Monday, April 29, 2013

Kristin's Wedding Weekend in Charleston, SC

One of my best childhood friends got  married this weekend in Charleston, and I was so happy to be able to attend the weekend festivities. My parents were invited as well, so we made the drive up on Friday afternoon.

We stayed at the Mills House hotel right on Meeting Street, and it was beautiful.  We made it just in time for our dinner reservations at Cypress on Friday.  Cypress was delicious, and we all stuffed our face with wasabi crusted tuni, lobster bisque, fried brie salad, and we each got our own dessert. YUM!
After dinner, we wanted to walk off our dinner, so we took a walk around Harbor Park and around the little shops.  A few of them were still open, so it was fun to take a look at what they offered.  We met up with the bridal party at the Vendue Rooftop for a drink before heading back to the hotel.
19 weeks 2 days
The next day, we grabbed a quick breakfast at the hotel and spent the morning shopping on King Street. We had a blast in the cute boutiques and art galleries, and we picked up a few treasures for the girls and Grant. Mom and dad went back to the room to watch the Braves game and relax before the wedding, so Josh and I went through the old market and walked around some more.
In front of one of our most favorite sushi restaurants 
in the hotel lobby before the wedding
dad and Caeser
The wedding was at St. Luke's chapel, and it was a beautiful service.  The ceremony was held at the Hibernian Society right next door to our hotel.  It was a great venue, and we all had such a great time catching up with old friends. It was so much fun seeing Erin and Liz especially since they live far away and don't get to visit very often.
Sunday morning, we ate breakfast down the street at Toast before heading back to Atlanta. It was so good, and we all ate too much yet again! It was such a fun weekend, and I can't wait to get back to Charleston sometime in the future.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Park Day

These past few weeks, the weather was so gorgeous that we couldn't resist spending as much time outside as possible! It has been a pretty cool spring so far, and we are taking advantage before we get into the high 90s again soon.
big girl climbing up all by herself
such a monkey
"please stop taking pictures, mom, I'm trying to play here"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Twenty-One Months Old *April 13, 2013*

I just realized that I never did a 20-month post for Alli *sigh*. I promised myself that I'd never be one of those parents that slacks on keeping track of milestones and special memories, but this Spring with grad school and the busy business, I let it slip.  I'm sure she won't even notice when she's old enough to care about these anyways ;). 

Alli is talking so much now, and she is the friendliest child I've ever seen. She will be entertained for hours just waving "hi" and "bye" to people at restaurants, in the airport, on the plane, and anywhere else where people are.  I love that about her, and I hope that she continues to love people as much as she does now. 
Here's what you're up to: 

*You weigh about about 23 pounds  and are just over 31 inches tall. 

*You now have 15 teeth!

*You love saying "hi" and "bye bye" to anyone and everyone. 
*You still love Chevy and still call him "dog." You look for him each morning. When we ask you what a doggie says, you say "woof woof."

*Your vocabulary has grown even more, it's hard to keep track of all of the words that you know, and I'm probably going to leave out a bunch. Here are the words you say most often: NO, nope, duck, cow, tree, please, waffle, milk, dog, Lila, mama, dada, mommy, blanket, tubby, book, Mickey, Minnie, fish, banana 'nana', chip 'fip', animals, Nemo, hi, hello, shoes, wow, uh huh, yes, Ye-Ye and Mamu (for your grandmamas), edaddy, thanks, yeah, stinky, Chevy, phone, iPad, mouth, and outside.

*The phrases that you  say are  "That's mine," "no mine," "I need help," "milk please," "I'm hurt," "I'm sorry," "That's hot," "let's go," "It's raining."

*You can repeat most one-syllable words that we ask you. 
*You actually say the full word, "milk", now. You also still drink about four full cups per day. You will steal Lila's too if it's closer than yours.

*You still love pretending to talk on the phone or to take pictures with a camera.

*In Sunday school, your teacher says that you like to sort things by colors and that you're very smart. We already knew that you were a smart cookie though :)

*Still hooked on the pacis; we've gotten so bad about letting you have them all day this past month...sigh...we plan on taking it away in July.  You named it "mouth" and are even more obsessed. 

*You are such a monkey and love to climb on everything.  
*You are so proud of yourself that you can finally jump with two feet off the ground. You jump all over the place, especially in your crib.  You also love to jump on the little trampoline
*Taking one big nap per day from 2-4. You sleep for a max of 2 hours and rarely ever longer than that.

*You usually wake up between 7 and 7:30.  You have started to play in your crib, which buys us a little bit of time. 
 *Your eating habits are so random these days. You will eat the baby food pouches sometimes, but you love anything in the form of a cracker or bread. You love sweets, waffles, apples, bananas, cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, and grapes. You eat Gerber pinwheel pasta meals and peas and carrots. You LOVE any kind of berries too!
*Still wearing size 3 diapers, 12-18 month clothes (some 24 month clothes, but that's more rare), 12 and 18 month sleepers (all of the 9 month sleepers are finally getting too snug).
*You still love to watch Yo Gabba Gabba on the iPad and will dance the whole time. The volume doesn't even have to be up, you just like to watch them dance. 

*You have gotten to be quite the little iPad pro. You love all of the Fisher Price apps as well as the other apps that are for toddlers. You also love the Disney Junior app and watch all of the shows. You definitely know how to work it better than most adults. 
*You had your school pictures this month, and they turned out so cute. You look so much like your daddy still and even have his dimples. 

*You found out that you were getting a little brother this month too, and I think that you will love it when he is here. You love babies (and anyone that is smaller than you!). 


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