Monday, September 27, 2010

We celebrated the Hubs....being Old and all

I decided to kick off this weekend early.  I left the j-o-b early on Thursday and then took Friday off.  My Friday looked pretty much like this:

This collage was made for Simplicity's Photo Class (button on sidebar).  It was my "Shoot Where You Are" assignment

I ran all day long, grocery store, mall, cleaning, prepping dinner.  I didn't sit down.  I didn't even have lunch, which lead me to the conclusion that if I were fortunate enough to be a SAHM I would undoubtedly be 10 lbs slimmer, and my house would be 10x cleaner...but that's only if my kids stayed in school.  If my kids were home with me all day every day then my house would probably be 10x dirtier, and I would be 10 lbs heavier. 

Anyway, Hubs celebrated his 33rd birthday on Saturday.  So, I spent time on Friday shopping for his big day and wrapping his gifts.  I'm not sure that I blogged about how badly I messed up his Father's Day gift, but I did...he didn't like it at all, and it was promptly returned.  I needed to redeem myself.  I needed to get him a gift that was worthy of keeping.  I decided on 3 things; Workout gear/new socks, etc, because the man wants to lose 20 lbs.  and smelly goods, because he has been out of cologne for a month or two now.  I went with this:

It smells Ah-MAZING!  The next time you are walking through a department store, you have to stop by and take a sniff...I think it even has pheromones in it or something.  Rarrrrr!

And, then for his big gift, I went with this watch:

The 2nd hand doesn't tick, it sweeps, which is pretty darn cool when you see it.

We dropped the girls off for Parent's Night Out at church and then had dinner with friends to celebrate. It was an awesome time.  This was my favorite part:

Oh, and holding a newborn baby at dinner was pretty cool too.  And, made me realize that baby fever is indeed an epidemic and I think I'm infected.  The hubs, however, is impervious to it, he held, and swooned, and didn't become infected....He even started talking about getting "whacked" and I'm not talking, mafia style.  I just don't think I'm ready for that yet.

The Hubs loved all of his gifts, and I've officially denounced my title as the "worst gift giver ever."  We went home and sang the birthday song and put the babies to bed and enjoyed some peace & quiet. 

On Sunday we went to church, had a play date with one of Camdyn's friends from school, and hung at the house all day.  I listened to a ton of football since it was playing from every TV in our house.  Oh, and I played a lot of Memory this weekend too, and surprisingly, I think my memory is actually improving...I nearly beat Camdyn once!

Chloe Belle playing at the park on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 - Look!  She's growing hair all of a sudden!

Happy Monday Y'all!

PS:  I've received several awards lately!   I'm really behind in blogging and the photography class is taking a front seat this month.  Thanks ladies for thinking of me, I truly appreciate the awards, even if I never get around to posting them!  Love ya!


Liz said...

So glad Chris enjoyed his gifts.... and it sounds like you had a great time at dinner! I'm about to call you in a bit to catch up :)

Ashley Sisk said...

What a great weekend. I might be the worst gift giver ever. I always have the best of intentions but always fall short. Baby fever is an epidemic! I have it pretty bad.

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

So glad you were able to redeem yourself and it sounds like you guys had a great time.

LeeAnn said...

Happy Birthday to your "Hubs"! But geez, now I feel REALLY old! LOL

I love Bulova watches and I love Chloe's wispy hair! Have a great week Carol!

Lindsey said...

What great gifts, can't wait to go and smell that cologne, I love the stuff that makes you want to attack your man LOL I know that the Axe stuff really works hahaha

Cole said...

Mommy wishes that there was a Parents Night Out in our area - she and Daddy need a date night! Sounds like you guys had a great time :)

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Eastlyn and co. said...

You are a superwoman--you take just as good care of your hubs as you do your girls. I admire that. My poor hubs usually gets the short end of the stick, especially when it comes to gifts and such. I'll assume the title of "worst gift giver ever." (although I think he did like the Dallas Cowboys fleece throw I made him for Christmas last year). It has taken me until age 42 to be cured of baby fever. My hubs got "whacked" soon after my daughter was born and I think I grieved the "loss of possibility" of having more children for a good 10 years even though we really couldn't afford more kids (no kidding). I hope you and your hubs really take the time to consider both of your hopes and dreams before taking "permanent" measures. Congrats on your awards and on a weekend well-done!

Kirsten said...

Yay! Sounds like a perfect weekend filled with celebration and FUN! If he didn't like his gifts, he's crazy. They look wonderful! Good work girl!

TV's Take said...

What an awesome post! Your SAHM comment was hilarious because since my little one is home all day I pick up the house at least 3 different times and it always seems messy. Also my mom's b-day was on Saturday too and we also celebrated. LOVE the bulova watches - great choice. You definitely did good momma! (PS Thanks for the camera 411 - your so good I'm inspired)

Mama Hen said...

Oh Carol a big happy birthday to your husband! That watch is beautiful! It sounds like you had a great time! You sure made up for Father's Day with this great birthday! I would love to feature you next week. Let me know if that is OK. Have a great night my friend!

Mama Hen

Jennifer said...

What hubby wouldn't be happy with those gifts?? I am sure he appreciates all of the effort and thought that went into his birthday. And it sounds like the entire night was great. And as a SAHM, your house is 10x dirtier..LOL!