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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Birthday Night

So, my husband is pretty much awesome. For my birthday night he surprised me with a night alone in a hotel room. It may sound weird, but I think most moms would agree that it is a darn good gift. I stayed at a Hotel Indigo which was kind of modern and super comfy. I picked up snacks for myself on the way and a trashy mag. I finished my book (Hunger Games), ate chips in bed while watching HGTV, and had a large piece of delicious chocolate cake.

That bed was all mine!!!

I forgot money for the valet, so Phillip and Lu came to see me the next morning to bail me out. Lu used it as an opportunity to jump on the bed.

Ross Bridge

When we were in Birmingham last week we stayed at Ross Bridge. Lu and I had an awesome time playing in the pool while Dad worked. It was like a mini vacation. Being in the middle of the week, there weren't too many people there. That was great. Daddy even played a little hooky the day we left and went swimming too. We haven't been able to do anything like that as a family and it was so awesome. We also got to see some of our best friends for dinner that night. It was a really quick trip and there surely wasn't enough time to see everyone we would have liked to. Guess we will have to make another trip.

The view from our room.

Playing in the pool.

Taking a break from swimming. Saying cheese with a mouth full of cheesy goldfish. Fun Mommy and Daughter time!

After a good nap we went Mallory and Bryan's for a cookout. We had 10 kids between all of us. It was crazy, but fun. Our cookouts are quite different than they used to be.

All of the little girls sat together. They are all within a year of each other.
They have a "roller coaster" that Lu loved! She couldn't go fast enough. This is what her face looked like every time!

We even had cake for my birthday. I celebrated with two 7 year olds and a 5 year old. It was great!!! and the girls had a dance party! This is how we looked when we got back to the hotel after the party.
Then Daddy took us swimming the next morning. We had a blast!!
Lu (and Dad) loved the slide.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Our First Movie

This afternoon we took Lu to her first movie in the theater. I have been really excited to do this, but wasn't sure how she would do. We saw Cars 2. She liked the first, so I thought this might be good to start with. She did really well, but started to get pretty fidgety toward the end. We definitely will do it again. It was a lot of fun. Mostly because I ate a ton of popcorn.

Don't worry, that is Sprite.