What a fun, busy weekend. Here are the highlights:
1- Friday night "Girls' Nite Out" complete with a Hummer Limo and 14 crazy women. It was a going away party for my good friend in the neighborhood. She's moving a little further south. We got one final hurrah in before she leaves our fun group. We called our night "Mommies Gone Wild". We had such a fabulous time laughing, eating, dancing, posing for photos, being child-free for 7 hours and more laughing. Yes, we got in at 2:20 a.m. Haven't seen that hour in a long time! Tried a new favorite at our evening's first stop, a tapas bar. It was a hot spinach and feta cheese dip with roasted red pepper flat bread. Need. This. Recipe. Now.
2- Had a successful wild west/cowboy party on Saturday for mini#2's 3rd birthday. I had even planned for an afternoon start time to help 3 of the "Mommies Gone Wild" whose children were attending. Am I nice or what? Mini#2 cutely welcomed his guests with a cowboy hat, bandanna and a hearty "Howdy Partner". It was so cute. We had a great time. He was happy and I finally relaxed about midway through after all the stress that goes into planning these affairs. I'll have to post photos in another post this week.
3- Went to an awesome brunch this morning with Hubby, minis, and my parents who drove in Saturday for the cowboy's party. The grits I had were phenomenal. All creamy with real butter on top. If you haven't tried grits, give them a try. Contrary to their questionable reputation, I find them quite yummy! I also had this egg "scrambler" with broccoli, mushrooms and cream cheese. Yum-O! Between the spinach dip, birthday cake and brunch this weekend, I will not eat at all this week. And I'm hiding my scales.
4- Hubby took minis to ride scooters this afternoon at the park so I could have a couple of hours to myself after this very eventful weekend. I read a People magazine cover to cover WITHOUT interruption. I also did laundry and have one last load to put in the dryer. Back to reality.
I hope everyone had a fun weekend, too. Share a highlight of yours!
**Special note: Hubby just read this post and said "That wasn't a Hummer. That was an Excursion!" Ok, as much as I hate to admit this, I'm sometimes wrong or easily confused. I can't believe I was in and out of that now clarified EXCURSION all night and didn't know what it was!
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