Sunday, August 31, 2008
On Friday afternoon after work, we drove (in major traffic) to Athens to make a night of it. Jason and Erin Jolly went with us, and we had a blast having an adults-only night out downtown! (Both little girls were home with grandparents.) We went to DePalmas and had amazing pasta, pizza, and more. We scarfed down all our old favorites... white sauce pizza, salad, Seafood Charmaine, Pasta DePalma, prosciutto-wrapped shrimp. Then, we went to Walker's and had some drinks... well, we all BOUGHT drinks, but some of us did not/could not drink them. :) Jason bought me a coffee drink, and it was the bartender's first time making it. That sucker was about the strongest thing any of us had tasted... or smelled! You could've sanitized medical equipment with that thing. I tried Erin's and liked it, so I decided to try another one. I should've just gotten the same thing Erin had, but I picked something else. Saunders went back and got me another one... which I also did not like. So, I slurped all the whipped cream off the top and basically wasted $12 on unfinished coffee drinks. Plus, to top it all off, I failed as a wife and let some bar employee clear Saunders's half-finished beer while he was in the restroom. Little did I know that was the ultimate slap in the face... to let someone take away a half-full bottle of Bass while you're in the restroom. Oh, well... now we know!
It was a classic Classic City night... great food, great friends, loud music, stinky trashcans lining the street, lots of laughs, good drinks (as long as I stuck to my classic Midori Sour I was fine), and lots of wild college kids making us feel old! We missed the babies, but we did have fun going out. We stayed out until after 1:00 AM, which is pretty impressive for me since I've been tucking it in at about 9:00 lately!
Saturday morning, we hung out around the condo for a while, and then headed down to Sanford Stadium. It was incredibly hot out there, and we were all pouring sweat by the time we made it to our seats. The pregame show was great... I made a video, but it is too long for blogger to handle. I get so pumped up when they play the "Saturday, Saturday" montage and the crowd goes crazy when the team runs into the stadium, and of course the Larry Munson- narrated "Heroes Have Graced the Field" montage brings a tear to the eye every time. We got to see the new Uga as he was brought into the stadium for the first time- that was so exciting! He is really cute and seemed to enjoy his doghouse and ice bag combo throughout the game. The Dawgs played well, esp. the offense. We hated to see the third and fourth stringers giving away some points at the end of the game, but it was good to let a lot of people see playing time and get their feet wet when they had a chance.
After the game, we packed up all our stuff and got ready to head back. Since we didn't have cable at the condo, everyone wanted to get back to watch Alabama vs. Clemson that night. We stopped at the Athens' RuSan's for sushi, and we have converted Erin and Jason into RuSan's fans.
There was no traffic driving back, so that was great, and we made it home just after Alabama and Clemson kicked off, so it was perfect timing! We had such a fun weekend together, and it was a great way to start what should be a fun season!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Well, we've been noticing that KA is looking a little like "business up front, party in the back" lately, so Saunders and I decided to make the decision to cut or not to cut yesterday. We've been commenting at bath time lately that her hair looks almost long enough for a ponytail, which would be easy and awesome for daycare. So, we tested the ponytail yesterday and let its success or failure be our guide. Here are the adventures of Katie Anne's first ponytail!
Daddy to pay for breakfast. Looking a little windblown,
but still hanging in there.
or two. Looking a little rough here.
Well, after 4 hours of ponytailing it, Saunders and I made the decision to forget the pony for now and just cut the mullet. It looked really cute once it dried, but it was VERY hard for me to get it done, and she didn't want to sit still for that long. Also, it did not stand up to the wind test or the scrub-your-head-on-the-carseat-in-anger test. I don't think it would last long in daycare. So, last night, we trimmed KA's hair back down to the little bob, and it looks really cute. Hopefully, she'll be ponytailing it in earnest in a few more months!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
N: Mmmm, I looove me some Fruit Loops. (repeat, repeat, repeat)
O: Why don't you DATE a Fruit Loop, then?!
N: What? I just loooove me some Fruit Loops.
J: Then why don't you make that Fruit Loop your WOMAN tonight?!
Me: What does that mean, J?
J: I don't know. I really don't know. But make that Fruit Loop your WOMAN tonight!
J: (in a sing-song voice) I'm a camel boy, watch me hump- hump, hump, hump, hump, hump, hump, HUMP!
M: Ugh, I always hate camel boys.
J: What? I am the first camel boy. How can you always hate camel boys?
M: I just have said for like forever, "If I see a camel boy, I hate him."
Me: Boys, don't say "hate".
(Setting: me at my desk, student walks up, almost in tears)
O: Mrs Jones, something's wrong!
O: (puts hand on forehead) I am a really bigger forgetter!
Me: Well, that's okay... we all forget things.
O: No, I forgot everything you just said!!!
Me: You forgot the directions?
O: No, like everything you've said since the first day!!!
(Setting: walking down the hall)
D: (who is wearing a giant birthday crown and birthday sticker, and to whom we've already sung Happy Birthday twice) Hey, Mrs. Jones, did you know its my birthday today?
Me: Yes, D, I did know that.
D: And guess what? I have to get these two little teeth pulled out.
Me: Why? On your birthday?
D: Well, not today, but later. My momma says I have to get my teeth pulled out because they're making my breath (read: breff) stank!
Me: I don't think your breath stinks.
D: Me, neither! (thinking...) You know what, Mrs. Jones? I think my Momma needs HER teeth pulled out! I think HER breff stank!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Since it is a six-hour drive to
On Sunday, we got stuck in HORRIBLE traffic in
I had a great time over the weekend, although it was a sad thing that I didn’t see Katie Anne from Friday evening until Monday morning. Saunders did survive his weekend as a single parent (with a little help from Granddad on Saturday night), but he was very tired when I got home on Sunday. The next time we travel to NC, it will be for Greg and Jillian’s wedding!
I like it!