Sunday, August 24, 2008

I need another weekend!

I had a fantastic weekend, but it went by way too fast... i'm ready for another :-) Friday we went to the recycled tire park with Lisa and the girls next door. The entire park has tires to climb and play on, and the "mulch" is made from recycled tires... it's pretty cool! That night, we had and impromptu happy hour/block party with some of our neighbors. It was such a blast! I know I gush about how much I love my neighbors a lot, but I truly feel blessed. We started at 4 and hung out until around midnight. Since we were camped out on lawn chairs in front of my house (and the kids were playing in the cul-de-sac), I was able to put chloe down to sleep at her normal 7pm bedtime and just bring the monitor out. Noah actually asked me to put him to sleep at 9, believe it or not. He was exhausted from running and riding bikes for 5 hours! Tony got home from work around 10 and was able to join in the fun.

Yesterday, we had a birthday party out in VA. It was a High School Musical dance party. Noah is in this phase now where he clings to us in new social situations - very strange being that he's always been my social child who jumped right into everything. So, Chloe and I were out on the dance floor while Noah hung back with Tony. Chloe had a blast since she is quite the dancer! After about 30 minutes, though, Noah was ready to jump in. It doesn't happen gradually, it's like a switch, all of a sudden he's ready! They ended up having a really good time, so that was fun. Then last night, Lisa and Chip next door watched the kids for us while we went on a date - whoo (thanks again, Lis!). We went to this cute local restaurant - it has a really nice ambiance and great food! They had a musician outside while we were eating, too. Then we saw "Pineapple Express" - my summation is that it was very stupid with a lot of funny :-)

Today, my good friend Renee came to visit with her two kids. She lives in NY, so we usually only see each other about once a year (we go away with them for New Year's most years). Her kids are practically the same ages as my kids, so it works out nicely. We took them to the local splash park which wore my kids out!

In scrappy news, i've been scrapping for CMK's September kit, but I can't share anything just yet. I'm supposed to be getting new Luxe goodies, too, which I can't wait for. The new Luxe website is almost ready to go, I can't wait for you guys to be able to check it out... it looks great! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend filled with lots of relaxing :-)
Since I don't have any layouts to share, of course I have to share some pics :-)
From the tire park:

Gotta love visits from the ice cream truck:

This is what happens when my almost 4 year old refuses a nap - he crashes out on the couch later in the day!

Last but not least, do you think Chloe is enough of a girly girl?? :-)

19 comments:

doris said...

dang happy wknd! we had a good one too! :D

Pearl said...

This is such a great age that your kids are at ! I remember doing similar things when mine were this age too ! alas camera technology wasnt great !

good to hear your weekend was so terrific !

Mine was fun with the addition of an iphone 3G which was just launched here ! Think I will scrap that ! lol

LoRi said...

Staci, your kids are so Adorable!! Glad you had a fun weekend. We have great neighbors too! Makes life so fun. Can't wait to see your CMK stuff, girl!

Amy Coose said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend. Can't wait to see your CMK LO's. Love the pics of your cute kiddos eating ice cream. Here is the link for the info about the crop:

http://www.getcroppin.com/

Let me know if you decide to go so we can finally meet!! :)

Danielle said...

sounds like an awesome weekend!!! I could use another weekend too! at least next weekend is a 3 day one!! love all of the adorable pics!!

Danielle said...

cute pics! Love the first one the best, adorable! can't wait to see you scrapping it!

Julie O. said...

OOooooh! I love that photo with the shoes!! TOO cute!

I can't wait to see what you've done with the CMK goodies!

Stephanie said...

We have some great neighbors too, so I know how great that is! I'm glad you had a great weekend! The kids are adorable with their ice cream faces!

Charlotte Cramer said...

How precious are those pics!!! Love the one with her in the high heels!!!! So glad you have fun neighbors!!!!! Can't wait to see all of the things you are working on!!!

Nicole said...

Oh My gosh! Adorable pics! Love that last one. My dd does that all the time with my heels! LOL

rae said...

Your kids are ADORABLE Staci!!

Meg Giroux said...

Staci, sounds like you had an awesome w/end!
So nice that you two got to go on a date night together...I just love when that happens!
Love the pics of the kids...The are just so cute!

Alexandra said...

They are so very adorable Staci - can't wait to see what you scrap with these!! Sounds like a fabulous weekend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Laurie said...

look at you and your popular blog!! i always knew you were a superstar... :)
i can't believe how big noah looks, i remember when he was born, and all that hair!

~Amie~ said...

your kiddos are so cute! love that last one with your little girl in your shoes- my shoes are always disappearing around here for some reason! :)

Jennifer said...

wow! Now that is what I call a weekend!! :) Fun photos too.

Jen said...

That park sounds awesome Staci! Love the pics. Your kiddos are just adorable!

Andrea Amu said...

Yes, cute kiddos you have there Staci! They must bring you so much joy!

And how nice that you are so close with your neighbors and hang out with them. That's hard to come by for most people, I think!

Juliana said...

Your kiddos are so cute! I am with you on the needing another weekend! I love weekends!!!!
Can't wait to see what you create with the CMK kit! Wasn't it just the best this month?!?!?!