Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weekend Recap

We had a nice, quiet holiday. We spent it entertaining friends. We had friends over Friday and Sunday night for dinner. I've got some recipes from it to post for you, but like a dummy I forgot to get pictures. No matter, you'll just have to envision the awesomeness that was the baby back ribs (mmmm, can you smell them through your screen?), baked spicy cheese grits (hear me out before you go "eeewww!"), and Mad Hatter salad ("what's that?" you say?). There was lots of other food to be had too, but those are the recipes that I'll be sharing with you later. There was hot tubbing and Wii-ing.

Maybe Wendy will let me share with you the video of her husband doing the hula-hoop on the Wii Fit. It's not quite as entertaining as the video of me warbling out "Good-bye Earl" at karaoke night Saturday night at a bachelorette party (I really need to get out more). I'm not sure entertaining is really the word, actually. It is probably about as painful to watch that video as watching the first American Idol auditions every season. I can just see Simon watching me with his eyes tearing up and his body wretched over in pain. He at least would have put me out of my misery 20 seconds in instead of enduring the entire 4 mins and 17 seconds and would have interrupted with "That was some of the worst singing I've ever heard in my life. I think I can still hear dogs barking from four streets over. Do yourself a favor and NEVER, EVER sing again. Not even in the shower." I can promise you that video will NEVER end up on my blog. I'm cursing camera phones. If that video should ever find it's way to UTube, I'll be minus one friend and no, I won't tell you how to find it.

We also took Reagan to get some shoes for a wedding she'll be in weekend after next. I'm a little nervous about the wedding. The last wedding she attended I had to take her out because she kept trying to do somersaults down the aisle. We'll be practicing with her little flower basket and throwing petals, but frankly Reagan is pretty unpredictable. There is no telling what she might decide to do. The shoes we bought have a little heel on them. She seems to take after her mama and prefer shoes with a little lift. Considering the height predictor it calculating her to be a statuesque 5' 3" when grown, I guess she may as well get used to the heels now. She wanted to wear them as soon as we bought them. She ran all over the mall in them. I don't know how many two year olds can run and jump in a little heel, but she's got it down. She is a total shoe addict
(again, like her mama) and very particular about her shoes. I think a follow up post on shoes will be in order later.

I'm almost afraid to post this next statement for fear of jinxing the whole thing, but it appears we may be out of the terrible twos. Reagan started pretty early; she was full on in the throes of them before 18 months. But the last several weeks she's been very well behaved, has been listening to her teachers, and tantrums have become almost non existent. Do I dare dream?

And finally, speaking of dreaming, we have been able to get a little more of that lately. Bailey has at least dropped one nighttime feeding fairly regularly. She is down to just one a night, most nights. This brings me exceedingly great joy. I think she also might finally be getting in some teeth. She's only been teething for 4.5 months. It's about time those suckers start coming in, now that she's 8.5 months old.


Joanna said...

I can't wait for the recipes. Even without pictures, I'm willing to give them a try. You have a great track record.

I'm dying over the image of Reagan in heals. She must be so cute. As for the wedding, I'm cringing for you. Unpredicatbale is...well, just that.

We have also seen a huge decrease in the terrible two behavior. It's heavenly. I'm glad that Bailey is letting you guys get some sleep so that you can enjoy the someone more peaceful days.

Mama Mia said...

YUM, I want to hear those..
FYI I am 4'11, heals ALL THE TIME..GO REAGAN

Heidi O said...

I just like to pretend I am tall so I can skip the heels.

I look forward to the recipe but, I almost hate to admit it, I have never had grits to even gasp over your description.

Glad it was such a fun weekend.

Michelle said...

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but ummmm three is worse than 2. It was for my oh so wonderful son and it is pure HELL with Little Miss right now. But I've heard about people who somehow managed to avoid this phenomenon. Good luck!

And I love the idea of running around the mall in the shoes with a heel. Too funny! Here's hoping the wedding goes well for you both.

MomMega said...

Sounds like a nice relaxing weekend! Glad that you are getting some sleep and will keep my fingers crossed that you are out of the terrible two's!

Wendy said...

Unfortunately, I don't think that John will let me post the video. We had a great time- the food was wonderful.

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Kelly Deneen said...

You are hysterical. Seriously. hehe. I would have loved seeing the karaoke. lol. Woo hoo for no tantrums and for more sleep!!