Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Playdates and Playgroups!

We've used in the past to find other moms and kids for us to hang out with. In fact that is how I met Rebecca last year! We've recently joined two play groups for kids that were born in 2007. That means that all of the kids are around the same age as Izabel and a lot of them have little brothers and sisters Tanner's age as well! Rebecca belongs to one of the playgroups we joined so Izabel already knows someone when we go to their events.

Monday we met Rebecca, RJ, Rylee and Phyllis at Lynnhaven Mall to play for a little bit. I had to pick up Tanner's 2 month pics and it was too hot to play outside at the park so we headed to the play place! Izabel has been having a hard time being patient with other kids and has been doing a little hitting! We're working on it but she wasn't very good while we were there. She ended up sitting with me several times :( No pics from this playdate because I was holding Tanner and constantly having to go get Izabel and make her have a time out!

Tuesday we met the new playgroup called Little Ones of 2007 at Macarthur Mall. I was a little hesitant to go to this playgroup because after I had emailed the organizer of the group Rebecca told me some not so good things about them but since I had already made arrangements to go I figured I would check it out for myself. I actually had a great time. They were all very friendly and every mom came up and introduced herself and talked to me. Izabel was still doing a little hitting but behaved a little better. I had lunch with some of the moms and found out they have a book club! That is really exciting to me because I am going to have time to read again one day and maybe this will help me try to find the time and give me someone to talk to about what I read! I've been hoping to find a good book club for a while! I decided to join the playgroup and see how it goes but so far so good! No pics again but this time it was because I was too busy talking! My sister and my dad came over to hang out in the evening. This is the hardest part of the day for me because I am tired after a long day and usually a long night and Noah is not home to help do dinner or baths or bedtime at all during the week so Amy and Dad have been trying to stop by every once in a while to lend a hand!

Wednesday we planned to go to a playdate with the other playgroup. This one is called 2007 Kids and this is the one Rebecca is in as well. The playdate today was supposed to be a music class but but there was some kind of mix up with the teacher so we ended up just playing on the playground outside at the church. Izabel loved the huge playground and she climbed all over it all by herself but it was SO hot so we didn't stay too long. We went with Rebecca and RJ to the new McDonalds because they were giving away free cheeseburgers but it wasn't so packed we couldn't even find a parking spot so we ended up at Tropical Smoothie. Izabel and RJ loved their smoothies and they were so cute together like they always are! They both have always been cute but they seem to be getting cuter now that they are older. RJ is doing a lot of talking and can pretty much say anything you want him to (and some things you might not) which is a little frustrating since Izabel still doesn't say hardly anything but we know it will happen suddenly and once she starts she'll never stop! I did actually get some pics from this playdate! After naptime we went to wal-mart to try and find some pool floats for Izzy. We plan to be in the pool a lot the next few days while my cousins are here visiting!

She's not afraid at all!
RJ is too cute!Sliding...can't forget the sippy cup!
Best friends!
Rebecca and Izzy

I hope everyone has an amazing holiday weekend! Enjoy all the cookouts, pool time, and fireworks and don't forget to wear your red, white, and blue! (Old Navy has $2 flag tanks on Friday if you don't have one yet!)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weekend Update

This weekend was pretty busy but a lot of fun! On Friday my mom and I took the kids to the mall. Izabel got a new bathing suit from Gymboree and I got a shower present for Mimi. Then we had lunch and let Izabel play at the play place. We ended up leaving early because she was being mean to some of the other kids. We're working on the social interaction so hopefully she'll get better at this! Then we got in the pool for a little bit. My mom stayed over and my dad came over to babysit so Noah and I could go bowling with Ann and Andy. We had a great time and it was nice to have a date night!

Saturday I went to Mimi's bridal shower. Mimi is a sorority sister and one of the first friends I made when I got to college. It was exciting to see her and some of the other sorority sisters I haven't seen in a long time. She had a wine themed shower so there was lots of wine to drink and we got to decorate our own wine glass to bring home as a favor! It was a lot of fun and I'm really glad I went. Then I rushed home to pick up Noah and the kids and head out to Jackie's house in Hampton. She is visiting from Hawaii so we wanted to get out there and see her. Noah took Izabel in the pool and we hung out for a while before heading home to have dinner and go to bed! We were exhausted!

Tanner and Jackie
Izabel in the cute Hawaiian dress Jackie sent her!
Izzy and Jackie swimming!
She could swim on this float like she swims in the bathtub!
Sunday Noah had to work but I took the kids and met Rebecca and the gang at Kangaroo Jacks. This is another indoor inflatable play place but it is all big inflatables. My dad came along to take care of Tanner so I could play with Izabel. I had to go with her up almost every one because she couldn't climb up by herself. I got quite the workout pushing her up everything and I'm sure my arms will be hurting tomorrow but we had a great time and we can't wait to go back! We want to take Daddy because we think he'll have a great time too! After we played for a little while we all went to Red Robin for lunch. There was a guy dressed up as Red Robin and Izabel started to cry when she saw him. It was so unlike her but I think she was just really tired. We came home and took a nap and then played until Noah came home! Then Noah and I went to Cinema Cafe to see The Taking of Pelham 123 and use our June tickets!

Izabel jumping in the smaller inflatable
Granddaddy taking care of Tanner and watching us!
That's Izabel coming down on the left and me at the top. RJ is at the top on the right!
That's me and Izzy all the way up there! We only made it up there one time!!!
RJ and Izzy coming down fast!
Riding the dinosaur together :)
Eating lunch at Red Robin
We have more play dates planned for this week so look for frequent updates! We have to get a lot of fun things in before I go back to work! I hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend!!!