - will you?!?!?
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I don't even know where to begin! Ben's grandfather was here in town for the first half of the month. It was so nice to spend so much time with him. He loved being able to see & play with Taylor as much as he did. He hadn't seen her since last August so clearly she was a totally different little girl. Here is a pic of Da with all his "kids"......
The weekend after Da left, I co-hosted (with Lauren) a small Baby Shower for our friend Sara. She was on bed rest so we just went over to her house and had lunch and opened presents with a few of us - Taylor included. As of the last time I checked in with her (on Wednesday) she was doing well but no sign of Baby Jordan. We are all looking forward to meeting her when she is ready to make her presence.
The next day - Tom, Angela, Antonio, Lauren, Ben and I went to Six Flags for the day. It was super exciting as I LOVE roller coasters. Tom & Antonio managed to convince me that I needed to go on the Skycoaster - as described on the website.......Plunge down ten stories and then soar like a superhero on the Skycoaster..... what it fails to mention is that you are strapped to your friends and free falling those 10 stories. WORTH. EVERY. PENNY!!!!
Last weekend was Jessie's 30th birthday celebration. The night involved a limo bus, multiple bars downtown, jello shots in a large plastic syringe - with 26 of us! Madness I tell you!
In between all of this - is our most exciting news.....Taylor is walking!! All by herself - no propping up necessary. Man are we in trouble now!?! HA! Dear Crazy!That's all I got for now. Hope everyone is doing well!