Heehee. She said "hump"!
So much has happened since I last blogged! I'll try to be concise, since I have a tendency to ramble.
First off, Steve and I got in a workout before we headed to Knoxville to surprise my BFF for her birthday.
It was so nice having the Hubs with me! No music, just hanging out and working out. I wish we could do that more often!
After the workout, we washed up and hit the road to KnoxVegas! By some miracle, I talked Steve into going down early to do some shopping. And miracle of all miracles, he bought more than I did!!
I'm so proud!
After shopping, we checked in to our hotel to freshen up.
And by freshen up, I mean to make this gorgeousness happen.
Trust me, the blurriness helps.
We had the surprise party at my favorite restaurant in Knoxville, Pelancho's. Yeah, it's just your regular ol' Mexican place, but it still holds a special place in my heart.
I took this picture to show you the position I was in by the end of the night....
Birthday cookie cake! Is there anything better than cookie cake? Not much!
It's Happy Birthday time!!
The best thing about this picture is that Alisa is a bit of a germophobe. Or more accurately, she just gets the willies about strangers and food. So that makes this picture HI-larious!!!
Feliz cumpleanos! Or whatever "birthday" is in Spanish.
The birthday girl and her groom!
This cat balloon is the result of a private joke they probably wouldn't be happy about me posting online. But just know that it was cute of him to get it for her!
Ok. Alisa's birthday was all well and good, but the highlight of the evening was the "Great Claw Machine Contest". One of Alisa's friends had brought their children, and for whatever reason, Steve decides to try to get her something out of one of those claw machines.
Now, Steve is a Jedi at those claw machines. It's his super power. So, he moseys right up, grabs a little elephant for the little girl, and calls it a night.
Steve working his magic.
So, again, for whatever reason, our friend Michael decides he wants to win her one, too. He has a blue Snuffleupagus thingy in his sights, but about $5 later, it's still in the machine.
Cue every male in the building accepting the Snuffleupagus challenge! I wish I had pictures of everyone's attempt, but I don't.
And here's the Pelancho's employee giving it a try.
And just look at the sweet little girl hoping that Snuffleupagus gets outta there!
All the excitement starts to draw a crowd...
And finally! Success!
Pelancho's has a very affirming bathroom....
After Pelancho's, we after-partied at a new (to me) place called Drink. It's really a cool place, and if you are ever in the Bearden area of Knoxville, I highly recommend it!
Gigi, yours truly, and Alisa (the birthday girl)
Andrew really enjoys drinks with lots of citrus fruit.
Sunday involved lots of Goody's powders and one baby shower.
Look at these adorable fruit sculptures!
There were a ton more of these things, and I thought I had pictures. Oops again. Apparently this baby is craving buttloads of fruit, because there were watermelons and cantaloupes all over the place.
My potuckered out baby after a hard-playing night with Meme and Papaw!
Hey, Jack. Eating Moon Pies and Popsicles for 36 hours is exhausting.
That sweet sleepy baby had a bit of a runny nose on Monday, so I didn't want her going to the nursery at the gym. I ended up doing Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 again.
Tuesday started an emotional train wreck for me. Caroline had to go for her Kindergarten testing.
She's got that pose down pat!
I wasn't allowed to go in with her, but the teacher came out all grinny and said she did fantastic! Gave me a big thumbs up, so I know my girl blew their socks off! I'm proud of her, but I'm still devastated at the thought of her starting big girl school.
And to top that off, today she had cap and gown pictures made at preschool.
Doesn't that just melt your heart????
I swear, this has been tough for me! The thought of her last day at preschool makes my stomach churn. Am I weird? Do other mothers go through this? Seems like most others have no problem with it at all. I just want to keep her in my little bubble for a lot longer than this!! My baby is growing up too fast!
Anyway. I guess I'll survive. She's certainly proud of all these "big girl" milestones, and I have to say that I'm pretty proud of her, too.
Today's workout, courtesy of Fitness Barbie Lauren Gleisberg
Song of the workout:
This song makes me remember why I'm doing all this! Summer time is almost on us, and I have to be in a bikini in 62 days. It's ON!
I have to share one last thing before I go. I never really finished those "shopping spree" posts, so I thought I would try to share things as I get them in the mail. This was today's mailbox happy!
As part of my effort to spruce up our front porch (OMG- I never posted about my new door, did I?), I bought this new garden flag from the aDOORnaments Etsy shop.
Isn't it beautiful?? I'm in love with that burlap bow. Now I want one in every color so I can match my holiday wreaths!
I definitely recommend this shop if you're looking for a cute new accessory for your home. She ships fast and does great work!
Hope everyone is having a great day!