I met my MIL on Thursday and she took the kids for the weekend. They were excited to go stay with their Mamaw and Papaw for a few days. However, I still struggle with leaving them. I don't know what my deal is. You would think after almost 4 years I'd be ready to ship them out the door at the drop of a hat. There are MANY days where I do feel like that...but then when it's time for them to actually go somewhere my stomach gets in knots and I feel so anxious. I actually cried like a baby on the drive home. What is wrong with me??
I was better the next day. I think I'm just bad at being alone. But knowing Rick and I were hitting the open road together and meeting up with great friends helped turn my spirits around. We got to our fancy hotel around 4 and then headed down the street to Medieval Times for dinner. If you don't know what that place is, it's a restaurant with stadium seating where you watch horse games and jousting and everybody is in character. And they don't give you any utensils to eat your dinner with...I felt like a child when I had to have Rick pull all my chicken off the bones but I just couldn't do it. Ha!
|you would think these two have been BFFs since childhood, too.|
|our prince charmings|
|wonder where our children get their 95th % heads? lol!|
|something else wild? Rick's PJs. :)|
|our swanky hotel|
|and the skanky thong panties we found in our couch. Can you say ICK?!?!?!|
Here are a few treasures I snatched up:
I fell in love with this coffee table. It's repurposed with tin ceiling tiles on the top. Rick was on the fence because he doesn't think we're out of the no-coffee-table stage yet, but I reeeeeally liked. it. And it was a great deal. So we figured we'd give it a shot. What I've been drooling over and dreaming about is this tufted square ottoman with storage from Ballard Designs, but I definitely didn't want to spend that kind of money on something that will probably get grungy within 5 minutes. So for now, we're testing out our Canton find and if it gets trashed or is too dangerous then at least it was a great deal. I was proud of myself...I'm usually not one to try to negotiate prices but I tried it and ended up saving an additional $60. I got all three pieces for $120...not too shabby compared to the prices in furniture stores.
I also got these two side tables:
I got them for a steal and I think they have a lot of character. We did have two glass top hand-me-down end tables in our living room that I liked but just within the last few weeks the kids have figured out how to take the entire glass top off. Super safe, right? Now I'm trying to decide if I want to leave these painted white or paint them a fun color like turquoise or red. There are lots of chalk paint techniques I've been itching to try.
We got home late Saturday night. Sunday, Rick and I went to church and then he had to go into work for a little bit. Then it was time to head to his parents' house to be reunited with the littles!! I swear, every time I'm away from them it seems like they grow up so much in the time we are apart. They both had such a good time. And Harper did great in panties. I was a little nervous since she wasn't going to be at home and didn't know if she'd regress, but I can now safely say she is officially potty trained. Even during naps. What a relief! I'm so proud of her.
We had a yummy BBQ lunch on Monday with family and friends who came out to visit.
|she was so excited to "mother" Baby Colt|
And at home when she's playing with her baby dolls, she always calls them "Baby Carleigh." It's really sweet but I've been trying to tell her that Baby Carleigh isn't a baby anymore. I think she was even more excited when she realized she has a big girl cousin-friend to play with.
|the kid table has now outgrown the adult table|