Friday, July 27, 2012

MOMS Club® Olympics

My Gold Medalist  :-)

We had our MOMS Club Olympics today and boy was it FUN!!! I seriously love the moms in my group and they're all so fun to be around. We had six events today and the kids had a blast.

We arrived at 9:30 to get set-up and Kathryn and Christy were already there. Soon after, Kristina arrived, then Kimberly, and then Cheryl and before we left, Meaghan came with her boys.

Before JP was in the seat, Gus had to test it out (LOL)

Gus loves JP and was eager to go and say hi!

Gus was so excited for the events. Our first event was the "hippity hop" and most of the little kids had no idea how to ride the bouncy. It was funny to see the moms trying to explain to their toddlers how to use it.
Kathryn explaining how to jump to Aubree
 While Brooke was taking her turn, Gus decided to help JP with his paci. I swear, Gus is SO GOOD with babies. He just LOVES them! He had his left hand helping with the paci and his right hand was on JP's back. It was so incredibly adorable!

Gus's turn!

LOL he decided to just sit on it

The older kids had a great time with it!

Go Dillon!
Gus getting his first prize of the day!

The second event was the soccer kick. I sponsored this event and I think it was a hit!
Ryan did really well!

Grace enjoyed it

Abbey kicked it really far too!

I'm probably biased, but I think Gus kicked it the farthest!! 

Soccer Star!!


Ready to practice more!

After the soccer kick, the kids moved to the egg relay. They had to put an egg on a spoon and walk without dropping it.

Gus decided he'd rather just get a prize

The next event was the JUMBO Bowling and the kids all LOVED it!!!
Gus was ready to party with his lei

Whoo hoo!!

Ryan throwing the ball

Gus just ran the ball into the pins and got a strike!!

The next event was the ball toss game and the kids tried to knock down some cans.

Gus decided to just ram his whole hand into the cans to knock them down!

The last event was the Closing Ceremony. Christy led the kids (with torch in hand) around the field and then we celebrated with ribbons and snacks!

LOL-- Christy was excited that she beat all the kids!

Gus did such a GREAT job!! He ran the whole way and everyone cheered when the kids finished!!

Gus getting his ribbon

Gus and Aubree enjoying a cold drink

Ahhhh... snack time!!

The kids played after they had their snacks and Gus decided to mosey over to the playground. He was climbing the structure and I wanted to get to him in case he fell, and as I was swiftly moving toward him, I twisted my ankle at the swings and totally fell. I was embarrassed, so I quickly stood up, but was in pain. I went to where Gus was and it took everything inside me not to pass out. I felt sick and I had to sit down before I blacked out.

My ankle hurts really bad now and while it's not swollen (I guess that's a good thing), it's REALLY stiff and sore. I'm not sure what I did to it, but I'm expecting to either be 100% better tomorrow, or it to be swollen when I wake up. We'll see.

After the Olympics, we went to J. Christopher's for lunch. Here are some cute pictures of Gus, Dillon, and Aubree as we walked from the parking lot to the restaurant.
Good friends hold hands!

I just love this one!!

My post wouldn't be complete without sharing the Monster Maker pictures from today...
He must have been thirsty...



And happy

Me too Gus, me too!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Currently... (7-26-12)

Currently I am...

the new show Beverly Hills Nannies. It's fascinating. I can't believe that people hire someone to raise their kids... and they're HOME while the nanny is there. I seriously don't understand why some people have children if they're not going to raise them!

Indulging in
too much. I need to get back on track with keeping track of what I'm consuming. Lose It helped me lose ten pounds... and I need to start using it again.

about how hot Atlanta is in the summer. No wonder it's called "Hotlanta." Seriously... our first summer here is proving to be a scorcher and it doesn't look like August will be any cooler- if anything, it'll be even hotter!

Inspired by
others. I am not going to go into details on here, but I am inspired by the actions and considerations of others.

a better cook each day. I feel like the feedback given by Steve only helps me want to cook more. My ex-husband used to bitch and complain about my cooking and made me feel pretty worthless in the kitchen. Steve compliments my cooking and has said so many times that he never knew I was such a great cook. It makes me want to keep up the effort and keep finding creative meals that'll make him happy.

He takes left-overs to work for lunch and I love it when he tells me that his co-workers were complimenting his lunch. He said it always smells good and looks good and they ask where he got his lunch and he's proud to tell them that I made it for dinner the night before.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

7-24-12 Spray Station

Soaked from head to toe!

This morning, Gus and I headed to Roswell to meet some of our MOMS Club friends at the Roswell Spray Station. It was $1 for each of us to get in and it was completely fenced in (so nice)! When we arrived, it was not open yet (they open at 10am) and we had pulled up just as Kathryn and Aubree were arriving. The four of us went to the ticket window and got our wrist bands and headed inside.

It was completely empty and SO NICE. 

I had been worried that Gus wouldn't go into the water area after the failed experience last week at the Spray Pad. I think this was the most perfect location because they had a little bit of everything and it was geared for the under seven crowd (the Spray Pad is for older kids-- the water that comes out of the ground is high-pressure).

We were there for about an hour and it started to get REALLY full.
Before the huge crowds of people came (there were two summer camps that arrived at 10:30/10:45), the place was pretty empty and Gus had a great time.
Gus with his friend Logan

Gus and two of his MOMS Club friends

Plotting something with Aubree

The morning was pretty hot. I think we hit 96 degrees today. However, the Spray Station has two large covered areas and since we arrived first, we were able to pick our spots. I always keep one camping chair for me and Gus's frog chair in the car (you never know when it'll come in handy) and today we were able to bring them in and sit comfortably. 

Gus enjoyed running through the water and coming to see me and giving me a big, wet hug. :-) It kept me cool as well. He went back and forth all morning and was even willing to snuggle on my lap wrapped up in his towel.

It was a great morning!

At noon, Kathryn and I decided to head out and grab some lunch at Moe's. We had a wonderful time catching up (she's been on vacation and I haven't seen her to just sit and talk in FOREVER). While we were eating and chatting, Gus had my phone. He must have REALLY had a great time in the water today... look at the monster surprises he left for me:

They made me smile. He's such a funny little boy.

Tomorrow we're going to Kristina's house for a morning playdate with her son Dillon. We're having brunch together and we're bringing the juice and she's making a french toast something or other. Should be delicious!

I'm off to bed!