Last week my handsome hubby and I arranged for my sister and mom to watch the kids so that we could go out to a comedy club and bar with Mr. Howard's coworkers, to celebrate his top sales' people! It was SO much fun! We saw Keon Polee, a hilarious comedian! I really need to be better about organizing sitters and getting out of the house; it really is so nice. Isn't my husband HOT?
We ripped out all the carpet in our playroom, stairs, and (partially in our) bedroom. My job was to sit on each step and use a flat head screw driver and hammer to pull up all the nail-strips. FUN!
Connor lost his very first tooth and the toothfairy came!
Isabella was SO excited about ballet. She wanted to go with Nana and me to pick out her ballet shoes and outfits. Unfortunately, last minute, I realized there was no time for my mom to go, so just Izzy and I went. She couldn't wait to pick out all her dance stuff!
And then, Saturday came and it was time for ballet! There were many tears shed, but I wouldn't expect anything different. My beautiful littlest girl is always apprehensive about trying new things. She wouldn't go out with the instructors or other little girls, but as long as she was within twelve inches of me the entire time, she would at least try the dance moves - which is all I could have asked. Next week she assures me she's ready to go out with the other little girls.
Connor played in his very first soccer game and Mr. Howard coached his very first soccer game. And they won, which made my awesome hubby feel a little better about coaching. Not that it would have mattered, but as a first time coach, he would have felt horribly if his team went out there and lost 10-1 or something.
As parents, Mr. Howard and I are pretty consistent and regimented about a lot of things. But, there's one thing I firmly believe in and that's balance. Before becoming a mommy, I always thought it'd be so fun to have ice cream for dinner once or twice a year! And we made that a reality last weekend. Connor had cake batter with pretzels and graham crackers. Isabella had cake batter with fruit loops and cocoa puffs. Aiden had plain jane vanilla with potato chips! And Mr. Howard and I had hot glazed donuts with ice cream inside. Oh holy goodness. And because it was my dinner, I didn't feel guilty eating it!
Over Labor Day, I had ONE day to sorta sleep in and I was so excited. Unfortunately, I had a six-year-old in my bed at barely 4am (which I call "the middle of the night") poking my face and giggling. By barely 5am I was ready for a ginormous vat of coffee!
Happy Friday! I'm off to pick up a movie for the kids, hubby, and me!