popsicles and bubbles

Today was anna's day.  First she did awesome at the gym nursery (jake was at school).  They have a rule that if your child is crying for ten minutes they'll come and get you.  Basically, I tell them I'll be back in ten minutes to get her.  It usually gives me enough time to do a really really quick run on the treadmill.  Today I went back after ten minutes to find her happily coloring with the other kids.  I left before she could see me and had no idea what to do.  I'd only planned for ten minutes of free time.

Every night I give her a bath, I sit her on the potty while I get her bath together.  Today she sat down, pointed at her private parts, made one of her little noises that I'm sure means something, raised her eyebrows and PEED ON THE POTTY!  As jake would say, hooollleeyy smokes!  I cheered like a crazy woman.  I'm sure it won't happen again for at least a year but, it was exciting none the less.

Our getaway this past weekend was great.  I'd say we talked about the kids 50% of the time.  I don't think that's too bad!  We went into it just wanting to relax and not plan too much.  It turned out perfectly.  We had an awesome dinner on Friday night at a tiny restaurant/winery with only about 4 or 5 tables in it.  You sat right next to the chefs in the kitchen.  It made it feel like you had a private chef.  We relaxed the next morning and lounged around until our wine tastings.  We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the places were, how good the wine was, and how much fun we had!  It really was a great time.  The only downfall was that I didn't pack appropriately for the weather change.  Just another reminder that summer is over.

We had a lot of afternoons with popsicle snacks and bubbles for fun.  Can't do that with snow on the ground.

P.S.  That super train shirt was/is jake's favorite shirt ever.  He always asks to wear it and 99% of the time I have to tell him he can't because its dirty.  He has to wear it the instant its clean.