This has been a pretty hectic past few days - it's actually been an unusually hectic past few weeks...and I'm beginning to wonder if this is just how life is going to be with two toddlers! Between playdates, church functions and family get-togethers, I feel like every day is filled with activities...and when I'm not doing any of those activities, I'm either on the phone with my close friends or I'm cleaning my house - both of those latter two things I wish I had more time for...ok, cleaning doesn't sound like fun but due to befriending some very left brained people :), I've learned over the years to prefer a clean home to a messy home!!
Sorry got a little distracted from the origonal reason for this post which was to tell the things we've been up to! On Friday, some friends of ours from Savannah came down to meet us at the Cheesecake Factory. It was great to see the Arnolds and the Livingstons - we were in a church homegroup with them for a few months before we moved to Jacksonville and they've done a great job of keeping in touch through email and occasional phone calls. That night we went to Chad's parents home for dinner and to send Jenny off to Nicaragua! Jenny (Chad's sister) is going on a medical mission trip - we're so proud of her and can't wait to hear how her trip went!
(Cheese cake factory we met at...)
(St. John's Town Center we shopped at...love this place!)
On Saturday, Chad and Shepherd took the boat out on Black Creek with Dennis (Chad's dad - a.k.a. "Peepaw"). Shep's been on Peepaw's boat before but it's been a while and he absolutely loved it - they saw lots of flying fish and are hopeful that the next time they go out they'll either see dolphins or manatees. :) While they were on the boat, I took Rauly to the pool for some one-on-one swim time - we had such a good time and she just ate up the undivided attention...she doesn't get much of that!
(This is the reason I'm terrified to go skiing or tubing in FL - everyone says they're harmless and everyone also seems to think they're adorable...if I felt this thing touch my legs or toes while I was in the water, I would die of a heart attack!!)
Last night we had some friends over from the Lil' Gym. McGuire was Rauly's friend but him and Shep played so good together! It was a good night!
(Rauly's short photo-op!)
(Rauly and daddy nappin' before our company arrived...)
(Rauly and McGuire playin' on the train table...yup, they're in their jammies.)