Today was the first day of my Mother's Day/birthday weekend off. We couldn't decide what to do! We ended up going to the farmer's market to get some picnic fare. When we got there it was CROWDED! Today was the annual Chili Cookoff! While we didn't sample any of the chili (hello heartburn!) we did walk around and look at some of the booths and stuff and then we went over and got some strawberries (mmm, the first of the season) and a big giant orange. We left after that and stopped by Bojangles (fried chicken craving? I think so) then went to a little park with a stream and a playground. We spent about an hour there eating and playing. Oliver went down a bunch of slides and played on the swing for a while. He even threw rocks into the stream! He was getting sleepy after that so home we went to relax and take a nap. After the nap was some random playtime then we went to Lowe's and looked at dishwashers and carpet. Not sure which we're going to get but both need to be replaced! Tonight Bob and I will finish watching the Bourne Ulitimatum. Tomorrow...more fun! I can hardly wait. Oh yeah, and I got one of my presents early - it was a gift basket of goat soap from Pennwood Puritanicals! It had one big soap, two smaller heart-shaped soaps, bath salts and some very cute handmade cards. I was VERY pleased. I can hardly wait to use those bath salts. Oh and Oliver picked the basket out all by himself! What a sweetie!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
I know I said I'd get this posted yesterday but it was a busy day yesterday with much running around town so I didn't get a chance. Anyway, here's the story with picture...
A few Saturdays ago Oliver and I went with our friend Cindy to the Mad Platter where you can paint your own pottery. I've been bunches of times but this was the first time for Oliver. I gave him an old T-shirt for a smock and picked out a plate for him to paint. My original plan was to let him paint a background and then put his handprint in the middle of the plate. Oliver had other ideas, though. About halfway through the painting he pointed to it and made the sign and sound for Zebra...then a little later he did zebra and elephant. Sooooo cute! Then he added some green and signed trees. I guess my little artist has a super imagination so I labelled the plate with what he said was on it. This is the finished product after being glazed and fired. What a super job!
Posted by Maggie at 5/08/2008 12:38:00 PM
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
It's been hectic around here. Not any more than normal I guess, but it seems I've had no time for anything. By the time the laundry is done and the dishes are washed, Oliver is in bed, all I want to do is flop onto the couch and veg out for a while before crawling into bed.
Oliver's been sleeping pretty well through the night most nights. I'm SOOOO glad! We are planning to move his bed into his room within the next few days.
He's been going on the potty pretty well, too. If I get him right after his nap he'll usually do it. He just loves waving bye bye to that pee!
Things I like lately:
Pennwood Puritanicals goat soap. We got some at the farmer's market last week and I just LOVE it. It smells so good and seems to be very moisturizing. I even use it on Oliver. They have some cute little gift baskets, too.
Mimi's Cafe - Yum! We had our monthaversary dinner here, it wasn't too pricey and the food was DELICIOUS! We even got dessert and it was sooo yummy. Before we left the manager came over and talked to us a little bit and since it was our first visit there (it's a new restaurant in Friendly Center) he treated us to a box of their muffins! 4 huge muffins of various flavors. Wow! What a treat - we'll definately go back.
The Mad Platter - Oliver and I, with Cindy, went here last week and I'll have a cute story with a picture later today or possibly tomorrow.
I have more to post but Oliver is awake now and we are putting the new "big boy" car seat in the car...fun fun!
Posted by Maggie at 5/06/2008 11:26:00 AM
Sunday, May 04, 2008
I figured out a trick to make Oliver pee on the potty. He LOVES to wave bye bye when it gets flushed so I just told him that he couldn't wave bye bye to it until he peed in the potty. It worked twice yesterday but hasn't worked since. I think my timing might be off, but we'll see today.
Posted by Maggie at 5/04/2008 02:13:00 PM