As a side note to my previous post, yes, David was out drinking beer with his friends last Saturday afternoon. But he had good reason. He was partaking in a cooking class that we got for him as part of his Father's Day gift. Yes, he made me write this.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
If you ever get the chance to see David Gray in concert, GO! I went last night with some girlfriends and it was awesome! And, he's quite the hottie too, which was an added bonus. He's an extremely talented musician and never stopped the entire show/concert. He would go straight from the piano back to the guitar and all of his back up musicians were equally talented. I'm always impressed with people that can play an instrument of any type. I don't even think I could play a recorder if I tried. His opening act was a little strange to say the least. We called her "Phoebe Von Trap" because she reminded us of Phoebe from Friends and she was dressed like she belonged to the Von Trap family. She was pretty funny and her music was unlike anything I had ever heard. We only caught the tail end of her performance. It was such a fun night and hopefully another concert is in the near future.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
We've been spending lots of time at the pool lately. Due to Ella's camp at her preschool for the past 2 weeks, our time there has been limited to the weekends, but now that it's over, we'll be making more trips during the week. In all our previous trips, there has always been another adult with me, whether it was David, grandparents, or one of Ella's neighborhood friends and her mom. The more eyes at the pool the better. I knew the day would come when it would just be me and the girls at the pool. That day was Saturday and I have to admit, it was not as crazy as I thought it would be. Prior to this trip, when I would talk with David about taking both girls to the pool, he would say "what's the big deal?" or "you just make it work". I then asked him what it was like to have the luxury of being the "laid back parent" since it's easy to talk the talk.
So, to sum it up, I was really nervous about taking both of them by myself on Saturday while David went and drank beer with his friends. But, it could not have been a better experience and both girls were angels and we all had a great time. And it went so well, that I took them again today by myself. It's so fun! But, I could not do this without some props. We bought Ella a life jacket that is awesome. Luckily, she loves to wear it and she knows she can't go in without it. She steps into it and off she goes. Finley has a float with a shade that she loves too. She's good in there for about 45 minutes or so and then she wants out. She does great when I hold her and she loves to splash and kick around. So, I at least feel like I have control over things and not have a panic attack every 3 seconds.
Here is a picture of Ella in her life jacket. It's amazing and makes life so easy!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Ok Friends, I'm experiencing technical difficulties. So, I've already downloaded pictures from this past weekend into Iphoto. The album/event is in Iphoto and I can see all the pictures, scroll though them, etc. However, when I want to upload pictures from the album/event onto the blog, the album/event is not in Iphoto. Thus, I can't post any pictures. And I know all of you are dying to see pictures from this past weekend. Any suggestions or explanations for what's going on? John, are you reading this?
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Hi Friends! I should have posted this a long time ago, but please pray for my friend's, Camila, sister, Caroline. She's been in the hospital for a long time with some problems with her kidneys. You can read all about on Camila's blog: www.mattornetylife.blogspot.com. (You can also link over to it by clicking on "The Knowles Family" link under "Blogs We Like to Read". Caroline seems to be doing better, but I'm sure prayers are always welcome. Good health is an amazing and fortunate thing.
Monday, June 13, 2011
We had a fun and laid back weekend. We went to dinner at Twisted Taco on Friday night with the Kellys and we had a fab time. And so did the kids, especially Ella and Lands. They took full advantage of the horsey rides offered up by Uncle BJ. They laughed, giggled and screamed so loud and it was hilarious. Thankfully, the restaurant was very loud so all of their loudness just blended into the background. Saturday was pretty much a pool day, which is always fun. Finley started her music class and she loves it!! After her class, we met up with big sister and David at the pool for a couple of hours. We headed back there later in the day for a Low Country Boil and for some more pool time. It was lots of fun, but the crazy weather had other plans. So, we headed home, put Finley to sleep, and popped in "Tangled" for Ella. We went to church on Sunday and then went to the pool again once we got home. We wrapped up the weekend with dinner and ice cream with Alison and Dylan Chiock. We went to a hibachi restaurant, complete with a Koi pond out front. It was a big hit with Ella and Dylan.
I tried to upload some pictures, but I can't seem to find the album in iphoto. Oh well, just imagine the following: Ella and Lands sitting on BJ's lap, Finley with a yellow scarf over her head during music class, and Ella and Dylan laying on the ground fascinated with a Koi pond.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Ella and Dylan taking it all in at the Aquarium.
Finley loves the fish!
Ready to go inside and see the Nemos.
The park is too much for baby Speight.
Finley at the park.
Ella and Winlon and their daddies feeding the ducks at the park.
DeeDee having a great time.
Me and the PhD.
Ella at the Piedmont Park sprinklers.