Friday, April 22, 2016

Cheers to the Weekend, 2nd Birthday Edition

If someone could be so kind as to tell me how my baby boy, the one who was just born yesterday, will be turning TWO in three short days, I would greatly appreciate it. 

Seriously. How did that happen?!

I guess time marches on, and with it, the weekend. Here's what I'm saying CHEERS to today...

...a super-duper fun weekend away with friends. Last Thursday, five of us couples headed down to Isle of Palms to stay in a beautiful house we won in a silent auction during the Greenway Gala we attended together. Although two of our couple friends couldn't make it (boo, Em and Jo!) and the weather prevented us from lounging in our swimsuits all day, er' day, we still had an absolute BLAST! Between fishing and shopping and beach walking and dining out and dining in and playing a few old school games, it was just too much fun! I have a feeling we'll be bidding on the same item next year... :) 

I made these fun cups for the girls to use throughout the weekend :)

One view of our beautiful rental home

 We had nasty weather the first day but still hit up the beach and had plenty of fun before 4 of the 5 couples headed to dinner later that night...

Ready for a delicious dinner out!

Such a fun night!

Starting off our Saturday with a beautiful run on the beach together

The boys fished (and caught and cooked some of the most DELICIOUS fish I've ever eaten--sheepshead--it was AMAZING!)

Meanwhile, us girls shopped and grabbed lunch in Charleston

Get down with IOP, 2016! A trip for the books!

...meanwhile, my three little chickadees had the BEST time at their aunt and uncle's house, who were so gracious and kind when I asked if they would mind hanging with my trio (on top of their own two sweet kiddos) for the long weekend, not hesitating for one second! Not only that, but they drove halfway to meet us for the kiddo exchange, kept all five kids entertained and happy all weekend, AND my sister "in law" washed and folded the clothes they wore before we met back up on Sunday. Chrissy and Grady, y'all are incredible! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of, loving, and spending such great quality time with my little circus.  

 ...our first lost tooth! After we got back on Sunday, Banks lost his first tooth. And by lost, I mean I yanked that sucker out (gasp! I still can't believe I did it--gives me the heebie jeebies). He was SO excited! And while the Tooth Fairy will be leaving silver dollars from here on out, as she did for me throughout my childhood, for the first tooth, she left him a glittery $5 bill and even made an appearance in a photo! babies!!! The countdown is ON until my precious nephew arrives. It'll be any day now, and I cannot wait to meet and snuggle and spoil him. 

...haircuts. My boys were in need of getting some shaggy hair chopped, so we headed to our go-to children's salon for their cuts. I asked the stylist to give Harrison a spiked 'do once she was done cutting. Result? Cool dude overload. 

...good naps with plenty of "buddies." 'Nuff said. 

...we had a busy week this week with doctor plastic surgeon appointments, in-school field trips, playdates, football and dance practices, etc. You know, pretty much the usual for pretty much all families with pretty much any number of kids. Ha! But we still took time out to smell the roses...err...azaleas. :) I had to snap a shot before our pretty azaleas bite the dust:

...we have a fun weekend ahead, as we are hosting friends for dinner tonight (after having no school today--yahoo!!!), heading to Banks' flag football game tomorrow morning, and then spending tomorrow afternoon celebrating our birthday boy. <3

I hope you have a lot you are cheers-ing to, too, these days. Have a beautiful weekend!

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