Sunday, September 14, 2014

Week Thirty-Seven

Last night, Brad and I went out to dinner all alone at a fancy restaurant to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary, which was last week. We went to The Melting Pot, which is one of our favorites, while Hannah baby sat Nora. Nora wasn't thrilled to see us leave, but Hannah said she settled in quickly, and they watched Tangled before Nora passed out (early!) for the night. I'm disappointed that I forgot to get a picture of us because we were actually pretty put together for once. We do clean up nicely, and I have almost no proof of it. It was nice to have a few hours in a cozy booth at one of our favorite spots. It may be months before we have that opportunity again.

Being mid-September, we're starting to have a day here and there when it isn't too hot and humid to play outside, and today was one of those days. We decided yesterday after dance class that we would meet Allison and Amelia today at Victor Ashe Park for some play time, but when we got to Victor Ashe, there wasn't a single parking spot to be found. Between the perfect outdoor weather and a large soccer tournament, it was packed. So, we headed over to a jungle gym/playground at North West Middle School where the girls had a great time playing for a solid hour and a half!

The girls ran and climbed and slid and fussed and whined and needed boo-boos kissed. Then they did it all again and again. We eventually had to pack it in when there was more fussing than playing and when too many people, who I assume also couldn't find a place to park at Victor Ashe, showed up and it got too crowded for comfort.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Weeks Thirty-Five and Thirty-Six

We were excited last week to learn that Nora's Wroblewski cousins were in town from Toledo, and that they would be hanging out at Dede and Grandpa's pool, so we packed up our stuff and headed that way so they could spend some time playing together. They are like little fish in the water while Nora is still hesitant, but once pool time was over they had fun playing together, and they even were kind enough to pose for the camera for us.

Naomi's first picture with the gang!

Here is "Uncle Brad" getting in a few quality minutes with Naomi. Silly girl got very serious when I turned the camera on them.

So, once again, it is football time in Tennessee!! We train 'em up young down here in the SEC. We've been brainwashing teaching Nora that on Saturdays in the fall, we wear orange. She is reluctant but is going along with us for now. She did randomly yell out "Touchdown!" in the car a few days ago, so I think she is starting to catch on.